All CPAP patients had to book an appointment, trek into the doctor’s office and fork up a co-pay just to get the equipment many already knew they needed. That was a major pain before COVID-19. Now it’s a major roadblock preventing patients from getting the life-saving therapy they need.
MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) August 05, 2020
A new online CPAP supplies store, cpapRX.com, gives patients the option of ordering the only disposable at-home sleep test on the market, and obtaining or renewing their CPAP prescription online, along with offering price-matching on CPAP machines, masks, and other supplies from top manufacturers.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and doctor’s offices have seen visits from non-coronavirus-related concerns drop significantly. The University of Rochester Medical Center reported that drop to be as high as 50% fewer visits. This is due in large part to the fear and anxiety of catching COVID-19 in a medical facility. Yet other patients report feeling that their health concern is simply not serious enough to warrant their doctor’s attention.
“It’s a scary time for everyone,” says Dr. A. Danny Yaish, certified sleep specialist and co-founder of cpapRX. “But it’s even scarier knowing that people are ignoring or neglecting their health for fear of catching COVID-19. The health conditions they neglect could be far more detrimental.”
Dr. Yaish has been treating sleep disorders for more than 15 years. He is board-certified in Sleep Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and runs a Ear, Nose and Throat practice in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Throughout his career, Dr. Yaish has noticed major areas of improvement in caring for sleep apnea patients, and founded cpapRX.com to address these areas.
The first area of improvement is convenience in how patients undergo sleep studies. As part of the company’s exclusive treatment pathway, cpapRX allows patients to order the WatchPAT ONE Disposable Home Test online. The WatchPAT test is the most advanced test available, providing accurate and reliable data from the comfort of the patient’s bed. This at-home sleep test eliminates the many risks and hassles of traditional sleep studies: patients do not need to spend a night in a sleep lab, there are no nasal tubes or additional body straps, and because it’s disposable, patients don’t have to send it back and clinicians don’t have to handle used equipment.
The second area of improvement is convenience in how patients access CPAP prescriptions and CPAP supplies by leveraging virtual care options. “All CPAP patients, no matter how long you’ve been using the therapy, were required to book an appointment, trek into the doctor’s office and fork up a co-pay just to get the equipment many already knew they needed and wanted,” says Ryan Lange, co-founder of cpapRX. “That was a major pain before COVID-19. Now it’s a major roadblock preventing patients from getting the life-saving therapy they need.”
Another area of improvement the cpapRX team has noted over the years is overcoming the stigmas that have prevailed about sleep apnea patients. The typical image of an individual with sleep apnea is older, overweight, male. Not only is this wrong--people of any age, size or gender can have sleep apnea--it results in many cases going undiagnosed and many people not getting the treatment they need.
“We estimate that eighty percent of sleep apnea cases are undiagnosed,” Dr. Yaish shares. “If you don’t fit into the stigma, you’ll likely never recognize the sleep apnea symptoms and talk to your doctor. It’s imperative we break that stigma so everyone that needs CPAP therapy can get treatment.”
Unlike most other online CPAP supply companies in the United States, cpapRX.com can offer secure, online CPAP prescription services and disposable at-home sleep studies because Dr. Yaish--a real, live, board-certified Sleep Specialist--is behind the scenes reviewing every prescription request, all sleep study results, and every purchase. cpapRX.com offers CPAP machines, masks, headgear, replacement tubing and filters, cleaning supplies, CPAP travel accessories and more from top CPAP manufacturers ResMed, Fisher & Paykel, SoClean, and Philips Respironics.
“We’re launching cpapRX at a time when people need it most,” says Lange. “It wasn’t necessarily intentional, we’ve been planning cpapRX for years. But we’re happy we can help patients get the sleep tests, CPAP prescriptions and CPAP supplies they need, while remaining safer at home.”
To learn more, visit cpapRX.com or contact the cpapRX Clinical Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.