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Dougherty's can provide you the home medical equipment you need. The friendly and knowledgeable team in the Home Medical Equipment Department can accurately assess your needs and help to select the perfect product or aid for you.

We stock a wide assortment of home medical equipment for your every need. In addition to purchase, many of our products are also available for rent. Click on the below tiles to learn more about the products our HME Department carries.

BATHROOM SAFETY AIDS

BATHROOM SAFETY AIDS

We provide a full line of bathroom safety products such as non-slip bath mats, safety grab bars, bath benches, and other products to meet your needs.

BP MONITORS

BP MONITORS

We carry a variety of blood pressure monitors such as the conventional aneroid style along with fully automatic models for either the upper arm or wrist.

BRACES

BRACES

We provide a full line of orthopedic braces, ranging from neck to ankle support. We’ll help you select the appropriate brace for your needs and measure you for the correct size.

CANES

CANES

We provide an assortment of canes, from basic styles to fancy designer canes. We’ll be happy to custom size a cane for you.

COMPRESSION HOSE

COMPRESSION HOSE

We stock a full line of support wear by Jobst, Medi, and Sigvaris.

COMPRESSION SOCKS

COMPRESSION SOCKS

We stock a full line of CEP sports compression socks and sleeves as well as their orthopedic supports.

CRUTCHES

CRUTCHES

We offer both conventional underarm crutches and forearm crutches for heights ranging from 4’ up to 6’6”. You may also rent underarm crutches for short term needs.

EXERCISE BANDS

EXERCISE BANDS

We stock a full line of exercise bands for rehabilitation use or general conditioning to maintain a strong, healthy body.

FOOT CARE

FOOT CARE

We stock one of the largest selections of foot care products in the area. For your convenience, we have a podiatrist available for free consultations on Tuesday evenings. To schedule an appointment, please call the HME Department at 214-373-5302.

KNEE WALKERS

KNEE WALKERS

We carry knee walkers for individuals unable to use standard crutches. You may rent these walkers on a weekly or monthly basis.

NEBULIZERS

NEBULIZERS

We carry a full line of nebulizer compressors to meet your individual needs. We have conventional plug-in models as well as portable battery operated units for those on the go. For short term needs, you may also rent a nebulizer.

STETHOSCOPES

STETHOSCOPES

We carry a full line of stethoscopes for general and specialized use, including the Littmann cardiology model for healthcare professionals.

WALKERS

WALKERS

We offer a full line of walkers, ranging from basic folding walkers up to specialty 4 wheel walkers having a seat and brakes. We also carry an assortment of walker accessories such as bags, baskets, trays, etc. For temporary needs, you may rent a standard walker.

WHEELCHAIRS

WHEELCHAIRS

We offer standard wheelchairs for those who want to wheel themselves or light weight transport chairs for those who cannot self-propel themselves. You may rent either model for short term needs. We also carry a wide variety of wheelchair cushions to aid with both comfort and pressure relief.

WOUND CARE

WOUND CARE

We offer the largest selection of wound care dressings in the area, including hard to find specialty dressings for chronic or severe wounds. Our knowledgeable staff will help you select the appropriate product for your needs.

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  • JOHN PAGE, HME EXPERT

    "I really enjoy listening to our customers, finding out what they need, and then making sure they're comfortable with the product and understand how to use it. I just like helping people."

FROM THE BLOG

Knee Walkers: The Skinny on the Scoot

Knee Walkers: The Skinny on the Scoot

Okay. Here’s a hypothetical situation for you to ponder. You trip over a break in the sidewalk (it totally jumped up and attacked you, right?). In the ensuing scuffle you twist your ankle badly. You dash, limp, shuffle, and/or hobble to the ER where you wait for what seems an eternity.

 

Vending machine food becomes a delicacy after the three hour mark.

 

Finally you see a doctor. X-Rays finished, lo and behold, you have a broken ankle. There goes your summer vacation plans. The doctor refers you to a specialist who will cast the ankle and turn you into a hobbling mess of plaster and humility. But wait, there is a silver lining. The doctor hands you a prescription for a ‘knee walker‘ or a ‘knee scooter.’

 

What the heck is a knee walker?

 

Sounds intimidating, right? A knee walker is the saving grace for your underarms and your sanity, or what is left of it. You did just break your ankle in a vicious sidewalk attack. There is a lot of mental recovery time.

 

Dougherty’s Home Medical Department has knee walkers available, with or without a prescription. We even have them available for rent. The Essential Free Spirit Knee Walker has independent steering, brakes, adjustable seat, and adjustable handles. It is useful for any foot or ankle injury that requires you to keep all weight off the foot. Knee walkers work great for pre-op, post-op recovery.

 

I feel like I’m trying to sell a car to you now, but trust me when I say this equipment is a godsend. Instead of teetering atop crutches and potentially causing more injury to yourself and others all you need is to prop your knee on the cushion and scoot yourself along to greener pastures. It’s a combination bicycle and scooter meant to be used with your normal walking pace and gait. The brakes are when you need to stop quickly and can be locked in a stationary position for safety. The walker’s handles fold down to the seat for easy storage in the trunk or backseat of your car.

 

Now let’s get down to pricing. A brand new knee walker runs $630. We do, however, rent them by the week or month. Knee walker rentals are $45/week or $160/month. It would take 14 weeks or 4 months of rental to equal the purchase price of a new knee walker. If you are interested in renting we require 25 hours advance notice. Twenty five hours allows Dougherty’s to check we have a knee walker available in good functioning order. This also provides us time to have the knee walker cleaned and sanitized for you. In order to complete your paperwork, and save you a pair of sore armpits, we need a current ID and a credit card to keep on file.

 

At this time we are unable to file with any insurance company. We are simply not contracted to do so. If you have a prescription and doctor’s request, we can print out duplicate receipts, even hand write a receipt to submit your provider for reimbursement. Not every plan and provider offers reimbursement, contact your provider for the specifics.

 

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or problems, please feel free to call us at 214-373-5302. Dougherty’s Home Medical Department will do whatever to make sure you get what you need and you are satisfied with your experience.

In the meantime, best of luck, and watch out for those darned sidewalks. They have it out for us. 


Comments (2)

2 comments on article "Knee Walkers: The Skinny on the Scoot"

gwen garner said:

I may have looked over specifics and a wide variety walking devices on this site. How can I see, online, the types of walkers you carry and the prices for owning and renting the devices. Your pharmacy used to deliver my meds to my home in Allen, TX (Preston Store). I live just outside Allen in Lucas, above six miles east off Hwy 75 & Bethany (2 exits north of Legacy on 75).

4/5/2016 7:01 PM


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