My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.
Sometimes, very sick people or those in pain need to be transported quite a fair distance, either across county or state borders, to get to a better facility that can care for them more appropriately. Most people will assume that the hospital will take care of this for them, and they can if you don't organize your own medical transportation. However, that would be a mistake, as hospitals generally use non-emergency vehicles that are very similar to ambulances and are nowhere near as well catered to your needs as a medical transport company is.
One of the main reasons why medical transportation companies are so popular is just because of how much more comfortable the vehicles are. You can lie fully horizontally in a nice, cushioned bed and with as many blankets as you need. You often have the choice of lighting as well as whether any music is playing or not. When compared to what are basically ambulances that have quite hard, rubbery stretches that jolt and shake with every bump in the road, there is a clear difference in quality. Medical transportation is almost always going to be the most comfortable option, and for those already in a lot of pain, that is a must-have.
The people who help you out on your medical transportation journey have worked in the industry for years, so they know how to minimize the discomfort you might feel on the trip. They can also help you with any needs you might have, whether that is toilet-related or if you need some sort of snack, drink, or prescribed medication. They are also, importantly, trained in good customer service so that they are as gentle as you might be with your own family member. This sort of tender care makes the journey pass far quicker.
Often using medical transportation not organized by the hospital itself is far cheaper. Whether that is due to insurance rates or simply the great prices offered by most medical transport companies, in general, you will end up spending less for a better service. This is also particularly true of long-distance journeys, as transport companies are built for these longer trips and charge accordingly, whereas hospitals are more equipped for shorter trips so anything longer is going to end up costing much more due to the higher rate. The best way to find out for sure is always to call and ask, as most medical transportation companies are more than happy to provide a quote.