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

Today

In Person Emotional Eating Support Group – Pre and Post-Operative Focused – PM – Julie Kokinakes, RD

SOBC Office 537 Murphy Road, Suite A, Medford, OR, United States

Facilitated by Julie Kokinakes, RD, this in-person support group focused on emotional eating is open to all pre and post-operative Bariatric patients. It is not limited to SOBC patients. Location: SOBC […]

In-Person Support Group – Afternoon- Shirley Lawyer-Hellman, LPC

Rogue Regional Medical Ctr - Smullin Health Ed. Ctr - Room 108 550 Medical Center Drive, Medford, OR, United States

Please join this in-person support group led by Shirley Lawyer-Hellman.  Open to both pre-and postop patients, credit is given to preop in attendance. Facilitator: Beth Eckerd, PhD Location: Smullin Center; […]

In-Person Support Group – Afternoon – Beth Eckerd, PhD

Rogue Regional Medical Ctr - Smullin Health Ed. Ctr - Room 108 550 Medical Center Drive, Medford, OR, United States

This is an in-person support group and is open to both pre-and postop patients. Credit is given to Pre-Op patients to attend. Facilitator: Beth Eckerd, PhD Location: Smullin Health Education […]

In Person Emotional Eating Support Group – Pre and Post-Operative Focused – PM – Julie Kokinakes, RD

SOBC Office 537 Murphy Road, Suite A, Medford, OR, United States

Facilitated by Julie Kokinakes, RD, this in-person support group focused on emotional eating is open to all pre and post-operative Bariatric patients. It is not limited to SOBC patients. Location: SOBC […]

In-Person Support Group – Afternoon- Shirley Lawyer-Hellman, LPC

Rogue Regional Medical Ctr - Smullin Health Ed. Ctr - Room 108 550 Medical Center Drive, Medford, OR, United States

Please join this in-person support group led by Shirley Lawyer-Hellman.  Open to both pre-and postop patients, credit is given to preop in attendance. Facilitator: Beth Eckerd, PhD Location: Smullin Center; […]

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.