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Kenneth Cleveland, M.D.
I highly recommend Dr. Ken Cleveland at the Weight Loss Management Clinic associated with Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. My first impression was one of extreme competence. His knowledge of obesity and surgical strategies for weight loss is phenomenal. As time went on, I sincerely appreciated his \"no beating around the bush\" attitude. He answered my questions and provided specific information without trying to \"sell me\" on the idea. Even when I asked hard questions on the risks of surgery and the overall success rate of the program,(not that there was anything to hide) he was honest and forthcoming. His strong belief in surgery as the beginning of a process instead of a life altering event kept my feet to the fire during those early months when determining what I could/should do to be successful was difficult.rnrnThe nurses in the clinic are incredible. Most of them are former patients and their personal experiences made their care more personalized. No matter the question or request, they were always there for me with good advice, helpful information and a listening ear. The clinic itself is professionally run and timely appointments are a plus. There is a mentor available if requested and follow-up peer sessions on a monthly basis.rnrnIf I had to list a negative, it would be with the business process. Since I was a cash-paying patient, all related medical expenses for 12 months were to be covered by the clinic. As of now they have been, but sometimes I feel as if I'm being \"put off\" when I bring unpaid bills to their attention. On two different occasions creditors have contacted me because bills were not paid in a timely manner. rnrnThere is a very structured pre and post op program for all types of WLS. I went through a number of question/answer sessions and explicit training of the physical after effects and what/how to eat at specific intervals. Numerous tests were required to make sure I was mentally and physically fit to have this surgery and the follow-up care was excellent. I still have routine bloodwork done and visits with the doctor.rnrnOverall, I would rate my experience with Dr. Cleveland as exceptional. For me, his blend of humor/warmth and \"drill sargeant attitude\" is just what I need to be successful. rnrn
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