IV therapies are medications and/or fluids that are given intravenously. We access veins using a butterfly needle or IV catheter. Medications are either slowly infused by drip or given through a syringe manually.
IV therapies are indicated for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte replacement, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, detoxification, and/or pain relief.
IV therapies are fast acting due to the direct introduction into the bloodstream. IV medications do not have to undergo digestive metabolism and therefore, some medications may be given at higher doses. They can also be a good option for those who are unable to take medications or nutrients by other routes (including oral, rectal, and topical routes).About Our IV Services
We offer IV services in Santa Rosa and Marin to our patients by prescription, and certain IV therapies to patients of non-GMA practitioners by referral. Practitioners can contact us to find out more about which services are offered, and how to prescribe through us. We do not accept walk in patients, or patients without a referral.
For Practitioners who would like to refer a patient to our IV rooms, contact us for information.Request Info on IV Referrals