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Started by SMILES67, May 14, 2008 11:39 AM
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    SMILES67

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Posted May 14, 2008 - 11:39 AM

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I'm not sure how to post this agan. I made one post about locating a doctor in Illinois that accepts the Illinois Medicaid Card and got a great list of Chicago area doctors, Thanks so much. I was wondering if anyone would have a list of doctors in the Central or Southern part of Illinois. Any and all help would be very valuable. I reached beyond desparation awhile back. Thank you for your time.


    sistasassy

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Posted May 17, 2008 - 11:10 AM

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Dr. Albert Gilman in Decatur, IL. He accepts Medicaid. You must have a BMI of 40 or above though to see him. His number is 217.876.2750. He is the absolute only one I could find in Central Illinois. His address is 302 West Hay St. Suite 140.

Edited by benhamgal, May 17, 2008 - 11:20 AM.



    kryskarns

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Posted July 8, 2008 - 11:14 AM

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Hi Im new here and Im really seriously considering Lap Band. I have a few questions to anyone who can help thank you. Im wondering if my BMI is 37 will I still be a candidate for the surgery? And also does Illinois medicaid cover it? I live in Kewanee Illinois 1 hour from Peoria so if anyone close to there can help I appreciate it!!! Thanks!:biggrin:


    sistasassy

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Posted July 8, 2008 - 4:43 PM

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Illinois Medicaid does cover the lap band if you BMI is at least 40 or if it is 35-39 with at least two comorbidities. You will need a doctor who will do the band, a psych evaluation (which is not typically covered by Medicaid and can cost between $250-$600) and an appointment with your surgeon's nutritionist who must also say you are a good candidate for the surgery.

Your surgeon can then submit it for approval. Mine was just submitted so I am not sure how long it takes to hear back.

All of my other testing is done for my surgeon as well due to other issues I had going on in my life anyway.

I hear there are a number of doctors in the Chicago and Peoria area that are accepting Medicaid and one in Decatur.

Good Luck!


    Ashley33

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 2:24 PM

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yeah.. Mt Sinai Chicago accepts Medicaid for the band.. call them at 773-257-2020, they're great!


    KellyLiz14

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 5:09 PM

#6

Herrin Hospital, aka, New Life Weight Loss Center, Herrin Illinois, find Carbondale, (S.I.U), and Marion Il, (I 57), and its right between the 2 towns. They are Medicare and Medicaid accredited now.




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