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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. 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 2017 schedule.


January 5

New Eating Habits/Exercise

Ginger Mark & Roxy Clayton


February 2

Metabolic Disorders

Nat Collins, NP


March 2

Women’s & Men’s Health

Dr. Ali Parden & Dr. Stephen Farmer


April 6

From Cocoon to Butterfly

Dr. Mark Craig


May 4

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Terry Pinson


June 1*

Bariatric Health Fair


July 6

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Will Cauthen


August 3

Personal Testimonies & Living Ads

Vivian Rogers, DNP, NP-C


September 7

How Behavior & Emotion Affect Outcomes

Dr. Mike Oliver


October 5

Shape It Up! Redefining Your Silhouette

Dr. Alan Pritchard


November 2

Chair Exercise/Yoga

Wellness Center Staff


December 7

Taste of the Holidays

Bariatric Center Staff

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.