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Why should you perform spirometry in your office?

Office spirometry is quickly becoming a vital tool for doctors. Here are three reasons why you should consider adding this medical device to your practice:

1. Your Office sees patients with indications for spirometry.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.A.
  • Of the top three diseases which include heart disease and cancer, COPD is the only disease that is increasing in prevalence rather than decreasing.
  • The number of Americans with COPD is estimated at 24 million, but only half of them have been diagnosed with the disease. There is one death every four minutes, more than breast cancer and diabetes combined.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, every day in America:

  • 40,000 people miss school or work due to asthma;
  • 30,000 people have an asthma attack;
  • 5,000 people visit the emergency room due to asthma;
  • 1,000 people are admitted to the hospital due to asthma;
  • 11 people die from asthma;

2. Office spirometry is cost effective and generates revenue.

  • Office spirometry is third party reimbursable with an average reimbursement of $35 for a simple five minute non-invasive test.
  • The average primary care physician performs 10 tests per week and pays for their equipment in two months or less.
  • Mouthpieces and other spirometry supplies are cost effective.

3. Equipment is easy to use.

  • Unless the equipment is easy to use, it will not be fully utilized by your staff.
  • All Micro Direct spirometers are menu driven via a large graphic display and the test takes less than five minutes to perform.
  • Some manufacturers such as Schiller and SDI include printable reports built into the spirometer.
  • The equipment performs all of the calculations, test quality control checks, and provides a confirming diagnostic interpretation.

For more information on spirometers or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

Schiller Special! AT-102 EKG

Schiller’s AT-102 EKG is currently on a special for only $3595.00.   This unit compares to the Burdick Atria 61 and Welch Allyn CP200.

Advantages –
 – power drawer – easy to load paper vs. top load drawers
 – upgrades to stress testing and spirometry
 – communication modules – XLM, LAN/modem 

Interested in ordering?  Call us at 877-646-3300 or email sales@medicaldevicedepot.com to take advantage of this special pricing!

SPECIAL PRICING on Schiller AT-10 EKG Machines!

Schiller is currently running a special on their AT-10 EKG with/without PFT combo units and we’re passing the deals onto you!

NEW Schiller AT-10 without PFT – $5868.99

NEW Schiller AT-10 with PFT – $6243.99

DEMO Schiller AT-10 without PFT – $4493.99

DEMO Schiller AT-10 with PFT – $4993.99

These prices are available on a first-come-first serve basis while supplies last.  Call us at 877-646-3300 or email sales@medicaldevicedepot.com to take advantage of this promotion!

Electrocardiograph Machine Feature Comparison Chart

Check this out!

One of our manufacturers put together this list of comparisons for some of the top EKG machines on the market.  This is a wonderful reference to help you determine which EKG machine would be best for your practice.  Feel free to call us at 877-646-3300 if you have any questions!

Manufacturer Model Interpretation ECG Preview 12-lead Simultaneous Viewing
             
Nihon Kohden 1250A yes yes yes
Nihon Kohden 1350A yes yes yes
GE MAC 1200 yes yes NO
Schiller AT-1 optional NO NO
Schiller AT-2 yes NO NO
Schiller AT-2 LIGHT yes NO NO
Schiller AT-2 PLUS yes yes NO
Schiller AT-101 yes yes NO
Schiller AT-102 yes yes NO
Schiller AT-10 PLUS yes yes yes
Welch Allyn CP-100 yes yes NO
Welch Allyn CP-200 yes yes NO
Burdick Atria 3100 yes NO NO
Burdick Atria 6100 yes yes yes
Cardioline AR-600 yes NO NO
Cardioline AR-1200 view yes yes NO
Cardioline AR-1200adv yes NO NO
Cardioline Delta One PLUS NO yes NO
Cardioline Delta Three NO yes NO
Cardioline AR2100 view yes NO NO
Bionet Model 2000 yes NO NO
Bionet Model 3000 yes yes NO
         
Manufacturer Model Color Screen 8.5″ X 11″ Printout ECG 3X4+1 Format
         
Nihon Kohden 1250A yes NO yes
Nihon Kohden 1350A yes yes yes
GE MAC 1200 NO yes yes
Schiller AT-1 NO NO NO
Schiller AT-2 NO yes yes
Schiller AT-2 LIGHT NO yes yes
Schiller AT-2 PLUS NO yes yes
Schiller AT-101 NO NO NO
Schiller AT-102 NO yes yes
Schiller AT-10 PLUS yes yes yes
Welch Allyn CP-100 NO yes yes
Welch Allyn CP-200 yes yes yes
Burdick Atria 3100 NO yes yes
Burdick Atria 6100 yes yes yes
Cardioline AR-600 NO NO NO
Cardioline AR-1200 view NO NO NO
Cardioline AT-1200adv NO NO NO
Cardioline Delta One PLUS NO NO NO
Cardioline Delta Three NO NO NO
Cardioline AR2100 view NO yes yes
Bionet Model 2000 NO yes yes
Bionet Model 3000 NO yes yes
         
Manufacturer Model Memory
(# of patients)
Data Output SD Card
Software Upgradeable
         
Nihon Kohden 1250A 3000 with $8 1-GB SD Card yes yes
Nihon Kohden 1350A 3000 with $8 1-GB SD Card yes yes
GE MAC 1200 optional optional NO
Schiller AT-1 NO NO NO
Schiller AT-2 NO NO NO
Schiller AT-2 LIGHT optional yes NO
Schiller AT-2 PLUS optional yes NO
Schiller AT-101 optional yes NO
Schiller AT-102 40 yes NO
Schiller AT-10 PLUS 400 yes NO
Welch Allyn CP-100 40 yes yes
Welch Allyn CP-200 40 yes yes
Burdick Atria 3100 40 yes NO
Burdick Atria 6100 40 yes NO
Cardioline AR-600 1 NO NO
Cardioline AR-1200 view 1 NO NO
Cardioline AR-1200adv 1 NO NO
Cardioline Delta One PLUS 1 NO NO
Cardioline Delta Three 1 NO NO
Cardioline AR2100 view 1 NO NO
Bionet Model 2000 1 yes NO
Bionet Model 3000 1 yes NO
         
Manufacturer Model Warranty Built-In ECG Waveform Simulator  
         
Nihon Kohden 1250A 4 year yes  
Nihon Kohden 1350A 4 year yes  
GE MAC 1200 3 year NO  
Schiller AT-1 3 year NO  
Schiller AT-2 3 year NO  
Schiller AT-2 LIGHT 3 year NO  
Schiller AT-2 PLUS 3 year NO  
Schiller AT-101 3 year NO  
Schiller AT-102 3 year NO  
Schiller AT-10 PLUS 3 year NO  
Welch Allyn CP-100 3 year NO  
Welch Allyn CP-200 3 year NO  
Burdick Atria 3100 3 year NO  
Burdick Atria 6100 3 year NO  
Cardioline AR-600 2 year NO  
Cardioline AR-1200 view 2 year NO  
Cardioline AR-1200adv 2 year NO  
Cardioline Delta One PLUS 2 year NO  
Cardioline Delta Three 2 year NO  
Cardioline AR2100 view 2 year NO  
Bionet Model 2000 3 year NO  
Bionet Model 3000 3 year NO  

Note: This list was compiled by an outside source. Physicians Equipment Blog and/or Medical Device Depot is not responsible for any mistakes.  That said – if you find any, let us know!