Free Weight Loss Seminar Scheduled


Struggling with being overweight and want to take steps to improve your health and quality of life? Consider attending a FREE Weight Loss Seminar offered by Southern Regional’s Center for Bariatrics and Healthy Weight. The seminar will be held Saturday, August 17, in the hospital’s Education Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The session will be followed by a Weight Loss Support Group Meeting.

This informational session will be led by Karleena Tuggle, MD, Bariatric Surgeon, who will provide insight into weight loss surgery options and the benefits and risks of each of the procedures offered at Southern Regional. In addition to being informative, the seminar is a required first step to qualify for the weight loss program.

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tuggle is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery for Southern Regional Medical Center and provides surgical and medical assessment for weight loss treatment in her practice. She received her medical degree and completed her General Surgery Residency and Internship from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery under Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. In addition, Dr. Tuggle is an active Officer in the US Army Reserve and is a veteran of military war missions in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Southern Regional Medical Center is located at 11 Upper Riverdale Road, SW, Riverdale. Attendees should park in front of the hospital’s Education Center doors (facing the hospital it will be the 3rd set of doors to the left). Upon entering on First Floor, take steps or elevator down one level to Ground Floor level to the Meeting Room. Parking is free.

To register, call 770-897-SLIM (7546) or email

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