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No More Mr. Big Guy: Rocky Top Man Loses 400 Lbs.

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles John Dougherty was the big man in town. “There could be guys over 6 feet tall in the room, but I was always ‘the big guy’ because I weighed 625 pounds and was 5-foot-9. I wasn’t overweight – I was ‘under tall,” he said jokingly. “But I didn’t want to […]

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Shaping Summer

Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Carrying an extra 100 pounds on your body is literally a heavy burden to bear. For Summer Martin, the health problems that came as a result of that extra weight made bearing that burden even harder. “I was on two blood pressure medications. I had been diagnosed with high […]

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The Woman in the Mirror

After bariatric surgery, sometimes the simplest things bring the greatest pleasure to those who have the procedure. “I can paint my toenails, girlfriend!” Tiara-Lady Wilson says with a laugh as she pulls her feet up into the chair to sit crosslegged. “And look what I can do now!” Wilson is an energetic woman with an […]

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Blount Co. Man Gets the Most Out of Senior Years with Weight Loss Surgery

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles It’s not something you decide to do overnight. The decision to undergo weight loss surgery requires a lot of intentional consideration. “I changed my mind every other day,” says Jim Gilmore, 70. “It’s a whole lifestyle change, but it’s worth it many times over.” Gilmore is enjoying the benefits of […]

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How Obesity Impacts Your Overall Health

As many of us know, obesity can lead to a wide range of health problems that go beyond diabetes, including some of which that may cause disability or even death. At Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville, we are committed to educating our patients about the impact obesity has on their quality of life and […]

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