Infusion Services

OPA offers a wide variety of infusion services in a comfortable, semi-private infusion room complete with individual TV, DVD and privacy curtain. Port access and ultrasound-guided vascular access available for patients with difficult to access veins. Cortisol stimulation tests are also available. Patients receive compassionate care and expertise from On-site rheumatologists and nurses with Oncology Nursing Society Biotherapy & Chemotherapy certifications.

Infusion Treatments Include:

  • Actemra® (Tocilizumab) Treats moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. 
  • Benlysta® (Belimumab) Treats systemic lupus erythematosus. 
  • Calcitriol (aka Rocaltrol,® Vectical,® Calcijex,®) Treats Vitamin D deficiency, malabsorption syndrome. 
  • Cytoxan® (Cyclophosphamide) Treats lupus nephritis, pulmonary fibrosis, Wegener’s granulomatosis. 
  • Venofer® (Iron) Treats iron deficiency anemia. 
  • Krystexxa® (Pegloticase) Treats tophaceous gout. 
  • Orencia® (Abatacept) Treats moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults who have taken other medicines for RA. 
  • Reclast® (Zoledronic acid) Treats osteoporosis. 
  • Remidcade® (Infliximab) Treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn disease, plaque psoriasis, and ulcerative colitis. 
  • Rituxan® (Rituximab) Treats rheumatoid arthritis, Wegener’s granulomatosis. 
  • Simponi® Aria™ (Golimumab) Treats moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults. 
  • Solu-Medrol® (Methylprednisolone) Treats acute autoimmune disease flare.

Please note that all rheumatology and infusion services require referral from a primary care provider.

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John Botson, MD, RPh, CCD

Special Interests:
Lupus Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis Management, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
PA-Cs:
Laura Luebke, PA-C
Brandy Moates Atkins, DNP, FNP-C, RN
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5542
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Summer Engler, MD

Special Interests:
Autoimmune Diseases affecting Musculoskeletal System including Lupus and Scleroderma
PA-Cs:
Laura Luebke, PA-C
Brittany Sedlacek, PA-C
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5542
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Ryan Ragle, MD

Special Interests:
General Rheumatology, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis, Lupus Inflammatory, Myopathies
PA-Cs:
Laura Luebke, PA-C
Brandy Moates Atkins, DNP, FNP-C, RN
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5542