Howard’s is the only medical supplier of diabetic shoes here in the Yakima Valley. Several years ago we switched to Dr. Comfort shoes. We chose their brand of shoes because they offer a six-month warranty on all of their shoes. That is right a FULL six-month warranty on their shoes. This means you can wear their shoes for a full-month and if you change your mind and want a different size, width, or even color you can exchange your shoe at any time and at no cost to you or Howard’s! When we heard of their policy, we knew that Howard’s and Dr. Comfort was a perfect fit (pun intended) because their company philosophy matched our company philosophy.
Each pair of diabetic shoes comes with three pairs of inserts. The diabetic inserts need to be changed once every three months for maximum benefit. Many people forget that it is the inserts that do the real job of protecting the diabetic foot from foot ulcers. It is these ulcers that can lead to amputations and even death so it is imperative that if one is diagnosed with diabetes that this person take care of their feet. If a diabetic patient has compromised circulation in their feet, these wounds need a lot more time and usually medical care to heal. If you have diabetes and have any sort of wound on your feet and it takes more than a few days to heal or it gets worse, contact your physician immediately!
Our staff at Howard’s have been certified in the fitting of diabetic shoes. We are also trained to do custom inserts if your physician feels that the standard heat-molded insert is not sufficient. Last, we have our own documentation person who specializes in diabetic shoes. The documentation requirement is why the rest of the stores in Yakima no longer do diabetic shoes. Our documentation team follows up with your provider to make sure the prescription, CMN (certificate of medical necessity), chart notes from the doctor and Howard’s meet CMS (Medicare) standards so you get your shoes paid for.
To see a complete catalog of what Dr. Comfort has to offer in footwear, visit their website at: https://www.drcomfort.com/our-footwear.
Howard’s range of diabetic socks complement our diabetic shoes. Designed for comfort and protection our diabetic socks help prevent pressure sores.
Diabetic socks are different than traditional socks and compression socks. Traditional socks typically don’t have enough compression for the diabetic foot while compression socks sometimes have too much compression.
Like our diabetic shoes, we use Dr. Comfort for our diabetic socks. You get the highest grade of socks on the market (they are not covered by any insurances) so we have them at highly competitive prices.
Howard’s stocks brand name diabetic test strips. Measure your glucose levels accurately with diabetic test strips from Howard’s Medical Supply.
Our diabetic testing supplies (meters and test strips) are only supplied at our pharmacy in Selah as these usually come hand-and-hand with diabetic prescription drugs and we want these overseen by our pharmacist. Unfortunately with new Medicare rules, we are not allowed to deliver these supplies and must be picked up in person at our store.
Please call our pharmacy directly if you have any questions regarding diabetic supplies at 509-697-6125.