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Dave-OH
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USA
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Posted - May 20 2007 :  1:12:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From time to time people are looking for deals on Pulse Oximeters. Here is one for $189. It is a BCI-Digit Finger Oximeter

http://www.medical-monitors.com/digitCOMP.html

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char-mn
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Posted - May 20 2007 :  4:23:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

I checked this out. It is the cheapest price I have seen. I hope people will take advantage of this. thanks for the information.
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graybeard
Member

USA
38 Posts

Posted - May 31 2007 :  7:03:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave-OH

From time to time people are looking for deals on Pulse Oximeters. Here is one for $189. It is a BCI-Digit Finger Oximeter

http://www.medical-monitors.com/digitCOMP.html



I have a BCI Digit Finger Oximeter. It give the same reading as the hospital's expensive equipment.

Bob Kern

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Dave-OH
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USA
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Posted - Jun 16 2007 :  11:30:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just a post to keep this topic active.

From time to time people are looking for deals on Pulse Oximeters. Here is one for $189. It is a BCI-Digit Finger Oximeter

http://www.medical-monitors.com/digitCOMP.html

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Joyce7
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USA
87 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2007 :  6:27:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see my pulmo doctor this Thursday and am going to ask him if he will prescribe me an oximeter. Is this possible? And, if so, will my insurance cover a portion of it? I was just wondering if this price is less than insurance coverage, but maybe no insurances cover one. Thank you--
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Dave-OH
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USA
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Posted - Aug 06 2007 :  7:21:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These prices are not high. The doc will prescribe a Pulse Ox if he thinks you an benefit. Insurance might pay, but at these prices it probably should not be a big deal. They used to cost much more.

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Joyce7
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USA
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Posted - Sep 02 2007 :  11:10:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I asked my doctor about getting an oximeter but was told that he doesn't recommend it because patients get obsessed with it. So, I did go online and bought my own. I have to do what I think is best for me and manage my own medical care along with my doctor. So, I think it's best I have one, and now I do. Thanks so much...Joyce
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Dave-OH
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Posted - Sep 02 2007 :  11:22:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had one doctor give me the same answer and his partner ask why I did not buy one. Since I am not on O2, it has not been a priority for me. With these prices so low, I am tempted to have one to understand how my O2 Sats are when I do various things.

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lplunk642
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6 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2008 :  1:08:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
02-11-2008
Here is a great deal on the oximeter.
I use one and it works great!
Leo/p
http://www.portablenebs.com/choiceoximeter.htm
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mimi
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USA
7 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2008 :  6:24:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi:

I got my pulse ox from worldsurgi@earthlink.net for $148.99. I go to pulmonary rehab at the hospital three times a week and it gives me the same reading as theirs.

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PennyPA
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USA
5932 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2008 :  09:39:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You don't need a prescription for a pulse oximeter. Many docs don't want their patients to have them because there are some people who will obsess about their numbers.

There is a pulse ox out there for less than $100 but since I can't get into the CI forum right now, I can't find out where it is.

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Dave-OH
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Posted - Mar 14 2008 :  10:06:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought mine here for $68. http://www.portablenebs.com/choiceoximeter.htm

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Fred
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USA
52 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2008 :  3:57:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just ordered the BCI Pulse Oximeter from Medical........the price has dropped to $175 with free UPS shipping. My Pulmo had told me NOT to get one (I might get "obsessed" with the numbers.) Yeah, right. I need to do some testing on my requirements by activity before I agree to the TTO that she wants me to get. (I don't obey her a LOT.., can you tell?) Thought the folks might want to see the further price reduction.
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tyack
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Posted - Apr 27 2008 :  3:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi I am looking to by a pulse ox .Can someone recommend the best one to buy? Thanks tyack
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Dave-OH
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USA
4372 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2008 :  11:51:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The best one is one that you get a good price on - they all work about the same.

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Lynette MO
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USA
1 Posts

Posted - May 22 2008 :  2:13:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ordered a pulse oximeter for $89.00 from Macgill. Here is the link. It works great so far:).
http://macgill.com/
With S/H it came $97.00.

Lynette MO
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Gina-MI
Member

USA
84 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2008 :  03:20:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I asked a few providers around here about the pulse-ox and insurance and script, and was told essentially, "bring script and $'s, and you'll get a pulse-ox." IN other words, at least Medicare doesn't (or didn't) cover it (and that was about 6 months sago).

Just a FWIW

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Gina-MI
Member

USA
84 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2008 :  03:36:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've also fouund a couple bargains - but again, the phrase buyer beware rears up it's head. I'm not a gourmet on pulse-ox's, I have NO idea which ones are good or bad...you get what you pay for might be true, I don't know. I also know that on e-bay you might get a couple bargains, as well. I've had pretty good luck with ebay myself (someone literally 'gave' me a Mac G3 one time several years back).

OK, here are two sites with 'low-priced' pulse-oxes:

http://www.semedicalsupply.com/web_specials.htm
http://www.clinicalguard.com/

As of right tonight, they are alive and well. Again, buyer beware!

Grannymac

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UltaHealth
drmedicalequipment.com

USA
2 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2008 :  8:13:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some units are made in China and do not have the best accuracy. You know what they say you get what you pay for. If you are looking for quality Nonin is a great company.
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Dave-OH
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USA
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Posted - Feb 15 2009 :  2:01:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bump

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graybeard
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USA
38 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2009 :  8:48:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UltaHealth

Some units are made in China and do not have the best accuracy. You know what they say you get what you pay for. If you are looking for quality Nonin is a great company.



I got a BCI Digit Pulse Oximeter from Ultranebs, which also offers Omron products. BCI and Nonin are both manufactured in Milwaukee: www.portablenebs.com/oximeters.htm No problems!

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graybeard
Member

USA
38 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2009 :  1:45:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It seems that the Pulmonologists have all read the same article advising that they discourage the use of oximeters by patients. It seems harmless, so maybe its a ego issue with them.

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Dave-OH
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USA
4372 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2009 :  6:56:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was just in the hospital and took mine. All the RTs like it and wanted the link to buy a cheap one. My doctor said why had I not bought one yet. I do not use it much, but when doing bad it give me an objective measure.

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1stclassmedicalinc
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USA
2 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2010 :  4:56:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel the Nonin is the best way to go if you are looking for a pulse oximeter. I personally love them because they are very accurate, reliable, and durable!

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LadyB
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USA
20 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2010 :  1:34:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, love this topic! I have worst SOB when walking. Are any of these small enough to carry with you? I know my saturation is not too bad when I am sitting. And although I may be dizzy I do not appear to be SOB to anyone else. But I'd love to know what happens when I walk to cafeteria at work on one of my bad days!


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Scout
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USA
1019 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2010 :  2:12:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey LadyB....welcome to the site...you'll love it here.

The pulse oximeters we talk about on here are all small....1 inch or so by 2 inches or so...most have a lanyard with them so you can wear them around your neck....and I think this copd support site will all agree we all need one!! Look around on the internet...just google pulse oximeter and you will see all different prices and models.

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iffybob
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United Kingdom
105 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2010 :  3:41:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi LadyB, I have a Nonin GO2, I have had it a about 6 weeks now
Its 1.5 inches wide by 2.75 long by 1 inch deep.
It cost me £78 (UK).

There are some cheeper ones , but although I think that they all do a decent job with heart rate, reading the O2 they are not so good.

I did a lot of looking around before buying one, I could have gottern a cheaper one, or one that does more functions , but I wanted it to be accurate for O2.

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LadyB
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USA
20 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2010 :  4:02:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys! I am going to look into one. I am more interested in measuuring the O2 I think. I am not on Oxygen or anything yet but am fast approaching that day. But I'll write more later. Feel free to email, I can't seem to get the chat thing working on my new laptop. I look forward to talking with both of you more but have to run to store to get something before my brother pops in with his daughter. I do love this site. I don't know anyone who has struggles with this too. Feel like I am finding family! More Later Lady B

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Dave-OH
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USA
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Posted - Oct 16 2010 :  11:29:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw one at Walgreens a couple of days ago. Good price.

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benjamin-KY
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USA
107 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2010 :  3:01:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ladyB you may need to download JAVA the chat is JAVA based. I had that problem when I did a full recovery on my computer last week.

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LadyB
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Posted - Oct 17 2010 :  4:09:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Benjamin! I will. I think the chat would be better. More Live time. Important to make some friends who can laugh with me! I am lucky I live with my brother. He hugs me and understands best as a healthy person can. I am so grateful to God he is near. Maybe I'll see you on the chat.

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Casey-CA
Senior Member

USA
782 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2010 :  5:55:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is the one I got and love it. My husband has a heart condition so we both use it.
The pulse rate on it is good to know when you are exercising, and if you have had a heart attack you should watch that along with the O2.

The price has come down!
http://www.portablenebs.com/choice-2.htm

Casey formerly majseventh
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Dave-OH
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USA
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Posted - Oct 17 2010 :  6:42:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Walgreen has these in the stores for $49.99
http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/choicemmed-oxywatch-pulse-oximeter/ID=prod6041335-product

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ocm
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Posted - Oct 22 2010 :  3:45:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's another great resource for finger pulse oximeters and other oxygen concentrator accessories:
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Dave-OH
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USA
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Posted - Oct 22 2010 :  3:56:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since you have no profile information, I am assuming you work for the store. if that is the case, you are in violation of our advertising policy that is above. I have removed the link. None of the prices are that good and you are not a participating member yet.

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jwolpert
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Posted - Mar 07 2011 :  7:45:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a pulse oximeter online through walmart.com and it shipped to my home. Has\d it for over a year now - works fine. Cost was just under a hundred dollars then.
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jeffery
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Posted - Apr 02 2011 :  2:17:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Every one
The pulse oximeter from Walgreens for $49.99 is a good one. I have use it for the pass 6 months. I do check the meter with the one in the doc's office(every time I go) and both meters read the same. The number on the meter I have is SN:MODEL OxyWatch C20. Also yes get your own meter, You do need to know what your levels are. I hope this helps some of you.
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webbydeb
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USA
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Posted - Apr 10 2011 :  11:39:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use the nonin go. Love it, although its a bit pricey.
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Sam-Tx
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Posted - Apr 10 2011 :  1:45:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think every COPD patient should have one. Three years ago I was told, "Don't buy one online. They are made in China, are cheap and cheap looking, and won't work right."

I bought the cheapest one I could find online. Came with belt pouch and free shipping for about $65. It was made in China, it is cheap looking, and it is still working great.

It's a big help whenever I over do it and need to know how fast I am recovering.
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glmeteer
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Posted - May 22 2011 :  6:40:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave-OH

I was just in the hospital and took mine. All the RTs like it and wanted the link to buy a cheap one. My doctor said why had I not bought one yet. I do not use it much, but when doing bad it give me an objective measure.


I use a pulse/ox as a reference and feel it is a good practice. Once when I started feeling down I checked and found my pulse rate was 264. That put me in the hospital for a few days. The medical personnel I've encountered all think it is a good idea to have one.

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vin123
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United Kingdom
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Posted - Jul 02 2011 :  08:48:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My GP in England uses one he bought from Argos, so i got one the same it works really well and when i was in hospital in April and they used theirs, i used mine after and my readings were the same, also tells u pulse rate too, it was quite reasonable about £30GB - dont know what that is in $. it comes in small pouch with carrying strap - it is called an 'Optima' and is made using safety glass has the British Kite Mark, meaning it has passed British safety standard and works great.
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