The Arthritis Center Suite offers intravenous medications to control damage to bones and joints for Rheumatologic conditions. Biological medicines are used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, and they improve the quality of life for many patients. The goal of Infusion Treatment is to reduce pain, improve function, and prevent further tissue and joint damage. The underlying cause often cannot be cured but by controlling the disease, most patients can do the things they want and live a better life with their disease.
The infusion suite is a pleasant and comfortable place, staffed specially trained, experienced nurses and medical assistants, supervised by Steven Baak, MO, board certified Rheumatologist and Bryar Bequette, PA, Christy Schulte, NP, Nick Simpson, NP.
Find Out if Biologics Are Covered by Your Insurer
Biologics are some of the most effective drug treatments available. They can cost between $10,000 and $30,000 a year. Although many insurance plans cover biologics at some level, you usually have to pay a percentage of the cost until you have met your deductible and/or out of pocket. And getting your insurer's approval for the drugs can take time.
Check your individual policy to see if biologics are covered and what your copay is. If it is covered, find out if drug costs apply to your out-of-pocket maximum; most of the time they won’t.
If you are considering switching insurance plans, be sure to find out what the new plan covers before you enroll.
If you are prescribed Infusion Therapy, we will contact your insurance company for Prior Authorization, inquire on if you are eligible for any assistance programs and review these options with you. This process takes two weeks and someone from our Houston, Texas office will contact you from a (281) or (832) Houston area code. If you have any questions please call (800) 932- 6807. If you have any clinical questions about your treatment, call Dr. Baak's office at (314) 942-6464.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Vasculitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis: Actemra, Cimzia, Orencia, Remicade, Rituxan, Simponi-Aria
Multiple Sclerosis: Ocrevus, Tysabri
Ulcerative Colitis: Remicade, Stelara
We provide comfortable infusion recliners, snacks, beverages, cable tv, magazines, blankets, accessible private restroom, great parking and ground floor office. Our recliners have media outlets to plug in your phone, tablet, or laptop.
Get familiar with these lovely staff members as you will get the pleasure of seeing them at your infusion appointments.
Infusion Therapy, RN
Infusion Therapy, Medical Assistant
Infusion Therapy, RN
If you are prescribed a medication that requires Infusion Therapy, we will contact your insurance company for Prior Authorization, inquire on if you are eligible for any assistance programs and review these options with you. This process takes two weeks and someone from our Houston, Texas office will contact you from a (281) or (832) Houston area code. If you have any questions please call (800) 932- 6807.
It is your responsibility to make sure we are in network with your insurance policy! If you are not sure, please call your insurance company to verify!