OstomyLife Community

Medicare Patients’ Go-To Solution for Ostomy Supplies and Lifestyle Resources

John Maynard
Product Manager, Ostomy and Wound Care | Shield HealthCare
08/15/17  8:54 AM PST

Watch this video to hear our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, discuss why she came to partner with Shield and how together we can help Medicare ostomy patients.

With 99% customer satisfaction*, Shield HealthCare is proud to be one of the nation’s largest and most reliable suppliers of ostomy products to patients with Medicare. In addition, Shield offers a wide range of clinical and lifestyle resources to help those living with ostomies lead full, happy and healthy lives.

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*In a survey of 4,000 Shield HealthCare customers conducted by independent firm Press Ganey Associates, Inc., 99% of our customers would recommend Shield Healthcare to friends and family.

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  1. Michelle
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm PDT

    Hi just wanted to find out if the supplies are covered by other insurance companies like blue cross?

  2. Aimee Sharp
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 3:44 pm PDT

    Hi Michelle! Yes, most insurance companies cover ostomy supplies. We would recommend calling your insurance and asking them which supplier of ostomy supplies is covered by your medical plan. Please let us know if you have any other questions, and best of luck! -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

  3. Margaret. J
    Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:18 am PDT

    I want to find out about ostomy deoderizers for urinary bags.

  4. Aimee Sharp
    Posted January 25, 2018 at 11:59 am PDT

    Hi there! So, ostomy deodorizers that say they are for ileostomy and colostomy bags should work just fine for urostomy bags. Unless you’re looking for a deodorizing wash, like this one: https://www.southwestmedical.com/Ostomy-Products/Ostomy-Odor-Control-Deodorant-Drops/Urolux-Urinary-Ostomy-Appliance-Cleanser-and-Deodorant/3087p. You might also be interested in tablets (there are ones you can chew, more for ileostomates or colostomates, but there are also ones you can add to your bag), which you can find on our site here: http://shop.shieldhealthcare.com/SearchResults.aspx?SearchCriteria=deodorant. Hope that helps! -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

  5. Posted November 22, 2018 at 11:37 am PDT

    Do you ever have any discharge from the anal area?

  6. Aimee Sharp
    Posted December 10, 2018 at 10:11 am PDT

    Hi Sheila. Thank you for your comment. We have heard of other ostomates experiencing this issue. The reason is that if the rectum and anus are still intact and connected, the rectum is likely creating mucus, which it did before surgery as well. You can read much more about this issue, what to watch out for, and how to handle it in this article from IBD Relief. Please let us know if you have any other questions, and best of luck. -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

  7. Sheila
    Posted December 10, 2018 at 10:24 am PDT

    Can someone who has an ileostomy get Bariatric surgery?

  8. Aimee Sharp
    Posted December 13, 2018 at 3:04 pm PDT

    Hi again Sheila. Thanks for your comment. We spoke with Joy Hooper, a WOC Nurse who we work closely with, and she said that she has seen groups on the Internet where the participants have had bariatric surgery while living with their ostomy. There are two sites we can recommend, this discussion group on UOAA about Weight Loss Surgery with Ostomy and this article, Weight-Loss Surgery Works in IBD Patients on MedPage Today. The main thing would be to speak with your ostomy nurse, or doctor, about options. Best of luck. -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

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