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Forum: New Member Introductions 03-07-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,093
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Welcome! Glad to hear you had a good experience...

Welcome! Glad to hear you had a good experience with Clavel and his team. As you know, recovery takes time so hang in there! Keep us updated on your progress and glad to have you on the board :)
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 10-18-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,634
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Pre-op herbs??

I am 2.5 weeks out from my Second cervical surgery this year. I have been instructed by my surgeon and my primary care Dr (who is not a naturopath but has a solid foot in both modern/natural...
Forum: The Big File 09-23-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,044
Posted By Kelly4ADR
I also gave a testimony

My surgeon Dr. Richard Wohns called me a few months ago and asked me if I would speak to LDR as well. A representative called me and we had a lengthy conversation about my story, a lot of which was...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-27-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,321
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Congratulations!! Here's to a great...

Congratulations!! Here's to a great recovery!:beer:
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,507
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Welcome! If you need a two level cervical, mobi-c...

Welcome! If you need a two level cervical, mobi-c is the only two level FDA device approved in the states. I'm not sure how to find a qualified surgeon in your area. I just had a two level cervical...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-12-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,315
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Michael, You will be so happy with this...

Michael,

You will be so happy with this decision! I'm 5 weeks out from my 2 level mobi-c surgery and I feel like a completely different person. I started my insurance process with Aetna in Jan...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-09-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,204
Posted By Kelly4ADR
It amazes me how different the post op...

It amazes me how different the post op instructions are. For me, there was no lifting (greater than a jug of milk/6 pounds) and no bending of the neck (large flexion/extension movements for the first...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-08-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,108
Posted By Kelly4ADR
I am a mobi-c 2 level as well. My insurance,...

I am a mobi-c 2 level as well. My insurance, Aetna, denied my surgery so I paid out of pocket. A friend of mine had Her two level surgical covered by Cigna a few months ago.
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-08-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,204
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Welcome Kate! How are you doing post op? I am 1...

Welcome Kate! How are you doing post op? I am 1 month out today from a two level mobi-c. Loving every minute of it! :)
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-25-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,737
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Dr. Wohns

Hi David,
Dr. Wohns is my Dr and I'm fortunate to live so close to him. From what I understand he will review your films but also wants to do a physical exam as part of his diagnosis and...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 01-22-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,320
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Good article. I've also heard of tart cherries...

Good article. I've also heard of tart cherries (especially for gout), and more recently beef gelatin and collagen. I just bought some to give it a try.

About 20 years ago someone told me to soak...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-20-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,644
Posted By Kelly4ADR
It appears United Healthcare doesn't cover lumbar...

It appears United Healthcare doesn't cover lumbar ADR. Here is the link.
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Forum: New Member Introductions 01-13-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,321
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Mike, you can look on LDRs website (the producer...

Mike, you can look on LDRs website (the producer of mobi-c) for all the information on the mobi-c...studies, FDA approvals etc. the three big positives of the mobi-c are bone sparing because there...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-12-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,321
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Welcome Mike! You found the right place for some...

Welcome Mike! You found the right place for some sound advice.

I read your story and I could relate on a couple things. Should or shouldn't you have the surgery?? That is really between you and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-02-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,991
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Wombatcat, Welcome to the forum! You will...

Wombatcat,

Welcome to the forum! You will find plenty of helpful people here.

I concur with Jeff. I am first and foremost a cervical patient and I will be having a two level cervical ADR done...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-24-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,606
Posted By Kelly4ADR
It sounds like you have done your research, that...

It sounds like you have done your research, that is good! Good luck!
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-24-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,606
Posted By Kelly4ADR
I'm not trying to throw more confusing choices...

I'm not trying to throw more confusing choices into the mix for you but my surgeon is here in the states and he has performed many 2 level ADRs.

I'm scheduled to get a two level cervical with the...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-22-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,525
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Thanks TJ, LDR actually handled most of my...

Thanks TJ,

LDR actually handled most of my appeals to this point. MCRA is the company contracted with them who submitted a lot of documentation on my behalf. My agent at MCRA is not optimistic...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-22-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,525
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Lost battle with Aetna

After consulting an attorney who reviewed my entire library of case documents, he declined to represent my case against Aetna, saying that since my case concluded with an external review that...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,189
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Aetna has updated their CPB

It appears that Aetna has "updated" their clinical policy bulletin 11/12/14. It also appears that nothing has changed.

Intervertebral Disc Prostheses...
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 11-12-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 76,205
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Drew, I don't know. I can ask them.

Drew,

I don't know. I can ask them.
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 11-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 76,205
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Two level cervical...48k in Washington State....

Two level cervical...48k in Washington State. That includes 2 implants at 7.5k each. If paid in full at the time of service- 40% discount (not on the implants) so that brings it just under $35k.
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,189
Posted By Kelly4ADR
I don't understand why they claim ADR is more...

I don't understand why they claim ADR is more money when in all actuality ADR is cheaper. Less time in the hospital 23 hours vs 4 days or so. Also, it is no longer experimental -- just show your...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-08-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,189
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Hanshan, only time can be the true teller of how...

Hanshan, only time can be the true teller of how our healthcare will look, but unfortunately healthcare in the US isn't driven by care as much as it is financial gain. It doesn't always come down to...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-26-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,189
Posted By Kelly4ADR
Good question Hanshan. I haven't looked up the...

Good question Hanshan. I haven't looked up the other insurance policies because it doesn't pertain to me. Maybe others will read this post and offer their policy info.

I do know that Aetna, to...
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