Morbidly overweight. Many health problems. BMI of 50.
Hospital Reviews(Delano, CA) - Delano Regional Medical Center
(Delano, CA) - Delano Regional Medical Center
Computers & Internet - enjoy my computer and the internet
Travel - Going on my 1st cruise in December
Poetry - have written poetry all my life
Writing - love to write and would like to someday publish
Quilting - would like to learn
Aerobics & Aquarobics - love water aerobics but don't get to it much any more
Gambling - go to the Native American casinos every now and then
Music - Like most all music
Teachers - substitute at present.
Grandchildren - have 5 and enjoy them
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Surgeon: Ara Keshishian, M.D
My first impression of Dr. K. was that I found him to be very professional yet personable. My consult took place on Nov. 28, 2001. Dr. K was very nice and went over the surgery and my health problems.
His office staff are also very nice and professional. I noticed that they are discrete when the need may arise. Patients should know that Dr. K, although a very busy man, is quick to smile . He truly expects aftercare to be a major part of the surgery. Lifetime aftercare. His aftercare program begins immediately after surgery, He then has appointments at 1 month, 3 months, 6months, 9 months, 1 year and yearly after the first year. He is very knowledgeable and is straight forward about the risks involved in the surgery.
I must say that if I were to rate Dr. K, I would give him the highest rating available. He is there for you before, during and after the surgery. This last statement addresses surgical competence and bedside manner. In my opinion, one without the other is like the toast without the butter. Dr. K is an outstanding person, physician, and surgion. After my surgery, I discovered that I was born with congenital defects -- my insides were different than the norm. Dr. K did the surgery and then informed me of my "twisted" insides (we now have this ongoing joke using the word twisted)
Blue Cross of CA, Prudent Buyer Plan
Difficult. Persistence seemed to pay off. Had to file a formal grievence after 2 denials and 6-7 months. They came through yesterday, stating that indeed it wwas medically necessary. I would recommend that you not give up easily. If they deny, then you appeal. Even if it goes to a formal grievience. Check out this website and see how many others with your type of insurance have been approved--- then ask why are you being denied when others have been approve? Give them documentation of the researched approvals. A copy and paste document that shows others have had the surgery you are requesting. Good Luck!