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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, certified bariatric nurse, 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 2016 schedule.

January 7
Pitfalls of New Year’s Resolutions
Cherri Cox, RN, CBN

February 4

From Cocoon to Butterfly
Dr. Mark Craig

March 3
Exercise is Good for You!
Wellness Center Staff

April 7
Personal Testimonies & Living Ads
Vivian Rogers, DNP, NP-C

May 5
The Rhyme & Reason of Protein & Vitamins
Anna McCullough, RD, CDE, LD

June 2
*Bariatric Health Fair
Bariatric Clinic Team

July 7
Just What the Doctor Ordered
Dr. Terry Pinson/Dr. Will Cauthen

August 4
Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus

September 1
How Behavior & Emotion Affect Outcomes
Dr. Mike Oliver

October 6
Stress Management & Emotional Eating
Valerie Fields

November 3
Shape it Up/Redefining Your Silhouette
Dr. Alan Pritchard

December 1
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.