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[April 18, 2014]

Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. Donates 150+ CPAP Machines to American Sleep Apnea Association's CPAP Assistance Program

BOCA RATON, Fla. --(Business Wire)--

Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc., a leading wellness company founded on the highest principles of patient care and service, announced today a donation of more than 150 refurbished Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines to the American Sleep Apnea Association's (ASAA) CPAP Assistance Program.

Sleep apnea, often a chronic condition characterized by brief pauses in breathing during sleep, is estimated to affect 22 million Americans. CPAP therapy is the most widely used and most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP machines help people with sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep by increasing air pressure in upper airways.

"We're thankful to Med-Care for supporting the ASAA's CPAP Assistance Program," said Kalimah Ashby, CPAP Assistance Program coordinator of the ASAA. "The ASAA is able to provide gently used CPAP devices to individuals in need due to generous device and supplies donations from organizations like Med-Care. These donations help bridge the gap between diagnosis and treatment, while keeping usable equipment from filling already overcrowded landfills."

"The management of sleep apnea has been revolutionized by CPAP devices and we're happy make a donation to ASAA's CPAP Assistance Program," said Dr. Steven Silverman, founder and CEO of Med-Care. "For an individual with sleep apnea, a CPAP machine is the gift of a good night's sleep, which we hope will positively impact other areas of their lives."


Med-Care's equipment donation includes top tier brands such as Philips (News - Alert) Respironics System One.

ABOUT AMERICAN SLEEP APNEA ASSOCIATION:

The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes awareness of sleep apnea, works for continuing improvements in treatments for this serious disease, and advocates for the interests of sleep apnea patients. For more on ASAA and the CPAP Assistance Program, go to sleepapnea.org.

ABOUT MED-CARE DIABETIC & MEDICAL SUPPLIES, INC.:

Med-Care Diabetic and Medical Supplies is a leading wellness company, founded on the highest principles of patient care and service. Med-Care helps patients manage their chronic conditions by providing cost-effective, high-quality medical and pharmacy supplies delivered directly to their homes.

Established in 1999 by Dr. Steve Silverman, the company has more than 500 employees and serves more than 350,000 patients from its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida and distribution centers in Florida and Tennessee. Med-Care is accredited by The Joint Commission (T.J.C), the most prestigious accrediting organization recognized by Medicare. Since its inception, Med-Care has been an accepted provider for Medicare, Medicaid and hundreds of private insurance companies nationwide. The company follows Medicare billing guidelines meticulously. For more information on Med-Care, visit medcareinc.com or call 1-888-777-0737.


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