Am­bu­la­tory in­fu­sion cen­ter to open

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JENKINTOWN » The In­fu­sion Cen­ter of Penn­syl­va­nia LLC (ICPA), South­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia’s only am­bu­la­tory in­fu­sion cen­ter with a med­i­cal doc­tor and phar­ma­cist on staff and open 365 days a year, an­nounced the open­ing of a new cen­ter in Jenkintown.

It is the cen­ter’s sec­ond lo­ca­tion; ICPA’s flag­ship cen­ter is lo­cated in Roy­ers­ford.

The cen­ter is sched­uled to open on July 30 in Jenkintown Plaza, 101 Green­wood Ave., Suite 635, Jenkintown, di­rectly across from the Jenkintown/Wyn­cote SEPTA sta­tion.

The 4,000-square-foot space has ca­pac­ity to serve seven pa­tients si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

“We are ex­cited to bring the com­fort and con­ve­nience of our seven-daya-week in­fu­sion ser­vice to Jenkintown so pa­tients no longer have to turn to a hos­pi­tal emer­gency room for their main­te­nance in­fu­sion,” said Emma Singh, M.D., founder and med­i­cal di­rec­tor of ICPA. “As in­sur­ance com­pa­nies in­creas­ingly work to re­duce costs, rou­tine but crit­i­cal daily in­fu­sions are be­ing pushed to fa­cil­i­ties such as ours, and we are proud to be the only cen­ter in the re­gion with a med­i­cal doc­tor on staff and open ev­ery day — a ne­ces­sity for pa­tients who must re­ceive their med­i­ca­tion daily for a week or more.”

The Jenkintown lo­ca­tion will be able to treat pa­tients cov­ered by Medi­care as well as by com­mer­cial in­sur­ance, while ICPA’s in-house med­i­cal doc­tor and phar­ma­cist en­sure ac­cu­racy, ac­cord­ing to ICPA.

ICPA ad­min­is­ters IV an­tibi­otics, im­munoglob­u­lin and spe­cialty med­i­ca­tions like Rad­i­cava, Lem­trada, Oc­cre­vus, Tysabri, Rem­i­cade, Ste­lara and Xo­lair for con­di­tions in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple sclero­sis and ALS, Crohn’s and col­i­tis, pso­ri­atic arthri­tis, asthma and em­phy­sema.

“The Jenkintown ex­pan­sion is the first step in our com­mit­ment to ex­pand ICPA’s pres­ence through­out the re­gion and make high-qual­ity in­fu­sion ther­apy read­ily avail­able to more and more peo­ple through­out our re­gion, in­clud­ing those on Medi­care and those need­ing seven-day-aweek treat­ment,” Singh said.

The ICPA Jenkintown lo­ca­tion will be open Mon­day through Fri­day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Satur­day and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon with med­i­cal staff on­call around the clock at 610495-6800.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — IN­FU­SION CEN­TER OF PENN­SYL­VA­NIA

In­fu­sion Cen­ter of Penn­syl­va­nia’s COO Phil We­ber and Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor and owner Dr. Emma Singh are seen at ICPA’s new Jenkintown lo­ca­tion.

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