What is it?

IV nutrient therapy is a therapeutic approach we specialize in. IV (intravenous) therapy is a technique used to deliver nutrients directly into the blood stream, more efficiently with a higher concentration that would otherwise be difficult by supplementation. Crafted with specific goals in mind, our IV’s are customized to fit your unique needs, concerns and goals. Our IV’s allow for a customized approach, tailored to you, for maximum absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, along with other supportive nutrients. To find out if IV therapy is a good treatment or supportive therapy option for you, make an appointment with one of our doctors.


Who can benefit from this treatment?

There are specific concerns that may benefit from IV therapy. Those who are interested in additional support to a current weight loss protocol, detox protocol, anti-aging regimen, or those wishing for generalized additional nutrient support may benefit from IV therapy. Additionally, some of the common symptoms or diagnoses listed below may benefit from IV therapy. These include:

  • Fatigue or low energy levels
  • Common cold or other seasonal infections
  • Chronic viral illness
  • History of concussion or TBI
  • Common skin complaints including dull skin, dark spots, acne or aging skin
  • Dehydration
  • Post-exercise or post-sports activity replenishment
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) or general muscle fatigue
  • Stress
  • Excess weight


What can you expect from treatment?

You will first need to establish care with our physician who is specialized in IV therapy. At your first appointment a full history and physical exam will take place. You will also review with your doctor your goals, determine any potential contraindication to IV therapy, and determine a personalized plan to ensure your health goals and needs will be met. Additional labs may be ordered prior to your first IV therapy appointment. The first appointment takes 60 minutes. Each IV therapy treatment takes between 30 minutes – 2 hours depending on your specific treatment plan. Some people may feel benefits as early as upon completion of the first IV treatment, while others may require a couple treatments before experiencing benefits.


Follow up appointments for IV therapy can be completed between 30 minutes – 2 hours depending on your specific treatment plan, which does not require additional office visits, unless is needed.


Duration of treatment?

Treatment length will very depending on you and you doctor’s health goals. The initial number of treatments typically recommended is between 4 – 10 treatments, to observe for benefits based on your goals. Your treatment plan is likely to alter based on treatment goals, benefits gained or experienced, along with other factors influencing treatment recommendations


Will my insurance cover it?

Insurance does not cover IV therapy. However, any office visits associated with on-going treatment, unrelated to the actual IV therapy, may be covered by your insurance based on varying plans. Should you have any questions, please contact our office or your insurance carrier for further guidance.


Call today to make your appointment: 503-222-2322

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Dr. Caitlan Readhead