02-26-2016, 07:45 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-26-2016, 07:56 PM by Sleeprider.)
3B is another brand of the Resmart branded (BMC Medical, China) machines. Your ability to pull data will be limited, and clearly this is a low price budget machine being provided to minimize costs. We see Resmart machines here occasionally, and to be honest, I don't know much about them. Your medical provider stuck you with this P.O.S. and I'd complaint (probably to no avail), then if that didn't work out, give them their f'n machine back and get one on my own dime, that gives good data and is not from the lowest bidder in China.
Sorry for the blunt reply, and wish you had found the forum before you got stuck with this crap. That aside, we'll be glad to help in anyway we can. Just for the hell of it, who was your provider? At least we can try to steer anyone new away from them. (no links or .com names)
Yes, I looked at 3B's website. Their motto: "restoring profitability to CPAP."
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Thanks guys for for the very helpful responses.
I will definitely be looking into a recording oximeter for additional data.
Next week I will be discussing this issue with my PCP.
Checked 3B Medical web site and also noticed the improved profitability slogan. Didn't look for their Mission Statement. They seem to be offering more models than when I got my machine.
My DME provider is Southeastern Medical Supply.
The actively participating members of this forum are amazing.
Stan, I was just thinking about my rant above. If you do complain, it should be to your insurance company that paid the bill. Let them know what this DME is doing and what you think about it. Sure the equipment meets the minimum standard for your prescription, but customer satisfaction actually counts. The insurance company does not want to lose business (subscribers). They pay good money for this equipment, and some suppliers do a great job and provide the expected quality of equipment. Make sure they know Southeastern Medical Supply, does not.
I feel so fortunate that I received a top level machine. My doctor and DME provider took care of me. At the time, I had no knowledge of apnea and its treatment.
Sleep is worth the effort.