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Hello,

Any fellow New Yorkers here ?

I have metroplus and just was denied a referral from my doctor because surgery is the "easy " way out . She said she could refer me but chooses not to. Anyway , does anyone else with metroplus know any pcps that'll refer me ? I'm the required BMI and old enough (26) .

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Go directly to the bariatric surgeons practice you will be using and chevk if they use a dedicated pcp list for process approval. A lot of practices will have something like this set up to help the process along.

Good Luck 💜

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That doctor is out of line. She has to separate her personal feelings on recommending the best health outcome for you.

With that said, definitely look into what @GreenTealael suggested. I have no knowledge this is done, as I’m the only person I know that has had WLS.
Definitely also bring up your primary care doctor’s lack of cooperation into your care to your psychiatrist and how it’s affecting you.
His recommendation based on how this is affecting you may trump your primary care doctor’s decision. It will be a process, just be patient.
Do everything you can to favor a surgery date for you!
You are your own advocate.

Good luck!!

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Oh how I wish it was the easy way out! That is incredible that she said that.

I have no problem with her not recommending the surgery based upon your personal situation but wls is not easy by any means!

If it were, I would have done this ten year ago instead of next month.

Sorry to jump in and vent with you. The advise you have been given already is excellent.

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yep - time to change PCP's! I had one who's not a fan - luckily, I had her AFTER I had my RNY. If that weren't the case, I would have found a new one.

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i had metroplus when i had my vsg at mt sinai st lukes. u should try calling them they help me every step towards surgery. the process took 3 months. i had mines with Dr harvey

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Find a new doctor asap... My doctor tried to advise me other alternatives and I said thanks but I've been in my body dealing with weight and diets for 20 years I think i know what I need...

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