Weight Loss Support Group

Bariatric ProvidersNorth Mississippi Medical Center's Weight Loss Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the NMMC Wellness Center, 1030 S. Madison, Tupelo.

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. Attendance at one Weight Loss Support Group meeting is required prior to bariatric surgery.

Weight Loss Support Group meetings are also available to watch "live" online by clicking the link below each month's topic. Unfortunately, once the meeting has ended, it is no longer available to watch.

2020 Meetings

Printable 2020 schedule

January 2

Obesity & Sleep Apnea
Stevie Crane, RPSGT
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February 6

Weight Loss & Diabetes
Tandalaya Traylor, CFNP
Watch Online

March 5

Counseling to Cope after Surgery
Amy Thomas, PMHNP-BC
Watch Online

April 2

Nutritional Advice for Bariatric Patients
Ginger Mark, RD, CDE
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May 7

Ask the Surgeon
Terry Pinson, M.D.
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June 4

Ask the Surgeon
Will Cauthen, M.D.
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July 2

Primary Care after Bariatric Surgery
Vernon Rayford, M.D.
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August 6

Personal Testimonies & Living Ads
Vivian Rogers, DNP, NP-C
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September 3

Your Body after Weight Loss
Alan Pritchard, M.D.
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October 1

How Behavior & Emotion Affect Outcomes
Mike Oliver, Ph.D.
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November 5

Exercising after Weight Loss Surgery
Wellness Center Staff
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December 3

Healthy Holiday Food Options
Bariatric Center Staff
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Bariatric Bites Cookbook

Make healthy eating easier with more than 200 tasty recipes in our Bariatric Bites cookbook. You'll appreciate:

  • Nutrition details for every recipe
  • Healthy recipe substitution tips
  • Tips for achieving & maintaining weight loss

Get your copy for just $15 at the NMMC Bariatric Clinic or by calling 1-866-908-9465. Shipping is available for an additional $3.

Start Your Journey

Your first step is to register for an appointment with the Bariatric Clinic. Someone will contact you within 48-72 hours to set up your initial appointment. 

Register Here