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[split] Rose3130 Doctor Cancelled BPAP
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Sleeprider:
Thank you for your suggestions.  Sorry for the late response.

I've thought of asking my primary doctor about giving me a Rx for it, and I don't mind paying for the supplies myself.  I have not seen my primary in over a year, but have had phone visits with him.  I was diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver disease in August, and then about a month ago I was diagnosed with pancreatic insufficiency.  So I've been dealing with that.   

I do have copies of my sleep studies, but not the Rx for my original bipap.  Apria took it when I started therapy.

I still haven't gone to another pulmonary doc, as it's been hard with the Covid restrictions.  I'll have to see if I can get an appointment and actually go in for an office visit.   I do not want to do the phone visit!

If I post copies of my sleep studies, how and where should I post it here?  Do I post it like I started this conversation?

Thank you for all your help!
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RE: [split] Rose3130 Doctor Cancelled BPAP
You can buy most masks on Amazon I have also bought a couple on eBay. Just search the maker and model.  If you don’t know what you want check #1 on the suppliers list at the top of the site. You can look at all of them there and then you can do the search.
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RE: [split] Rose3130 Doctor Cancelled BPAP
Guy,
Thank you for the suggestions.  Sorry for the delay in responding.  I've had a few other health issues going on.

I did not know a Nurse Practitioner could possibly write the Rx.  I know a NP who use to be my boss many years back in a cath lab.  I'll contact her. 

I also told Sleep Rider and others who have commented, I'm going to see if I can find a pulmonary doc and get an office visit.  But I may try some of the suggestions first.  All my doctors are doing phone visits with these restrictions, so I may not be able to get into a pulmonary doc anytime soon. 

Rose
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If you're going to post any sleep study data, I'd suggest posting here within this thread to maintain historical info. Just redact any personal you'd rather not have displaying.
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I do have copies of my sleep studies, but not the Rx for my original bipap.  Apria took it when I started therapy.

You should be able to get a copy of the bi-level prescription from either Apria or the originator.  It is entirely within your rights to ask for it.  I encourage you to do so.  If there is a "next" time, do not give away the original, but let them make a copy for their records.

I had to ask my DME for a copy of my prescription since my doctor seemed to have lost(!) mine, due to both a change in ownership of the practice and a subsequent change in records retention policy.  The DME was surprisingly very responsive.
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The online sellers don't need a current prescription to serve your account. Any documentation that shows you have or had a prescription is usually sufficient to buy equipment. I have an old handwritten Rx from 2008 on file at Supplier #1 and have never had to update.
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