Archive for January, 2014

Medpro Announces New Penticton Clinic

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Medpro is pleased to announce that we will now be having a clinic in Penticton on Wednesdays. Call our Kelowna office at 250-860-0605 to request an appointment. The clinic is located at 613 Martin Street Penticton, BC V2A 5L5.

Dr. Al Sperry- Chairman

Monday, January 13th, 2014

George Louvros, President of MedPro Respiratory Care, is pleased to welcome Dr. Al Sperry to the organization. Dr. Sperry will be assuming the role of Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.
Dr. Al Sperry brings 26 years of experience in the sleep industry in multiple international jurisdictions including Canada, U.S, Asia and South America to our organization. Dr Sperry, established and managed Sleep labs in multiple countries, in additional he has lectured at over 20 international conferences primarily on the value of Sleep Patient management and decreasing the comorbidities associated with Obstructed Sleep Apnea. Dr Sperry is committed to the improvement of the outcomes for Sleep patient. These validated protocols have been designed for improved outcomes by implementing a stringent and effective compliance regimen, ensuring the maximum benefit for the patients of MedPro Respiratory Care.
We look forward to Dr. Sperry’s contributions to the continued enhancement of the MedPro Respiratory Care Sleep Disordered Breathing program.
George Louvros
MedPro Respiratory Care

Philips Respironics introduces the new SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Philips Respironics has introduced the latest advancement in oxygen therapy. SimplyGo is the only portable oxygen concentrator (POC) to offer continuous flow (up to 2 liters per minute) and pulse-dose delivery in a single device weighing 10 pounds or less. With this combination of capabilities, the SimplyGo POC helps homecare providers manage the therapy and lifestyle needs of nearly all oxygen users.

Like all POCs, SimplyGo delivers pulse dose oxygen—a burst of oxygen triggered when the user starts to take a breath. But SimplyGo is different from smaller devices because it is also capable of delivering oxygen continuously, similar to stationary concentrators used at home. With oxygen output of up to four times that of some lightweight POCs, SimplyGo can meet the portable needs of nearly all oxygen users including those who are highly active or require continuous flow.

Philips designed its latest portable oxygen concentrator with a long-life compressor, high-impact resistant design and oversized cart wheels in order to be rugged and easy-to-use. SimplyGo was tested and subjected to extreme conditions, including impacts, vibrations and temperatures, to deliver reliable performance day in and day out in real-life conditions experienced by oxygen users.

SimplyGo comes with an attractive, functional carrying case; fold-up mobile cart; intuitive, easy-to-read screen; and detachable accessory bag. A lightweight and compact battery adds to its portability. Extra batteries are available and can fit easily into the zippered pouch on the carrying case or accessories bag for extended use.

This newest innovation from Philips Respironics provides oxygen patients with greater mobility and simplicity to help improve their lives. It is being launched in North America and will soon be followed with international availability.

Contact our Customer Service Representatives to Learn More!

An Ode to Oxy and her twins, Gen and Gen

Monday, January 13th, 2014

We always appreciate client feedback and Thank-Yous so we were pleased to receive this humorous poem from a former client.

An Ode to Oxy and her twins, Gen and Gen
They’re taken away, Hooray Hooray,
They’re taken away, Hooray!

Oxy and GenGen, are returned to their home.
No longer house bound, I am free to roam.
Whilst here, they were helpful to my sickly condition.
My ribs, cracked and bruised, enjoyed their emission.

Oxy’s thin tube, fifty feet in all,
Limited my travel to once ‘round the hall.
Gen and Gen were great for travel,
They just loved the car, nary a rattle.

Was asked on the street what caused my condition.
“’Stralian Rules Footie mate, Seniors Division”
Much more exciting than falling down stairs,
No one believed me, “You’re putting on airs”.

Was at the Pharmacy, for the drugs they dole out,
When asked by a young lad, not more than a sprout,
“What’s that thing that you carry? What does it do?”
“Why it’s my extra lung.” “Muuum, he’s a cyborg, can I have one too?”

To bed at night with 2 and a half litres of oxygen sent,
Through plastic tubes to awake in the morn all bent
Out of shape as 2 and a half meters of damned bloody tubes
Are wrapped ‘round my neck, my head, and manboobs.

I’ll not miss Oxy’s dull little hum,
Or her roar as she fills my outside lung.
I’ll not miss the tangle of plastic tubing
Or the two crazy big booger like things strapped up to my nostrils that are those damned frustrating and
bloody well awkward and irritating Nasal Cannula.

They’re taken away, Hooray Hooray,
They’ve been taken away, TODAY!

Never the less; Thanks to the wonderful folks at: Island Health, Medpro Respiratory Care, Blue Cross, and, in particular to Dr. Manhas.