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Offline sylgeren

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???Need Total Knee Surgery in Riverside, Ca .
« on: November 08, 2003, 06:40:54 PM »
 ???I've been seen by an OS in Riverside, but not too much confidience in him.  Hasn't had much history in doing tkr.  I have Blue Shield Ins,. HMO.  So I really need help.  Anyone please help.  All the really good doctors will not take HMO's.  What a joke that is.  Syl
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Re:  ???Need Total Knee Surgery in Riverside,
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2003, 04:52:43 AM »

I know how hard it is to find a good knee OS when you are dealing with HMO's in CA.  If you don't mind driving to Van Nuys, you could call Dr. Domenic Sisto (I think he is listed on the main KG site).  I worked for a PT that dealt with him and he is awesome.  Plus I am pretty sure that he would take your insurance.

Hope everything goes well.  If you have any questions, let me know.

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Re:  ???Need Total Knee Surgery in Riverside,
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2003, 09:09:34 PM »
I believe there are several excellent knee doctors at the Yorba Linda medical center--my aunt is on Medicare and they took her, so they should probably accept your HMO....Medicare is actually worse than most HMO's for payment and fighting charges, so if they take that they should be open to other HMO and cost-controlling, meddling, interfering insurance companies!

My advice...get rid of the HMO.  I was on one when I first had knee problems, and as soon as I could (work made me wait almost a year) I switched plans to a PPO.

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