A family-operated supplier of medical and pharmaceutical supplies, DV Medical Supply serves clients throughout the United States from its headquarters in Gardena, California. Further, DV Medical Supply supports JDRF, an organization that supports people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and raises funds for research into the disease.
Among the fundraisers held by JDRF is One Walk, which sees supporters from all over the United States come together to complete sponsored walks. Here are some frequently asked questions about the event:
Question: How long is the walk?
Answer: On average, One Walk events are three miles, though they can range from one to five miles. Some organizers create separate routes for families and young people who wish to participate but can’t walk the full distance.
Q: What should I bring on the day?
A: Bring your walker donation form and any cash or check donations in your collection envelope.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Comfortable shoes are a must, as is clothing appropriate to the weather. One Walk events take place in all types of weather, barring extreme conditions, so consider packing appropriate gear if the forecast warns of rain, snow, or wind.
From its headquarters in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply, Inc., distributes medical and surgical supplies for use in the health care and veterinary industries. DV Medical Supply provides a range of pharmaceuticals, including Meloxicam, a commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used by patients with osteoarthritis. Here are some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
1. Pain. Osteoarthritis inflames the joints, often resulting in pain or tenderness, particularly during or after movement of the affected joint.
2. Large joints. The affected joints may appear larger than usual, an issue that particularly affects those with osteoarthritis of the knees. The increased size results from the formation of bone spurs around the joint.
3. Stiffness. Following long periods of inactivity, such as sleep, the joint becomes stiff leading to a loss of some flexibility. In some cases, this loss of motion affects the patient throughout the day.
4. Muscle loss. Severe osteoarthritis can cause muscles to lose their bulk, particularly if the condition forces the patient into inactivity.
5. Grating. When using the affected joint, patients may hear a grating sound that is often accompanied by pain.
A trusted source of veterinary and surgical supplies, DV Medical Supply, Inc., operates under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Ferguson and her husband, company founder Neal Hyams. DV Medical Supply supports several charities, including ChildFund International, which provides services to the 570 million children living in poverty around the world. Since 2010, ChildFund has operated the Children’s Voices survey, an annual survey that asks children questions about their lives, the issues that affect them, and their hopes for the future.
A total of 6,226 children between the ages of 10 and 12 years old took the 2016 Children’s Voices survey. Despite surveying children across 41 countries, ChildFund discovered that 98 percent of participants class education as being highly important to them.
Beyond this, the survey revealed some startling statistics about school safety. Less than two-thirds of children believe that their schools are always safe while 14 percent of children in Senegal noted that their schools never feel safe.
The survey also noted some disparity in the way children from wealthy countries, such as France and the United States, viewed their futures in comparison to children from developing countries. In wealthy countries, 64 percent of children believe that education is the pathway to a quality job, a statement that only 40 percent of children living in developing countries agree with.
For four decades, DV Medical Supply has served as an authorized drug and medical supply distributor. In addition, DV Medical Supply works with drug prescribers to help them utilize electronic services that streamline the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration process.
Doctors and other drug prescribers traditionally use DEA paper form 222 when they register as a Schedule I or Schedule II provider with dispensaries. Prescribers who wish to send only Schedule II electronic prescriptions through the DEA’s Controlled Substance Ordering System, however, have the option of submitting these authorizations without filing the paper form.
For doctors who have used only paper copies, the first part of the process involves applying for a digital certificate from the DEA. The approval process can take a month to six weeks.
Once approved, the prescriber will receive a copy of the new certificate. At that point, the prescriber can contact DV Medical Supply to receive login credentials and begin ordering.