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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

Compounding FAQ

Compounding FAQ

What is compounding?


Pharmaceutical compounding is the melding of art and science to produce custom medications tailored to a patient’s individual needs.

 

Why compound medications?


Many patients have specific medication requirements that cannot be met by conventional, manufactured products. Some examples of required compounding include:

  • Patients with allergies to dyes and other constituents found in a manufactured product
  • The manufactured dosage form is not suitable to the patient (children may require an oral liquid instead of a tablet)
  • The correct dose of medication may not be commercially available (more or less of the active ingredient is needed)
  • The specific drug is no longer conventionally manufactured

 

Is compounding safe?


Dougherty’s Pharmacy is licensed by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and the license is in good standing. Our pharmacists and technicians working in the lab receive additional education and ongoing training in the practice of compounding. Dougherty’s uses state of the art equipment to ensure quality products and has an extensive quality assurance program to confirm our compounds meet the highest standard.

 

Do compounded medications require FDA approval?


All drug/chemical components used in our compounds are approved by the FDA. However, the FDA does not require the final, compounded product to be approved. The FDA drug approval process can cost millions of dollars and take years to complete. This process is required only for mass-produced medications for use across the nation.

 

Is compounding expensive?


Many factors go into the price of compounded prescriptions: necessary equipment, ingredients, research, and preparation time all comprise to determine a compound’s product price. Access to commercial quantities of pure ingredients helps offset the cost. Compounded medications may be more, less, or comparable to mass-produced medications depending on individual circumstances. Most insurance companies do pay for compounded medications with a traditional copayment. Dougherty’s can bill these medications on your behalf.

 

What kind of medications can be compounded?


Most! Compounding is especially ideal for patients who require alternative dosages or means of delivery. If you want to know if one or more of your medications can be compounded, please call or ask one of our pharmacists the next time you’re in the pharmacy.

 

How do you know the chemicals received are of high quality?


All our ingredient chemicals are FDA approved and come with a certificate of analysis. This certification assures the chemical is the correct potency and purity.

 

Are your chemicals manufactured in the United States?


No, the majority of ingredient chemicals are produced outside the United States. These ingredient chemicals are manufactured in FDA-regulated facilities. The FDA oversees the regulation and standard of products for consumer use in the United States; facilities that fail the standards can be shut down.

 

Are these chemicals tested for quality and impurities?


Yes, all chemicals are tested for potency and purity and these results are published in the certificate of analysis.

 

Are all chemicals tested for microbes and endotoxins?


Tests for microbes and endotoxins are not performed on all chemicals. Ingredient chemicals more likely to harbor microbes, per United States Pharmacopeia (USP) stipulations, are tested as such. Other chemicals that by nature are incapable of harboring microbes do not require testing.

 

Do I need to worry about my compound containing bacteria, viruses, or fungi?


Dougherty’s Pharmacy adheres to strict policies and procedures set forth by the USP for the compounding of sterile products. At Dougherty’s we conduct in-house and unbiased third party testing of sterile products to ensure they are not contaminated with any microorganisms.

Comments (2)

2 comments on article "Compounding FAQ"

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John Faithfull said:

There are different medical equipments are available for the washrooms that we can handle the rods to stop the slipping in the washroom. Braces and the compression socks from the www.paperial.com website can buy also the foot care and the exercise bands are available there.

11/19/2018 10:19 PM

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