What is Phototherapy?
Phototherapy is the use of light to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo. During a phototherapy treatment, the skin is exposed to a special type of light which comes from a medical device commonly known as a phototherapy unit.
Phototherapy is time tested as one of the safest and most effective treatments available for psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and other skin conditions.
In fact, it is safe for almost every patient including patients who are pregnant or nursing, children, the elderly, and for those who are immunocompromised, with clearance rates of over 80% for patients with psoriasis.
Phototherapy has minimal to no side effects and are generally mild and temporary if they occur. Alternative therapies like biologic medications can have complications such as infections, immune system suppression, increased rates of lymphoma, brain infections, tuberculosis and more.
Phototherapy is FDA cleared and less expensive that other treatment options.
General Home Medical Supply offers home phototherapy units that range from hand-held and table-top devices for spot treatment of small areas to cabinet or “walk-in” units for patients requiring full body treatment.
Why Home Phototherapy?
Owning a home phototherapy unit gives the patients the highest level of freedom. Treatments can be planned around the patient’s own schedule. For this reason, studies have proven a very high rate of satisfaction and patient compliance with home phototherapy.
The one-time cost of a home unit is reasonably low and covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. Other treatments cost more than the price of the average car – EACH YEAR!
For psoriasis, both Narrowband UVB and PUVA have median clearance times of only 4-5 weeks, twice as fast as Enbrel, Stelara, Humira or Remicade.
Narrowband UVB is considered a first-line treatment, is safe enough for pregnant women and children to use and has none of the serious side effects associated with competing drug companies.
It’s More Effective
For decades, statistics have shown consistently high rates of psoriasis clearance and vitiligo repigmentation with Narrowband UVB. In addition, patients who stop using phototherapy seldom suffer from the flares or rebounds that are common with biologic injections.
Home Phototherapy Units
Our Full Service Program
Easy Ordering Process
To prescribe, you will simply need to provide us with a Doctor’s Written Order for the unit you are prescribing and 5-10 pages of relevant chart notes. This written order takes the place of a prescription and the letter of medical necessity, to make prescribing even easier than ever!
Authorizations and Benefits Check
GHMS has over 20 years of experience with insurance and Medicare reimbursement. Our insurance specialists will obtain insurance benefits, pre-authorization and work out the payment and delivery details of the purchase. GHMS will handle the order for you from start to finish.
Little to No Out-of-Pocket Expenses
We charge little to no-out-of-pockets expenses to any patient using one of our contracted providers.
We offer financial co-pay assistance and payment plans for patients who qualify.
Physicians can accrue credits for every prescription and receive a free hand-held device for a patient.
We offer free and expedited shipping to the patient’s home at no charge.