Starting a Medical Practice: How to find medical supplies
One of the best kept secret in the business of medicine is where to find the suppliers of medical supplies? There are lot of companies which cater to medical offices, physicians, hospitals etc. But in my experience, these businesses have always tried to take advantage of non-business attitude of physicians. therefore it is very important that you check the background of any company that you deal with.
I think I will let out the biggest secret in finding the medical suppliers. That is the popular DOCTOR’s SUPPLY DIRECTORY called VendorMD.com.
Many doctors go to this dynamic website regularly to look for the supplier they need. The good thing about VendorMD.com is that it is dynamic listing and changes frequently. Thus it is more up-to-date.
Once you chose your supplier from this directory, give them a call and find out their services, rates etc. Also ask them for references. Then make sure you call few of these references to make sure you are dealing with the right people.
Other ways of finding medical suppliers is talking to other doctors in private practices to see who are they using. But such information is usually a trade secret and may not be easily attainable. And even those who are not willing to share information may have found their supplier through VendorMD.