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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 2014 schedule.

January 2

A New Beginning

Cherri Cox, RN, CBN
Wellness Center Staff

February 6

Taste the “Protein” Rainbow

Laura Mills, R.D.

March 6

From Cocoon to Butterfly

Dr. Mark Craig

April 3

Staying Motivated Before & After Surgery

Vivian Rogers, NP-C
Personal Testimonies

May 1

Emotional Challenges with Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Sandra Holmes
Valerie Fields, LPC

June 5

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Dr. Terry Pinson

July 3

Eating on the Run

Laura Mills, R.D.

August 7

Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus

Dr. Brandy Patterson
Dr. Jay Dey

September 4

How Behavior and Emotion Affect Outcomes

Dr. Mike Oliver

October 2

Shape it Up – Redefining Your Silhouette

Dr. Alan Pritchard

November 6

Staying in Shape Through the Holidays

Regina Beyer

December 4

Holiday Cooking 101

Dr. Terry Pinson & the
Bariatric Clinic Team

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.