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      • Atlanta Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and Bariatric Seminars:

        Where: Atlanta, Georgia

        Location:
        Northside Hospital(Classroom B-980 building)
        980 Johnson Ferry NE
        Atlanta, Georgia 30342

        Support Group is in the 980 Building next to Northside Hospital. You may park in the back of the 980 Building. Or, you may park at Northside Hospital and enter through the main Hospital entrance, make a left at gift shop, go until you reach a dead end, make a left, continue until you reach the next dead end, go right and you will then be in the 980 Building.

        Regular Support Group: Pre and Post-op Patients – Seminar by Bariatric Professionals:
        1st Saturday each month, from 11am -1pm
        Calendar of Events and Bariatric Seminars

        Bariatric Seminars for New Patients
        1st Saturday each month, from 10am – 11am
        Calendar of Events and Bariatric Seminars

        Parking: Limited free parking in back of 980 Building and in front of hospital, additional parking in “pay-parking” deck

        Directions:
        From I-285 East, take exit 26 and turn right onto Glenridge Connector. Turn Left at the light onto Johnson Ferry Road. The Hospital will be on the left.
        From I-285 West, take exit 28 and turn left onto Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. Turn right at the light onto Johnson Ferry Road. The Hospital will be on the right.

      DATES: TOPIC INFO SPEAKER
      Saturday, February 5th Plastic Surgery Dr. Marisa Lawerence
      Saturday, March 5th Exercise: Trigger Point with foam roller and TP massage tools. Dress ready to workout & bring an exercise/yoga mat Tina Cowen ❤
      Saturday, April 2nd Exercise: DVD Bariatric Yoga. Dress ready to workout & bring an exercise/yoga mat Tina Cowen ❤
      Saturday, May 7th Motivation Therapist:

      Jill Winestein

      Saturday, June 4th Dr. JK Champion
      Saturday, July 2nd Gotta Do Em’s Dr. Connie Stapleton
      Saturday, August 6th Plastic Surgery Dr. Sheldon Lincenberg
      Saturday, September 3rd Books on After Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Tina Cowen ❤
      Saturday, October 1st DVD Chef Dave Tina Cowen ❤
      Saturday, November 5th How NOT to Gain Weight Over the Holidays and Reduce Stress Tina Cowen ❤
      Saturday, December 3rd Holiday Get Together & focused on Protien Tina Cowen ❤

      * If you are researching Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, it is highly recommended that you attend Dr. Champion’s Post-Op Support Group sessions held the first Saturday of every month from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Patients will hear from our current patients. There is an incredible amount of knowledge to learn just from hearing from our other Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery patients that can be gained from listening to others who have already had the bariatric surgery and our in various stages and to meet people that all ready our years out..

        For More Information: Call Tina Cowens at the office 770-425-5525 ext. 5

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      Post Operative Patients

      2010 Support Group Topics:

      The following are Support Group dates for the 1st Saturday of every month open to all post operative patients. Session times are 11am – 1pm.

      Date Day Topic Speaker
      January 02 Saturday Open Discussion TBA
      February 06 Saturday Discover Your Motive and Invest in You! Anjulyn Davis
      (Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Nutritionist)
      March 06 Saturday Keeping the Weight Off! Connie Stapleton, Ph.D.
      April 03 Saturday Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss Dr. Lawrence
      May 01 Saturday Behavioral Modification: Make the Change! Keira Oseroff, LCSW
      June 05 Saturday Success Habits Anisa Grantham
      July 10 Saturday Hair, Gas and Beyond… Open Discussion
      August 07 Saturday Lifestyle Reconstruction Sandra Kelley, M.S. Education
      September 11 Saturday Plastic Surgery
      after Weight Loss Surgery.
      Dr. Lincenberg
      October 02 Saturday Open Discussion TBA
      November 06 Saturday Open Discussion TBA
      December 04 Saturday Holiday Party

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      Satellite Support Groups

      Along with our regular post-op support group on the first Saturday of each month, we would like to invite you to attend a satellite support group near you.


      Where: South Carolina / North Carolina Line

      Location:
      Andrews United Methodist Church
      Family Life Center
      Room 205
      101 Chestnut Street,  Andrews NC, 28910

      Directions:
      From Asheville/Waynesville Take I-40 West to exit 27 (Hwy 19/74) Follow 19/74 through the Nantahala Gorge. About 10 miles; Turn left at Rest area into Andrews; at first light turn right go 1 block; turn left on Chestnut Street. From North Georgia take Hwy 19/74 to Andrews turn right on Main Street, at second light turn right on Chestnut.

      When:
      The 3rd Saturday of the month, from 11am until 12:30pm

      For more information:
      Contact group facilitator Cookie Godsey @ 828-321-4249


      Where: Savannah , GA

      Location:
      Jewish Education Alliance (JEA)
      5111 Abercorn St.
      Savannah, GA 31405

      Updated Location for April 2010 only; Meetings will resume at the Jewish Education Alliance in May 2010

      When:
      The 3rd Thursday of the month from 6pm until 7:30pm

      For more information:
      Contact group facilitator Anisa Grantham @ 912-507-8734


      Where: Valdosta, GA

      Location:
      For the Months: March 2010 thru December 2010
      South Georgia Medical Center
      2501 N. Patterson St
      Basement Level, Classroom “C”
      Valdosta, GA 31602

      For the Month of: January 2010
      South Georgia Medical Center
      2501 N. Patterson St
      Dining Room 2 Main Floor
      Valdosta, GA. 31602

      For the Month of: February 2010
      South Georgia Medical Center
      2501 N. Patterson St
      Basement Level, Classroom “A”
      Valdosta, GA 31602

      When:
      4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm until 7:00pm

      For more information:
      Contact group facilitators Teresa Steinberg @ 229-244-6940 or Sherry Wilson @ 229-247-4535


      Where: Middle Georgia (Macon & Warner Robins area)

      Location:
      Harvest Cathedral Church
      2254 Rocky Creek Rd.
      Macon, GA 31206

      When:
      4th Thursday of every month at 7:00pm
      For November and December, we will be meeting on the 3rd Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

      Directions:
      For directions, go to www.harvestcathedral.com or contact Cheryl Taylor

      For more information:
      Contact group facilitator Cheryl Taylor @ 478-951-3169 (cell) or 866-708-7984 (voice mail)


      Where: Winder, GA

      Location:
      Barrow Community Hospital
      North Broad Street
      Winder, GA

      When:
      4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm

      For more information:
      Contact group facilitator Tiffany Parrish @ 770-725-1319
      Email address: parrish5798@bellsouth.net


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      Events

      Attention Bariatric Patients:

      Are you struggling with a plateau?

      Have you re-gained some weight?

      Back on Track Kick Start Program

      Long Term Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group

      Held the first Saturday of each month. 9:30 – 11:30 am. Northside Hospital 980 Doctors’ Centre, ground floor, Auditorium, 980 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta

      Need more information? Call 404 545 5457

      or visit www.northside.com


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      Garner Personal Training

      Where: Atlanta, Georgia

      Location:
      300 Galleria Parkway SE, Suite 180
      Atlanta, GA 30339

      One-on-one training sessions

      Instructor:
      Neil Garner (678) 523-2737


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      Exercise for Success!!

      Where: Atlanta, Georgia

      Location:
      Northside Hospital has an exercise program located in Roswell, using the T-Tapp method which requires no equipment and is low impact.

      When:
      Monday nights from 5:15-6:15pm and 6:30-7:30pm at 1792 Woodstock Rd., Bld. 300, Roswell, Ga. 30075. Instructor’s number is 678-522-8056 and private instruction is available.

      Cost:
      Our patients will receive 6 free group sessions or 3 private sessions post-operatively.
      Recent post bariatric surgery patients will need a clearance
      note from Dr. Champion allowing you to participate in the exercise program.


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