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Reporter's notebook: CVS may not like DME

April 1, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

A pharmacist by training and an HME provider by trade, Mike Kuller offers a unique perspective on CVS's plans to rollout expanded health services and DME offerings through its HealthHUBs.In some ways it makes a lot of sense for CVS, which already offers walk-in health services like screenings and vaccinations through its MinuteClinics, to try and capture a larger share of the healthcare market, says Kuller, owner of Allstar Medical Supply in Walnut Creek, Calif.“It's probably a good idea where...

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Retail sales up

June 26, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Business is booming for two HME providers who focus on retail.“Year to year, we are running 15% over last year,” says Wayne Slavitt, founder & CEO of Mobul in Long Beach, Calif. “Relying on the insurance model is yesterday's news.”Slavitt says his top sellers include big-ticket items like beds, lift chairs and scooters, as well as more unique items like a new line of zero gravity chairs.“The chairs are gorgeous and we have them on our floor, and that gives us a chance...

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Q&A: Allstar Medical gets local vote

June 19, 2015Tracy Orzel

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - When Michael Kuller, owner of Allstar Medical Supply, heard that he was voted “Best Wellness & Medical Retail Store” by San Francisco Bay Area newspaper readers in recent poll, he says he didn't even know he had been entered. Here's what Kuller had to say to HME News about being recognized and what it takes to be “the best.”HME News: You beat out 10 other medical supply stores for the title. Are you surprised you won?Kuller: I'm not really surprised....

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Baby boomers, lift chairs drive post-holiday sales

December 31, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Although the start of the year always means big sales for mainstream retailers, when it comes to home medical equipment, other factors drive buying.“My philosophy is, people don't shop for this stuff when it's on sale,” said Mike Kuller, president of All Star Medical Supply in Walnut Creek, Calif. “They shop for it when they decide they need it.”That doesn't mean, however, that Kuller doesn't see an increase in sales after the holidays.“Baby boomers...

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Reporter's notebook: How to strategize for retail success

April 25, 2014Leah Hoenen

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Opening a successful retail store isn't rocket science, but it does take some planning.It starts with a mental shift from a light-industrial warehousing to attracting people and selling products, says Mike Kuller, a registered pharmacist and president of Allstar Medical Supply, and the author of  “The Next Step-Retail Home Medical Equipment.”Variety is key“With the demographics of today, you've got the sandwich generation of baby boomers who have kids...

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