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Choosing the Right Medical and Health Scales for Your Medical Practice

Medical and Health Scales
Physician Scales for Medical Offices

When monitoring patient health, it’s vital to have accurate readings of all health indicators. In many cases, weight fluctuations can point to numerous health issues. This is why it’s important for doctors to have scales available at their practice – because even if a patient seems sure of their current weight, they may be unaware of recent losses or gains. And for patients who lack access to specific scales for their particular conditions, it’s even more important for a doctor to provide this access.

When many people think of scales in doctor’s offices, they likely picture the ubiquitous physician scales that are prevalent among primary care physicians. But there are many more types of scales designed for the healthcare industry, some more well-known than others. In pediatric offices or the maternity wards of hospitals, for example, the most common scale you’ll find is a baby/pediatric scale. These scales are designed to easily weigh an infant or small child with minimal fuss and discomfort.

On the other side of the spectrum, larger adult patients who exceed standard scale weight requirements will need to use a bariatric scale. Bariatric scales can carry and accurately display a much higher maximum weight than most others, and are built to withstand hundreds of pounds of weight. For doctors who specialize in bariatric surgery and weight management, these scales are a must for tracking patient progress.

For adult patients who are unable to stand unassisted, wheelchair scales offer a perfect alternative and include ramps for convenience. And the Summit Dialysis Scale is similarly designed for wheelchair accessibility if needed, and also includes a heavy-duty handrail for additional support.

But not all medical practices deal with human patients; in veterinary offices, a scale built for people simply won’t work. Instead, veterinary scales feature a larger platform to accommodate four-legged creatures – whether they choose to stand or lay down on the scale.

By providing access to the specific types of scales patients need, doctors can have a better understanding of their patients’ overall health, wellbeing, and progress. If you’re looking for a specialized medical scale in South Carolina, visit Carolina Scales online or call 800-277-2439 to find what you need.

Inspection Service Agreements: How They Benefit Your Company

For your NIST-certified company, here are efficient services to benefit you, brought to you by our experts at Carolina Scales. We will service your scales and provide related activities according to inspection service agreements (ISAs) to help your business run smoothly and efficiently.

Scale Inspection Services

To keep your scales running at their best, we will come to your facility and service scales there on a scheduled basis, as per the ISA. How regularly you want us to come is up to you, whether it be every three months, six months or on an annual basis.

Our scale inspection service provides your company with the peace of mind of knowing your scales are safe and performing their best. Our activities give you the preventative maintenance required for well-run scales. We will check over all scale aspects with close attention to detail, which means we will catch any issues in their beginning stages. Early detection keeps any issues from becoming worse over time, saving you money in the long run.

Certificate Retrieval System

At Carolina Scales, we proudly offer an additional service that few of our competitors do. We have a Certificate Retrieval System (CRS) to give customers the opportunity to view their company’s scale certificates for any sale and trade-related audits.

This service saves you from having to create, file, store, retrieve and print calibration certificates for your company. Your company saves time and gets information quicker than ever, unlike many of our competitors. We do require you follow NAFTA standard guidelines at all times during this type of service.

We also provide calibration certificates to you from an online database. These documents contain full details of your scales, which your company may want for legal reasons, when trading for goods or related shipping activities.

Contact us today to find out how our scale-related services using ISAs will benefit your company.

Where to Get Medical and Health Scales in the Eastern U.S.

Fotosearch_u10043314It’s wintertime. While we don’t feel the temperature drop too much in South Carolina, our friends up north and in surrounding areas avoid the snow-covered roads and crank up the heat. Colder weather is typically associated with colds, the flu and other illnesses, so trips to the doctor’s office are a frequent event this time of year.

Before you can step back into a room with a doctor, you might get your temperature taken, have your height measured, and—most importantly for us—step on the scale. We offer many medical and health scales across 90 locations (not just for hospitals and doctor’s offices) in the U.S., including:

  • Pediatric
  • Bariatric
  • Dialysis
  • Dietary
  • Veterinary
  • Physician
  • Wheelchair

Each scale is designed for patient comfort, regardless of whether it’s an infant, elderly person, or animal getting their measurements taken. Especially with major changes happening every day with the medical industry—from devices to infection trends, it’s important to get accurate numbers in all aspects. Our online catalog breaks down our complete offerings of Rice Lake medical/health scales, but if you have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email at!