MEDICAID AND MEDICARE SURGEONS LIST!
On a daily basis we get calls from members in desperate need of surgeons that will accept Medicaid and or Medicare for Bariatric surgery. It breaks our hearts when we have to say "we don't know of any surgeons in your state we can refer you to".
Can you please help us? If you know of any surgeons in your state that accepts Medicaid and or Medicare, will you list their:
If they accept Medicare and or Medicaid
This list will remain here for our members to access and use.
Thank you so much!!!
I had a tummy tuck and lipo of the side flanks performed by Nathan Miller with Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City on June 23rd, 2009.
Yes, Dr Keith takes Medicaid and Medicare...Also, WW Hasting hospital in Tahlequah (Indian Health Services Hospital) just started doing the band. This is a service for those who are a member of a Federally recognized tribe. They have to go through a class and try to lose weight on their own for a while, but it is another option, if you get questions from anyone who is Native and trying to get surgery in this area.
P.S. Indian Health Services is a federal program. There may be other facilities starting to do WLS.
on 3/3/09 3:37 pm
Quitting smoking helps you to better heal afterwards and you have to worry about pnuemonia already hence the reguired spirometer exercises so not having smokers issue shelps with that as well. I hope that helps explain why the requir eit.
Smoke free for 17 months now and loving it after smoking for 17 of my 33 years.
These doctors were NOT my surgeons, ...but I have 4 firends who have used them. Two are post op and were paid for by medicare and one is schedule with payment being medicare. The fourth friend had medical insurence.
I have heard nothing but positive things about their surgical skills.
Carol in Kansas
As of 09-14-11 I am no closer to getting the surgery.
on 10/14/08 12:05 am
They are associated with Norman Regional Hospital.
website is http://www.owlo.com
Hope this helps.
on 4/2/09 7:40 pm
Dr. Kevin Fisher from Surgical Associates and they take medicare and FED Blue Cross and Blue Shield also the first three fills are free and then $200.00 each after that I do not know if Medicare will pay for that but my FED BCBS will cover it. hope that helps
I think the move to Owasso is a good thing - this way the nursing staff will be familiar with wls - St. Francis had some nurses trained and then others weren't it was more a make sure you know what your suppose to do so you didn't get messed up, when I was at St. Francis/