Bariatric blog #8 (June 2016)


June 2016

Hello all…

Well I think it’s safe to say that summer is finally here!!! At least the sun has made it’s debut, anyway J We are all looking forward to a busy summer around here. This month, we would like to focus on taking advantage of longer days, fresh summer veggies, & finally being able to exercise outside! Be sure to stop into the office for some good recipes or advice on what to do if you need some cool ideas on how to get your body moving without overdoing it in the heat.

Here are your surgical & non-surgical reminders for the month ahead:

Surgical Support Group Times:

6/8/16 & 6/22/16- Both sessions start @ 5:30 pm. Please try to be on time so you can get a seat. These classes fill up quickly!!!

Surgical Group Nutrition Times:

6/7/16- 2:45-4:00, 6/16/16- 8:45-10:00, 6/21/16- 11:45-1:00, & 6/30/16- 2:45-4:00 Remember, you choose the date & time to come based on your previous dietician visits & the idea that you need to come about every 4 weeks. These groups also fill up quickly & it is helpful if you call ahead to let us know you are planning to attend, although not required.

***Special considerations: Please refer to the paperwork you were given at the beginning of your program for the requirements you will need to fulfill. Most insurances (except for Medicare) require patients to have 6 dietician visits that are about 1 month apart, 1 psychiatric visit to give clearance for surgery, & all patients need to have lab studies & an UGI done prior to scheduling surgery. Priority Partner patients will also need to have an EKG, so if this applies to you & you have not had one, contact the office to ask for an order & arrange to have this at your PCP’s office so that we may submit the tracing with your clinical information.

Non-surgical Information Seminar Times:

6/7/16 & 6/21/16- 1:00 pm (in the Bariatric Conference Room in the Barrett Bldg on the 2nd floor.) This is a free seminar.

Any questions on the above information may be addressed to the bariatric office @ 410-641-9568 or to me, Angela Simmons, CRNP, CBN directly


Happy Summer