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Infusion Providers

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Esther Hwang, MD

Rheumatologist
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Kye Park, MD, MPH

Rheumatologist
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Lisa Vasanth, MD

Rheumatologist
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Marcia Sparling, MD

Rheumatologist
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Sonam Kiwalkar, MD

Rheumatologist

Infusion Locations

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87th Avenue Clinic
700 NE 87th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
360-882-2778

Information about Infusion

Overview

Tap into seamless infusion care and support

Our Infusion Center makes it easy for patients to receive medications comfortably and on time. Large open windows, soft seating, and privacy dividers create a relaxing environment. Nurses with infusion expertise oversee care and are supported by our board-certified physicians.

Patients who choose to receive their infusions at the clinic enjoy comprehensive support. Their doctor closely monitors their treatment and addresses any concerns. A financial counselor works with individual insurance carriers to obtain pre-authorization and provide an estimate of out-of-pocket expenses. The counselor also works directly with drug companies on co-pay assistance. Many patients find that their treatment costs are significantly lower compared to what they were paying previously.

What to expect

Once a patient’s infusion treatment plan has been authorized, they will receive a call to schedule a time to come in for their infusion. On the day of their appointment, patients should:

  • Arrive at our 87th Avenue Clinic 15 minutes before their scheduled time
  • Check-in at the Arthritis & Rheumatology Department and Infusion Center (Suite 330).

Patients are welcome to bring books, magazines, electronic devices, and earbuds for their comfort. Warm blankets are provided.

FAQs

When is the Infusion Center open?
The center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How much will my infusion cost?
Each patient’s treatment plan and insurance are different. A financial counselor will work with you to determine coverage and costs.

What do I do if I have a reaction to a medication?
If you have a reaction to a medication during your infusion, our highly skilled nursing team, in partnership with the covering provider, will help manage the reaction and call 911 in the unlikely event that it’s necessary.

If you notice a reaction while at home, you should notify the primary care provider or specialist who prescribed the treatment. Call 360-882-2778 or message your provider through MyChart. If you are having a life-threatening reaction, call 911.

Can I get my infusions at the Vancouver Clinic Infusion Center if my doctor isn’t part of the clinic?
At this time, our Infusion Center is only serving patients of Vancouver Clinic.

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