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How to Choose a Medical Equipment Supplier for the Dominican Republic

Kary Van Arsdale, Ed.D.

Certified International Commerce Specialist and Director of International Operations, Avante Health Solutions

The Dominican Republic is known for its beautiful beaches, golfing, and sprawling resorts. This Caribbean nation may not be known for its Medical Device industry, but it is moving in the right direction. As a nation of 10.85 million people, the Dominican Republic is still a developing country. Therefore, limited healthcare providers, minimal access to surgical equipment and supplies can be a real hazard for the Dominicans.

The Healthcare Industry in the Dominican Republic has Improved at a Steady Rate

The World Health Organization stated in 2018 the leading cause of death in the Dominican Republic was coronary heart disease at almost 20%. The life expectancy for the average adult in 1971 was 58 years and due their steady increase of government provided health insurance, the life expectancy has drastically improved to over 74 years in 2021. The number of hospitals in country as of 2016 was 445, and the average hospital had only 25 beds, limiting their capacity and access to the public.

Procuring Medical Equipment in the Dominican Republic Can be Complicated

The burden of locating quality medical equipment for owners, providers, and staff can be difficult even in today’s modern world. Doctors use the equipment they know and that sometimes means it is older technology and not up to today’s standards. The alternative is to purchase new or refurbished medical equipment, which most would think is very expensive. It can be frightening to spend large amounts money on the internet with the hopes of receiving the quality equipment you paid for.

Saving Money by Purchasing Medical Equipment from the United States

There are many ways to save money by purchasing medical equipment in the United States. Clinic owners, doctors and hospital staff may associate purchasing and shipping products from the United States with high costs. Many companies in the United States have quality, new medical equipment at lower costs. Refurbished equipment is another alternative that can save the purchaser 25% to 70% if purchased from the right company. Some companies can supply medical equipment for the entire hospital or clinic allowing for a bulk purchase and further discounts.

You Found Medical Equipment Suppliers for the Dominican Republic, Now What?

With so many options to chose from, keep these things in mind during your search.

  1. Local References: Ask them about the quality of service provided.
  2. Experience: It is wise to choose a medical equipment supplier with many years of experience in sales, shipping, and service to ensure you receive quality products at a fair price.
  3. Knowledge: Medical equipment can be very technical and finding a supplier with the knowledge of the products they are selling can prove invaluable.
  4. Accreditation Don’t take our word for it, check for yourself.

Contact us to see how we can provide quality new and refurbished equipment to clinicians in the Dominican Republic at fair prices.