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By: Donna L.
Baystate Home Infusion
I've been using the company for a couple years now. There are things I like n not like about the place. The first visit was very nice. Professional. Took allot of information n fittings n etc. very nice. I asked if I needed to change things how it would go. Well a script was one n allot of paperwork is what she said. Ok no biggy I figure it's there job. Paperwork n all. I had a hastle trying to get a chin strap to go with CPAP things n the phone calls are every three months as a reminder for getting new equipment. Nothing to do with insurance. That is their job n has never said anything about insurance to me. Only if it's not used with so many hours at night. It will not be covered. Anyway. I do have a problem with the nose pieces. Air pillows the smallest is not small enough. n the nose piece for the nose the smallest is to small n the standard is to big pokes me in the eyes. Now they have one with magnets. Um nope. I happen to know that a positive magnet can cause cancer n a negative helps stimulate the area. I'm sure it is not for me. I guess I'll keep getting poked in both eyes or trim the thing to fit.. I went for a fitting for the nose pillows it seamed a secretary did it she gave me the pillows said so you want to try them on here i'm like no. she goes ok you can leave with them n they never worked out. I'm not sure why she didn't say they needed to be sized first before leaving instead. I wish so cause they didn't work out at all. It's all in the wording. Didn't seam a problem when I was there until I tried them. it was like nose plugs that were being pushed up into my nose n all I could think of was that i'll have a piggy nose from this. no thank you. I wish the recorded phone call was capable of asking about each piece if it is ok or need a different size. Love the animated calls
By: sylviatc
Wool, Robert S, MD
The people here are amazing! dr wool delivered all of my babies (4). he is very compassionate, can't forget ann vallant and the receptionist either, very friendly highley recommended. And if you have any concerns feel free to ask because they have heard it all, and will make your whole delivery comforatable.
By: Fred O.
Healthpoint Home Care
Great people, who do a great job very professional and have caring staff who are also receptive to patient needs.
By: Sandra M.
Alphonse Calvanese
Long wait time. Diagnosis issues. No follow up.
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