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Weight Loss Solutions Support Group

Bariatric surgery is a lifelong commitment and lifestyle change and requires support from family, friends and peers. Saint Francis Medical Center’s Weight Loss Solutions team is available to assist you throughout your weight loss journey and encourage those who have had surgery, or thinking about surgery, to participate in a support group.

The Weight Loss Solutions support groups are a valuable resource for our surgical weight-loss patients. Our meetings offer education, encouragement and support to help patients reach and maintain their optimum weight loss. They also provide insight for our patient supporters and information for those interested in learning more about the surgical treatment of obesity.

For additional information about support group meetings, please call 573-331-3993.

Live Meetings

The live Weight Loss Solutions meetings below will take place at the Physicians Park Primary Care 4th floor conference room at Saint Francis Health Center in Poplar Bluff. The meetings will be “Lunch and Learns” – participants may feel free to bring their own lunch and eat while they network and learn from the topic speaker.

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020: Noon – 1 pm
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020: Noon – 1 pm

If you have any questions about live meetings in Poplar Bluff, please call Shanna Carr, RD, LD at 573-778-7997.

Facebook Live Meetings

Weight Loss Solutions Facebook Live Support Groups will be hosted on the third Thursday of every other month:

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The live presentation will be hosted and recorded on our “Weight Loss Solutions Community” Facebook page. To view, participants must have a Facebook profile and request membership to this private group.


Subscribe to the Weight Loss Solutions newsletter to get updates on the support group and other WLS-related news.

Facebook Community

The “Weight Loss Solutions Community” Facebook group is a private online community for past, current and future Weight Loss Solutions patients, their family members and friends. Those who are interested in joining the community must be approved to join, as all of the information shared is confidential.

This community allows members to share their stories and experiences and gives the opportunity to ask questions and provide tips / advice to those who have shared in a similar journey. The community has proven to be an effective way for Weight Loss Solutions patients to track their progress and provide and receive encouragement from their peers.

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