For Immediate Release

DS Medical Announces Opening of Chicago Office

Chicago, Illinois, March 2002–DS Medical Healthcare Resources of Atlanta, Georgia is pleased to announce the opening of its Chicago, Illinois office, located at 2350 East Devon Avenue, Suite 125, Des Plaines, IL 60018. The opening of the Chicago office brings the Company’s total number of locations to nine. Expanding into the Chicago area is consistent with the Company’s community-based growth plans. Arthur (Marty) Mosley, who serves as a District Manager in the Company’s Midwest region, will manage the Chicago office.

“Prior to the opening of the Chicago office, DS Medical was serving many Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance customers in Illinois. With a community-based office in Chicago, we expect to build stronger relationships with our referral sources while developing new ones. The Company’s community-based expansion plan has been very successful for DS Medical in other markets and we expect to achieve similar results in Chicago,” said Vance Wall, President and Chief Executive Officer for DS Medical.

Founded in 1989, DS Medical is a leading national supplier of specialty medical products and services to individuals affected by diabetes, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and various other injuries or diseases which have similar effects. The Company is approved in 42 states as a Medicaid provider and is reimbursed by Medicare and insurance companies in all states. DS Medical has contracts with HMOs and PPOs and is a preferred provider with many third-party payors. The Company provides direct-to-consumer prescription and non-prescription products to Medicaid-eligible patients, Medicare-eligible seniors or individuals with disabilities, and other private insurance-eligible patients suffering from chronic diseases.

For more information:
Vance T. Wall, President & CEO
Phone:
770-407-4444

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