Doctors Choice Mobility News


By docadmin April 13, 2017 3:15 pm

When purchasing a mobility scooter there are many options.  DCM can help you guide you in picking the right scooter for your needs.  Below there are 2 types of mobility scooters that give you the advantage and disadvantages of each.  We are passionate in helping you with all of your mobility needs. Three-Wheel Phoenix HD 3 Wheel Mobility Scooter Three-wheel scooters are configured with two drive wheels in the back and a single wheel in the front for steering. Three-wheel scooters offer excellent maneuverability versus similar four-wheel models, thanks to their lower turning radius, making them better for indoor use, where nimbly maneuvering around obstacles is a necessity. While they include anti-tip wheels for safety, three-wheel scooters are not more

Providing Relief Right Now for Patients

By docadmin April 10, 2017 7:08 am

A functioning, competitive market for health insurance is a crucial element of providing patients access to quality, affordable care. But with skyrocketing premiums and narrowing choices, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has done damage to this market and created great burdens for many Americans. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to doing everything in our power to provide relief immediately. Within what the law allows, HHS is taking action to stabilize the individual and small group insurance markets (the markets most affected by the ACA) so that they work better for everyone. We are going through every page of regulations and guidance related to the Affordable Care Act to determine whether or not they work more

Motivo Tour Salsa Red

By docadmin April 2, 2017 11:10 pm

Motivo Tour The Salsa Red Tour is as functional as it is attractive.  The Tour’s stow-away seat design allows you to walk inside and upright for better posture, and better health. Standing inside the Tour also allows you to get 50% closer to items for an easier reach without added strain.  Zero-degree turning radius gives you a tighter turning radius and better maneuverability. Convenience features include: Flip-out tray with multiple cup holders Large private storage compartment Stow-away padded seat Cane holder Stands & rolls when folded Carry handle Speed control to avoid runaway on downhills No assembly required Quick-adjust handles Made in the USA

Gearing Up for Spring Sports

By docadmin March 23, 2017 12:29 am

Summary: Eye injuries are a leading cause of blindness among children in the U.S. The good news is that most eye injuries can be prevented with protective eyewear. Spring brings a slew of after-school activities, including sports such as baseball, softball, lacrosse, and soccer.  As weekly calendars become packed with practices and games, parents and coaches need to know that most eye injuries in school-aged children are from sports. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology , 90 percent of eye injuries could be prevented with better eye safety habits, like using protective eyewear. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day to stay healthy. Sports are an important part more


By docadmin March 19, 2017 11:38 pm

Jeanette, a divorcee living alone, was only 58 when she suffered a stroke. Luckily, the stroke was minor and she sought treatment early, so she was able to resume her active and independent lifestyle with only minor adjustments. Jeanette’s stroke left her with some residual weakness and impairment to her right side—her dominant hand—and certain activities of daily living that require fine motor skills, especially dressing herself, were now difficult for her. Most activities of daily living (ADLs) require the use of two hands. For anyone with weaker or impaired motor skills, like seniors or individuals with arthritis or other medical conditions, getting dressed can be one of the most challenging ADLs to accomplish without help. Like Jeanette, many more


By docadmin March 10, 2017 12:10 pm

When we think about the physical challenges people face as we get older, most of us immediately focus on major mobility tasks: Will I be able to walk? Can I still drive a car? Will I need help moving things or doing home repairs? All of these concerns are valid, and most of us are aware of the fairly straightforward solutions available. What we often overlook is the effect that loss of mobility and dexterity can have on formerly-simple tasks like getting dressed. If you have arthritis, you know how hard it can be to button a shirt or pants, especially in the morning when your muscles and joints are extra stiff. Anyone with muscle weakness or loss of more

3 Tips: Marketplace insurance & 2016 taxes

By docadmin March 4, 2017 7:03 am

As you prepare to file your 2016 federal taxes, it’s important to know that reporting information about your health coverage is part of the tax filing process. If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2016, check out these 3 quick tax tips:   Form 1095-A and “reconciling” Look for Form 1095-A in the mail. If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2016, we’ll mail you Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement by early February. Check the information, and if everything is accurate, store it in a safe place with your other health insurance and tax forms. You’ll use it when you file your taxes. If you have an online Marketplace account, it may be there too. Before you file, make more

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Walking and Rolling 2017-Assistive Devices

By docadmin February 24, 2017 11:39 am

Summary: When it comes to walking, small steps can add up and make a big difference in our health.  At DCM we provide assistive devices that keep your health in line. In 2015, I issued a “Call to Action” on walking. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities encourages all of us to walk for our health and also, to raise awareness about the need for safe places to do so in urban and rural communities. Having safe places to walk not only promotes health and well-being but also helps communities build social cohesion and unity.  Local economies may also benefit in areas where people can live and walk to where they shop, dine, more

Five Ways You Can Rejuvenate Your 2017 Health Resolutions

By docadmin February 15, 2017 2:26 pm

Summary: It’s not too late to jump start your resolutions for a healthy 2017. Here are five suggestions you can adopt for a healthier you this year.How long did it take before your New Year’s health resolutions were forgotten? If you’re still focused on your healthy resolutions, great work! And if you’re one of those who have lost focus on their goals, we’re here to help get you back on track. It’s still early in the year, and not too late to jump start your resolutions for a healthy 2017. Here are five suggestions you can adopt for a healthier you this year: Get Active  Walking and wheelchair rolling are good ways to get moving. So are dancing, biking more

Hand Hygiene Compliance: Not That Simple

By docadmin February 10, 2017 6:01 am

Hygiene History In 1847, Ignaz Semmelweiss made a landmark discovery. He noted that the incidence of puerpal (childbed) fever, a female reproductive tract infection occurring after childbirth or miscarriage could be drastically cut by the use of hand washing with chlorinated lime solutions. Semmelweiss’ hypothesis — that there was only one cause and all that mattered was cleanliness — was extreme at the time, and was largely ignored, rejected or ridiculed. It was years after his tragic and untimely death in 1865 at age 47 that the concept of hand hygiene gained acceptance. By the 1950s, infection preventionists had taken a leading role in preaching the benefits of hand hygiene. In 1975, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more