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on 1/8/19 3:53 pm
Topic: Smaller town surgeons

Has anyone used a surgeon in a smaller town outside of Birmingham or Huntsville? I've heard good things about Dr. Groves in Marshall County. Also as I'm fairly young I don't really have credit and I will be self pay....I make a good income that I can easily cover payments with but curious if I should wait for a consultation until I have half of a down payment due no credit line.

Kathy S.
on 8/20/18 2:42 pm - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
Topic: RE: Medicaid providers


The last time we checked this surgeon was taking Medicaid.

Give them a call and let me know if this works for you. If not, we will keep looking!

William Richards
University of South Alabama
Phone: 251-471-7413
Contact Valerie
Here is a link to his website.

Don't give up, we will do what we an to help you.

ObesityHelp Member Services
866-957-4636 Ext 393

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

on 8/19/18 9:31 am - TROY, AL
Topic: Medicaid providers

Does anyone know of a surgeon who accepts medicaid?

on 5/11/18 1:37 pm
Topic: RE: Dr. Bryan Freeman-Anniston

I found out he is in California and no longer does bariatric surgery, but does still

practice medicine. You can google his name and "California", and find him.

on 4/17/18 3:33 am
Topic: Starred the 7 month Diet Plan

I live in Anniston Alabama. Just started the Insurance Diet plan.

My Dr. Is Andrew DeWitt from Princeton Hospital in Birmingham .

HW: 368 on 2/16/18

Cw:225 on 4/17/18

I'm having to loose as much as I can, because I'm having hip problems. Would like to loose another 40 pounds before my surgery approval.

(deactivated member)
on 10/6/17 11:37 am
Topic: RE: Support Group in Alabama

A Bariatric Support Group meets at Huntsville Hospital with two different times each month. POC is Angi Achenbach

Robert P.
on 3/14/17 6:44 am - Pelham, AL
Topic: RE: BCBSAL Precert Questions

To cover all the bases, you'd do well to get your doc to enlist the help of a dietician or nutritionist. Another option is something like a Medical supervised program such as Medifast. I wouldn't suggest Jenny or WW, unless they have an actual physician there.

You clearly meet the co-morbidities, so the 6 months and the psychiatric screening should be all you need. BCBSAL was my insurance also.

High 468 / Surgery 433 / Current 243/ Goal 219
Robert P.
on 3/14/17 6:40 am - Pelham, AL
Topic: RE: Need help finding a surgeon!

Not sure about their Medicaid rules, but I can't recommend Andy Dewitt at Princeton enough. Fantastic surgeon, and very good bedside manner. A pleasure to deal with.

High 468 / Surgery 433 / Current 243/ Goal 219
on 1/9/17 4:07 pm
VSG on 09/22/16
Topic: RE: Support Group in Alabama

I am in a small town called Albertville? 

on 1/9/17 3:09 pm
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