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Dr. James G. Berbee WiscMed Founder & CEO

UW Health doctor creates digital otoscope to improve ear infection diagnosis – Spectrum NEWS1

March 8, 2022
BY KATHRYN LARSON MADISON PUBLISHED 8:55 AM ET MAR. 08, 2022 MADISON, Wis. — A Madison area ER doctor found a new way to diagnose ear infections after he struggled to do his own pediatric ear examinations. “More than anything else, I was always really embarrassed when I came out and I couldn’t say for sure if…Read more about UW Health doctor creates digital otoscope to improve ear infection diagnosis – Spectrum NEWS1
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Dr. James Berbee Interviewed by Spectrum NEWS1

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022 Spectrum NEWS1 In the Spectrum News1 story, Dr. James Berbee, founder and CEO of WiscMed, talks about why he was inspired to invent the Wispr Digital Otoscope. “Typical otoscopes are essentially a magnifying glass with a light source. I was embarrassed when I could not say for sure if a child had…Read more about Dr. James Berbee Interviewed by Spectrum NEWS1
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Traditional vs. Digital Otoscopy: 8 out of 10 Emergency Physicians Prefer the Wispr Digital Otoscope

January 19, 2022
Traditional vs. Digital Otoscopy: Emergency Physician Preferences “Research shows that 90% of physicians surveyed feel that the WiscMed Wispr digital otoscope provides better diagnostic information than a traditional otoscope.” A research survey was conducted at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) BerbeeWalsh emergency department regarding preference for otoscope modality. The UW pediatric emergency department…Read more about Traditional vs. Digital Otoscopy: 8 out of 10 Emergency Physicians Prefer the Wispr Digital Otoscope
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WiscMed Releases new Wispr Software Upgrade

August 27, 2021
Madison, Wisconsin based WiscMed®, maker of the innovative Wispr® digital otoscope, announced the release of a new software upgrade.  The free upgrade (version 95) is available to all Wispr digital otoscope owners.    New features include: Optimization of image and video lighting Improved power management Improved alerting of low power Upgrading the Wispr operating software…Read more about WiscMed Releases new Wispr Software Upgrade
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WiscMed Offers Free Hardware Upgrade to Existing Customers

January 27, 2021
Madison, Wisconsin based WiscMed®, maker of the innovative Wispr digital otoscope, has announced a design upgrade to the Wispr digital otoscope and is offering a free exchange program for existing customers. “The new design changes make the Wispr otoscope even better.  We’ve increased the robustness of a tool our customers have come to rely on,”…Read more about WiscMed Offers Free Hardware Upgrade to Existing Customers
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WiscMed Releases new Wispr Software Upgrade

January 27, 2021
Madison, Wisconsin based WiscMed®, maker of the innovative Wispr® digital otoscope, announced the release of a new software upgrade.  The free upgrade (version .094) is available to all Wispr digital otoscope owners.    New features include persistent image mode (the Wispr starts up in the picture or video mode it was in when turned off), improved…Read more about WiscMed Releases new Wispr Software Upgrade
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WiscMed and Pivot International Partnership Celebrated in MD+DI/Qmed Article

December 18, 2020
Pivot International, a company offering medical device development, certification, and manufacturing services, has helped WiscMed co-founder and Wispr-inventor Dr. James Berbee develop and manufacture a next-generation pediatric medical device, according to a statement provided to MD+DI.  Link to the full MD+DI article. Berbee came up with the concept for the Wispr Digital Otoscope during his…Read more about WiscMed and Pivot International Partnership Celebrated in MD+DI/Qmed Article
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Wispr Digital Otoscope Helped Provided a More Accurate Diagnosis – “More than Acute Otitis Media”

December 9, 2020
In the article, “More Than Acute Otitis Media” Dr. Greg Rebella discusses how an accurate ear exam made a critical difference in the care of a pediatric patient. A 20 month old male was misdiagnosed with bilateral ear infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. His actual diagnosis was far more worrisome… The tympanic membranes (TMs) are…Read more about Wispr Digital Otoscope Helped Provided a More Accurate Diagnosis – “More than Acute Otitis Media”
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WiscMed publishes, “2020 Best Digital Otoscopes Review,” a comparison of 5 digital otoscopes

November 13, 2020
WiscMed has completed a review of 5 digital otoscopes in the marketplace.  The focus of the review is on a selection of devices that can be used in the clinical environment.  The reviewed digital otoscopes are: WiscMed’s Wispr digital otoscope, Jedmed’s Horus+ HD video otoscope, Welch Allyn’s Digital MacroView, Firefly’s DE500 video otoscope and Teslong’s…Read more about WiscMed publishes, “2020 Best Digital Otoscopes Review,” a comparison of 5 digital otoscopes
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WiscMed Medgizmo Interview: Dr. Jim Berbee

October 15, 2020
WiscMed’s Dr. Jim Berbee recently completed a personal interview with Dr. Andrew Schuman of Medgizmos. Dr. Schuman, of Medgizmos, states: “The Wispr is Wonderful…. I’ve had a great time reviewing medical devices for primary care physicians for the past 30 years.  Every device has a fascinating origin story and takes years to develop, refine, and…Read more about WiscMed Medgizmo Interview: Dr. Jim Berbee