Published: Oct 15, 2013 6:45 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 15, 2013 6:46 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has heard from several medical providers who say their appeals were denied by United Healthcare, and they will not be part of the Medicare Advantage plan next year.

Several weeks ago, WINK News reported many large medical providers in our area were dropped by United Healthcare's Medicare Advantage program for next year.

Many of those providers filed appeals with the health care company. The following practices tell WINK News, United denied their appeals:
Gastroenterology Associates of SW Florida
Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida
Florida Heart Associates
Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Florida
Digestive Specialists

This does not impact people with other United Healthcare or Medicare plans, only those with the Medicare Advantage plan.