Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Your Oxygen Prescription

Oxygen is a drug. It must be prescribed for you by your physician. Just as you are unique, so is your disease that requires oxygen, and so is your oxygen prescription. Your doctor has, after having examined you and ordered specific tests, determined:
• How much oxygen you need to use, and
• When you need to use your oxygen.
Your doctor has given us your oxygen prescription and we have supplied you with the appropriate equipment and supplies. It is very important that you follow your doctor’s orders by always using the prescribed flow at the prescribed times. Your medical technician can answer any questions you might have regarding your oxygen and its use.
If you feel you need a change in either, how much oxygen you are using, or when you are to use it, please see your doctor. He or She can determine if a change in your prescription is necessary. If we receive a new oxygen order for you from your doctor, we will re-evaluate your equipment needs and supplies to assure that they are appropriate for your new prescription.

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