Date(s) & Time(s)::
Monthly, every second Wednesday, from September 14, 2011 until December 12, 2012
Location: Vestal Public Library
Phone: Teri @ 761-0256
On Wednesday, September 14, at 5:30 p.m., Dr. Julie Dostal will be speaking at the monthly Binghamton Area Weight Loss Surgery Support Group. Dr. Julie Dostal is the Executive Director of the LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions working to help communities address youth issues and with schools to prevent problems with alcohol and other drugs. She holds a PhD in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Counseling and Humans Services and a Bachelors Degree in Music Eduction. Consistent with her beliefs about prevention, in 2004 Julie had bariatric surgery in order to prevent a multitude of problems that can be associated with morbid obesity. Since that time, she has had an interest in assisting pre and post surgery bariatric patients in healthy coping and decision making through workshops, presentations, and mentoring, In this capacity, Dr. Dostal has been a keynote speaker at local and international bariatric patient support groups and conferences. She currently serves as a member of Barbara Thompson's "Ask the Expert" Panel related to obesity and addiction.
The Binghamton Area Weight Loss Surgery Support Group is a a peer to peer support group affliated with the ObesityHelp.com national website. The group is not affliated with any hospital or surgical practice and is open to anyone who has had or is interested in having Weight Loss Surgery to help build a healthy lifestyle