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To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

Posted by Pauline on 6/09/02 at 21:38 (086891)

I received this information from Dornier. There is a site for Northern Calif. Los Gatos Community Hospital I don't know if this is far enough North but it's there. Hope this helps.

With recent FDA approval, the Dornier Epos Ultra is just beginning to be placed in medical centers and hospitals across the nation. We are unable to predict when this medical device will be purchased in your immediate area. We are adding your contact information to our database and when the medical device has been purchased in your area, we will provide you with that location and contact information.

The Epos Ultra is currently available in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Detroit and Northern California, as well as Canada. Listed below are the facilities where the medical device is located:

Lamar Fleming, M.D.

Emory University School of Medicine - Section of Orthopedics

1365 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

404.778.3349

George Theodore, M.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital - Wang Ambulatory Care Center 503

15 Parkman Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02114

617-724-9338

Christopher Zingas, M.D.

Henry Ford Health System - William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine

6525 2nd Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48202

313.972.4177

email: (email removed)

Dr. David Zuckerman

The Foot Specialists, PC

Woodbury, NJ

856.848.3338

Lithotripter Associates

Contact: Scott Diskin

Hawthorne, NY

914.493.8529

Los Gatos Community Hospital

(in Northern California)

Contact: Bido Baines

1.800.647.8663

Information for Canada:

1) Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario - 519-661-3011

2) Sports Medicine Specialists in Toronto, Ontario - 416-481-1601

3) Action Sport Physio in St. Bruno, Quebec - 450-441-1451

4) Action Sport Physio in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec - 514-624-0444

Additionally, AKSM provides mobile Epos Ultra services in the states on Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Call 866.367.3798 for more information.

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

DR Zuckerman on 6/09/02 at 23:07 (086896)

Great research. !!!

Do you know the specifics such as cost, whether they are using high energy,low energy , is this done in a surgical center with general or IV sedation?
It would great to have a data base with this information. The number of cases for plantar fasciitis would be helpful to for the Canadian machine locations.

Thanks for the research

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

john h on 6/10/02 at 10:52 (086934)

Pauline: I also received a letter from Dornier. Your list is much more complete than mine and obviously more current.

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

Pauline on 6/10/02 at 21:36 (087028)

The information is a phone call away. The number's are listed. I would imagine and hope if they are using the Dornier Epos in the U.S. they are following the FDA Protocol set for that machine.

Interested patients should contact the sites directly. Dornier is more than happy to provide information on their permanents sites and mobile units which may help patients who have insurance coverage especially if their insurance company require treatment be at a permanent location.

I know some insurance companies will not pay for mobile mammograms yet will pay for hospital or surgical center ones. Strange but it happens.

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

DR Zuckerman on 6/10/02 at 22:39 (087045)

I am finding that insurance companies are being a pain in the you know what. Whether the machine is in the ASC or Buckingham Palace doesn't seen to matter. They just don't want to pay.

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

Pauline on 6/12/02 at 21:44 (087385)

Patience Dr. Z. It's on the horizon.

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

DR Zuckerman on 6/09/02 at 23:07 (086896)

Great research. !!!

Do you know the specifics such as cost, whether they are using high energy,low energy , is this done in a surgical center with general or IV sedation?
It would great to have a data base with this information. The number of cases for plantar fasciitis would be helpful to for the Canadian machine locations.

Thanks for the research

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

john h on 6/10/02 at 10:52 (086934)

Pauline: I also received a letter from Dornier. Your list is much more complete than mine and obviously more current.

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

Pauline on 6/10/02 at 21:36 (087028)

The information is a phone call away. The number's are listed. I would imagine and hope if they are using the Dornier Epos in the U.S. they are following the FDA Protocol set for that machine.

Interested patients should contact the sites directly. Dornier is more than happy to provide information on their permanents sites and mobile units which may help patients who have insurance coverage especially if their insurance company require treatment be at a permanent location.

I know some insurance companies will not pay for mobile mammograms yet will pay for hospital or surgical center ones. Strange but it happens.

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

DR Zuckerman on 6/10/02 at 22:39 (087045)

I am finding that insurance companies are being a pain in the you know what. Whether the machine is in the ASC or Buckingham Palace doesn't seen to matter. They just don't want to pay.

Re: To: Looking for ESWT in Northern Calif.

Pauline on 6/12/02 at 21:44 (087385)

Patience Dr. Z. It's on the horizon.