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Bariatric Support Groups

Covenant Bariatrics offer support groups with topics to help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals.  Groups are led by Dana Webber, MSN, NP-C, CBN and Rachel Ignomirello, MS, RDN, LDN. Unless listed otherwise, classes meet in Classroom 1 on the lobby level of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

For information about support groups in Crossville, please call 931-459-7164.

Evening Support Groups

Date Time Subject Location
Tue Jun 4 6 p.m. Group walk at Volunteer Landing – meet next to Calhoun’s Calhoun’s
400 Neyland Dr.
Tue Jun 18 7 p.m. Potential guest speaker Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Tue Jul 2 6 p.m. Pool workout Fort Sanders West Fitness Center
RSVP via email to dbradle3@covhlth.com by June 25.
Tue Jul 16 7 p.m. Staying on track during vacation Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Tue Aug 6 6 p.m. Pool workout Fort Sanders West Fitness Center
RSVP via email to dbradle3@covhlth.com by July 30.
Tue Aug 20 7 p.m. Bariatric Talent Show Thompson Cancer Auditorium
Tue Sep 3 6 p.m. Potential guest speaker Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Tue Sep 17 7 p.m. Ask the experts:
panel discussion with your bariatric team
Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1

Daytime Friday Support Groups

Date Time Subject Location
Fri Jun 7 11 a.m. Alcohol after bariatric surgery: a big challenge Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri Jun 21 11 a.m. Open discussion (TBD) Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri Jul 5 11 a.m. Staying on track during vacation Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri Jul 19 11 a.m. Fruits and vegetables: tips to eat more Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri Aug 2 11 a.m. GI concerns and tips: dumping syndrome, constipation and diarrhea Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri Aug 16 11 a.m. Pregnancy after surgery Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri Sep 6 11 a.m. Hormonal changes after surgery Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri Sep 20 11 a.m. TBD (potential speaker) Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1

Groups for Patients Six Months After Surgery and Beyond

Date Time Subject Location
Tue Jun 4 5 p.m. Group walk at Volunteer Landing – meet next to Calhoun’s Calhoun’s
400 Neyland Dr.
Tue Jul 2 5 p.m. Pool workout Fort Sanders West Fitness Center
RSVP via email to dbradle3@covhlth.com by June 25
Tue Aug 6 5 p.m. Pool workout Fort Sanders West Fitness Center
RSVP via email to dbradle3@covhlth.com by July 20
Tue Sep 3 5 p.m. Behavior chains Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1