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Anybody subscribed to Phoenix Mag?

Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:32 pm
"MeetAnOstoMate is the best website for people with an Ostomy. So much understanding. Everyone should join."

Well........I see we have a new advertiser on here, so it begs the question...........has anybody subscribed to Phoenix Magazine.........and is it worth the substantial asking price?  Don't recall ever looking thru a sample copy, so I have no clue.  Looking forward to what you folks have to say.

thanks,

bob


Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:46 pm

Hi Bob, 

I've never heard of it either. 

MeetAnOstoMate - 27,770 members
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:14 am

 I don't read very much except on the computer.



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Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:09 am

Hi  Mountain,

  I have heard of them......I think I found them online right after I got my ostomy.  I wanted to see a sample copy to see if it was worth the price......and then I forgot about them until now.

Regards,

Bob

Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:28 am

w30bob, I'm a subscriber of the Phoenix magazine. It's info about ostomy news and products. Sometimes there doctors answering questions on issues that pertain to all Ostomates. They talk about watery output,blockages, sideways stomas and incision healing. I would say there's good information listed in the magazine. Hope this helps!

Best Wishes,

Angelicamarie

Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:53 pm

Yes it is worth it. They have amazing articles and good advice from doctors, nurses and ads from different companies. 

Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:00 pm

I get mine free at the local support meeting. I subscribed for a year and found the magazine informative. However, I thought it was a bit too expensive and most of the information was just not pertinent to my situation. Here is the table of contents from the winter 2019 issue.

Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:32 pm

Nancy.........Thank you!  

PETey........maybe that's where I heard about it, at the one ostomy group  meeting I attended right after getting my frontbutt.  I just remember thinking it was pretty expensive.........but we are a specialized market, no?  

Is it monthly or 4 times a year?

thanks,

bob

Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:09 pm

4x/yr.

Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:52 pm

Phoenix magazine winter 2019. The 78-page, full-color magazine includes 35 ads, most are full-page. Double-page ad from Hollister. One article describes where ostomates can obtain free or low cost supplies. Sources mentioned include: Ostomy Association of Greater Orlando, Kindred Box, Ostomy Diaries, and Osto Group. Also mentioned are various Facebook groups, eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and "cash pay" companies. One ad is from Osto Group. Another ad is from Friends of Ostomates Worldwide USA, another distributor of free ostomy supplies. Distributors of free supplies rely on donated supplies from "hospitals, UOAA support groups, individuals, pharmacies and medical supply companies."

Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:18 am

Never heard of it...sounds interesting tho.

Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:51 am

I have subscribed to it in the past and have thought about subscribing again just to keep up on the new innovations, etc.  I found it extremely helpful in many aspects and as mentioned before, there are question/answer areas that tend to be helpful.  But you are correct, a little pricey for sure! 

Paula

Baw
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Mtnman wrote:

Hi Bob, 

I've never heard of it either. 


Hi, like a dummy, I guess I did subscribe.  No magazine yet.

Baw
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Mtnman wrote:

Hi Bob, 

I've never heard of it either. 

Oops!  Let out a comma after guess.
Hi, like a dummy, I guess I did subscribe.  No magazine yet.

Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:24 pm

I have subscribed to the magazine as long as I can remember.  It's very worthwhile and a great asset to the ostomy community.  It's a bit expensive but a better investmwent than buying an extra latte. 

Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:11 pm

I had a subscription to this magazine. I did not recieve all thre issues that I was supposed to get. I let the subscription lapse. I got a notice just recently to suscribe again, bit I threw the envelope in the garbage.

Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 am
Br37 wrote:

I had a subscription to this magazine. I did not recieve all thre issues that I was supposed to get. I let the subscription lapse. I got a notice just recently to suscribe again, bit I threw the envelope in the garbage.


Hi BR37

Well that sucks you didn't get all the magazines ..😉

Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:21 am
britathrt60 wrote:


Hi BR37

Well that sucks you didn't get all the magazines ..😉


I was supposed to get four issues for the year. I only got two. I emailed them and I never got a response. I should have tried to contact them again but I forgot all about it. That is my fault. The magazine has loads of advertising in it. The subscription price is too high for just four magazines. 

Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:27 am

I subscribe to the digital version of Phoenix Magazine.  Four issues per year for 19.95.  I think it's a great resource and worth the money.

Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:08 pm

The magazine's price is high because so few are printed. The postal disclosure statement on page 70 states that the total print run for Summer 2019 was only 6109. Paid subscription was 5898. The cardinal rule for magazines is that the advertising must pay for the entire cost of the magazine. But there are still other costs such as overhead and profit. Thus, the large number of ads...I forgot to mention that Parthenon purchased the centerfold double-page ad. Yes, lots of good educational material. But I feel a lot of similar information is already available online, especially on YouTube.

Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:54 pm
PETey.13 wrote:

The magazine's price is high because so few are printed. The postal disclosure statement on page 70 states that the total print run for Summer 2019 was only 6109. Paid subscription was 5898. The cardinal rule for magazines is that the advertising must pay for the entire cost of the magazine. But there are still other costs such as overhead and profit. Thus, the large number of ads...I forgot to mention that Parthenon purchased the centerfold double-page ad. Yes, lots of good educational material. But I feel a lot of similar information is already available online, especially on YouTube.


I think you are probally right about subscription being down so low is because of information online. You can find so many answers online.

Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:36 pm

So............if everyone switches to a digital subscription it should cost MUCH less!  Nancy was nice enough to be sending me some back issues.  After I get them I'd be more than willing to send them on to anyone else who would want to see them........assuming Nancy doesn't mind, and you send them back to her when you're done looking at them.  I like the idea of a digital version.  I'm not one for digital reading, but I've got way too many paper magazines around here already.  So digital would make sense. I'll let you know what I think of the mag as soon as I get them.

thanks all,

bob 

Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:08 pm

It is a wonderful magazine with a lot of great inspiring articles from ostomates and nurses etc. You would not be disappointed!

Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:51 am

Hi kray,

  I'm looking forward to reading them, and they're on the way.  But don't be so sure about me not being disappointed.........I'm pretty hard to please (or so I'm told).  I'll give everyone my honest opinion of the mag, no matter what.

thanks,

bob

Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm

The Phoenix is an excellent magazine, published quarterly.  Articles by Dr. Beck, various WOCNs, patients, happenings in the United Ostomy Assn. of America and in addition, there is a listing of support groups throughout the country that you can check out in the event that  you have a need for some ostomy related help. 

Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:07 am
Mtnman wrote:

Hi Bob, 

I've never heard of it either. 


Never heard of it...

Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:36 am
w30bob wrote:

Hi kray,

  I'm looking forward to reading them, and they're on the way.  But don't be so sure about me not being disappointed.........I'm pretty hard to please (or so I'm told).  I'll give everyone my honest opinion of the mag, no matter what.

thanks,

bob


Hi Bob,

You can send them on to who ever you want but I don't need them back. Hope you enjoy them.

Nancy

Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:50 pm

Hi, I have to tell you that the Phoenix will be the best aide you'll have. It is packed full of valuable information from doctors, nurses, and fellow ostomates. My only complaint is that it's only published 4 times a year (per season). I've been getting it for 10 years and never throw away an issue. I might need information in the future that may have been covered.

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