Ambulatory Infusion Center Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultants proudly announces the opening of their Ambulatory Infusion Center

 

Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultants recently opened an Ambulatory Infusion Center to provide its patients with a comfortable, convenient, cost-effective choice to receive treatments.

Posted April 22nd, 2019

"We're trying to expand our services for our patients," said Dr. Laura Balmain, a gastroenterologist and provider at Texarkana Gastroenterology. "In the past we've had to send patients out for this service but now we're offering it here in our office locally."

The infusion treatments are primarily for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. They are also able to give treatments for certain types of arthritis, iron deficiency and people who've become dehydrated due to a GI illness.

The infusions are monitored by a registered nurse.

"Our suite has four reclining chairs with tables. We have TVs so they can be comfortable while they're having their infusion. We even have snacks for them," Balmain said.

There are several advantages to receiving infusions at Texarkana Gastroenterology as opposed hospitals.

"It's less expensive, more convenient and  more personal and comfortable environment. We can always do it less expensive than anywhere else," Balmain said.

The Infusion Center adds to the services Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultants have been providing since 1994. Other services offered include treating disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and colon. The group currently has five physicians, two mid-level providers. In 2006, the group moved from a small office to its current 15,000 square foot facility at 1920 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas which includes clinic space, a new pathology lab and a licensed 7,500 square foot state-of-the-art endoscopy center.

The Endoscopy Center of Texarkana is licensed by the state of Texas, certified as a Medicare provider, and performs thousands of procedures each year. The center offers a spacious reception area for patients and family and our three state of the art procedure rooms allowing patients to have procedures performed in the most comfortable and efficient manner.


About Our Infusion Center

Located at 1920 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas. You will receive services designed with your comfort in mind. You can rest easy knowing you are served by dedicated, caring professionals offering the latest medical treatments.

Our comfortable environment is designed to make your time here as pleasant as possible. We are dedicated to providing you with a safe, caring and comfortable environment. Texarkana Ambulatory Infusion Center services are customized to meet your individual requirements. That includes your need for cost-effective care. Our infusion center staff will coordinate closely with your physician to ensure that your response to treatment is reported promptly.

Safety is a primary concern. We perform all infusions according to your doctor’s recommendations and preset protocols. This ensures that the rate of infusion and medication is tailored to your specific condition. A Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultant physician is always on site to manage your care. Our staff will assist you with any insurance issues or questions.

We will obtain a pre-authorization for services prior to scheduling your appointment. If you have any questions please contact us at 903-792-8030.

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What Makes Us Different

  • We are the largest GI group in the area
  • We are the most comprehensive GI group for diagnostic testing available in the area. We offer more services here that are not offered elsewhere.
  • In Office Endoscopy Center - Procedures can be scheduled in the comfort of our own endoscopy center, instead of the hospital, with our team of nurse anesthetists. The pathology lab is also provided in house.
  • Short wait times for appointment and procedures, we can usually have a patient seen in the office oftentimes within a week or two.
  • Involved in community education, participating in lectures and talks to our providers and nurses in the area. We have been involved in community healthcare initiatives regarding preventative cancer programs.
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