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North Shore LIJ – nyc/LI

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    makedoandmend
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    Does anyone have any experience about LIJ they can share with me? The oncologist/melanoma specialist I am working with is from LIJ and thats where I am having surgery as well. I tried Sloan Kettering  but they wouldn't take my insurance. I searched the forum and found one really positive post but just wanted to see if anyone else has had recent experience with them. thanks!

    -pat LI

    Does anyone have any experience about LIJ they can share with me? The oncologist/melanoma specialist I am working with is from LIJ and thats where I am having surgery as well. I tried Sloan Kettering  but they wouldn't take my insurance. I searched the forum and found one really positive post but just wanted to see if anyone else has had recent experience with them. thanks!

    -pat LI

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      JenM
      Participant
      Hi Pat,
      I use North Shore University…my surgeon is Dr. Mansoor Beg—excellent surgeon and a wonderful individual.

      Who are using at LIJ?

      Regards,
      Jen

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        makedoandmend
        Participant

        Thanks for responding. Dr Wang is the surgeon. Did you get any treatment there besides surgery?

        -pat

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        makedoandmend
        Participant

        Thanks for responding. Dr Wang is the surgeon. Did you get any treatment there besides surgery?

        -pat

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      JenM
      Participant
      Hi Pat,
      I use North Shore University…my surgeon is Dr. Mansoor Beg—excellent surgeon and a wonderful individual.

      Who are using at LIJ?

      Regards,
      Jen

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      DonW
      Participant

      Pat — Did you see my reply to your previous post about contacting Carole? She might be able to help you or at least commisurate:-) Her email address is [email protected]  She lives on LI.

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        makedoandmend
        Participant

        Yeah I just sent her an email. Thanks so much for relaying the message!

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        makedoandmend
        Participant

        Yeah I just sent her an email. Thanks so much for relaying the message!

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      DonW
      Participant

      Pat — Did you see my reply to your previous post about contacting Carole? She might be able to help you or at least commisurate:-) Her email address is [email protected]  She lives on LI.

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      wolkies
      Participant

      Hey Pat

      I had my WLE at North Shore 6 years ago by Dr Faynsod who was with Dr. Beg's practice in Great Neck.  At that time I had called Sloan Kettering but like you, they didn't take my insurance. I have Empire Gov't/United Health Care

      I would up going to NYU Cancer Center on 34th street where they take my insurance. My doctor is Dr. Anna Pavlick and  I cannot say enough about NYU Cancer and especially Dr. Pavlick – she is awesome.

      Sharon stage IIb, NED since Aug 2004

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      wolkies
      Participant

      Hey Pat

      I had my WLE at North Shore 6 years ago by Dr Faynsod who was with Dr. Beg's practice in Great Neck.  At that time I had called Sloan Kettering but like you, they didn't take my insurance. I have Empire Gov't/United Health Care

      I would up going to NYU Cancer Center on 34th street where they take my insurance. My doctor is Dr. Anna Pavlick and  I cannot say enough about NYU Cancer and especially Dr. Pavlick – she is awesome.

      Sharon stage IIb, NED since Aug 2004

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