Melton Uses Personal Experience to Help Treat Patients

Dr. Howard Melton, general surgeon at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, has practiced in Moultrie, Georgia, since 1996. During his tenure as a general surgeon, he has had the opportunity to perform a diverse portfolio of procedures. “General surgery includes anything from straightforward hernias or removal of the gallbladder to appendicitis and endoscopies all the way up to breast cancers, colon cancers, vascular procedures, and various … Continue reading Melton Uses Personal Experience to Help Treat Patients

Drew Berry’s New Clothes

In the spring of 2018, Archbold launched a new bariatric and weight management program, offering a comprehensive range of individualized nonsurgical and surgical weight loss options for effective long-term weight loss results. The program remains the only one of its kind in the region to have two fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons: Katie Hanisee, MD, and Joey Jarrard, MD. Since the implementation of the program, many patients … Continue reading Drew Berry’s New Clothes

Overcoming the Dreaded Plateau

Weight loss is a long journey. There are many happy moments and small victories that remind us it’s all worth it, from losing an extra pound than usual or fitting into our old jeans from 10 years ago. But it can also bring frustration, disappointment, and tears, mainly when that dreaded plateau hits. Now, instead of rolling down the mountain, you’re just sitting there, unmoving. … Continue reading Overcoming the Dreaded Plateau

Greenwood Knows the Cost to Be Healthy

Retiree Toby Greenwood, 60, from Coolidge, Georgia, knew that he had to make a change. Weighing in at 335 pounds and taking various medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, he sought help from Sterling Bariatrics at Colquitt Regional Medical Center for a gastric sleeve procedure last June. “I was miserable,” he said. “I gained a tremendous amount of weight for me, and … Continue reading Greenwood Knows the Cost to Be Healthy

Reinforced Resolve: Losing the Weight and Keeping It Off

Many people who live with a chronic illness feel encumbered by it. Their whole lives revolve around managing the illness: Where will I go? What will I wear? How will I transport myself, my medications, my assistive devices? What will I eat? When will I eat? What will I do if something goes wrong? Such was the case for Mattie Ann Burnsed, a Lakeland, Georgia, … Continue reading Reinforced Resolve: Losing the Weight and Keeping It Off