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Her mother was an Army nurse, and Jennifer Mittler always found herself drawn to the medical field.
Jennifer Mittler – Insurance Verifier
With more than 30 years of experience working with other bariatric programs, Jennifer joined the MyNewSelf Bariatrics program in June of 2012 as the program’s insurance verifier.
“They asked me to come,” Jennifer said, and having worked with them from a distance in the past, she was more than happy to join the team.
She most enjoys being able to be an advocate for the patients, knowing how hard each works to get an approval from their respective insurance companies. On this, she very simply states, “I know it’s worth fighting for.”
Though Jennifer contacts patients mainly over the phone, she finds great joy in “putting a face with a name.” “There’s nothing greater,” she states, “than when a patient asks to speak with me after all the time we spend together on the phone.”
A former personal trainer, Jennifer enjoys group aerobics, “I like being with a bunch of people. That’s why I love this program because I think the support groups here are really positive and it’s great to have that support.”
As to what keeps her from the exercise she so adores, “Time,” she states, “It’s just time—there’s not enough of it.”
As stated Jennifer loves to advocate for the patients which are very important when it comes to Insurance allowing and paying for a weight loss surgery. There are a lot of different criteria that the Insurance companies have put into place. The good thing is that Jennifer knows the ins and outs of them because she has so many years of experience. She always gives advice to people considering weight loss surgery to attend one of our seminars and learn more. The information comes from the doctors, nurses and other staff.