Florida Support Groups

The Weight’s Over of Central Florida (WOCF)
Herndon Library
4324 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-267-4529
Meeting times: Monthly, 7-8:45 pm
Contact: Monica Ramos

Dr. Jessee’s Patients
Anona Church
Indian Rocks Road
Largo, Fl 33774
Phone: 727-244-2880
Meeting times: 1st Thursday each month
Contact: Paulette Massari, LCSW

Tampa Bariatrics
Brandon Regional Hospital
260 S. Moon Dr.
Classroom A
Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: 813-496-9620
Meeting Times: 6:30 pm, last Thursday of the month
Contact Person: Martha R. Rivera-Fernandez, BSN

Jacksonville Bandsters Lap-Band Support Group
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Phone: 904-886-0486
Meeting Times: Main Meeting is 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 6 – 8pm; we also gather for various group physical activities at other times/days
Contact Person: Jennifer Anderson

Florida Obesity Surgical
Florida Obesity Surgical Associates office
37840 Medical Arts Ct.
Zephyrhills, Fl 33541
Phone: 813-788-5569
Meeting Times: Second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm
Contact Person: Barbara Davis

Memorial Regional Hospital/ Surgical Consultants of Hollywood
Esther Grossman Women’s Center
4320 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-985-5889
Meeting Times: 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 pm
Contact Person: Tiffany Bass RN, BSN or Teddy Speropoulos, LCSW

The Weight Loss Surgery Support Group of Jacksonville
The Safe House
7256 Merrill Road
Jacksonville, FL 32277
Phone: 904-755-5085
Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Saturdays from 10-2
Contact Person: La Wanda Hill, Founder/Support Group Leader

Beginning theJourney
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
400 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747
Phone: 407-303 4641
Contact Person: Krista Castleberry, LCSW

Florida Hospital Bariatric Program Support Group
Conference Room #1 and or #2
400 Celebration Place – Conference Room #2
Celebration, FL 34747
Phone: 407-303-4425
Meeting Times: 1st Wednesday: 6:30pm, 2nd Wednesday: 7:30pm, 3rd Wednesday: 6:30pm
Contact Person: Jessica

Surgical Weight Loss Institute/Dr. Nestor de la Cruz-Munoz
747 Ponce De Leon Blvd Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-856-4385
Meeting Times: 7 pm
Contact Person: Melissa Cuesta, LPN

Florida Surgical Physicians Support Group
Physician’s Office
1205 Monument Road, Ste. 302
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone: 904-724-2263
Meeting Times: 6 pm
Contact Person: Raquel Miranda

Novus Centers Bariatric Support Meeting
Novus Centers
3599 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904-399-2888
Meeting Times: 1st Monday of every month 6 pm – Adjustable Band Support and 7 pm for Gastric Bypass and Vertical Sleeve Support

Morton Plant Mease Bariatrics
Mease Dunedin Hospital
601 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone: 727-734-6879
Meeting Times: First Tuesday of each month at 6 pm
Contact Person: Michele Barnett, Bariatric manager

Morton Plant Mease Bariatrics-Pasco
North Bay Hospital
6600 Madison St.
New Port Richie, FL 34652
Phone: 727-734-6879
Meeting Times: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 pm
Contact Person: Michele Barnett, Bariatric manager

The Journey WLSSG
5582 Jonquil Circle Bldg 9 Apt. 104
Naples, FL 34109
Phone: 239-330-0467
Meeting Times: Every 1st Saturday (10 am) & 3rd Monday (7 pm)
Contact Person: Liza Branch

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
St. Anthony’s Auditorium
1200 Seventh Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Phone: 727-821-8101
Meeting Times: 6:30-7:30 pm every 3rd Wednesday night
Contact Person: Shirley Langston, Lapband Coordinator

Gastric Sleeve Center Support Group
Jackson South Community Hospital
9333 S.W. 152 Street, New Tower Building, 3rd Floor
Miami, FL 33157
Phone: 305-256-5030
Meeting Times: Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm
Contact Person: Laurie Suarez

St. Vincent’s Weight Loss Services Peer-to-Peer Support Group
St. Vincent’s Southside and Riverside
St. Vincent’s, 4201 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
and
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: 904-450-6090
Meeting Times: Contact office for a full listing of dates
Contact Person: Kathlen Ruggles

Bariatric Center
Tampa General Hospital
Harbourside Medical Tower
5 Tampa General Cir, Suite 410
Tampa, FL 33602
Meeting times: The 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm
Phone: 813-844-7473
Email: bariatriccenter@tgh.org



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