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Marshall Health offers weight management support

A new group at Marshall Health, a member of Marshall Health Network, provides support to individuals working to manage their weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.    

The Weight Management Skills and Support Group meets from 5 – 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, 1249 15th St/ (Third Floor) in Huntington. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29.  

The group is led by Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner Jackie Sheppard, APRN, NP-C and Clinical Psychologist Kyle Tackett, Psy.D., in coordination with Bisher Mustafa, M.D., a board-certified weight management specialist at Marshall Internal Medicine and interim chair of medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. This group provides educational and emotional support for individuals on their weight management journey. Attending regular meetings will provide strategies for incorporating nutrition and physical activity into daily life and offer the motivation to address the challenges of losing weight and keeping it off.   

Throughout the year, participants will hear from guest presenters from cardiology, dietetics, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pharmacy and psychology. Topics will address heart health concerns, diabetes in relation to weight loss, mental health, diet and nutrition, as well as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders that benefit from weight management.  

This monthly support group is open to patients, family, friends and community members.  

To learn more about the support group, call Marshall Internal Medicine, a provider-based department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, at 304-691-1000.

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Michele McKnight
Marshall Health