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  1. Thats the problem everyone is waiting . Could use...

    Thats the problem everyone is waiting . Could use a little help. Met the Surgeon General under Bush. His name is Dr. Richard carmona who is now running for Senator in Az.

    Steve Winter
  2. Just a thought but why not a SCIInjured person or group of SCI People start their own

    Benefits would be with the help of Sci Nurses and doctors you could design the "perfect " catheter and profits could stay in the Sci Community. I am sure the dealers would at least look at the idea...
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    My name is Steve Winter and I worked with...

    My name is Steve Winter and I worked with Congress to get the Medicare policy and VA policy changed years ago so the patient can have the choice of using a new catheter each time. I have been...
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    Ohio Workmen's Comp Go Buckeyes

    I am originally from Ohio and needed some questions answered about workmen's comp in Ohio.
    Any Buckeyes out there?
    SW
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    Urethra Worn Out

    After thirty years of cathing my urethra is all scarred and it is very painful to cath .
    What is the difference between a urinary diversion and other options.
    When you have these do they block the...
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    Ohio Workman's Comp

    Anybody out there familiar with Ohio Workman's comp? One person told me it took 18 months to get their wheelchair approved.
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    Coloplast Sure Cath Pain

    Has anybody else haid unusually high pain or bleeding using the Coloplast Sure Cath Set?
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    Sticky: Metro Guys

    I noticed there was a hospital named metro . Is this the one in Cleveland run by Dr. Neminides? If it is how is he doing?

    SW
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    CKF is right

    These are usually regional issues just like Blue Cross can be good in one area and not in the other. The individual is whats more important and we help fight for the patient no matter what insurance...
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    True

    This is true bu some insurance companies put catheters under the DME label and then they have a limit on DME where your wheelchair alone can burn this up.They then tell you they money was all used up...
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    United Healthcare Insurance

    Does anybody have this insurance company?(United Healthcare)If you do do they deny your catheter claims or put it in the DME Category and say you have a limit.

    SW
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    Dr Ginsberg

    Dr Ginsberg who is the Chief of Urology at Rancho and has a private office at USC Medical Center would be a great choice. I live in Arizona and I fly to see him as well as some of my friends.I am not...
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    Chronic Prostatitis

    Are there any statisitcs of SCI patients with chronic prostatitis?
    Some symptoms are chronic UTI's and severe pain in the testicle and prostate area. Some compare it to having a golf ball on fire up...
  14. Pain from Coloplast Sure cath or other Hydrophillic Catheters

    A few people I spoke with started having pain after using the Sure Cath from Coloplast. Has anybody else experienced this or pain from an other hdro type catheter.
    Hydrophillic catheters go in...
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    Extreme Medical Customers

    I am getting some calls about customers who were on Medicare that their supplier named Extreme Medical cannot service them and they need to find some one else . If you are having this problem send me...
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    Dehp

    DEHP in he plastic gloves is probably the culprit. It is in a lot of the caheters as well which could be more dangerous in my opinion.
    There is only one brand of caheters that does not have DEHP....
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    Trouble Getting Catheters

    Sometime when you first get hurt working with insurance companies can be a hassle .If you have any problems getting your catheters paid for or not getting a new one each time you cath send me a...
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    Any Coude catheter users out There

    I was told that if you are having trouble passing a catheter the last coupe of inches that a coude works great. My prostae is a little swollen so a regular caheter is tough to pass. The hydrophillic...
  19. Medicare or medicaid catheter Users Alert

    I was the person who fought to have the Medicare rules changed concerning catheters.
    I sill get calls from people thanking me and that is great because it did take three years and there were times I...
  20. Anybody's Insurance Company Not paying for a New Catheter Each time.

    Just checking to see if anybody's insurance is not paying for their catheters .
    They may say it is durable medical and they do not cover or some other excuse.
    The bottom line is that if you have...
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    Bladder issues

    I know some say UTI's actuall give them a physical depression and when they are cleared up they feel much better. I still get sad when I drive by a basketball court and I have been injured for 31...
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    Chronic Prostatitis

    Has anybody been diagnosed with this ? All the literature shows that long term antibiotics and alpha blockers are ineffective. My doctor says a surgery that scrapes the inside of the prostate out has...
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    Prostatitis

    I was diagnosed with Chronic prostatitis and get some releif fom antibiotics and a low dose of hydrocodone. As soon as I go off the antibiotics the sever pain starts. I have never even taken aspirin...
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    Prosattitis or UTI

    How do you know if you have a uti or prostatitis. I went over ten years without a uti then started having severe pain in my prostate area. Up until then I never even used aspirin but ever since this...
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    Bladder

    If your bladder is infected with MRSA what then? Also what is better for your bladder to be more alkaline or more acidic? I was told that bacteria cannot grow in an alkaline enviroment.

    SW
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