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Raleigh, NC! Awaiting insurance approval

Duke Raleigh by chance!?

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I live about 15 minutes from Durham , I had my surgery at Rex Hospital in Raleigh on May 21st,

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I live about 15 minutes from Durham , I had my surgery at Rex Hospital in Raleigh on May 21st,

how are you recovering?

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GoodiDre, are you seeing carolinas weight mana. Or southeast bariatrics? Or another office?

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GoodiDre, are you seeing carolinas weight mana. Or southeast bariatrics? Or another office?

I'm about a month out from a seminar and still a month away from an appt with Carolinas Weight Mgmt. I expect this process to take time, but I'm kinda over the slowness. I called Lake Norman Bariatric today (after 5pm) and they're supposed to call me back tomorrow.

Who are you seeing? I'm guessing QueenCity makes you local :)

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@@GoodiDre my apt was 2 months after my seminar with Carolinas weight management! That's why I went with carolina's surgical (well, that and my mom's surgeon is there)

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I went through CWMand Dr.Gersin was my surgeon it took me some to get an appt with him. I started out on the medical side and went to the surgical side.

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@@GoodiDre my apt was 2 months after my seminar with Carolinas weight management! That's why I went with carolina's surgical (well, that and my mom's surgeon is there)

Yeah I had to wait 2.5 months to even get in the seminar. So I've been waiting since March for pretty much nothing. Did you have a good experience with Carolina's Surgical? I may contact them.

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Hello! I am in Durham, but work in Chapel Hill.

How are you all?!

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I am near Hickory, but having surgery at UNC Chapel Hill. I am going tomorrow to meet with the surgeon and set my date. I hope it is within the next week.

Who is your Surgeon? I work at UNC Hospitals. I am going with Dr. Farrell.

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I am near Hickory, but having surgery at UNC Chapel Hill. I am going tomorrow to meet with the surgeon and set my date. I hope it is within the next week.

Who is your Surgeon? I work at UNC Hospitals. I am going with Dr. Farrell.

Dr Farrell is doing my surgery. I REALLY like him. He is one of the few surgeons I have ever seen that didn't treat me like some oddball because of my abdomen.

Have you met with him yet? Do you have a surgery date yet?

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GoodiDre, with southeast bariatrics you have the option to do the seminar online as long as you have a passing grade. Then once you take the test then you fax in the application and copy of insurance card and they call you the next day and my appointment was about 3 weeks out after they called me back.

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