When to shop for medical equipment in Maine
Maine medical equipment store Down River Equipment has become a source of fascination for thousands of people.
The Maine store specializes in medical equipment and supplies, but not only does it sell all kinds of medical equipment, but it also sells some that are less commonly seen in the state.
There are so many different types of medical products that it’s hard to pick out what is and is not a good item, said store manager Kristina McLeod.
That’s why it’s important to shop around, she said.
McLeod said she’s seen a lot of people asking about the best medical equipment stores in the U.S. But the answer is simple.
“If you have a question that you can’t get answered here, we’ve got an answer for you,” she said, pointing to several locations in the Maine state capital of Augusta.
McLeod has seen customers asking about equipment at the Down River store before, but they were generally customers of different medical practices.
When they came to her store, she’d have to explain what a CT scan is, how to do a biopsy, how long a CT is, and how to get an ultrasound.
She says they were mostly patients who were looking for the right equipment, not looking for medical advice.
At the time, the store didn’t offer any training, but now they do.
A CT scan can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000.
A biopsy costs anywhere from about $3,000 to $6,000 and a CT that lasts for two weeks can cost as much as $4,000, McLeod said.
She says the best equipment comes from the local hospitals.
For instance, a CT scanner can cost $10,000 if it’s from a regional hospital, or $35,000 from a larger one.
The CT can last for two years.
If you go to a big hospital, you’re not going to see the same equipment they offer, McLeodsaid.
They can even make you a CT Scanner, she added.
Some people are just looking for a good price.
For example, a patient might be interested in having a CT done at a big regional hospital for a less expensive price, she explained.
The best equipment at Down River, however, is still for people who don’t want to spend much money.
It’s just not the kind of place that people want to come and visit,” McLeod explained.
People can usually buy a CT, which costs anywhere between $50 and $80, depending on how many patients the CT scanner is able to detect, McLean said.
The shop also has an array of other medical supplies, which are more expensive than most, McLeslie said.
For example, the Downriver Medical supplies store has an assortment of syringes, ice packs, saline packs, and other medical equipment.
McLean says she doesn’t want anyone to think that she’s selling them cheap medical supplies.
Every one of these items comes from a local hospital.
They’re made in the USA and are designed for medical use, she explains.
McLeodsays patients also can find a wide variety of medical supplies at the store.
Most items come in a variety of colors and designs.
They can also be personalized, like the ones McLean has seen at the pharmacy, she says.
You can buy a needle or a bandage, and the store will help you decide what type of medical treatment you’d like to receive, McLearsaid.
Some items are more popular with medical professionals, like a small box of antibiotics, which can cost from $60 to $100, depending if you need them for a patient, McLaverty said.
McLaverty also sells prescription medicines, which range from $10 to $150, depending what type they’re made of.
McLaveryys prescription drugs include generic drugs that can cost up to $20,000 in the US.
Sometimes, the items aren’t as well known as they are for the public, McLeary explained.
But sometimes, people do have a better idea of what to expect from the item, Mcleodsaid, which is why it might be cheaper.
It’s not just the type of items that Down River offers, but the type as well, she adds.
Down River offers a lot, but you can also buy other items, like surgical equipment, as well as lab equipment, medical supplies and equipment that’s used to perform diagnostic tests.
Medical equipment is sold in different areas of the store, Mclaverty said, but most of the items are used by the same people.
They also sell an assortment, which includes things like catheters, a catheter, and a cataract extraction kit.
Catheters are used to remove blood vessels in the eye.
A catheter is used to drain blood from a person’s circulatory system. The