Howard's Medical carries a full-range of respiratory supplies. We currently have two respiratory therapists on staff to help with oxygen consultations when it comes to oxygen. Remember oxygen is classified as a drug and can only be dispensed by prescription only. You also need to follow up with your doctor regularly and make sure oxygen is listed as a current prescription.
For in-home oxygen use, our patients use what is called a concentrator (see picture). This device takes room air which run about 21% oxygen and converts it to over 90% oxygen so patients can breathe easier if they have a compromised respiratory condition.
While on the go (portable oxygen) there are a number of different options. Some of our patients use aluminum tanks which are significantly lighter than the old steel tanks. We also carry several different kinds of battery operated concentrators (POC's which stand for portable oxygen concentrators). Just as there are different kinds of shoes for different kinds of activities, respiratory patients are not a one-size-fit-all. So call one of our respiratory team members and we would be happy to go over which kind of respiratory delivery system works best for you.
Last, we have a fully-staffed after-hours service just in case you have questions or your equipment is not working. Just because our retail store is not open after 6pm or on Sundays doesn't mean we stop taking care of you. Know when you go with Howard's Medical, we have you covered for your respiratory needs.
***There are a few drop-ship respiratory companies on the market today. Just know that if you choose to do business with a company that is not located in the Yakima Valley and something goes wrong where your oxygen concentrator does stops working in the middle of the night, they have a harder time servicing their patients. Most times if there is a problem, we can get to most homes in less than one hour for true oxygen emergencies***
We have specialists ready to help identify your medical supply needs, show you a demonstration and provide training as well as arrange delivery for you.
Highly trained specialist staff are the key to making sure you get the correct medical supply product to fit your needs. Howard's emphasis on customer service and training ensure your satisfaction is the focus of our staff.
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Our commitment to your satisfaction includes delivery and installation of medical supplies in the Yakima Valley. Our staff will also provide training and instruction to ensure you get the most benefit from your medical supplies.