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Weight Loss Support Group

The Weight Loss Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the NMMC Wellness Center, 1030 S. Madison. Support group meetings are free, but participants may call (662) 377-SLIM (377-7546) or 1-866-908-9465 for more information.

The group provides education and emotional support for patients who are considering or have had bariatric surgery. Cherri Cox, RN, facilitates the support group. Attendance at one Weight Loss Support Group meeting is required prior to bariatric surgery. North Mississippi Medical Center has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Upcoming Weight Loss Support Group Meetings

Click here to download a printable 2015 schedule.

January 8*

Splash into the New Year
Cherri Cox, RN, CBN
Wellness Center Staff

February 5

Bottom’s Up
Laura Mills, R.D.


March 5

From Cocoon to Butterfly
Dr. Mark Craig

April 2

Personal Testimonies and Living Ads
Vivian Rogers, DNP, NP-C

May 7

Working Out the “Kinks”–Arthritis and You
Brandon Young, DNP
Keilty Childs, RN

June 4

Just What the Doctor Ordered
Dr. Terry Pinson


July 2

How to Build a Meal
April Hancock, R.D.

August 6
Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus
Dr. Brandy Patterson
Dr. Gan Lim

September 3
How Behavior and Emotion Affect Outcomes
Dr. Mike Oliver

October 1
Insurance “It’s not the Devil”
Niki Patterson

Staying in Shape for the Holidays
Regina Beyer

November 5
Shape it Up: Redefining Your Silhouette
Dr. Alan Pritchard

December 3
Holiday Cooking 101
Dr. Terry Pinson & the Bariatric Clinic Team

Note: One Support Group meeting must be attended prior to surgery.

*Meets at the Bariatric Clinic, 408 Council Cr., Suite C, Tupelo, Miss.

Now that the Bariatric Center is designated as an Accredited Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program and is recognized in the Optum Centers of Excellence Network, weight loss surgery at NMMC is covered by more health plans, including those for teachers, state employees and many offered by employers. So, check your health plan benefits, talk to your doctor and weigh your options.