Product Battle: Midmark 223 Barrier-Free Power Exam Table vs. UMF ProGlide300 Power Exam Table July 25 2016
Welcome back readers to another exciting installment of Product Battle! Today's match squares up two Midmark Ritter Power Exam Tables: the 222 model and the 223 model, against the UMF ProGlide300 Power Exam Table. Let's ring the bell and see how these two challengers compare!
It’s a close call when comparing the price of these two state-of-the-art tables. The UMF ProGlide300 Power Exam Table is slightly more expensive at a cost of just under $6000, while the Midmark Ritter 223 Power Exam Table costs just under $5,500. For a real deal, the Midmark Ritter 222 Power Exam Table costs just under $5,000! So, Midmark wins this round.
Ooooh…ahhhhh!, just Look at the fine upholstered top on that Midmark Ritter Power Exam Table. Not only is it firm and lush to allow for complete comfort for the patient, but it is offered in an assortment of captivating colors: Pebble Grey, Perfect Plum, Moss, Navy, Shadow, Dusty Blue, Clay and Black. And it’s barrier-free, so as the healthcare industry continues to change and caters more and more to the elderly, expectant mothers, and patients with disabilities being seen in offices, this table can continue to accommodate them. Plus, its low height of 18” allows for patients to get themselves out of the chair rather than requiring for the patient to be helped out of the chair. Is this chair not one of the greatest on the market?!? It’s definitely a contender in this aesthetics competition. But hold on to your hats, folks. It looks’ like the UMF ProGlide300 Power Exam Table comes out of nowhere with a knockout. Designed to optimize the patient and caregiver experience, the ProGlide300 helps protect your patients from infection, helps protect your facility from damage and helps protect your staff from injuries. The integrated central-locking wheelbase enables staff to easily move the table for cleaning. And it too comes in an assorted of beautiful colors: River Rock, Mocha, Sand Grey, Adobe, Sage, Midnight Blue, Steel Blue and Onyx. It’s comfortable, soft, and is offered with either manual back or power back.
With the score tied 1-1, it all comes down to the features. The UMF ProGlide300 Power Exam Table features a 650 lb. weight capacity, hand and foot control, front storage drawer, 4 lateral position stirrups with adjustable length, pelvic tilt, drawer warmer and stainless steel drain pan. The Midmark Ritter 222/223 Power Exam Table is offered with two different tops: the soft touch stitch upholstery top or premium seamless upholstery top. These Midmark Ritter tables feature length with footrest extended: 76.7" (194.7 cm); height: minimum 18" (45.7 cm) maximum 37" (94.0 cm); patient weight capacity: 400 lbs (181.4 kg); a hidden paper roll holder: it holds 21" x 3.5" paper roll (53.3 x 8.9 cm); standard stirrups; and a standard drawer heater (35 watt). At the end of the day, these are ALL great features and it’s impossible to choose a winner!
So… the winner overall is…A TIE!!! Both are designed with the patient in mind and either will do an excellent job of improving look and functionality in your office. Weigh the pros and cons and buy one today!
We LOVE our Customer Reviews! June 05 2015
We would like to take a moment to share a few of the excellent reviews our customers have left on our site. We never tire hearing how much customers love our products and service. Here are just a few reviews that we can’t stop reading.
Great Product and Company
James Madira M.D. on Jun 05, 2015 for Midmark IQecg Digital ECG
When my office manager suggested that we purchase a new ECG, I knew the company to call. I purchased the IQspiro from Monstermed previously, so I knew that they would not disappoint me. Sure enough, 15 minutes after my purchase, I had my UPS tracking information. Now I have a Midmark Spirometer and ECG that use the same software and communicate with our computer system flawlessly. Forever a customer - James
James Madira M.D. on May 11, 2015 for Midmark IQSpiro Digital Spirometer
I ordered this unit because the price was the lowest I found. My local dealer would not even come close to this price. 10 minutes after I placed the order, I received an email with the tracking information. Unbelievable!
Vince on Jun 30, 2014 for DinoLite Digital Earscope Otoscope
Other Digital Otoscopes are around $500, but for a little less than $300 I found this one. The picture is clear and being able to show the patients what I am looking at makes it much easier to explain. It is a nice buy!
Mckenna R on Jun 12, 2014 for Midmark 204 Exam Table
I could not believe the price MonsterMed offered on the 204 Exam Table. It was $400 lower than my local supplier! The delivery company was very professional and did everything I needed them to do as well. #SatisfiedCustomer
That was just a handful of our favorites. Thank you to everyone that leaves feedback and reviews. Who knows, maybe someday your review will show in a Blog post like this.
Frequently Asked Questions: Exam Tables May 11 2015
With hundred of calls daily, many include FAQ’s on our best selling products. We at MonsterMed proudly introduce our new blog segment, Frequently Asked Questions: Let’s start with Exam Tables.
Since one of our most popular exam tables is the Midmark 204 Exam Table, we receive many calls each day to purchase and/or ask information about the table. Questions include things like upholstery thickness and weight capacity, but most common is the difference between the two upholstery tops, Stitched or Seamless. The 204 is offered with your choice of a Soft-Touch Stitched or Seamless Upholstery Top. The main difference between the two tops is the Seamless Upholstery Top is much easier to clean because it does not have any stitches or folds in the upholstery, plus it’s unique, sleek look. Another FAQ for the Midmark 204 Exam Table is assembly. The upholstery top and drawer panel covers is offered in a separate box than the exam table base. Attaching the top to the table is unbelievable easy and there are instructions as well as YouTube videos online to explain it further.
An exam table that is gaining popularity fast, because of its competitive price, is the Clinton 8870 Family Practice Exam Table. One of the most common questions asked by customers looking for an Exam Table is the difference between this and the Midmark 204 Exam Table. These two Exam Tables recently hashed it out in our battle-dome during one of out Product Battle Blog Posts. Click here to see that battle. Again, assembly is a common question and very easy to answer for the 8870. It comes fully assembled and ready to use right off the pallet.
Recently, we have been being asked about Midmark’s 223 Barrier-Free Power Exam Table. Commonly asked is whether or not an office needs to own a table like this. Our answer is always yes! Every office should own at least one Barrier-Free Power Exam Table if they are seeing many young, elderly, disabled or expecting patients. The Midmark 223 Barrier-Free Power Exam Table will make this population of patient’s trip to the office a much more enjoyable visit with a barrier-free access to the table.
These are just some of the most common questions that are asked about Exam Tables. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate asking our friendly and helpful customer service representatives.
How We Ship Medical Exam Tables March 12 2015
We at MonsterMed.com are experts in shipping and delivery of all types of Medical Exam Tables. Many medical practices don’t know that they are able to purchase large medical tables such as the Ritter 204 Exam Table or 630 HumanForm Procedure Table, online. But these types of tables are easily shipped across the U.S. Plus, when you buy a table online, you are able to view all possible options and accessories that are available, such as table top upholstery colors and styles. And though coordinating the delivery for a 300+ pound piece of equipment seems difficult, its not for us pros!
We would like to take a moment to explain the shipping procedure of a large item like a medical table.
-Information needed for a shipping quote
There are many factors that come into play when obtaining a delivery quote. Being table shipping pros, we are able to answer most trucking questions without needing to bother you. In most cases, all we need from you to obtain a quote is your zip code, quantity of tables and the type of delivery you prefer. A request from a customer can look as simple as this: “I need a white glove rate for a 204 exam table to zip code 17403”. Simplicity made simple! Our specialists will then contact numerous trucking agencies to obtain the best rate.
Truck deliveries are not as clear-cut as UPS or FedEx deliveries. Each service carries additional fees. The most inexpensive and basic truck delivery is Dock to Dock. Dock to Dock includes a simply delivery to a dock at your facility and is only an option if your facility has a dock for the truck to back up to. If the delivery location does not have a Loading/Unloading Dock, you would have to use the next option Liftgate Delivery. Also called Curbside Delivery, Liftgate Delivery costs more that Dock Delivery because a trailer with a Liftgate is needed for bringing the shipment to the ground. All that is included with this option is bringing the shipment to the ground for the customer.
Any additional handling of merchandise by the delivery company will increase the delivery cost. Inside Delivery can be misleading at times for customers. While the name implies that the table will be brought inside, the accessibility will determine how far it will be taken. The delivery company will only bring the shipment as far as the pallet will allow. If the pallet is too large to fit through the door of the facility, it will not be brought inside. This is where a majority of problems occur with this type of service. If you question whether this will be an issue for your delivery, contact us for the size of the pallet and measure your entrance way to determine if there will be an issue.
-White Glove Delivery
The most popular and delivery option is White Glove which takes the work out of the customer hands and puts it into ours. With White Glove Service, you will receive a phone call prior to delivery to schedule a delivery date and time. On that date, our agents will show up with an assembled, unpacked exam table, ready for installation. They will then bring the table to the room of your choice and remove all shipping debris. The only thing you have to do is have the space for the table clear. This is the most popular option for delivery of an exam table.
Being we deliver so many tables, we have built a nationwide delivery network at the most competitive prices available, and we pass those savings onto you, our beloved customer. Give us a call today and upgrade that old exam table. You will be happy you did!
It's Product Battle time! That’s right fans, today’s main event features the Clinton 8890 Family Practice Exam Table versus the UMF 5240 Exam Table. Seemingly very similar products, but when you match them up head to head, these Exam Tables have some significant differences that could sway your decision. Let’s keep it clean…both fighters to the center of the ring!
Price goes to the Clinton 8890 Family Practice Exam Table. Currently under $800, the Clinton 8890 is one of the least expensive exam tables in the industry. But don’t let the low price tag convince you of low quality. This table is built being California CARB II compliant and very well built. Bottom line, price goes to Clinton 8890.
Both of these tables are pretty basic when it comes to Basic Examination Tables in their appearance. The UMF 5240 Exam Table has a sleeker look compared to the Clinton 8890’s more box style look. Rounded corners and more curves make the 5240 Exam Table appear to be more comfortable and inviting. Aesthetics goes to UMF 5240 Exam Table.
Both of these tables are very similar when it comes down to the features. Similar features include: Seamless Upholstery Tops to reduce cross-contamination and ensure easy cleaning, Adjustable Stirrups, an easy to adjust backrest with table paper dispenser and a large pull out step stool. The UMF 5240’s step stool stands lower and wider than the Clinton 8890’s. This makes it easier for elderly and disabled patients to access the table. The Clinton 8890 offers slightly more storage space with its open door base plus shelf and 3 front drawers. The side door is accessible from either side of the exam table as well. The UMF 5240 only has 2 front and 2 side drawers. The side drawers are only accessible from one side of the exam table. The galvanized steel base of the UMF 5240, gives it a larger weight capacity of 500 lbs.
Either of these tables would fit a medical practice nicely. If you are willing to pay a little more for a sleeker look, larger weight capacity and easier to access step stool, then the UMF 5240 is your table. But if those options are not of necessity and savings $$$ is more important, the Clinton 8890 Family Practice Table is the better choice. Either way, MonsterMed has you covered with the best Exam Tables in the market today!
We at MonsterMed.com are excited to introduce a new blog segment entitled “Product Battle!” In these posts, we will take two or three items from the same product family and compare them in three different categories: Price, Aesthetics, and Features.
The clear winner in this category is the Clinton 8870 Exam Table. Coming in at under $700 (as of 3-18-2014), this table is the most economic exam table you will find on the market today. Don’t think that this table is “cheap” though. As you will read later on, it has the features and durability of a $1,000+ Exam Table.
Though the 8870 was the clear winner in pricing, the category of Aesthetics clearly goes to the Midmark Ritter 204 exam table. When it comes to style and look, no one can even compete with the Midmark Ritter line of tables. The Midmark 204 crumples up and throws away the “box” style of traditional Exam Tables with its sleek rounded edges and stylish color choices that coordinate well with any exam room.
While there has been a clear winner in each of the previous categories, table features are a bit trickier. The Midmark 204 and the Clinton 8870 standard features include stirrups, a pullout footrest, a manually adjustable backrest, a roll paper dispenser and seamless upholstery (though an upgrade on the Midmark 204). Where they differ is in the base of the tables. The Midmark 204 has an 115VAC electrical outlet giving the user additional outlets for their medical devices during an exam. The Midmark 204 also features an enlarged pullout footstep allowing the patient easier access to the table. While the Clinton 8870 does not have either of these features, it does offer an inexpensive footstep, which has the advantage of portability. Not having the footstep built in does gives Clinton the advantage of adding an additional drawer at the foot of the table while there are only two on the Midmark 204. The Clinton 8870 gives you a storage door on the patient’s right with an adjustable shelf inside while the Midmark 204 provides three pull out drawers on the side of the exam table with a pass-through design allowing access from either side of the table.
And The Winner is…
This battle is too close to choose a winner. Each table has advantages and disadvantages when compared to each other. If you are willing to sacrifice an electrical outlet, a built-in footstep and a sleeker design, then the 8870 will save you some money and still meet or exceed your needs. If those options are important to you, then buying a Midmark 204 Exam Table is likely your better option.
You cannot go wrong with either of these tables, so please call us and let us provide you with a custom price quote today or visit our Exam Tables online at MonsterMed.com. Also, if you would like to see a product battle between a few products, please email us your ideas at Sales@monstermed.com