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on 9/13/19 4:29 am
VSG on 11/26/18
Topic: RE: Centennial Medical Center

I had surgery with Dr. Dyer and he was awesome.

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on 11/2/18 2:28 pm
RNY on 10/09/18
Topic: RE: Anyone live near Knoxville?

I am in east Tn, Johnson City. Had gastric bypass October 9,2018.

on 8/10/18 2:52 pm
Topic: RE: Submitted for approval today! BCBS FED VIP/BCBS TN

Hi, that's good news. I'm looking for an in network bariatric surgeon for BCBS adavantage(Medicare) in TN.

was this yours by any chance?

on 3/14/18 5:42 am
Topic: Self Pay Question

Hello Everyone, I currently live just outside of Knoxville Tennessee. I work as a Registered Nurse and have a Highmark BCBS through my employer. Our plan states they will not cover the actual bariatric surgery but will cover complications related to the procedure. Anyone had gastric sleeve done in the south eastern US where they had to self pay for the procedure? Any tips? Any doctor recommendations? I have been debating the surgery for years and just really feel like I need to move forward with my decision.

on 3/8/18 4:24 pm
Topic: BCBS.... estimated time line?

I have BCBS and was curious how long it takes you get approved? Also, what requirements are you required to do? I've been on phentermine at a weight loss clinic & been prescribed Qsymia by my regular doctor over the past year but nothings helped.

on 3/7/18 4:22 pm
Topic: Anyone in or Near the Nashville area...

Starting a new revision Journey. would like to get with people here...

on 1/23/18 5:32 am
Topic: RE: Need a girdle?

My story is as I became older I started to get a belly (not fat belly) which effected my posture with lower back pains, clothes not fitting right with a mild case of scolosis. I went to the corsetiere for a solution. She recommended I should daily be in a vintage panty girdle that was high waisted boned and zippered Rago 6210. She measured my hips and waist and put me through girdle training. I was totally amazed what it was like to have your stomach well controlled and firmly supported by a vintage girdle. My posture improved 100% sitting standing, no more lower back pains, clothes fit much much better, and surprising when I kept my stomach muscles relaxed and the girdle gave me needed control and support I found to my pleasant surprise I had much more energy and confidence, I was amazed. I also found that daily wearing a girdle helps my diet by limiting my portions and keeping me from getting fat.

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on 1/10/18 3:37 pm
Topic: RE: Anyone live near Knoxville?

I am near Knoxville Tri Cities area so about an hour and half away

Doriam R.
on 10/19/17 6:44 pm - Austin, TX
VSG on 07/12/17
on 10/18/17 7:41 pm
Topic: RE: Jack in the Box - Grilled Chicken Strips - YUM!

These sweet things are just what you need this week. Smoky grilled chicken breasts pair perfectly with peach salsa. Fruit and meat really were made to go together, and this recipe proves it! You can use freshly peeled and chopped peaches or frozen, prepared ones, depending on how much time you have. While the confection-like fruit mixture is simmering on the stove, you can switch gears and grill up the chicken. Spoon a bit of the sauce over each piece of chicken before you serve it. Yum!

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