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North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants is an infectious disease practice providing care for most infectious diseases including bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. Our centers provide multiple services to help treat infections. We have outpatient infusion centers, home IV therapy, management of antiviral therapy with an onsite specialty pharmacy, PreP clinic, clinical research and other services that bring the highest level of ID care to our patients.
List of Services Include:
Infectious diseases consultations
Antibiotic and antifungal therapy
Provision of appropriate Intravenous medication and supplies
Infusion Medicine, including biologics and chemotherapy
Gamma globulin infusions for hypogammaglobulinemia
Cost-effective treatment of immune deficiencies
Treatment of pre and post-transplant patients
Sub-Q and IM injection services
On-site retail pharmacy
Prep (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PeP (post exposure prophylaxis)
HRA (High Resolution Anoscopy)
Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. All of our physicians are highly trained specialists in diagnosing and treating these infections. They spend two years of sub-specialty fellowship training after their Internal Medicine residency to become specialized in Infectious Diseases Medicine.
“Traditional” prescription drug therapies commonly administered via infusion include antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, chemotherapy, biologics, hydration, IVIG. We have onsite PICC placement and are able to administer these therapies at our infusion suites or with home IV therapy provided when appropriate.
Hospital Avoidance Program
NTIDC hospital avoidance program is set up to provide other physicians with alternatives to hospital admissions and emergency department visits for their patients. We are able to provide infusion services including PICC placement same or next day of receiving the needed documentation and insurance approval.
NTIDC is very experienced in the treatment of viral infections including HIV, hepatitis B & C, herpes simplex, HPV and other viral infections. With our on-site Specialty Pharmacy, we can assist in the management of your ART therapy to help you be successful in your treatment plan.
NTIDC conducts multiple clinical trials for the treatment and study of HIV infection, Hepatitis C, vaccines, PreP and other Infectious diseases. Currently, the Research Department is participating in Phases I, II, III & IV trials and is one of the most respected and sought-after clinical trial sites, providing our patients with access to the most cutting-edge experimental treatment options available.
Some of the treatments for Infectious diseases require a specialty pharmacy and our’s on-site is designed to help you obtain and be successful with your medications and your treatment plan. They can help our patients with co-pay assistance, adherence support, prior authorization and other assistance that might be needed in obtaining their medications.
PeP means taking antiretroviral medications (ART) after potentially being exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected with HIV. PeP must be used within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV.
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Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PreP is a preventative option for people who are not infected with HIV, but are at a substantial risk of contracting HIV. PrEP is a pill taken daily and should be used in combination with other prevention methods such as using a condom for even greater protection than when used alone. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 92%.
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Infectious diseases are the third leading cause of death in the United States, causing over 170,000 deaths annually, a figure that has nearly doubled since the early 1980’s. Globally, infectious diseases rank as the second leading cause of death, over half of which are under the age of 5. These existing, as well as new and emerging diseases, present a continuous threat to society.
Infectious Diseases specialists have eradicated smallpox worldwide, led efforts to eliminate polio, and developed vaccines that have enabled dramatic reductions in diseases such as hepatitis B and varicella. Infectious Diseases specialists are on the leading edge of some of the hottest topics in medicine today-from treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, to the growing threat posed by antibiotic resistance, to concerns about the appropriate evaluation and response to threats of bioterrorism. They are also leading efforts to strengthen and improve U.S. and global preparedness against pandemic influenza.
Infectious Diseases physicians are highly trained specialists, having spent 4 years completing medical school training, 3 years completing an Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and a minimum of 2 years of sub-specialty fellowship training in Infectious Diseases Medicine.
NTIDC Physicians are all of the above as well as being experts in developing and employing strategies to prevent and treat infectious diseases in our patients. Prevention is accomplished through environmental approaches, prophylactic antibiotics, and most importantly, vaccines. Treatment involves the use of antimicrobial medications, medicine capable of destroying or slowing the growth of disease-causing organisms.
If you or your physician feels that you need to be evaluated and/or treated by an infectious diseases specialist, NTIDC physicians are ready and willing to help. Call us today.
Antibiotic therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, “antibiotic therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes.
“Traditional” prescription drug therapies commonly administered via infusion include antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, chemotherapy, hydration, pain management and parenteral nutrition.
Antibiotic therapy is also provided to patients for treating a wide assortment of often chronic and sometimes rare diseases for which “specialty” antibiotic therapy medications are effective. While some have been available for many years, others are newer drugs and biologics. Examples of chronic or rare diseases treated by antibiotic therapy medicine are: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease and hemophilia.
NTIDC’S Infusion Services have become highly respected and trusted referral destination for local and regional physicians seeking antibiotic therapy for their patients or patients seeking a more convenient or aesthetically pleasing facility. Convenient, daily, weekly or monthly antibiotic therapy services are available to accommodate our patient’s busy schedule. For those patients requiring infusion in our infusion center, we offer a quiet and comfortable setting with both bed and recliners available. Patients may chose television, internet access, movies or reading material to pass their time.
Many patients who require long-term antibiotic therapy treatments can take advantage of our home antibiotic therapy services. Patients who are referred to NTIDC are initially seen in-office by one of our physicians for therapy consultation, planning, education and training. After this, home antibiotic therapy services may be considered the appropriate form of treatment.
Given the technological advances that enabled safe and effective administration of antibiotic therapies in the home, the desire of patients to resume normal lifestyles and work activities while recovering from illness and the cost effectiveness of outpatient therapy make home infusion an excellent alternative.
NTIDC’s antibiotic therapy team consists of board certified Infectious Diseases physicians, many of whom are on D Magazine’s “Best Doctors” list, and are complimented by pharmacists, specially trained physician assistants, and nurses. Our antibiotic therapy team works under the direction of the patient’s referring physician, utilizing the most effective and efficient treatments available. The entire team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure we consistently deliver superior patient care.
The physicians and staff of NTIDC conduct multiple clinical trials for the treatment and study of HIV-infected individuals. Currently, the Research Department is participating in Phases I, II, III & IV trials and is one of the most respected and sought-after clinical trial sites in the north Texas region, providing our HIV patients with access to the most cutting-edge experimental treatment options available. All trials are conducted at NTIDC Research Department located at 3409 Worth Street on the Baylor University Medical Center campus in the Worth Street Tower, Suite 710, Dallas, Texas.
The Research Department’s primary objectives are to provide multiple options for our patients and the community including; naive, treatment experienced and treatment salvage studies. NTIDC’s Research Department has participated in multiple trials for many antiretroviral drugs including Protease Inhibitors, NNRTI’s, NRTI’s, Integrase Inhibitors, and Entry Inhibitors. Our Research Department enables us to participate in intense 12-hour pharmacokinetic studies whose outcomes provide important dosing and safety information.
NTIDC, through its Research Department is collaborating with the Baylor Institute of Immunology Research (BIIR) to study a therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of HIV. We remain committed to our work with pharmaceutical companies on the development of new antiretroviral therapies, vaccine’s and the improvement of currently used ART’s.
Our research team provides patients with a full spectrum of care including social work referrals, pharmacy support, standard of care and protocol required procedures.
If you have any questions or want information on our current research studies, please contact Bryan King at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
NTISP Infusion, Specialty, and Retail Pharmacy serve patients with certain complex and chronic conditions.
- Compounding of drugs which must be infused intravenously either in a clinic setting or in the comfort of a patient’s home.
- Specialty retail pharmacy services designed for confidential, private, convenient, and timely provision of specialty pharmaceuticals
- Compliance programs to help ensure that patients benefit fully from their therapy
- Clinical services for the patient and his/her doctor to implement and complete the prescribed course of treatment
- Reimbursement services to help patients with insurance issues, based on our long track record in managing costs and health plan reimbursements
NTISP provides certain pharmaceutical medications and specialized services to treat a variety of disease states:
- Post Operative Wound Infections
- Growth Hormone
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Crohn’s Disease
The focus of our pharmacy is on injectable and oral drugs that:
- Require extensive clinical monitoring either in our clinic setting or the patient’s home
- Are used recurrently to treat chronic and life-threatening diseases
- Are expensive and require extensive coordination with your insurance provider
- Are difficult to administer
- Require specialized training to monitor adverse reactions
- Require temperature control or other specialized handling
- May have restrictions as determined by the FDA
Our services cover the range of needs posed by specialized care required by our patients. Our state-of-the art distribution center, along with our stringent processes, ensures patients and healthcare providers receive the appropriate medication and supplies in the care setting necessary to ensure the best outcome for their treatment. We also provide comprehensive clinical reviews to safeguard against drug-to-drug or drug-to-disease interactions, therapeutic duplication, accuracy of dosing and efficacy.
Our pharmacists and other healthcare professionals counsel frequently with patients in our clinic and over the phone, helping them follow their treatment regimens and educating them about their condition.
Our reimbursement specialists help patients manage the paperwork that’s generated by dealing with insurance companies, managed care plans, and government payers.
Our retail prices are competitive and we provide billing to most insurance companies and major medical plans as well as Medicare participants in the Part B & D plans. Our service area includes the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as overnight delivery service to most cities in Texas and Oklahoma.