We’re excited to announce the addition of a new ambulatory infusion center at 13340 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. The new Johnson County establishment provides physician-prescribed intravenous therapies in state-of-the-art IV suites.

IV Therapy at Infusion Express

Infusion Express: Bringing you safe, relaxing IV therapy — now on both sides of the state line.

Two Locations to Serve Kansas City’s Fastest Growing Suburbs

Don Peterson, founder and CEO of IVX is excited about the expansion. “We are thrilled to open a second location in Overland Park. Together with our Lee’s Summit facility, we now have offices in two of Kansas City’s fastest growing suburbs in Kansas and Missouri. We are growing, adding highly-qualified and talented staff to better serve our clients.”

Oct. 3rd Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Promises Drinks, Appetizers and Entertainment

Join the celebration on October 3, 2013 at 3 p.m. The ribbon cutting is at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by an open house at 13340 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. Appetizers, drinks, and entertainment will be provided.

About Infusion Express

Don Peterson and three colleagues launched Infusion Express in Lee’s Summit, November 2012. Infusion Express offers a safe, effective, and convenient way to treat everything from chronic diseases to wellness goals. IVX’s two convenient locations and flexible hours save patients time and trips to the hospital.

To learn more about Infusion Express, contact Samantha Paris at (816) 272-0174 or samp@infusionexpress.com. You can also check out Infusion Express on the web, facebook and twitter.

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Arrrr! If only t’ booty had been full o’ oranges, we might’ve escaped Davy Jones’ Locker!

Ahoy, ye scurvy dogs!  It may be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but scurvy is no laughing matter.  Luckily, it’s not a common diagnosis these days thanks to the abundance of sources of Vitamin C.  Read on to find out more about what Vitamin C does for your body and why you need it.

Vitamin C: The Body’s Building Block

Vitamin C plays a vital role in creating the structural material for just about every important part of your body — bone, skin, blood vessels and other tissues.

Without it, you’re susceptible to the breakdown of those parts — gum inflammation, dry or scaly skin, joint pain and even nosebleeds — symptoms that together are commonly known as scurvy.

More Benefits of Vitamin C

In addition to our body’s basic needs for Vitamin C, we benefit in other ways, too.

Reduced Risk of Cancer

Studies have shown that eating foods rich in Vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant, reduce the risk of cancers, especially of the mouth and digestive tract.

Antibacterial Function

Vitamin C is naturally antibacterial.  Because of this, people with high blood levels of Vitamin C are less likely to have ulcers caused by H. Pylori.

Improved Circulatory System Function

A 2003 study by the Children’s Hospital in Boston reported that women with the highest intake of Vitamin C had the lowest risk of heart disease over a 16-year period.  Similarly, a 2004 University of Oslo study reported that volunteers on a high Vitamin-C diet had lower levels of triglycerides and a higher level of healthy platelets that were less likely to clump and form blood clots.

Get Your Vitamin C Fix at Infusion Express

Vitamin C is part of our Myers’ Cocktail here at Infusion Express.  Whether you’re recovering from or preparing for a sporting event, looking for an energy boost, or looking to strengthen your immune system, a Myers’ Cocktail at Infusion Express can be a game-changing part of your wellness regimen.

We offer our IV infusion therapy services in a pleasant setting so you can actually enjoy the time spent during your treatment.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174 in Lee’s Summit or 913-948-2020 in Overland Park, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

IV Therapy at Infusion Express

Learn about the advantages of IV therapy at Infusion Express over conventional therapy.

If you’re looking to increase your health quickly and effectively, intravenous therapy offers certain advantages over conventional therapies.  Read on to find out why.

IV Therapy Works Fast

Whether you’re looking for a quick immune system boost or for relief from chronic diseases, there’s no waiting for medications, fluids and nutrients to filter through your digestive system.  IV treatments go directly where they’re needed — into the blood — where your body can deliver them quickly where they need to go.

IV Therapy is Easy to Monitor

In individuals suffering from both chronic conditions and depressed immune systems, the functionality of your gastrointestinal system is often impaired.  This creates an unfortunate cycle where your body needs nutrients to repair itself but has trouble absorbing them via oral medications.  IV therapy is the solution — it bypasses the GI system entirely, so you know exactly what your body is getting because there’s no loss due to malabsorption.

IV Therapy Avoids Negative Side Effects

The medications needed to treat chronic conditions and nutrient deficiencies can wreak havoc on an already compromised gastrointestinal system.  IV therapy allows a higher concentration of nutrients or medication into the body — and that means your body gets what it needs faster and more effectively without further damage to your GI system.

IV Therapy at Infusion Express

We offer IV infusion therapy services for both health conditions and wellness in a setting that makes receiving IV therapy pleasant.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

Get Healthy Bones with a Myers' Cocktail at Infusion Express

At Infusion Express, we can help make your bones strong with a Myers’ Cocktail.

Last month we profiled B-vitamins, one of the ingredients in our Myers’ Cocktail.  This month, we’re going to tell you all about calcium.

Calcium — The Glue of Good Health

You probably know that calcium promotes health bones, but you may have wondered what exactly that means.  Calcium acts as glue for bone cells, essentially working to hold them together and make them sturdy.  The more calcium you got during childhood, the stronger your bones are now.

Why You Need Calcium Now

Calcium isn’t just important when you’re a kid, though.  You can continue building bone strength and — just as important — prevent osteoporosis in later years.  There are other times in your life when you might need even more calcium than usual, like during pregnancy and while breastfeeding or while recovering from injuries.

What a Myers’ Cocktail Can Do For You

Making efforts to improve your bone strength in your 20s and 30s is your best bet to preventing problems in your 50s.  But what if you’re already there?  What can you do?  How about a Myers’ Cocktail?

One of the reasons bone strength decreases in your 50s is that the intestines absorb less calcium, which makes the intravenous calcium in a Myers’ Cocktail an excellent way to get calcium directly where it needs to go.

The Other Benefits of Calcium

If bone health were all that calcium did for you, that would be enough!  But calcium also helps with muscle and nerve function as well as healthy tooth enamel.  Making sure you’re getting enough will help keep you in optimal shape, and a Myers’ Cocktail is one way to do that.

Get Your Myers’ Cocktail at Infusion Express

We offer IV infusion therapy services for both health conditions and wellness in a setting that makes receiving IV therapy pleasant.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

Between high insurance costs and being shuffled in and out of doctors’ offices, it’s easy to feel like little more than a file number when you’re dealing with a chronic illness.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  You’ll always have someone on your side if you become your own best health advocate.  Here’s how.

How to Be Your Own Health Care AdvocateThree Ways to Be Your Own Health Advocate

Navigating the healthcare industry can be daunting, but it’s worth the effort.  Here are three ways to start being your own health advocate.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

You may not be a doctor, but you’re the one dealing with your condition.  That means you need to learn as much about it as you can, so don’t feel silly or dumb asking your doctor questions.  It’s their job to help you understand what you’re going through and what you need to do to feel better.

Do Your Research

You’ll get better answers when you ask better questions, so learn as much about your condition as you can from other resources, too.  Support groups, books, and even internet message boards can help you find out more about what others with your condition are experiencing.  Then you can take what you’ve learned back to your doctor, which lets you work as a team.

Ask Around for Recommendations

You rarely have only one option when it comes to healthcare.  Even if your doctor tells you that you can receive treatment at one facility, that doesn’t meant that’s the only place you can get treatment.  For instance, many physicians recommend hospitals for infusion treatment because they simply think this is likely the most convenient location for their patients — but in reality, hospitals are some of the most time-consuming and expensive places to receive IV therapy.

Talk to others with your condition to find out what resources they use — the best doctors, the best facilities, the best treatments.  You’re not alone, so connect with others who can help you — and whom you can help back.  And remember, just like you can choose your pharmacy, you can choose which specialists to see and where to receive treatments like IV therapy.

Infusion Therapy at Infusion Express

When it comes to IV therapy, you have options beyond cold, crowded hospital waiting rooms and doctors offices with limited options.  At Infusion Express, we offer private rooms with scheduled appointments, including evenings and weekends.  But more than that, we want to make sure your treatment isn’t just tolerable but pleasant, so we offer HDTVs, iPads and eReaders along with comfortable recliners.

And you don’t have to worry about the paperwork either.  We’ll work with your doctor to get the appropriate documentation, prescriptions and order forms so you can focus on feeling better.  If you’re ready to experience the difference, give us a call at 816-272-0174, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

Vitamin B Complex @ Infusion ExpressIf your 4th of July celebration has left you feeling less than your best, you may be thinking about trying a Myers’ Cocktail.  One of the main ingredients that helps you feel better is Vitamin B Complex.  Read on to find out more about the Vitamin B family and why your body needs it.

Vitamin B Complex — Essential Nutrients for a Healthy Mind & Body

B vitamins are essential for your body to grow new cells, and they have a starring role in regulating the chemical reactions in your body.  Each B vitamin has a slightly different purpose.

Vitamin B1 & B2

a.k.a thiamin and riboflavin

These two vitamins help the body make energy and help enzymes that work on the muscles, nerves and heart.

Vitamin B3

a.k.a niacin

This one helps produce energy for your body’s cells and also helps keep your skin, nervous system and digestive system healthy.

Vitamin B5

a.k.a pantothenic acid

This B vitamin is important for normal growth and development.

Vitamin B7

a.k.a pyridoxine

B7 helps your body break down protein while also keeping your red blood cells, nervous and immune systems healthy and high-funtioning.

Vitamin B9

a.k.a folic acid or folate

You hear about this one all the time in relation to pregnancy, but it’s important for non-pregnant women, too, as well as men.  It helps the body make and maintain DNA and helps make red blood cells.

Vitamin B12

a.k.a cobalamin

Lastly, B12 helps produce blood cells, helps your nervous system function properly, and helps your body effectively use folic acid and carbohydrates.

Get Your Vitamin B Fix at Infusion Express

Without the Vitamin B family working for your body — or with too little of it — you’re at risk for a variety of problems, from simple fatigue and muscle cramps to serious conditions like anemia, depression, and nerve problems.  Luckily, Infusion Express can help.

We offer IV infusion therapy services for both health conditions and wellness in a setting that makes receiving IV therapy pleasant.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

IV Therapy at Infusion ExpressMore than 1 in 10 people have a fear of needles, so it’s no wonder that one of the biggest concerns people have about infusion therapy is safety.  At Infusion Express, we put safety above all else.  Here’s how:

Dedicated IV Therapy Infusion Clinic

Infusion Express is in a standalone facility dedicated solely to IV therapy.  IV therapy is what we do here, so there’s no chance the staff will be distracted by patients with other kinds of treatments.

Experienced IV Therapy Infusion Nurses

Our nurses are dedicated infusion nurses, which means they take great care to make IV insertion and therapy as comfortable and painless as possible.  You’re not just a name on a prescription script — Infusion Express treats you with the respect and attention you deserve.

Safe Protocols and Practices for IV Therapy

At Infusion Express, we uphold proper protocols and use the safest practices for IV therapy, including use of supplies and equipment covered by major medical plans.  The only thing you need to worry about at Infusion Express is feeling better.

Individual Attention for IV Therapy Patients

At Infusion Express, instead of a line of uncomfortable chairs filled with strangers, you have a scheduled appointment time and a private room, so you get the individual attention you deserve to ensure your treatment is effective and comfortable.

IV Therapy at Infusion Express

We understand that IV therapy in traditional settings can be uncomfortable.  That’s why we created Infusion Express.  We want your therapy to be a pleasant experience, which is why we offer scheduled appointments (including evenings and weekends), private rooms where you can relax with friends and family, plus eReaders, iPads and HDTVs to keep you entertained.  If you’re ready to experience the difference at Infusion Express, give us a call at 816-272-0174, or visit us on facebook or twitter!