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June 2010 Newsletter

June 2010 Newsletter

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2010107 June
 Newsletter 
 
Changes
Dr. Fugitt was our guess speaker for the month of June and shebrought some representatives from The Apothecary Shops with her.Dr. Fugitt has focused her practice on preventive and functionalmedicine. She utilizes bioidentical hormone replacement andindividualized treatment plans. Dr. Fugitt completed residencytraining and is board certified in Internal Medicine.Dr. Fugitt is a 2000 graduate of Oklahoma State University's Collegeof Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency program ininternal medicine at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Ft.Worth. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association,the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the AmericanAcademy of Anti-Aging Medicine, as well as the Oklahoma StateUniversity Alumni Association.
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 Ideas
We have clip boards at thesign in table. We would likeyour input on meeting ideasand speakers. If you wouldlike to nominate a patient of the month, or volunteer togive a testimony please signup.
Update fromJune’sMeeting
June’s meeting had a total of 41 people inattendance. Out of that total there were 6 pre-ops; 19 post-ops and 16 supportvisitors. There was a total weight lossfrom the post-op patients of 1626 pounds.Dr. Gorospe spoke about his testimony &how he started doing bariatric surgeries.Dr. Gorospe also heading up his regular question and answer session. Bill Grateswon the door prize which was a bottle of multi-vitamin. Susan Sheldon won thedrawing of $11.00 dollars.
Dr. Gorospe’s office has finally moved the officeto a REAL office in Broken Arrow. It is a beautifulfree standing building. We are the ONLYoccupants. The address is
705 W. Queens St.,Broken Arrow, OK 74012.
Our phone number has remained the same 918-252-2800 or toll free 877-268-7498. The officewill remind you of the move when confirmingyour appointment.Our support group meeting location also has anew home at the Nienhuis Community Center at3201 N. 9
th
St. (AKA Lynn Lane) in Broken Arrow.The facility is about 1 ½ miles north of the BAexpressway immediately after the fire station onthe eastside. Meeting times are unchanged fromthe 2
nd
Monday of every month beginning at 6:30.
May’s Patient of the Month isAngie Law!
 
Gorospe’sGratefuls
BoardMembers
Joplin President
: Karla Hurrell
Spouse
: Randy
Hometown
: Joplin, MO
Phone
: 417-438-2229
Email
:karlahurrell@yahoo.com
Tulsa (area) President
: Gail Rhodes
Spouse
: John
Hometown
: Muskogee, OK 
Phone
: 918-682-2422
Email
: gailrhodes@suddenlink.com-------------------------------------------------------
Vice President
: Bill Rathbone
Spouse
: Jacki Rathbone
Hometown
: Coweta, OK 
Phone
: 918-857-3485
Email
:daughterofsixkiller@valornet.com------------------------------------------------------
Tulsa (area) President
: Gail Rhodes
Spouse
: John
Hometown
: Muskogee, OK 
Phone
: 918-682-2422
Email
: gailrhodes@suddenlink.com-------------------------------------------------------
Secretary
: Twyla Pruett
Treasurer
: Eddie Pruett
Hometown
: Bixby, OK 
Phone
: 918-369-4707
Email
: pruettsonthego@olp.net-------------------------------------------------------
Auxiliary
: Debbie Edwards
Auxiliary
: Jodi Wikerson
Past President
: Tim Edwards
Activities/Meeting Director
: Chantelle Hinds
Historian
: Gloria Henderson
Office Liaison
: Melissa Dolan
 
Considering Surgery?
If you are interested in having surgery the first step is to come to aFree Seminar. Please call the office for the dates and locations 918-252-2800 or 877-268-7498. Seminar attendance is valid for one year.----------------------------------------------
Pre – OP
Please make sure to completely follow the requirement informationthe office has given you.Make certain to attend every appointment scheduled. Skipping anappointment may cause your surgery date to be moved.Some patients have found it helpful to check off the appointments onthe list the office gives you.You are responsible for knowing all the information sent or given toyou. Please take the time to read and re-read everything.The maximum weight Dr. Gorospe will operate on is 450.
Post –Op
Follow up appointments are as follows 2wks, 6wks, 3mos, 6mos,9mos & yearly.Please make sure you have your lab work done at least 1 week beforeyour appointment. Call the office for the lab list if you do not have it.Dr. Gorospe is doing all of his own follow ups now. When you cometo the office for an appointment it will be with Dr. Gorospe. You mayhave a wait if there is an emergency or urgent situation going on. Hewould do the same for you if the tables were turned.Studies have shown that patients that participate in support groups aremore successful at loosing the weight and keeping it off.
 
The good Lord gave you abody that can stand mostanything. It’s your mindyou have to convince.—Vincent Lombardi

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