The reason why Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians (RMAP) has been successful in performing weight loss surgery for 30 years all comes down to expert surgeons and long-term support.
We believe this success is due to the hard-work and determination of our patients, supported by dedicated surgeons and staff. One way we provide the necessary support to you after weight loss surgery is through monthly Support Groups. We have Support Groups that meet in Salt Lake City, Ogden, and American Fork every month.
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Salt Lake Support Groups
Medical Support Group — This group is for patients who have just had weight loss surgery. This group is focused intently on supporting and helping new patients as they adjust to the many changes they face after surgery. It will focus more on the medical questions they might have right after surgery to help them understand what is normal and what is not. This group is taught by Lissa Hutchings, MSN, APRN, FNP-C.
This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Emotional Support Group — This group is for patients who are still in the weight loss phase. This group focuses on identifying habits, food addiction, thinking errors, self-defeating beliefs, and unresolved emotional issues which, if left untreated, are likely to sabotage the patient’s long-term success. Patients are encouraged to meet their weight loss goal and are carefully directed in how to approach the maintenance phase successfully. This group is taught by our office manager, Ray Wilde, along with several volunteers such as dietitians, social workers, our surgeons, etc.
This group meets on the second of Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:30 & 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Peer to Peer Group — This group will be patient led and give patients a chance to talk with one another in a group setting. Lessons are presented by patients on topic related to weight loss surgery.
This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Weight Maintenance Group — This class will be taught by our Nurse Practitioner, Lissa Hutchings, MSN, APRN, FNP-C. This class will be for patients who are in maintenance or 1+ years out from weight loss surgery. This class will focus on discussing what you as our patients are looking to get out of this class; maintaining your weight, help with weight regain, etc.
This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the months February, May, August & November from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Salt Lake Support Group meetings are held in the RMAP Education Center located in the North Medical Building at St. Mark’s Hospital in Suite 4200.
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Ogden Support Group
Ogden Support Group is open to all RMAP patients. Lessons are presented by patients on topics related to bariatric surgery.
Ogden Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Meetings are currently being held at Ogden Regional Medical Center in the Woman’s & Children’s Center Room 105A. Address: 5475 S 500 E, Ogden, UT
American Fork Support Group
American Fork Support Group is open to all RMAP patients. Lessons are presented by patients on topics related to bariatric surgery.
American Fork Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Meetings are currently being held at American Fork Library on 64 S 100 E, American Fork, UT in the Conference Room
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Support Groups are part of RMAP’s Education Program, paid with your bariatric program fee at the time of surgery.
One important note for patients and patient supporters: Due to the private nature of Support Groups they are exclusive to RMAP patients ONLY, patient supporters will not be eligible to attend group, but are invited to our combined events held through-out the year.
We hope you’ll join us,