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Doctor Diabetic Supply Helps Diabetics to Receive Their Testing Supplies as Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program Starts
Date:7/1/2008

MIAMI, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctor Diabetic Supply, Inc., one of the nation's leading distributors of diabetic testing supplies, announced today that it is helping diabetics to continue to receive their testing supplies under the new rules of Medicare's competitive bidding program, effective today.

The program offers beneficiaries in the designated competitive bidding areas (CBAs) access to quality products with lower out-of-pocket costs. Doctor Diabetic Supply was selected by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide mail-order diabetic testing supplies to beneficiaries in all 10 CBAs included in the first round of the program.

"Doctor Diabetic Supply appreciates the level of confidence Medicare has placed in our company, and we look forward to welcoming new customers to the Doctor Diabetic family," said George Heisel, Doctor Diabetic Supply's CEO. "We know diabetics need a continuous flow of testing supplies in order to monitor their glucose levels and avoid health-related complications. So Doctor Diabetic Supply has diligently prepared itself to assist tens of thousands of diabetic beneficiaries as they transition to a newly authorized supplier under the rules of competitive bidding," said the executive.

The 10 Competitive Bidding Areas are:

-- Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord (NC-SC)

-- Cincinnati-Middletown (OH-KY-IN)

-- Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (OH)

-- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (TX)

-- Kansas City (MO-KS)

-- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach (FL)

-- Orlando-Kissimmee (FL)

-- Pittsburgh (PA)

-- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (CA)

-- San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (PR)

Those interested in learning more about how to enroll with Doctor Diabetic Supply can visit https://www.doctordiabetic.com/enroll.asp , or call toll-free 1-800-852-1652.

Detailed information about the Medicare competitive bidding program can be found at http://www.medicare.gov , or at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

About Doctor Diabetic Supply

Doctor Diabetic Supply, Inc. is a medical supply distribution company headquartered in Miami, FL. Doctor Diabetic Supply employs over 250 people and serves more than 80,000 customers nationwide. The company is a leading direct-to-consumer provider of diabetic testing supplies and related products.

Founded in 2001, Doctor Diabetic Supply, Inc. has grown to be one of the largest diabetic supply companies in the U.S. Website: http://www.doctordiabetic.com


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