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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Medical Supplies (Overview)

Medical supplies are non-drug items that are used as part of medical care.


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Where can I donate my medical supplies?

Where can I donate my medical supplies?

To me!: Just kidding, but only a little. I really am looking for donated medical supplies depending on what you have. You can also try doctors without borders (http://www. Doctorswithoutborders. Org/) or give them away to a free local clinic in your area. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
11 Doctors shared insights

Medical Supplies (Overview)

Medical supplies are non-drug items that are used as part of medical care.


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Where can I donate my unused medical supplies?

Where can I donate my unused medical supplies?

To me!: Just kidding, but only a little. I really am looking for donated medical supplies depending on what you have. You can also try doctors without borders (http://www. Doctorswithoutborders. Org/) or give them away to a free local clinic in your area. ...Read more

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Best place to buy good medical supplies online?

Online: If you are not in the medical profession - amazon. Com often has good selection and sometimes has clearance prices. If a professional - medical supply wearhouse. ...Read more

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Can you return unused/unopened medical supplies?

Can you return unused/unopened medical supplies?

Sometimes: If these were bought, it is unlikely that a pharmacy or medical supply house will take them back. You can donate them to public clinics or charities. Some you might want to save for the future when you might need them. Some doctors offices might also take them if appropriate. ...Read more

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Like to know the best source to buy medical supplies online?

Like to know the best source to buy medical supplies online?

Non-professional.: If you are not a medical professional - there is equipment that can be purchased on-line via amazon. Com. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good site online for ordering medical supplies?

Can you recommend a good site online for ordering medical supplies?

See below.: If you are a non-medical person, check out amazon. Com. They actually have a good assortment of products that can be purchased by the public. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good place online for ordering medical supplies?

Can you recommend a good place online for ordering medical supplies?

Depends: If you are a member of the general public you can check a wide assortment of supplies on line at amazon. Com. If you are a medical provider - online medical supply company. ...Read more

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How can I find out how much the insurance company pays for medical supplies?

How can I find out how much the insurance company pays for medical supplies?

Call insurance: You can call the insurance company and request information before it is bought, otherwise they typically will send you an explanation of benefits after the fact. ...Read more

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How can I get information on paying for medical supplies for a juvenile who has diabetes?

How can I get information on paying for medical supplies for a juvenile who has diabetes?

Do you have any: Insurance if you do have they cover 75% of all the medications, and all the treatment, also in michigan some drug store give it for free. ...Read more

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What kind of medical supplies do aids patients usally need?

What kind of medical supplies do aids patients usally need?

None: No special medical supplies are needed for hiv/aids patients. Hiv can only be transmitted in several ways, usually through unprotected sexual contact or through sharing infected needles but not through saliva, urine, or feces (unless blood present). Hiv is also not transmitted through using the same eating utensils or using the same bathroom as someone who has hiv. ...Read more

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Not how can I get rid of the excess medical supplies I have?

Donations: Many places will take excess medical supplies, including churches for mission trips and cities that have volunteer or free healthcare clinics. ...Read more

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What kind of medical supplies does aids patients usually need?

What kind of medical supplies does aids patients usually need?

None: No special medical supplies are needed for hiv/aids patients. Hiv can only be transmitted in several ways, usually through unprotected sexual contact or through sharing infected needles but not through saliva, urine, or feces (unless blood present). Hiv is also not transmitted through using the same eating utensils or using the same bathroom as someone who has hiv. ...Read more

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What kind of medical supplies do ailing elderly patients usally need?

Depends: Depends on the level of disability and kind of disease. For someone requiring assitance with dressing, bathing and mobility supplies may include adult incontinence products, a hospital bed, a walker/wheelchair, a tub bench. Disease specific products may include oxygen, a nebulizer, etc. ...Read more

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What kind of medical supplies does aids patients usually need in their home?

What kind of medical supplies does aids patients usually need in their home?

None: No special medical supplies are needed for hiv/aids patients. Hiv can only be transmitted in several ways, usually through unprotected sexual contact or through sharing infected needles but not through saliva, urine, or feces (unless blood present). Hiv is also not transmitted through using the same eating utensils or using the same bathroom as someone who has hiv. ...Read more

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My girlfriend was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, what sort of medical supplies will she need?

My girlfriend was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, what sort of medical supplies will she need?

See below: Your doctor can easily answer. What is more important is that dr thornalley in england has shown very clearly that diabetics excrete a large amount of vitamin b1 (thiamine) in the urine thus causing deficiency. Taking a supplement of thiamine is an excellent way of preventing complications of this disease. Ask your doctor. If he/she is unaware, ask him/her to check on pub med. ...Read more

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Not how can I get rid of the medical supplies I have after death of my parent?

Medical supplies: If you have well-working equipment you can probably donate it to a "free clinic" (always desperate for supplies) or other health facility (and get a tax deduction). If the supplies are unopened or sterile, you can also donate them. Left over medicines should be disposed of properly; you can usually turn them into your pharmacy for proper disposal. ...Read more

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Medical uses for alum?

Medical uses for alum?

Multiple Purposes: Alum is regularly employed as an astringent to shrink tissues and reduce the discharge of bodily fluids, as a styptic to contract organic tissues and stop or reduce hemorrhage and bleeding, and as an emetic agent to induce vomiting when someone has ingested poison. It is also often used to enhance certain vaccines and to prevent or treat infections. ...Read more

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Who pays for the medical costs?

Who pays for the medical costs?

Person getting care: The person getting medical care pays for his doctors, his tests, and his medicines. . . Because he is getting the services. However, as a community and a society, we want to have the healthiest, happiest population possible. So, there are insurance, governmental, and non-profit systems set up to help everybody afford good medical care without causing financial hardship (idealistically speaking!). ...Read more

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How is amd diagnosed medically?

How is amd diagnosed medically?

Drusen deposits: AMD is diagnosed, at the early stage, by the presence of drusen (small yellow deposits) on the macular surface. Usually this is asymptomatic. But over time the deposits enlarge and block the visual field. Also blood vessels in the retina can become leaky and cause degeneration of retina cells. Basically, the diagnosis is via opthalmoscope or similar instruments. ...Read more

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