Mentors: Patients helping patients
Patients who have been seen by one of our surgeons and who would like guidance from someone who has been in their shoes can request a mentor. A mentor is one of our patients who:
Is at least one year postsurgery.
Is trained as a Salem Health volunteer.
Wants to help others achieve the same success they enjoy.
Mentors can provide tips and support, answer your questions, and refer you to other resources, including those in our program. This kind of support has been shown to make the transition to a new lifestyle easier.
Once you are assigned a mentor, the two of you will decide how to contact each other and how often you want to be in touch. You may work out together, share recipes, and cheer each other on — whatever type or amount of support you need to be successful.
If you would like a mentor, please fill out the form below and press the "submit" button. You will be contacted within three weeks.