Modern Concepts in Identifying and Treating Lymphedema
March 4 - 5, 2000 -- Dallas, Texas
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Who are we?
Healthtronix Lymphedema Treatment Center started with
a compassion for people and a vision to meet a need for an overwhelming and underserved
population suffering from lymphedema. Healthtronix has an overall mission to improve
the quality of life for people suffering from lymphedema by acting as an integral
part of their disease management process. Healthtronix is a sponsor of the National
Lymphedema Network and specializes in products and services to treat lymphedema,
with established operations and activities in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Colorado, and New Mexico. Healthtronix is a privately-owned corporation with corporate
offices located in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas.
From left to right is Susie Wills, BSN, RN, MLDT, Director of Clinical
Mary McDowell, Director of Patient Services; Cheri Hoskins, President; and Tom
C. Hardy, Vice President of Finance.
Healthtronix' objective is to specialize in the treatment of lymphedema and
provide products and services that can improve the quality of life for people
suffering from a disease for which there is no cure. We treat each patient individually
and our products and services are provided based on physician prescription,
patient evaluation, and product analysis. With our product and service combination,
Healthtronix has established itself as a unique and preferred provider.
In today's "managed care" world, too many services have been compromised to save
dollars to fit within negotiated reimbursement rates. At Healthtronix, along with
our quality products and services which are reimbursable by insurance, we have
continued to provide significant additional services to patients, such as training,
education, follow-up, and a support group, as well as valuable feedback to the
patient's physician, home health nurse, managed health entities, and insurance
carriers. These services, which include charting of patient outcomes and preparation
of case studies, are included in the basic cost of our equipment and services.
We remain the ultimate patient advocate, a rare quality in today's challenging
health care environment.
All company representatives are thoroughly trained for the product lines which
they represent, with particular attention to interaction with patients and their
primary health care providers. We work closely with the physician's office prior
to providing services or equipment for the patient and maintain that contact
on an ongoing basis with regard to any changes in the patient's condition or
other information which would help in evaluating the patient's treatment protocol.
Healthtronix has also developed a series of informational brochures containing
important material for patients and their health care providers to aid them
in the evaluation and decision-making process related to treatment alternatives.
All of our products and services have been carefully evaluated, compared with
alternative products, and chosen on the basis of patient needs, quality, and
demonstrated effectiveness. Product evaluation is an ongoing process, as is
our search for new products which could further improve patient outcomes. Product
inservices are available for managed care groups, health plans, physicians,
nurses, and case workers.
Managed Care, Commercial Insurance
Healthtronix evaluates each patient's insurance coverage and will accept assignment
in most cases. The patient's financial obligation is clearly explained. The company
also makes sure that any needed pre-certification or documentation for a claim
is in order and that all information necessary for claim submission has been gathered
before providing products to patients. Healthtronix works with managed care entities
to achieve the goals of cost containment and proper utilization of medical resources.
Ronald G. Scott,
Healthtronix is proud to introduce their Medical Director, Dr. Ron Scott,
MD. Dr. Scott not only treats lymphedema, but exhibits a tremendous
compassion for his patients. Dr. Scott can often be found at the Lymphedema
Awareness Meetings sponsored by Healthtronix chatting with patients and
offering answers to their puzzling questions. Dr. Scott has gone out of his
way to find solutions to many of the problems these patients have faced for
years and could never get an answer.
Dr. Scott splits his full-time practice of chronic wound healing and
lymphedema between Dallas and Plano, Texas As the founder of the Wound
Care Clinic of North Texas in 1985, Dr. Scott established the first
comprehensive and fully integrated wound treatment facility in the North
Texas area. In addition to comprehensive wound care, Dr. Scott has
integrated the treatment of lymphedema in his wound care facilities. Dr.
Scott now serves as founder and Medical Director of the Wound Care
Facilities at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Presbyterian Hospital of
Plano and Healthtronix Lymphedema Treatment Center.
Dr. Scott is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He has been instrumental in
establishing clinical mentoring programs at the wound centers and serves as
a clinical proctor to the geriatric nurse practitioner program at the
University of Texas at Arlington.
Nationally, Dr. Scott served on the founding board of the Society for the
Art & Science of Wound Management, acting in 1998 as its national program
chairman. He also serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards
including the journal Advances in Wound Care and the newsletter Wound Care.
Dr. Scott has conducted research, presented at national meetings, and
published in the areas of diabetes, chronic wounds/wound care, and
A board certified fellow in emergency medicine and chronic wound care, Dr.
Scott is a December 1978 graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Lymphedema Treatment Center
811 East Plano Parkway - Suite 111
Plano, Texas 75074
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Toll Free 1-800-349-9490
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