Sage Infusion Coming Soon to The Villages

 

Monday, September 19, 2022 | The Villages Daily Sun

 

Sage Infusion Coming Soon 

The clinic offers biologic medication infusion treatments for patients with autoimmune conditions.

 

By Summer Jarro
Daily Sun Senior Writer

 

Matt Clements and Shayan Manzar want patients to have affordable options for care. That’s why they are bringing Sage Infusion to The Villages.

“We’re really excited about bringing it to The Villages and giving patients that financial support as they manage their condition, a lot of times for the rest of their life,” said Clements, CFO of Sage Infusion.

Sage Infusion is a medical clinic that offers injection and biologic medication infusion treatments for patients who have autoimmune conditions, including Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis.  Doctors prescribe patients the infusion therapies and the clinic provides the service.  Staff at Sage Infusion offer upfront pricing and a great experience for patients.

The new Sage Infusion opening in The Villages will be its sixth location.. It will open in the Lake Sumter Landing Professional Plaza at the beginning of 2023, and staff will work in collaboration with The Villages Health.

“It’s probably the most excited I’ve been about a different location because it’s so exciting to be in The Villages with so much (going on),” Clements said.

The company was founded in 2019.

Manzar, CEO of Sage Infusion, and Clements worked together at a pharmacy company where they saw firsthand patients’ need for services that catered to autoimmune diseases.  They also saw how limited and expensive options were, and they wanted to do something about it.

The company offers multiple therapies to help with anyone’s needs, however they do not cure illnesses, the pair said.

“They definitely slow down the manifestation of the disease, so it does prolong the quality of life for patients as they manage that condition,” Clements said.

Since the inception of Sage Infusion, Clements and Manzar have gotten positive responses from patients.

One patient shared that they don’t like getting infusion treatments, but they love going to Sage Infusion because the staff makes the experience enjoyable, Manzar said.

“It’s comments like these that really bring to life what our patients feel, what we’re doing for them and …this is what we’re trying to accomplish,” Manzar said.

Since October, staff at Sage Infusion had been in contact with The Villages Health about bringing the clinic to the area and partnering with the health organization.

“Obviously it’s a patient population that could definitely use our services, but having that collaboration with The Villages Health just gives us the confidence that we’ll have physicians that will get what we’re trying to do,” Clements said.

Construction is underway at 910 Old Camp Road, where Sage Infusion will be located.

“Hopefully this is the first of a few locations to address such a growing population in The Villages,” Clements said.  “It’s crazy how much this place continues to grow and attract new residents from across the country.”

 

Senior writer Summer Jarro can be reached at 352-753-1119, ext 5404, or summer.jarro@thevillagesmedia.com