A catheter is a tube that is inserted into a body cavity or duct. It can also be used in the urethra into the bladder or even during surgery to provide access for surgical instruments. Catheters are available in different sizes depending on the procedure that they are being used for.
Several catheter users have tried to save money by reusing their catheters and some have even been advised to do so by their doctors. They simply wash them out and reuse them. This method is know as “clean cath” Studies have shown that reusing catheters is not sterile and you are taking a risk of infection. Further research has shown that using a sterile catheter each time you need a replacement catheter can reduce the amount of urinary tract infections that the users will get over time. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines say that urinary catheters should be considered as a one-time use only device and is printed on most catheter packages. Because of this change in classification Medicare and most other major insurance companies now require you to use a new sterile catheter each time that you catheterize. This will significantly reduce the risk of a urinary tract infection, and potential hospital stay.
Mark Drug Medical Supply is a catheter supplier that people trusted to provide superior catheter supplies for over 30 years. If you already have experience using catheters (called cathing) you already know how important it is to go for quality when purchasing from a catheter supplier. If a doctor or other medical professional has just told you that you need to start using them, then it is time for you to invest in the best catheter supplies to make this transition easier on yourself and for your health.
Mark Drug Medical Supply has been in the medical supply business and healthcare field for over 30 years. They pride themselves in providing their customers with top notch medical and personal care. They will work hand in hand with you and your medical care professional. Working together to bring you the best catheter supplies for your medical needs and taking all the guesswork out of purchasing the catheter supplies that you need. They will also find a way to make it affordable for you.
In addition, Mark Drug Medical Supply has been serving our community with its medical needs since 1979. We can help you with yourcatheter supplies no matter where you live. Medicare, Medicaid, and most major insurance companies cover catheter supplies, and we are able to bill them direct and have no upfront out of pocket cost.