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When my husband and I moved here, we didn’t have jobs so I applied for Medicaid for us while we were looking. And we got approved. I found out a couple of months later that Staywell/WellCare might possibly cover bariatric surgery so I gave it a chance. In 4 months I was completely approved and operated on yesterday. Woohoo!

Let me know if you have any questions. I’ll try to help as much as I can!

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Hi! Congrats on your surgery! I'm at the tail end of my pre approval process. I have staywell as well. What did your process consist of? I know you said it took 4 months. I had to do 6 months weight loss trial, ekg, sleep study, bloodwork, etc. Just wondering what all you had to do get approved so quickly? Definitely gives me hope that I'll get approved soon!

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Hello! I have staywell as well, and I’m just starting the process. I had a to do a seminar before I was able to submit my paper work the staywell to see if I can be approved for surgery. If I am, I have to meet with the surgeon to do all the steps with him.

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Hey all! I have a recommendation for a doctor in Hudson, Fl. Dr. Fridley with Surgical Associates of Bayonet Point. He is a very caring, intelligent, and patient-centered doctor. Highly recommend. Takes most insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Also has some great rates for self-pay. The office also has a dietitian and support groups. Info seminars are twice a month or just call the office for info from the front desk.

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