SUPPORT GROUPS

Helping You Succeed

You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support. ~ Sabrina Bryan

Many of us have never been able to talk about the hardships we deal with every day regarding weight. These support groups are full of people who understand and have experienced those hardships and can offer help to find solutions. They offer support to help each other stand strong while changing the course of our lives, taking control and beginning a new life full of hope, health and success. Our support groups are professionally staffed by our health educator. We work diligently to provide you with the tools you need to succeed to achieve and maintain your weight-loss goals.

Support Group Calendar

january

08jan10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

13jan10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

18jan10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

26jan6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

february

02feb6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

05feb10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

10feb10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

15feb10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

23feb6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

march

02mar6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

05mar10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

10mar10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

15mar10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

23mar6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

april

02apr10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

06apr6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

14apr10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

19apr10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

27apr6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

may

04may6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

07may10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

12may10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

17may10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

25may6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

june

01jun6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

04jun10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

09jun10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

21jun10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

22jun6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

july

02jul10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

06jul6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

14jul10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

19jul10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

27jul6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

august

03aug6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

06aug10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

11aug10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

16aug10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

24aug6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

september

03sep10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

07sep6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

08sep10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

20sep10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

28sep6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

october

01oct10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

05oct6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

13oct10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

18oct10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

26oct6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

november

02nov6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

05nov10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

10nov10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

15nov10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

23nov6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

december

03dec10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Beth Eckerd, PhdAll Procedures

07dec6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - PM - Kristi Mersino LPCAll Procedures

08dec10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

20dec10:00 am11:30 amVirtual Support Group - AM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

28dec6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Group - Post-Operative Focused - PM - Shirley Lawyer-Hellman LPCAll Procedures

Online Resources

Weight Loss Surgery Podcast
In 2013, our family nurse practitioner Reeger Cortell launched the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast as a by-product of her passion and caring for people suffering from the disease of obesity. Her podcast is a mix of professional musings, interviews with people who have had bariatric surgery, and interviews with professionals in the area of obesity medicine.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
The vision of the Society is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.

Obesity Action Coalition
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a nearly 50,000 member-strong national non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support.

Obesity Help
ObesityHelp.com connects you with people who have had or are considering bariatric surgery.  This site has great personal accountability tools and resources to support you in your long term success.

Bariatric Pal
BariatricPal.com’s goal is to provide a unique platform for patients and potential patients alike that enables you to make informed choices involving your surgery decisions as well as providing you the support you need to meet your goals.

Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America
The WLSFA is a nonprofit powered by Weight loss surgery patients & their supporters, bariatric surgeons & their staff, hospitals and corporations. Together they raise funds and gather resources to give away in the form of Surgery Grants to people denied access to the medical treatment of obesity.

MyFitnessPal
Over 65 million people have lost weight with MyFitnessPal’s FREE calorie counter. Get free access to the world’s largest nutrition and calorie database.

I have my life back!

I was able to drop 8 medications from the day of surgery and have not looked back! WOO HOO! I AM ECSTATIC! I feel so much better; I have more energy and recently was able to complete a 4 mile hike along the Oregon Coast without effort.
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