If you’ve been told you’ll need infusions for any medical condition, the Infusion Clinic at Premier Medical Group is the right choice for convenient treatments in a comfortable, clean setting. While infusions can be lifesaving, it’s common to worry about them and to feel ill during or following treatment. Mohamed Hammami, MD, Romona Dolan, PA, Jonathan Akanno, MD, and the compassionate team at Premier Medical Group’s Infusion Center’s two clinics in Bakersfield, California, focus on your comfort, ensuring that you know what's coming and have everything you need, from warm blankets to a light snack. The practice even has a full-service urgent care center on Olive Drive if you need immediate care. Call either office today to schedule a consultation or book your appointment online.
When you arrive for your appointment, you’re checked in at the front desk and led to an infusion station, where you sit in a comfortable reclining chair. Once the infusion begins, you can relax and sleep, read, watch TV, or access the internet through Premier Medical Group’s patient Wi-Fi. You can expect your appointment to take several hours.
You can bring pillows or blankets if you prefer your own, but Premier Medical Group has both pillows and blankets available for patient use during infusion appointments. Many patients choose to sleep during their infusion.
You’re encouraged to bring something to pass the time, along with snacks and a beverage. The infusion center does offer light refreshments and beverages, as well.
While you’re welcome to bring visitors, it’s important that your guests wait in the reception area while you receive your treatment. The primary reason for this limitation is due to the size of the infusion stations.
When infusions are medically necessary, they’re probably covered by your insurance policy. However, it’s important to note that all policies are different. Please contact member services to find out what your plan covers; you can find the phone number on the back of your insurance card.
There are many different kinds of infusions, but they all have one thing in common: patients don’t always feel well right away. Nevertheless, rest assured that you’ll feel better in the long run.
Remember that your doctor believes the benefits of this treatment outweigh the risks, which means there may be serious risks involved in foregoing treatment. If you’re struggling with the side effects of your infusion treatment, contact your doctor for guidance before making any independent decisions about your care.