Support Groups in Massachusetts       UPDATED April 26, 2013

City Contact person Information
SPRINGFIELD

Valerie

valpurinton@hotmail.com

Baystate Hospital
Springfield, MA

first Wed. of the month from 10 - Noon, and the 3rd Wed. of the month from 6 - 8 p.m. There is also a women's only group that meets 6 - 8 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

The group is run by a nutritionist (Judy Dowd), she works in conjunction with Dr. Coe, Dr. Munshi, and Dr. Winston of Baystate
Surgical Associates. All three doctors do bariatric surgery with a preference for open rny, but they are doing more laps, as well as bands.
Baystate Surgical Associates is located at 3300 Main Street in Springfield, MA the number is 1- 800 -324 - 9424.  A requirement before surgery with this group is; you must attend 6 mos. worth of support group, meet with the nutritionist, have a referral from your PCP, and have a psychological exam (there are 2 nutritionists and 2/3 psychologist/psychiatrists who work
within this group as well).

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