Patients find relief through infusion therapy at unique clinics

A special therapy offered up in Brooklyn is making treatment easier for patients with inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2020, 12:20 PM

Updated 1,541 days ago

Share:

A special therapy offered up in Brooklyn is making treatment easier for patients with inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease.
A faint buzz and clicking as a liquid drips through tubes is just the medicine that has helped Nicole Stanczyk.

"I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in the year 2000," says Stancyzk.

For years she found treatment inconvenient, having trouble getting appointments at packed hospitals.
 
"Number 1, I’m a working mom so it would take away from my ability to earn income for the family, and then getting those crazy deductible bills from the hospital," says Stancyzk.

She says the bills could be as high as $3,400.
Her condition flared up soon after having her son two years ago. She says she found relief at Specialty Infusion, a clinic run by Dr. Jake Deutsch.

"There really needs to be an option for people to have where they feel comfortable where it's efficient, where there's convenience because that hasn't always been available with the hospital based infusions," says Dr. Deutsch.

His clinics offer infusion therapy, a form of treatment which is one of the newest approved, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Jake says that these infusion therapies can be life changing to many patients with MS or Crohn’s disease, but there are other conditions that can be treated as well.
 
"Many of these patients are in remission because of their treatment, which is incredible and changes the course of their lives essentially," says Dr. Deutsch.
The company is also able to cut costs to patients by up to 60% in some cases because their facility fees are lower than hospitals They also try to provide a supportive environment, not only in the office, but also on social media.

"We have an account that we really focused on positive empowerment for people with chronic diseases not just an advertising platform but really getting the community together," says Dr. Deutsch.

The doctor, with more than 60,000 followers on social media, started a page for his business to share messages of support.
Stancyzk tells News 12 the practice has made her treatments more bearable, saves her money and most importantly says they're working.

"It's pretty much in remission right now, so it's really improved my quality of life and ability to care for my child," says Stancyzk.
She says she'll be back in four weeks for the IV drip that has made her life easier.
As of now, there are five locations, including one in Coney Island, Brooklyn and Westchester Square, The Bronx
 


More from News 12