Peritoneal Products for an Active Lifestyle
The PD Belt
was created 10 years ago by a patient on Peritoneal Dialysis George Militzer, an
Architect and Industrial Designer by trade.
While being extremely active and pursuing his love of ocean sailing,
George began experiencing peritonitis from the constant movement of his
with taping and re-taping his catheter, he began to look for other alternatives
for securing his tube comfortably to his body. He was amazed that there were so
few products on the market geared towards the peritoneal patient's comfort. Using
his entrepreneurship background; George decided to design a belt himself. After
a few prototypes, George settled on a design which would become the base design
of the current PD Belt. Not only did the PD Belt stabilize the tube and exit
site, it was actually comfortable to wear. Using the PD Belt day and night,
George saw his exit site irritations eliminated and peritonitis outbreaks drop
to zero. The PD Belt began drawing attention from the nurses and doctors at his
local clinic as well as fellow dialysis patients. Despite being a life long
diabetic, he was told by his doctor that he had the healthiest exit site in the
clinic. Encouraged by fellow patients as well as doctors, George began looking
to mass produce the belt so other PD patients could enjoy the same benefits he
had. George eventually teamed up with the Frank Stubbs Co., Inc., a company with
over 30 years in the medical manufacturing business, to produce his PD Belts. In
addition, he created HealthCare Specialties LLC which designs and produces
products for Peritoneal Dialysis patients.
inception, HealthCare Specialties LLC, has produced and distributed its products
to thousands of satisfied patients all around the world.
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