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Dear Patients and Weight Loss Strategies

Dear Patients and Weight Loss Strategies

Dear Patients, We hope you are all staying healthy and finding ways to continue working on your health goals while you are at home.  As you may know, Northwest Weight & Wellness clinic has converted to virtual visits, and our surgery center has closed due to...

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Dr. Montgomery’s Retirement

Dr. Montgomery’s Retirement

In January 2020, Dr. Kevin Montgomery retired after 30 years in medicine! Dr. Montgomery founded Northwest Weight Loss Surgery (now Northwest Weight & Wellness Center) with his surgeon partner, Dr. Brad Watkins, over 15 years ago. They initially started the...

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Exploring a Mediterranean Diet

Exploring a Mediterranean Diet

by Julia Bleecker, MS, RD, CSOWM, CDAre you familiar with the Mediterranean Diet? While it’s not actually a diet, you can consider it a style of eating used by people that live near the Mediterranean Sea. Research suggests that a Mediterranean eating pattern can lead...

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Staff Spotlight: Joelle Roehl

Staff Spotlight: Joelle Roehl

NWWC Staff Spotlight Name: Joelle Roehl Role: Insurance Coordinator Joined NWWC:  January 2019 Personal Life: Joelle was born in Edmonds and has lived in Washington her entire life. Her parents and four siblings live in Washington as well. At home, she lives with...

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Staff Spotlight: Marian Hagi-Mayow

Staff Spotlight: Marian Hagi-Mayow

Name: Marian Hagi-Mayow, BSN, CMSRN Role: Registered Nurse – Ambulatory Surgery Center Joined NWWC:  September 2018 Personal Life: Marian was born & raised in Somalia. When the civil war started, her family had to separate and evacuate. “We lost everything.”...

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Non-Food DIY Holiday Gifts

Non-Food DIY Holiday Gifts

by Amanda DavisWhen it comes to homemade gift ideas, we often think of baking or cooking something for our friends, family, and co-workers. Try something a little different this year! These fun DIY crafts are budget and waistline friendly. You might be intimated by...

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JoAnn’s Bariatric Success

JoAnn’s Bariatric Success

JoAnn had a sleeve gastrectomy at NWWC in October 2017. What is the best part about this journey? How great I feel about myself! My blood pressure is down. I feel ten years younger. My sleep apnea is better. I am off acid reflux medicine. I can walk up and down stairs...

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A Bariatric-Friendly Thanksgiving

A Bariatric-Friendly Thanksgiving

by Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CSOWM, CDEThanksgiving is arguably the biggest food holiday in this country. People are encouraged to eat to the point of needing to sleep. How do you enjoy the holiday after surgery when your relationship with food has changed? First of...

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Staff Spotlight: Whitney Wright

Staff Spotlight: Whitney Wright

Name: Whitney Wright Role: Administrative Special Projects Coordinator Joined NWWC: February 2016 Personal Life: Whitney is a Seattle native. She grew up as a middle child with three sisters. All of her sisters are local so she gets to spend a lot of time with them as...

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Ken’s Bariatric Success

Ken’s Bariatric Success

Ken had a sleeve gastrectomy at NWWC in July 2018. What is the best part about this journey? The best part of this journey was the reward for following through with all the advice. When I came in in February 2018 and spoke to Dr. Chock, she told me, “You’re going to...

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Fitting in Fitness

Fitting in Fitness

by Amanda Davis, BSA few years ago, I made a promise to myself: My physical and mental health is worth 4-6 hours a week. When I take time for my health, not only does my personal health get better but my relationships with my kids, husband, co-workers, family, and...

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Staff Spotlight: Lindsay Berndahl

Staff Spotlight: Lindsay Berndahl

NWWC Staff Spotlight Name: Lindsay Berndahl Role: Nocturnal Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Joined NWWC: October 2018 Personal Life: Lindsay is a Washington native. She is grateful to have all of her extended family in the state for lots of fun family memories. She...

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