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Jeffrey Jenkins, M.D.
My first impression of Dr. Jenkins was that he was very kind of understanding of what the struggles have been for obese folks. His staff is excellent and every time I call they know me by name and are extremely friendly. I am impressed by the fact that Dr. Jenkins runs a monthly support group. I really do think he genuinely cares about the people he serves. My only concern is that Dr. Jenkins office is not simply for bariatric patients and his office staff do not appear to always understand the needs of the bariatric patient. I was sent home from surgery and told by Dr. Jenkins to schedule a follow-up appointment in one week. I called immediately upon hospital discharge and was told they couldn't get me in for three weeks. This really made me worried because I went home on a liquid diet and couldn't progress without seeing him. I called back twice more to beg for another appointment. I finally reached the bariatric appointment coordinator and she fixed me up.
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My name is Michelle. I am 36 years old and I have struggled with weight loss my entire life.....okay maybe not my ENTIRE life but my mother recalls me becoming heavy at about age 8. My weight gain seemed to coincide with puberty. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (pco) at the age of 20 or so and was also diagnosed with a thyroid condition. I take medication for both of these things right now. While I realize these two things may have made it more difficult to keep weight off I also know that I have some bad habits. I don't get much exercise and I am not as picky as I should be with my food choices......I have friends who jog and I tell them "The only way I would run like that is if someone was chasing me with a knife". In college I was on the Phen/Fen diet and lost 70 pounds. I remember feeling so much better about myself but also really surprised at how invisible I was before. I was treated completely differently as a thinner person and it was really quite sad. I look forward to getting on with my life and doing the things I have always wanted to do. I want to be able to fit into the rides at any amusement park without worrying about it. I want to ride on an airplane without encroaching on the next person seat or worrying whether the seat belt will fit all the way around. I want to walk naked in front of my hubby without the lights off . I would also love to join a recreation league of softball to stay in shape without slowing my team members down.