Bariatric Blog Entry #40 (1-1-19)

12-31-2018

Blog Entry #40 (January 1, 2019)

Hello everyone. Welcome to the New Year!!! Below are this month’s meeting times & dates. Check out the link below to start off 2019 right: https://fitmo.com/personal-trainer-blog/10-habits-to-be-healthy-in-2019/, & https://www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/news/2018/11/fnce-nutrition-trends-2019

Surgical Group Nutrition Times: **Please make sure you have at least one visit per month for continuity of your program***

1/2/19- 2:45-4:00 (Pre-op class), 1/7/19- 8:45-10:00, 1/14/19- 11:45-1:00, 1/15/19- 11:45-1:00, 1/16/19- 8:45-10:00 (Pre-op class), & 1/28/19- 2:45-4:00.

Surgical Support Group Times:

1/9/19 & 1/23/19- 5:30 pm ***Feel free to attend one of the Medical Mondays OR THE WALK WITH A DOC WALK instead of a surgical support group.***

Free Surgical Information Seminar Times:

We now offer the surgical seminar on-line as an alternative for those of you with busy schedules & transportation challenges. Go to: https://www.atlanticgeneral.org/Our-Services/Bariatric-Weight-Loss-Services/Attend-a-Webinar.aspx to view this. You will need to take the quiz at the end & pass with an 80% or better in order to make an appointment for a consultation with one of the surgeons. Once you have completed the quiz you can call to make an appointment. We will still offer one seminar in person each month (with the exception of January) for those of you who may prefer that option. Insurance & clinical requirements will be discussed during these seminars. For the month of January 2019, you can sign up for 15 minute individual sessions if you prefer to hear the info in person, but this will need to be a billable visit. In-person, free seminars will resume in February & continue monthly.

Non-Surgical Support Group Times:

Tuesday evenings 1/8/19, 1/15/19, 1/22/19, & 1/29/19 @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday afternoons 1/2/19, 1/9/19, 1/16/19, 1/23/19, & 1/30/19 @ 12:00 noon ***There will be no group on 1/1/19 due to the holiday.***

Free Non-Surgical Information Seminar Times:

We offer our non-surgical seminar on-line as well as the surgical one. You may view the seminar on-line if you wish to or attend the in-person seminar at the beginning of the month. Go to: https://www.atlanticgeneral.org/Our-Services/Bariatric-Weight-Loss-Services/New-Direction-Medical-Weight-Loss-Program/New-Direction-Webinar.aspx to view the non-surgical seminar on-line. For the month of January 2019, you can sign up for 15 minute individual sessions if you prefer to hear the info in person, but this will need to be a billable visit. In-person, free seminars will resume in February & continue monthly.

For questions, please contact our office @ 410-641-9568, or 410-629-6513.

***Please feel free to attend the “Medical Monday” sessions offered every 2nd Monday (1/14/19) of each month from 5:30-6:30 in Berlin (124 North Main Street). Topics for these vary. In Delaware they are held on the 4th Monday of the month (1/28/19) from 5:30-6:30 in Millville (38069 Town Center Dr. Unit 15).

Please check out our website for more info on our Walk With A Doc program: http://www.atlanticgeneral.org/Blog/2017/April/ATLANTIC-GENERAL-HOSPITAL-TO-HOLD-WALK-WITH-A-DO.aspx Our next scheduled walk will be on 1/19/19 @ 9:00 at the lake in Ocean Pines by the Veteran’s Memorial flags.