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Bariatric Surgery Support Group
2nd & 4th Thursday - Monthly - 6:00 p.m.
The Medical Center of Plano, 4001 West 15th Street, Building 3, Suite 170
Join our highly interactive and dynamic support group hosted by our compassionate and experienced staff. Counselor Patti Allard, PhD, RN, LMFT, LPC (bariatric counselor) will help you manage behavioral factors that influence long-term weight loss success.

Diabetes Support Group Sweet N' Sensible
3rd Thursday - Monthly - 6:00 pm
Doctor’s Office Building I- 1600 Coit Road- THE VIEW 
For information call (972) 519-1207.

Dialogue Cancer Support Group
2nd Monday - Monthly - 7:00 pm 
The Medical Center of Plano, 1620 Coit Road, Surgery Center of Plano Waiting Room
Persons with cancer and family members are invited to come and share anxieties, fears, tears, feelings as well as their personal stories. For information call (214) 473-7784.

"Different Strokes"
1st Monday - Monthly - 11:30 a.m.
"Different Strokes" a support group for stroke survivor and their caregiver.  This group is designed to allow all types of stroke patients tell their story.  Read more about "Different Strokes."

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
 (FORCE Dallas)

3rd Thursday - Monthly - 6:00 p.m.
Call for location information
Support, networking and education for those with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer related to BRCA mutations or mutations in other genes predisposing to cancer.  If you have breast or ovarian cancer or a family history of these cancers, join us for more information or go online to FORCE Dallas at For more information, contact Heather Fecteau at (214) 473-7402 or email

Healing Matters I Grief Support Group
4th Monday - Monthly - 7:30 pm
The Medical Center of Plano, 3901 W. 15th Street, 2nd Floor Classrooms
This is a pregnancy loss support group for anyone who has lost a baby to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn death or SIDS. There is also a share group for those pregnant again following a loss. For information call Ginny Robinson at (972) 519-1588.

Healing Matters II Grief Support Group
2nd & 4th Tuesday - Monthly - 7:00 pm
The Medical Center of Plano, 3901 W. 15th Street Administrative Conference Room 2
A support group for those who have lost a loved one. For information call Ginny Robinson at (972) 519-1588.

Infertility Peer-led Support Group Presented by Resolve
1st Monday - Monthly - 7:00 pm
This group is for women who are currently undergoing fertility treatment as a means of family building. This monthly group provides a relaxed and confidential setting in which to discuss concerns related to all aspects of the infertility and treatment experience. Topics may include current treatment, dealing with friends and family, and stress relief strategies.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about this group contact Lara at

Support and information for those experiencing infertility can be found at

Mended Hearts
2nd Thursday - Monthly - 7:00 pm
The Medical Center of Plano, 3901 W. 15th Street 2nd Floor Classrooms
This group provides support and encouragement to heart disease patients and their families. For information call (214) 473-7675.

Ostomy Support Group
2nd Tuesday - Monthy - 12:00 pm
4001 W. 15th Street (Building III) 1st Floor, Community Classroom, Suite 170
Facilitated by Ostomy Nurses
This support group is for anyone who has an ostomy to provide support and encouragement from others with similar experiences.  Occasional speakers.  For information call (972) 519-1491.

Scoliosis Support Group
1st Wednesday - Monthly - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Dallas Chapter of the Scoliosis Association, Inc. will be holding its Scoliosis Support Group meetings the first Wednesday of each month at The Medical Center of Plano's Neurosciences Office.

The Scoliosis Support Group is for patients, family, caregivers, & medical personnel to discuss scoliosis. Each month will feature speakers as well as opportunities to network with other scoliosis/kyphosis patients, age range is 14 on up (check the calendar link) for upcoming meetings. To RSVP, call (214) 473-7240 or email

Thyroid Cancer Support Group (ThyCa Dallas)
3rd Saturday - Monthly - 10:00 am
Doctor’s Office Building I- 1600 Coit Road- THE VIEW 
This group offers mental and emotional support to those affected with thyroid cancer and their families. For more information, contact Peggy Melton at (972) 384-1866.

T.L.C. (Together Let's Cope)
1st and 3rd Monday - Monthly - 6:15 pm
The Medical Center of Plano, 3901 W. 15th Street, 2nd Floor Classrooms
Parents with babies in NICU receive support and encouragement from parents who have had similar experiences. For information, call (972) 519-1260.