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Reporter's notebook: Becoming a provider

April 24, 2015Tracy Orzel

Becoming a provider now isn't as easy as it used to be. Just ask Jim Leedom, owner of Lomita, Calif.-based Home Health Depot.“It's a whole different ballgame,” says Leedom, who owned a small chain of waterbed stores in the 70s and 80s.When waterbeds fell out of vogue in the 90s, Leedom says he “followed the crowd” and asked himself, “What will baby boomers need in the future?”The answer? DME.“I started with $300 and a website,” he said. “At that...

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Reporter's Notebook: Looking forward, not back

January 24, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Hermitage, Tenn.-based provider Kevin Brown is excited about the year ahead.A big reason why: All Star Medical Supply recently opened a new retail location in Franklin and moved its existing Hermitage operation into a much larger location (6,000 square feet vs. 2,000 square feet).“We've been doing retail since 2009 and we've had a lot of success,” said Brown, owner. “It was probably less than 10%. Now we are probably between 35% to 40% and hoping to get that a little higher.”One...

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Small provider, big ideas

January 26, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LOMITA, Calif. - When Jim Leedom says he's going to change his company's image from a full-line HME provider to a "wheelchair specialist," he thinks big--literally. "My original idea was to put a 15-foot wheelchair on the roof, but (the city) wouldn't let me do that," said Leedom, owner of Home Health Depot in Lomita, Calif., part of Los Angeles County. "Instead I'm going to mount (regular-sized) wheelchairs to my signage." Since Home Health Depot is located on a major highway, Leedom hopes the...

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