How My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store Can Help You Get the Medical Equipment You Need
Do you need durable medical equipment and devices (DME) for your health condition, disability, or injury? If so, you may be facing some challenges, such as high costs, limited availability, insurance issues, and lack of convenience. But what if we told you that there is a better way to get the DME you need, without breaking the bank, wasting time, or compromising quality?
We are excited to announce a new partnership between My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store, two online platforms that provide telemedicine and medical equipment services. This partnership allows you to use My Virtual Physician to get online consultations, prescriptions, ordering, and billing for DME, and use Your Medical Store to get the products delivered to your doorsteps, with your insurance covering the costs. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not. It’s real, and it’s here to help you.
In this blog post, we will explain what DME is, why it is important, what are the challenges of getting it, how the partnership between My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store works, and what are the advantages of using them as your “go-to” providers. By the end of this post, you will have a clear idea of how you can get the DME you need, with ease, efficiency, and satisfaction.
What is Durable Medical Equipment and Devices (DME)?
DME is a term that refers to items needed to function at home with a medical condition, disability, or injury. Some examples of DME are:
- Oxygen equipment and accessories
- Wheelchairs and scooters
- Crutches, canes, and walkers
- Hospital beds and pressure mattresses
- Nebulizers and medications
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices and accessories
- Orthotic devices
- Breast pumps and supplies
- Patient Lifts and Slings
- The list goes on
DME is important for many patients, as it can improve their quality of life, reduce complications, and prevent hospitalizations. For instance, patient lifts and slings can help a caregiver safely move their loved one or patient from bed to chair or chair to bath time, oxygen equipment can help patients with respiratory conditions breathe better, and wheelchairs can help patients with mobility issues move around. DME can also help patients recover from surgeries, injuries, or illnesses, and maintain their independence and dignity.
DME has been shown to have positive effects on health outcomes, such as reducing mortality, morbidity, and readmissions, and increasing adherence, satisfaction, and quality of life.
What are the Challenges of Getting DME?
Despite the benefits of DME, many patients face difficulties when they need it. Some of the common challenges are:
- High costs: DME can be expensive, especially for patients who need multiple or specialized products. For example, a wheelchair can cost between $500 and $5,000, depending on the features and quality. These costs can add up quickly, and may not be affordable for many patients, especially those who are uninsured, underinsured, or have high deductibles or copayments.
- Limited availability: DME may not be easily accessible, especially in rural areas or during emergencies. For example, a patient may have to travel long distances to find a medical facility that has the DME they need, or they may have to wait for weeks or months to get the DME delivered to their home. This can cause delays, inconvenience, and frustration, and may worsen the patient’s condition or compromise their safety.
- Insurance issues: DME may not be fully covered by insurance, or patients may have to deal with complex paperwork and authorization processes. For example, a patient may have to prove that the DME is medically necessary, prescribed by a doctor, and obtained from an approved supplier, or they may have to pay a portion of the cost out of pocket. This can cause confusion, hassle, and stress, and may deter some patients from getting the DME they need.
- Lack of convenience: DME may require frequent visits to medical facilities, or patients may have to wait for long delivery times. For example, a patient may have to go to a doctor’s office, a pharmacy, or a DME supplier to get the DME they need, or they may have to wait for days or weeks to get the DME shipped to their home. This can cause inconvenience, disruption, and dissatisfaction, and may affect the patient’s daily activities and routines.
These challenges are not uncommon and have been reported by many patients and studies. For instance, a recent survey found that 40% of Medicare beneficiaries who used DME experienced problems with access, cost, or quality, and another report found that 20% of Medicare beneficiaries who used oxygen equipment had difficulties with delivery, service, or repairs.
How Does the Partnership Between My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store Work?
Fortunately, there is a solution to these challenges: the partnership between My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store. These two online platforms work together to provide you with telemedicine and medical equipment services, in a simple, convenient, and affordable way. Here is how it works:
- My Virtual Physician: This is an online platform that provides you with online consultations with board-certified doctors who specialize in various fields, such as primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology, pain management, and addiction medicine. You can use My Virtual Physician to:
- Get online consultations with doctors who can diagnose, treat, and manage your health conditions, and prescribe medications or DME as needed.
- Prescribe DME based on your needs and preferences, and send the prescription electronically to Your Medical Store, who will process and ship your order.
- Order and bill DME directly from your insurance, saving you time and hassle. My Virtual Physician accepts most insurance plans and handles the claims and reimbursements on your behalf.
- Schedule appointments at your convenience, with flexible availability and no waiting time. You can choose the date, time, and doctor that suits you best, and access the service from any device with an internet connection.
- Pay affordable prices, with no hidden fees or surprises. You can pay a flat fee of $49 per consultation or subscribe to a monthly plan for $19.99 per month, which includes unlimited consultations and prescriptions.
- Communicate securely with your doctor, using encrypted video, audio, or chat. You can also access your medical records, prescriptions, and invoices online, anytime and anywhere.
- Your Medical Store: This is an online platform that supplies you with a wide range of DME from trusted brands and manufacturers. You can use Your Medical Store to:
- Get the DME you need, from patient lifts, oxygen concentrators, nebulizers, walkers, and wheelchairs, to hospital beds, pressure mattresses, breast pumps, and more. You can browse the products by category, brand, or type, and compare the features, prices, and ratings.
- Get the DME delivered to your doorstep, with free shipping on orders over $100. You can track your order status online and expect to receive your DME within 2 to 5 business days usually, depending on your location and availability.
- Get the DME covered by your insurance, usually with little or no out-of-pocket costs. Your Medical Store partners with My Virtual Physician who accepts most insurance plans, and handles the claims and reimbursements on your behalf. You just need to provide your insurance information and prescription, and Your Medical Store will take care of your product fulfillment.
- Get customer support, product guidance, and warranty service. You can contact Your Medical Store by phone or email, and get assistance from friendly and knowledgeable staff. You can also get product instructions, manuals, and videos online, and get warranty service for defective or damaged products.
As you can see, the partnership between My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store makes it easy for you to get the DME you need, without any of the challenges mentioned above. You just need to sign up for My Virtual Physician, schedule an appointment with a doctor, get a prescription for DME, and My Virtual Physician will place your order with Your Medical Store. Then, you can sit back and relax, and wait for your DME to arrive at your home, with your insurance paying for it.
What are the Advantages of Using My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store as Your “Go-To” Providers?
By using My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store as your “go-to” providers for DME, you can enjoy many advantages, such as:
- Cost savings: You can save money on DME by using your insurance, getting discounts, and avoiding unnecessary fees. For example, you could get a wheelchair for $100 or less, depending on your insurance plan and product choice. You can also save on transportation, parking, and other expenses that you would incur if you had to visit a medical facility or a DME supplier in person.
- Convenience: You can get DME from the comfort of your home, without having to travel, wait, or deal with paperwork. You can schedule an appointment with a doctor at any time that suits you and get a prescription for DME in minutes. You can also order DME online, and get it delivered to your doorstep, with free shipping on orders over $100. You can track your order status online and expect to receive your DME usually within 2 to 5 business days, depending on your location and availability.
- Quality: You can get DME that meets your medical needs and preferences, from reputable sources and experts. You can choose from a wide range of DME from trusted brands and manufacturers, and compare the features, prices, and ratings. You can also get online consultations with board-certified doctors who specialize in various fields, and prescribe DME based on your condition, symptoms, and goals. You can also get product instructions, manuals, and videos online, and get warranty service for defective or damaged products.
- Satisfaction: You can get DME that improves your health outcomes, quality of life, and peace of mind. You can use DME to manage your health condition, reduce complications, and prevent hospitalizations. You can also enjoy the convenience, affordability, and security of getting DME online, without any hassle or stress. You can also get customer support, product guidance, and insurance assistance from friendly and knowledgeable staff.
In conclusion, if you need DME for your health condition, disability, or injury, you don’t have to settle for the traditional way of getting it, which can be costly, inconvenient, and frustrating. You can use the new partnership between My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store, which offers you a convenient and affordable solution for getting DME with your insurance and online doctor.
By using My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store, you can get online consultations, prescriptions, ordering, and billing for DME, and get the products delivered to your home, usually free of charge. You can also save money, time, and hassle, and get DME that meets your medical needs and preferences, from reputable sources and experts. You can also improve your health outcomes, quality of life, and peace of mind, and enjoy the benefits of telemedicine and online delivery.
If you are interested in using My Virtual Physician and Your Medical Store for your DME needs, you can visit their websites at www.myvirtualphysician.com and www.your-medical-store.com, or contact them at (888) 224-0804 or firstname.lastname@example.org and (800) 876-8143 or email@example.com. You can also sign up for My Virtual Physician and schedule a virtual visit with a doctor and browse the DME products available on Your Medical Store and check out with the option to use your insurance and online doctor.