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Muhammad A. Jawad, M.D.
The staff at Dr.Jawad's Ocala office, have all been great so far. I really liked Dr. Jawad's approach, he is a tell it like it is surgeon, which I like. I have no complaints so far.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
-06-08---> It has been a long time since I have been here..I was turned down at the surgeon appt. It took me 3 months to get an appt. to see the surgeon. Then he did a group appt. and basically told all of us, to go on a diet, start exercising, and go away. He really didn't care about any of us, he was more worried about the fact that he was getting out of the military. I put my sugery hopes on the back burner for awhile. These past couple of years have brought a lot of change into my life, My daughter is now almost 3 years old. My husband is once again deployed, he will be home soon, after a 14 month deployment. My Father passed away Sept. 07. But now I am ready to try again. I will not be going in to see my PCP until after my husband returns from Iraq, so it will most likely be Oct. until I talk to my new PCP about getting a referral for the surgery. This time, I am going to ask to be referred out and I will not take no for an anwer.
7-22-06---> My PCP has referred me to the surgeon. I was very nervous about being referred, but it was really very simple to be referred here at fort stewart. My PCP is the greatest, she just asked a few simple questions, and said I see no problem in referring you, and I really don't understand why your PCP in Hawaii gave you such a hard time, you meet all the tricare requirements. So anyway, I have to go have some labs done this week, so that I have new ones on file. The surgeon's office is suppose to be calling sometime within the next 2 weeks, to set up an appt. I am so excited, the ball is finally rolling.
6-7-06---> I have been coming to this site for at least 3 years now, I have started this profile, deleted and started it again. This is the last time I am going to start this thing, I will get this surgery done this time.
My name is Julie, I am almost 31 years old, I am married to Ronnie, we have been together for 6 years married for 5, we have 1 child, a daughter Parthenia, she is 9 months old, we are in the process of adopting her, she is the light of our lives. We are stationed at Fort Stewart, GA.
I have been overweight for the majority of my life. I have struggled over the years with many diets, mostly ones I created myself, but I have tried slimfast, South beach, G.I.diet, and every known over the counter diet pill known to man. I have never been on a medically supervised diet, I don't know why no dr. has ever recommend any diet to me, i would have tried anything.
I am 5'8" and weigh around 330 lbs. I am so tired of being fat, I don't have the stamina to keep up with everyday tasks anymore (laundry, basic house cleaning, etc..) I have heel spurs, so I can't stand on my feet very long. I have PCOS. My mother has diabetes, my father has heart problems (I dont have those yet). Being overweight, obese and super obese, runs in my family. On My mom's side, most of the women are all over 300lbs, and the rest all struggle with weight issues. On my dad's side everyone is just plan big.
I am determined to have gastric bypass surgery this time. Before I would go for referrals get denied or told of things I had to do (quit smoking), get pissed off and give up. This time I am going to do whatever it takes to get approved. I am going to quit smoking and I am going in to my PCM with the attitude that you are going to give me a referral or else. I am not taking No for an answer this time. These dr.'s do not live in my body that do not know what it feels like everyday to carry around all this weight and try to be a good wife and mother.