UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center hosts annual walk

Pictured from left: Gonca Tekin; Tammy Lux, P.A.; Lisa Clifford, Ph.D.; Gwen Hasse, R.N., Jeffrey Friedman, M.D.; Terri Zimmerman; Kara Green; Beverly Williams; Calvin Williams; Danielle Benedict; Donna Spencer; and Brad Spencer.

The UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center team hosted its annual one-mile walk on March 17.

Care team members included Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., UF Health’s director of bariatric surgery and an assistant professor with the UF College of Medicine; Gwen Hasse, R.N., bariatric nurse program coordinator; Tammy Lux, P.A., physician assistant; and Terri Zimmerman, metabolic and bariatric surgery clinical reviewer,. The team was joined by weight-loss surgery patients, family members and staff.

On the third Thursday of each month, the UF Health Surgery Weight Loss Center support group meets in room 1205 at the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital from 6-7 p.m. Each meeting includes a different presentation topic, guest speaker or event. For information about patient support group meetings or weight loss surgery, visit the Center’s website, or email Gwen Hasse at hasseg@shands.ufl.edu.