Medical professionals try: www.henryschein.com
- you'll need to file out a credit app
professionals try: www.medline.com - you'll need to fill out a credit app
Pharmacy professionals try: www.insource.com - you'll need to fill out a credit app
consumers try: www.shopmedline.com - they accept
mastercard and visa. They only ship Ground service so your order should be to you in about a week, they do not
carry all the items I carried and you'll have to click numerous departments and then each item to place an order. Be careful
as some items are available by the packet, some by the box, some by the case and there are many items they do not allow you
to have access to at all. Should you need catheters, saline for irrigation, specialty wound dressings - you are out of luck.
I believe they only sell canes and underpads by the case. They also charge for shipping on the normal size orders you used
to place with me.
offices - it is time to update your Human Resource Handbook regarding pay, time off, policies, etc for the 2014 year: www.hrcomplianceconsulting.com
For those that loved the Ansell
Elite non-powdered non-latex gloves - I have been unable to locate a retail store that carries them - I am sorry.
There is a uniform shop on Elston
Ave-Uniforms to you-just west of Ashland Ave.
Deitch Pharmacy at 1800 W Chicago Ave and Becker's Pharmacy at 4744 N Western Ave may be able to fit
and order support hosiery for you. Neither do any billing for support wear.
Schwartz's Intimate Apparel has a division Positive Care that handles masectomy
bras through certified fitters and I believe they accept multiple forms of payment. Try 847-251-1118
Medela.com is the place to go for breast pumps. While
ACA advises breast pump coverage - you'll most likely need to file the claim yourself as doing a comparison between breast
pump sellers and those accreditied to bill insurance do not match up. Insurance may only re-imburse you for the least expensive
breat pump - not the one you prefer. Medela appears to be the preferred lactation choice and they have additional information
on their site.
Littman has created a
minimum-maximum pricing program for their stethoscopes.
Jobst has a minimum-maximum pricing program for their hosiery and soft orthopedics line.
Need crutches - CVS some of them carry standard 5'2"-5'10"
size sets. Need child, youth or tall options - I was the only one stocking them.Need post-op shoe, deluxe arm sling or shoulder
immobilizer - I was the only one stocking them.
toe nail nippers or sharp scissors - I saw floor grade manufacturer options at the Jewel-Osco in the manicure area for pricing
I was charging for higher grade manufactured ones.
6 inch or 8 inch serrated forceps for garnishing dishes which I sold for $3.00 and $4.00 - you'll have to go back
to the chef catalogs that charge a whole lot more as you advised.
Need CPR items try: redcrossstore.org or for CPR and defibrillator products try: aedsupplystore.com
For those needing oxygen, sleep apnea, hospital beds, walkers,
rollators, wheelchairs, nutrients, support surfaces please go to www.dmecompetitivebid.com and then check by zipcode.
You'll then see who won the Medicare bids and thus most likely to still carry product in their store. I HIGHLY
RECOMMEND you call first as 5 of the 11 Chicago bid winners are offices only -no merchandise and a couple that do carry
merchandise stock a few dozen basic items only. Need to know how to use items properly or make sure you are getting the proper
product for your individual needs-you are on your own and-no I doubt your medical professional can inform you on proper use.
This last notation is based on my 25 years in the business and my 40 plus years of personal experience.
For catheters and accessories try: www.bardmedical.com/patients/homecare/distributors
For ostomy-urostomy-ileostomy products try: www.convatec.com
medical bracelets and such try: www.medicalert.org You can also check with your local police station to
register for wellness checks. There are also bracelets that have a compartment to hold a list of medications and contact info.
Looking for beakers and test tubes try
looking under laboratory suppliers such as American Science and Surplus.
Looking for pill vials, medicine bottles, ointment tins and droppers? You'll most likely need
to prove you are a licensed compounder and/or have a sterile processing facility. Don't understand why? Look at the number
of people who are sick or have died in relation to the compounding facility in Mass.
Check your local stores for safety plugs for electrical outlets and for window-door buzzer alarms.
You should also check for safety clasps to lock cabinets and battery operated lights.
In some situations you should consider safety proofing your home as you would for a baby-toddler.
Consider removing non-skidproof area rugs, and glass containersfrom the bathroom. Medicines as always should not be kept in
the medicine cabinet. Keep an updated list of medications and when they should be taken with these medicines in case of an
emergency. Heavy bottom weighted plastic cups are better for balancing. Plates with a lip are better for dining as food is
less likely to fall off the dish. These in plastic are easier to work with than heavy ceramics. Red is more suggestive of
eating than other colors. Purchase flatware that has a larger gripping end works better with arthritic hands. Sometimes
dining is troublesome and therefore frustrating and thus less enjoyable independently. You could look at OXO Good Grip
In some situations it might
be best to keep your microwave, coffeepot, toaster unplugged. Consider name and phone number labels inside clothes and hats.
This is especially true if your loved one has a tendency to wander off but not without their favorite article of clothing
or such. You could also get a medallion - like St Christopher who protects travellers - and get a name and a phone number
engraved on it. Then give it as a gift that should be worn always.
Need an electric wheelchair or scooter - good luck - the Scooter store got shut down for medicare
fraud and everyone else knows that they will be looked at closely for the same issue. Hoverround is doing some kind
of 3 month rental program per their TV ad - look at closely.
Need help going up and down stairs try: access stair lifts or acorn stair lifts I have no personal
experience with either of them but I have seen their catalogs and policies. Be sure to check them out yourselves.
Need a lift chair - the upholstered kind that reclines
almost horizontially and assists you to an almost standing position - try: Columbia Furniture - 2125 W Chicago Ave 773-276-8100
Have new - sealed basic wound care
dressings that you no longer need - try donating them to your personal Vet or the Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338.
Have gently used medical supplies
- canes-walkers-commodes-wheelchair - try donating them to your local association that works with low income seniors.
They do not purchase the items but will see that they get put to good use. Check them out first. I have spoken with the European
American Association at 2827 W Division St 773-342-5868 (Margaret)
The owner - Natalia Nazarova - of Studio N on the southwest side of Chicago Ave and Noble
St does personal fashion design. I saw the progress on a wedding dress she was creating about a year ago and wow - beautiful!