Local company steps up to fill medical equipment shortage

Published 4:55 pm Tuesday, December 26, 2017

This past November, the local medical equipment store, Link Medical, Inc., closed down, drastically reducing the availability of medical equipment in the Columbus area. For those who need it, durable medical equipment (DME) helps to significantly enhance the quality of life. For some, DME helps them achieve independent mobility, improved blood circulation, assistance with getting in and out of the shower or on and off the toilet. The equipment provides them with the means to live a self-sufficient life.

After hearing from several patients about their struggle getting the medical equipment they need, local business owner Steve Burney, PharmD from Foothills Pharmacy, has expanded his medical equipment offerings to help those who may be having trouble getting the products they need.

“We don’t have a large selection, since we are a bit limited in space, but we have expanded on what we do offer to help bring back some of the more regularly requested items,” said Burney. “The good news is that we can provide most of the items our community needs, and if we aren’t able to stock it, we can special order it.”

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Foothills Pharmacy has been owned and operated by Steve Burney since 1999 and over the past 19 years, he and his team have been focused on bringing new and innovative ways to the community – all aimed at keeping Columbus happy and healthy.

Foothills Pharmacy is distinguished for its commitment to providing expert, personalized health care. In addition to filling prescriptions, Foothills Pharmacy specializes in administering immunizations, health screenings (such as flu, strep and urinary tract infection screenings) and custom medication compounding. For more information, please call 828-894-6112.

Submitted by Steve Burney