Why Using the Most Current Gottfried Medical Order Form is Important
In 1981, when Gottfried Medical began making custom compression therapy garments in Toledo Ohio, there were only a few basic models. There was one fabric color, no prints and virtually no options except for custom fit. More than 30 years later, although still in Toledo Ohio making custom compression therapy garments, we now offer over 70 basic models to choose from, almost 100 options, over 20 fabric colors and (most recently) fabric prints.
Needless to say, a great deal has changed in those 30+ years! Yet, while all the options contribute to improved efficacy and patient satisfaction, accurate and thorough measurement remain the most important factors in achieving correct fit and counter-pressure. Thirty years of patient and customer feedback have helped us to improve even upon that.
Order Accuracy MORE
Our forms (in some cases) have gone through dozens of revisions with updates to assure more accurate measurement, reducing both miscommunication and returns for adjustment. While we appreciate the fitter’s form preference, using an outdated Gottfried Medical form, or a competitor’s form, not only makes manufacturing your order more difficult, it increases the chance for error and the need to return it for adjustment. When this occurs, the patient is inconvenienced and your time is wasted.
Timely Delivery MORE
You are aware of the importance of getting the patient wearing the garment as soon as possible. While Gottfried Medical guarantees correct fit and counter pressure, returning a garment for adjustment delays beginning the treatment process, or interferes with ongoing treatment. It is all about patient compliance. Using an up-to-date Gottfried Medical order form and accurately completing it helps assure getting the order right the first time and on time.
Patient Comfort & Convenience MORE
Beyond providing accurate measurements, using the most current Gottfried Medical order form provides you with a list of standardized options you otherwise may not be aware are available. There are options on almost every form to ease donning, doffing and to improve comfort while the garment is worn. Help your patient and learn the standard options. Using an up-to-date Gottfried Medical order form makes it easy.
Patient Safety MORE
Patient safety is always a primary concern at Gottfried Medical. To help communicate this and to meet FDA requirements, all our current order forms include safety information. This information may be updated at any time. When an update occurs a notice (including details) is posted on our website in two locations:
Order forms are also updated. Fitters are required to indicate the patient’s status regarding these safety concerns. Therefore, it is very important that up-to-date Gottfried Medical order forms are always used and thoroughly and accurately completed.
Controlling Costs MORE
We are all price conscious and sensitive to price increases regardless of the reason. When you submit your orders on up-to-date Gottfried Medical order forms, you are helping us control costs. This is accomplished by reducing miscommunication and the need to make follow-up calls for missing or improperly provided information.
Processing returns for adjustment (while a part of our guarantee) is costly, involving both additional labor and shipping. These returns can (oftentimes) be avoided simply by submitting your orders on an up-to-date Gottfried Medical order form.
Where and How to Get Our Order Forms MORE
DOWNLOAD: PDFs are available from any page on this website, under: | Forms & Resources | Order Form PDFs |. Following any of the links will open the associated PDF, which you then may print. We recommend printing only in small quantities so that returning to the website for more forms becomes routine. This way you will be reasonably assured you are always using the most current form.
REQUEST: Upon request, Gottfried Medical will mail you printed copies of those forms you require. Please call our offices during regular business hours at the number found at the top of every page of this website.
Questions or Concerns About Our Order Forms MORE
Please contact us during regular business hours at the number found at the top of every page of this website. The person answering your call is almost always the same who will be assisting you with your questions or concerns.