Meet Erica! Our Patient Advocate at New Life Bariatric

When you come in at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville for a consult, one of the first few people you will speak with is Erica Geary, our Patient Advocate. Erica has an important role to play in helping patients start the bariatric process. She will...

Obesity and Diabetes Go Hand-In-Hand

Being obese puts you at risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps in regulating your blood sugar level. When you eat, carbohydrates...

Crossville Woman Finds New Life with Bariatric Surgery

News from Parkwest Health & Lifestyles There’s a reason it’s called “comfort food.” Like many people, Lori Naczynski found comfort in eating foods that weren’t good for her. Extra sugar, carbs and fat felt like a treat at a time when she needed to be consoled....

At-Home Exercising Tips

This quarantine period is a stressful time for many of us. However, even during this time of isolation, it’s important to keep our bodies moving. Any form of physical activity can help uplift your mood, manage stress, and maintain a healthy body weight. We...

What is Gastric Bypass?

If you’ve been struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise, you may have read about surgical procedures to lose weight. These weight loss procedures, although not for everyone, are proven to be an effective means to lose those excess pounds and consequently,...