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Dr. Richard Follwell, DO

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Follwell

Martin Memorial Medical Group

2221 SE Ocean Blvd Ste 200 Stuart, FL 34996

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Dr. Richard Follwell, DO is a bariatric surgery specialist in Stuart, FL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.


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(772) 219-4026

Dr. Follwell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Employer Group Open Access HMO
Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
Employer Group PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
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Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Follwell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Follwell performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Follwell performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Follwell treats Obesity more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Follwell treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Stomach Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Follwell performs Stomach Surgery more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Follwell performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Follwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

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Care Philosophy

At Tenet Florida Physician Services, we have a commitment to care promise. This commitment extends to the communities we serve, the patients we heal, and the employees that make up our extraordinary team. Our values and mission are the cornerstones to that promise. We are committed to care. We are committed to you.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2003
Des Peres Hospital
Residency Hospital
1999
Capital Region Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1998
University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2003
1999
1998

Dr. Follwell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Follwell

4.6

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Saved my life.I had bowel problems from cancer since 1994.My pain was increasing and was horrible.He did surgery and I'm pain free after all these year.God has opened up the heavens
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If you do your part the doctor sure is the best in what he does, felt no real discomfort after surgery lost so far 107 lbs in not quite a year. 24 lbs away from my goal
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Dr. Follwell and the rest of the staff at Martin Bariatric have been nothing but friendly, professional and empathic to my journey to weight loss. I'm grateful to all and consider them a blessing. I owe my success to their excellent program. From Pre-surgery to follow up appointments and group support I have never felt alone. Thank you.
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Dr Folwell did my surgery April 28th 2017. I have to say this is the FINEST DR. I have ever been to. From the minute you walk into his office to the departure, its a wonderful experience the STAFF and entire off is TOP NOTCH! Dr. Did a wonderful job on me. I am feeling 1000 times better. I only wish he handled all parts of the body. I Love you Dr. FOLWELL!!! Your a true professional DR. Terry K
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Dr Follwell came in on his day off ( Saturday morning) when he wasn't on call to perform a procedure/ test on my daughter. He patiently took time to explain his findings and plan of care as well as answer my questions . I was so impressed and proud to be part of the healthcare profession. (RN) May God bless you Dr Follwell.
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Dr Follwell is extremely knowledgeable while also caring. He performed emergency surgery on me and I've been very impressed. I highly recommend him
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I would highly recommend Dr. Follwell. He performed my VSG surgery and I am very happy with his care and the results. He gave his full attention at every appointment and answered every question to my complete satisfaction. His office staff is friendly and professional. I did not have to wait long at my appointments. I received a prompt response when I emailed his office with a post op question. He is a surgeon with the Martin Memorial Bariatric Program, which I highly recommend as well.
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He is excellent. Professional and down to earth. The office staff leaves a lot to be desired
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Dr Followell is excellent:)He saved my life.
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Very caring and takes time with you.Answers questions down to earth dr.
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