Wellness

What is a S.M.A.R.T Goal?

What is a S.M.A.R.T Goal?

Specific: A specific goal usually answers the 5 W’s: Who, What, Why, When and Where. A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. Measurable: To determine if your goal is measurable, ask yourself: How will I know when it is...

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Why Do Labs

Why Do Labs

Written by: Sharon McLemore, FNP Typically, labs are done prior to your 3, 6, and 12 month follow-ups.  Additional interim labs or testing may be requested if special circumstances warrant them.  You may be asking yourself, why do I need to do labs so frequently my...

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Insurance Explained

Insurance Explained

This is the time of year where we start to worry about our insurance plan specifics as it applies to medical treatments and procedures.  Below are some terms you will hear if planning a doctor’s visit, routine colonoscopy, or imaging service. Deductible: The...

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Baritastic App

Baritastic App

Having trouble tracking your daily protein and water intake? Do you ever forget to take your vitamins? Want to track your weight loss from the day of surgery? The Baritastic app has joined the My Bariatric Solutions team to help with all of this and MORE! When...

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Diabetes and Nutrition

Diabetes and Nutrition

National Diabetes Awareness Month—Nutrition and Diabetes Diabetes is rather prevalent in the United States, affecting approximately 30 million individuals. Shockingly, 7 million of these individuals are not even aware that they have the disease. As the seventh...

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Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

Sharon McLemore RN MSN NP-C I’m often asked if one can safely get pregnant after bariatric surgery.  The short answer is, yes.  It’s not unusual for women with obesity-related infertility problems, like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to start ovulating...

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Hydration: Why is it important?

Hydration: Why is it important?

Our bodies are made up of approximately 60-70% water which is lost through normal daily activities such as breathing, sweating and in human waste.  Water keeps us hydrated and must be replenished every day for the body to function properly. A minimum of 64 ounces...