Bariatric Blog Entry #43 (4-1-19)

Blog Entry #43 (April 1, 2019)

Hello everyone. Below are this month’s meeting times & dates. April is National Stress Awareness Month. Don’t be an “April fool”, & follow the link below to learn some quick tips to deal with stress.

https://www.ewellnessmag.com/article/5-ways-to-de-stress-and-help-your-heart

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

4/1/19- 8:45-10:00, 4/2/19- 2:45-4:00, 4/3/19- 2:45-4:00 (Pre-op class), 4/11/19- 8:45-10:00, 4/16/19- 11:45-1:00, 4/17/19- 8:45-10:00 (Pre-op class), & 4/25/19- 2:45-4:00.

Surgical Support Group Times:

4/10/19 & 4/24/19- 5:30 pm ***Feel free to attend one of the Medical Mondays 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. The in-person seminar will always be at 1:00 pm in the surgical office on the 1st Monday of the month. The next one is 4/1/19.

Non-Surgical Support Group Times:

Tuesday evenings 4/2/19 (@ Una Bella), 4/9/19 (In-person in office), 4/16/19 (***Virtual Meeting- details to follow via e-mail), 4/23/19 (In-person in office), & 4/30/19 (***Virtual Meeting- details to follow via e-mail), ***All Tuesday evening groups will start at 5:00 & end by 5:30-5:45, depending on discussion***

Wednesday afternoons 4/3/19, 4/10/19, 4/17/19, & 4/24/19 (In-person in office)

***All Wednesday afternoon groups will start at 12:00 & end by 12:30-12:45, depending on discussion.***

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. The in-person seminar will always be at 1:00 pm in the surgical office on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The next one is 4/2/19.

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

***Please feel free to attend the “Medical Monday” sessions offered every 2 nd Monday (4/8/19) 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 4 th Monday of the month (4/22/19) from 5:30-6:30 in Millville (38069 Town Center Dr. Unit 15).