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grr… so frustrated. I sent my GI information on the Simponi, and his response was you have failed two already (even though it is actually 3), and I don't think it will work would you be interested in Stellar? It took all I had not to lose my temper with the poor nurse. I said yes I would be willing, but since it is not approved for UC/ Crohn's my insurance will not pay for it, and Dr. Schwartz is aware as we just discussed it, and he has already appealed to my insurance 3 times already all denied. What part of they will not pay for it does he not understand. I really think it is time to find a new Dr. who is willing to roll up their sleeve and be an advocate for me, and not just a patient number on a chart. I still don't have the full results of my scope on Friday as his office was supposed to call me today, and after I finally got ahold of them this afternoon they were like well we've not looked at the results yet so it will be sometime this week. I know the office is busy, but when his Dr who performed the scope said your are in bad shape and need to hear from Schwartz on Monday or you better call then I think this is important enough to make time to see what needs to be done to help your patients!!!!

sorry for the vent!!!
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