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11660 Alpharetta Highway
Suite 430
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 770-255-1069
Fax: 770-255-1075
1405 Haw Creek Cir E
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 678-341-8035
Fax: 678-341-8041
Johns Creek
3890 Johns Creek Parkway
Suite 180
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 678-551-6970
Fax: 678-551-6977
15 Reinhardt College Parkway
Suite 102
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 404-537-5000
Fax: 404-795-5805

OIC - A Brief History

In 1980 virtually all infusion (intravenous) therapy was performed in the hospital setting. Indeed, it was only paid for in the hospital setting. This was part of the insurance contract at that time.

During the 1980s we began to send patients home with central catheters (upper chest or neck) to complete therapy started in the hospital. Initially, we would defer this procedure without written authorization of coverage since the placement of the catheter was an invasive procedure. By the end of the 1980s and early 1990s, home intravenous care was firmly established.

In 1997, Medicare stopped all reimbursement for home intravenous antibiotics. Physicians were faced with a choice of hospital care or nursing home care. Many of our patients were perfectly healthy in a general way and did not need a nursing home. We began to provide intravenous therapy in a clinic setting 7 days a week – provided we could use a once a day therapy. Over time, patients with regular insurance who could be treated this way were able to avail themselves of this service.

We were still limited due to an inability to do multi-dose medicines and had difficulty getting a competitive price on medicine as a solo practice.

Since 2003, as a result of relationships we developed with pharmacy management companies, we have been able to provide care in or out of the clinic with equal ease depending on the medical needs of the patient.

Ideally we can prevent hospitalization from the office, reduce the need to admit from the emergency room and allow patients to transition out of the hospital while still providing close, safe, supervised medical care.

Providing clinic based intravenous therapy for moderately serious infections in a safe way is an exciting new development. It allows us to reduce the cost of the delivery of care and reduce the exposure of patients to hospital acquired infections and other risks associated with hospitalization. Additionally it offers the patient the maximum in comfort, efficiency of time and flexibility for their busy lives.

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Four North Metro-Atlanta Offices

  • Cumming1405 Haw Creek Cir E
    Cumming, GA 30041
  • 678-341-8035
  • Johns Creek3890 Johns Creek Parkway
    Suite 180
    Suwanee, GA 30024
  • 678-551-6970
  • Canton15 Reinhardt College Pkwy
    Suite 102
    Canton, GA 30114
  • 404-537-5000
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Certificate of Reaccreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care certifies that Infectious Disease Services of Georgia, P.C., in Roswell, Georgia, has continued to demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers through compliance with ACHC's nationally recognized Standards for Accreditation and is therefore re-granted Accreditation.