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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. One Support Group meeting must be attended prior to surgery. This requirement can be met by attending in-person or virtually through the web link listed below each month's topic.

Upcoming Weight Loss Support Group Meetings

Click here to download a printable 2019 schedule.


January 3

Weight Management Visits/Insurance Changes

Audrey Miller & Bariatric Staff


February 7

Is Exercise Important After Surgery?

Dr. Will Cauthen

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March 7

Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Weight Loss

Dr. Vernon Rayford


April 4*

Bariatric Health Fair


May 2

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Terry Pinson


June 6

Reshaping Your Body after Weight Loss

Dr. Mark Craig


July 11

Weight Loss & Women's Health

Dr. Cassie Hill


August 1

Personal Testimonies & Living Ads

Vivian Rogers, DNP, NP-C


September 5

How Behavior & Emotion Affect Outcomes

Mike Oliver, Ph.D.


October 4

Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss

Dr. Mark Craig


November 7

How to Grow Wholesome Foods

Native Sons Farms & Ginger Mark, RD


December 5

Cooking Healthy for the Holidays

Bariatric Center Staff

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

Because the Bariatric Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program as a Comprehensive Center 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, check your health plan benefits, talk to your doctor and weigh your options.