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- WALTER’S BLOGA blog authored by Walter Lindstrom, President of Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy, focusing primarily on bariatric surgery and obesity treatment insurance issues.
There are a great many of us patients out there, hoping to get approved for surgery very soon, who are living in fear that the number on the scale isn’t going to move the right way after they’ve completed their “mandatory” pre-surgery diet plan. “What …
I don’t remember the first day of OJ Simpson’s pre-trial hearing for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. I know my wife Kelley does – she watched the whole thing from a waiting room in a hospital in San Diego. Me? I was …
A failure to PLAN AHEAD in June might cause terrible Gloom in December or January. That’s why we tell bariatric programs and patients to NEVER DELAY SUBMITTING A PATIENT FOR INSURANCE APPROVAL! By waiting you are RISKING that you might be one of the unfortunate ones whose failure to plan well in June caused them terrible Gloom at the end of the year, even though they thought – and their bariatric program thought – jumping the silly hoops and playing by the insurance plan’s rules was the right thing to do.