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Mission Hospital offers advanced weight-loss programs in a clinical and supportive environment. If you need a helping hand with weight management, we have safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for you. We understand that weight loss is often not as simple as it sounds. And it's not just about losing pounds; it's about new beginnings. If you need our assistance and qualify for one of our programs, ask your physician to refer you to Mission Weight Management. To begin your journey, sign up for a free medical or surgical weight management information session and learn how our programs works. Call (828) 213-4100 or click below to register for a free information session. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be in touch with you to answer any questions you have.
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Sharon Hathaway, MD
Meet Sharon Hathaway, MD, from Mission Weight Management.
Obesity is currently one of the nation's most serious health problems. That's why it's comforting to know there are innovative new ways to address weight management, right here in western North Carolina. At Mission Weight Management, our bariatric and medical weight loss programs are focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, education and research, all in a compassionate setting.
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Mission Weight Management: Free Surgical Information Session – Asheville
Friday, May 25, 2018
An information session where you can learn about our many surgical options for weight loss. To register ...View More
Meal Delivery Services – Could They Be Bad for Your Health?
By Mary Lindsey Jackson Clinical Nutritionist Educator “Mushroom Gravy Chicken over Couscous with Lemony Arugula”; “Roasted Chickpea and Freekeh Salad with Lemon Labneh and Harissa-Glazed Carrots” – dishes from an exotic downtown restaurant, or meals ...View More
The Truth about Smoothies – Friend or Foe of Weight Loss?
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutritionist Educator Health clubs, gyms and organic grocery stores sell them. Exercise infomercials promote them. Smoothie detoxes and cleanses are all over Pinterest. So what’s the truth about smoothies ...View More
Healthy Spring Recipe – Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad
Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa (can buy frozen) 1 cup canned ...View More
Organic and Natural – What Do These Terms Really Mean for Your Health?
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutritionist Educator We see it everywhere these days when shopping for food – organic this and natural that – but what do these terms really mean about the foods in the package ...View More
Healthy Spring Recipe – Asparagus with Lemon Sauce
Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Asparagus with Lemon Sauce Ingredients 20 medium asparagus spears, rinsed and trimmed 1 fresh lemon, rinsed (for ...View More
Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You? What You Need to Know
By W. Alan Bradshaw, MD While anyone can lose weight using conservative measures, only 5 percent of people can keep the weight off after it’s lost. Therefore, virtually 95 percent of people who suffer from ...View More
Eating Healthy on a Budget – It Is Possible with These Simple Tips
By Nicole Cook Registered Dietitian I often hear about the struggles of eating healthy on a budget. However, it is possible to achieve the daily requirements for fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein without ...View More
Green Tea for Weight Loss – Does It Really Help?
By Nicole Martinez Clinical Nutritionist Educator Tea is among the most popular beverages in the world. It is second only to water in terms of how much it is consumed worldwide. Green tea, specifically, ...View More
The Keto Diet – History, Effectiveness and Concerns
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator The “keto” diet has seen a spike in interest over the past couple of months according to Google trends. This weight-loss fad was not originally designed for weight ...View More
Got Milk Substitutes? Weighing the Health Benefits against the Real Thing
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Balanced meal planning for weight management requires calorie reduction while still supplying necessary nutrients for optimal wellness. Obviously, milk varieties contain calories, so you should always take into ...View More
Keen on Kimchi – Fermented Foods and Your Health
By Mary Lindsey Jackson Clinical Nutritionist Educator The Winter Olympics in South Korea have stirred up a lot of interest in Korean culture, including Korean cuisine. Kimchi is growing in popularity in many restaurants ...View More
Detox Diets – More Harm than Good?
By Shannon Glenn Certified Nurse Practitioner, Mission Weight Management A detox, or detoxification, diet is done for a number of reasons: to lose weight, rid the body of harmful wastes or help with chronic ...View More
Putting the “We” in “Weight Loss” – How Bobby of Asheville Discovered Weight Loss Is a Team Effort
“My story is about the opportunities I’ve been given by the professional people on the third floor at 1 Hospital Drive,” said Bobby Somerville of Asheville. If you want to get to the core ...View More
Demystifying Metabolism – The Science behind the Weight Loss
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator We’ve all heard the complaint “I have a slow metabolism” when someone feels frustrated with weight management. To break this feeling of powerlessness, it’s helpful to ...View More
Time Saving Meal Prep Strategies – 6 Tricks to Faster, Healthier Meals
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator We all want to save time on meal preparation. But we also don’t want to sacrifice healthy meals along the way. These six methods will help you ...View More
New Year’s Goal to Lose Weight? Why a Focus is Better than a Resolution
By Marit Weikel Behavioral Health Specialist Ah, the end of the year. Time for a brand new calendar and a reinvented life. But most of us who make New Year’s resolutions do not ...View More
How to Order Healthy at Any Restaurant – Expert Advice
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator There are several simple actions to take to set yourself up for success when dining out. These tips can help you eat healthy while eating out, regardless of ...View More
Healthy Holiday Recipe – Roasted Curried Cauliflower
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Try these out with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Roasted Curried Cauliflower Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, ...View More
Expert Advice – Avoiding Weight Gain over the Holidays
By Cassy Scott & Elizabeth Holmes Mission Weight Management The average American gains 5-10 pounds during the holiday season and often ends up keeping the weight on permanently. Here are some ways to stay healthy, ...View More