Metabolic Formula & Food Store

MEMO

August 1, 2011

Re: Metabolic Food Store closing effective SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

Dear Emory Families,

It is with great sadness we inform you that our Medical Foods (Metabolic Formula) and Low Protein Food Store is being discontinued. Since its inception, the Emory University Metabolic Nutrition Program has been dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care, including access to necessary medical and low-protein foods, and we regret to see this valuable program come to an end. While we remain committed to providing the highest quality care, the significant changes in insurance reimbursement for medical foods over time has resulted in an unsustainable business model for the store.

We do currently plan to continue serving our patients who qualify for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and are exploring supplemental grant funds to help bridge need-based emergency situations. Rest assured that we are now in the process of developing plans to help all our patients find alternative sources of Medical Food (Metabolic Formula).

Below is a list of providers in Georgia who we know are familiar with Medical Foods (Metabolic Formula) for inborn errors of metabolism. Please feel free to choose from among them, or you are of course also welcome to use a provider of your choice.

If you need a prescription or information sent to a particular DME provider, please call our prescription refill line for those requests.

1-866-451-1311

Thank you, and we hope to work closely with your family to provide a smooth transition.

Rani Singh, PhD, RD, LD
Director Metabolic Nutrition Program
Emory University
Department of Human Genetics

Trusted Durable Medical Equipment Companies for METABOLIC FORMULA

AAPEX Pharmacy 
1-800-314-6499 
Private Insurance only

Apria Healthcare 
1-888-334-7978 
Private Insurance, Medicaid

Barnes Healthcare 
1-877-493-6578 (Speak with Christy or Logan)
Private Insurance, Medicaid

Edgepark Medical Supplies 
1-800-307-5930 ext. 3477 (Speak with Sarah Ott)
Private Insurance, Amerigroup

Sherwood Clinical 
1-800-847-3987
706-776-9127 (Speak with Abby)
Medicaid friendly

Univita Pharmacy 
888-914-2201
954-217-2201 ext. 1764 
Peach State ONLY

Low-Protein Modified Food Manufacturers for LOW-PROTEIN FOOD

Applied Nutrition
1-800-605-0410 
Will accept CMS stipends

Cambrooke Foods 
866 4 LOW PRO
(866) 456-9776 
Will accept CMS stipends

Nutricia 
1-800-365-7354
Ask about CMS

PKU Perspectives 
Ask about CMS