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Old 03-14-2008, 03:39 AM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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Mariah. I would ask your physician about experience s(he) has personally treating/evaluating hemangiomas. They are common, so you doctor may have seen a lot of them...but put together a list of questions you have that also might give you a clue to how much your doc knows about tx.

If you at any point feel you need another opinion outside the network...there are ways to do so and be covered. I do know of someone from my area that had approval by Kaiser to pay for surgery with a doctor out of network...and a well known surgeon with a lot of hemangioma experience (in L.A.)

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