WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you as you start your CPAP therapy and good luck to you on your machine decision.
Apria? No go. Run, don't walk.
Go back to Dr. and get Rx. Send to other vendor. I have done business with #2 and they are good. Can also still find the Phillips Respironics 60 series autos (model 560) for sale less than $500 from a few online sources. Those machines are every bit as good as the Resmed S-10 from the standpoint of performance and reporting capabilities. Heck, I like the DeVillbiss Intellipap Auto, it is a darned fine machine, tough as snot, superior from a power backup standpoint, though reporting is a little more obtuse.
When someone actually creates a website for Apria complaints, you know they have a bad reputation.
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.
Hi Jgoole and welcome to the forum. Several years ago the small, locally owned DME, with which I was extremely satisfied, was bought by APRIA. I quickly became dissatisfied with the new situation and found a new DME. Since I am on Medicare etc. I cannot completely avoid working with a DME but, so far I can be choosy on a limited basis.The challenge seems to be finding a good one that isn't subject to being bought by a not so good one. If you do not rely on insurance, you can easily free lance it, just soak up as much good information from this forum as time permits, you will not be disappointed.
Apria is awful. As a former customer I would never recommend them to anyone. I would get the machine on your own and use SleepyHead and the forums to guide your therapy to the sweet spot.