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Hi I'm new here just getting started in the process. Had my first visit with the surgeon and I'm currently working on my checklist. sleep study scheduled for next month.My first visit with the nutritionist isn't until October(seems like a long time to me), I'm currently seeing a nutritionist on a referral from my pcp does anyone know if this can be used as my 6 months of visits with a nutritionist?

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Hi first of all I want to say congratulations on taking the first step to getting to where you want to be on your health journey. My surgery is coming up this Friday. I’m not sure if I’m answering you correctly but I will say this, I was speaking with a nutritionist through Medicaid for some months before I even got in with a surgeon dr. Once I did though, I had to be in his program for six months, though mines was longer but that’s his requirements. I was in it longer because He wanted me to lose 100 pounds on my own before we could actually have the surgery. But once I lose it I did have to meet with their office nutritionist even though I was speaking with one. Though it was only a one time thing. It was more like I had to see the surgeon every month so he can see how I’m doing as well prescribe me this appetite suppressant. I do not know if everyone is the same or not.

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Hi first of all I want to say congratulations on taking the first step to getting to where you want to be on your health journey. My surgery is coming up this Friday. I’m not sure if I’m answering you correctly but I will say this, I was speaking with a nutritionist through Medicaid for some months before I even got in with a surgeon dr. Once I did though, I had to be in his program for six months, though mines was longer but that’s his requirements. I was in it longer because He wanted me to lose 100 pounds on my own before we could actually have the surgery. But once I lose it I did have to meet with their office nutritionist even though I was speaking with one. Though it was only a one time thing. It was more like I had to see the surgeon every month so he can see how I’m doing as well prescribe me this appetite suppressant. I do not know if everyone is the same or not.

Thanks for the info you answered my question

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that depends on your insurance, so I'd call them. In my case, yes, they did count the six-month program I did with a dietitian before I entered the bariatric program (in fact, they said they would count any six-month professionally supervised program I did if it was within the previous two years, as long as it was well-documented). But that might not be true of all insurance companies. I'd call them and ask.

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Hi first of all I want to say congratulations on taking the first step to getting to where you want to be on your health journey. My surgery is coming up this Friday. I’m not sure if I’m answering you correctly but I will say this, I was speaking with a nutritionist through Medicaid for some months before I even got in with a surgeon dr. Once I did though, I had to be in his program for six months, though mines was longer but that’s his requirements. I was in it longer because He wanted me to lose 100 pounds on my own before we could actually have the surgery. But once I lose it I did have to meet with their office nutritionist even though I was speaking with one. Though it was only a one time thing. It was more like I had to see the surgeon every month so he can see how I’m doing as well prescribe me this appetite suppressant. I do not know if everyone is the same or not.
Hi there if all went as planned you should've had your procedure by now, just checking in to see how you're doing

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