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Dr. Scott Mitchell

Bariatrics
Ringgold, GA
24 years experience male

Locations

Millennium Medical & Weight Loss Center

Ringgold, GA

Address

7734 Nashville Street, Ringgold, GA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(706) 937-4062

About

Bio

SCOTT C. MITCHELL, M.D. completed his undergraduate degree at Tufts University and then continued on at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA where he received his M.D. Upon completion of medical school, he attended the University of Connecticut, Asylum Hill Family Practice Residency Program at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. In his final year of residency he was chosen by his peers to be Cheif Resident. After finishing residency, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army for four years at Joel Health Clinic and Womack Army Medical Center where he provided a full array of family medicine to service members, their families, and retirees. He is now the proud owner of Millennium Medical Weight Loss Center, LLC in Ringgold, GA where he practices both Family Practice and Bariatrics. In addition to taking care of children and adults alike, Dr. Mitchell has an interest in primary care sports medicine and has served as the team physician for numerous high school, college, and even professional sports teams. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his ten year old daughter, Savannah. He also enjoys playing ice hockey, which he has done since age four and still plays in multiple adult amateur hockey leagues in the Atlanta area. He also enjoys football, baseball, golf, reading, movies and just spending some relaxing time with his friends and family.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Bariatrics

Family Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
67 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Please be seen ASAP: You need to go and be seen somewhere immediately. If you do not have health insurance and cannot afford a private gynecologists office or urgent care... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
BMI calculator: To know what your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and bmi (body mass index) are, as well as to calculate your daily calorie needs go to http://www.Bmi-calc... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
After BRAT diet: After a brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, & toast), you can pretty much return to eating whatever you would like as tolerated. Use common sense ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Exercise & eye infxn: As long as your vision isn't impaired to the point that it would increase your risk of injury while having an eye infection it should be safe to do so... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Not safely: Most people did not gain weight fast, therefore, unfortunately, you should not expect lose it fast either. Shoot for 1-2.5 lbs per week (4-10lbs per ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Diet and exercise: We would need to know your height, and also it would be beneficial to know your current activity level as well. But for an example let us say you are... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Yes: So far, all data indicates that stevia is another zero calorie artificial sweetener that is safe to use is a sugar substitute.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Decrease fat: In order to decrease fat you need to eat less (decrease your caloric intake) and increase your metabolism (exercise more). You will not be able to wo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Don't 4get exercise!: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, et... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
It depends: If by pill and you mean a vaccine for impetigo as dr. Han correctly stated there is no vaccine. However if you mean a pill to treat an active infecti... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Eating Disorders: Try the national eating disorders association at http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
< daily calorie need: In order to lose weight a good way to look at it would be to consume less than your basal metabolic rate. At the very least you need to consume less ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
"Dumping Syndrome": The symptoms you describe are called "dumping syndrome" and this is common after a gastric bypass and is something that should have been discussed wit... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Calories burned...: The number of calories your body burns while at rest is your BMR (basal metabolic rate). That can be calculated online at http://www.Bmi-calculator.N... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Supplements: I would make it a general rule not to mix otc supplements. First of the supplement industry is not regulated by the fda, so you never know what you a... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Be diligent!: It won't be easy, but if you are diligent with your research of a restaurant's menu online before you go out to eat you can often find detailed nutrit... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Not a good idea: Fasting for 2 weeks is not a good idea and is generally considered unsafe from a medical perspective. Clearly, for various reasons it has been done a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Salmonella: For significant detail regarding salmonella, see the cdc website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/salmonella/. An estimated 1.4 million cases of salmonella occu... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Blood Oxygen Levels: Normal blood oxygen levels for the average american is about 90 to 100 percent oxygen saturation. This means that your body is getting enough oxygen i... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Lose weight now: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Safety of both meds: The reason you have heard differing opinions is mixing sertra and Phentermine creates a theoretical risk of a severe & possibly life threatening react... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Diet and exercise: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Yes and no: It will help but it isn't the only answer. You need to make sure you are properly washing your skin effectively and often enough. Additionally you wa... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Cracking bones: The most important thing i tell my patients when they ask about cracking or popping joints is "does it hurt when they crack or pop?" if the answer is... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Beating the plateau: When you have hit a plateau it is because you are most likely now consuming the same amount & not less than you daily calorie needs. Your daily calori... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Exercising to lose!: Exercise is the cornerstone of losing weight and keeping it off. Teenage obesity is on the rise compared to 20-30 years ago in large part due to the ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Muscle building: You need to make sure that you are consuming enough calories and not burning too many calories with your "vigorous exercise". Also, if your goal is t... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication to taking Phentermine and Cefuroxime concurrently. You can feel safe taking them and continue to work on your weight los... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Salmonella: Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals. For detailed information, check out the cdc's website at htt... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
HIV in the US: The prevalence rate of hiv: 447.8 per 100,000 population as reported in the MMWR in 2006 by the CDC. 1.2 million people in the United States are livi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Salmonella: Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals. For detailed information, check out the cdc's website at htt... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Skin pigmentation: There are various disorders of skin pigmentation. Is there a particular one you are concerned with. There are numerous treatments, not necessarily a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Encephalitis: There are numerous types of encephalitis. Please tell me which type of encephalitis that is concerning you and i can provide you with a more detailed... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is defined as curving of the spinethe term "biphasic scoliosis" is not a term that I am familiar with however what they could have meant is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Not really: You shouldn't gain weight after surgery. If you lie around in bed or on the couch and don't do any activity you must limit your daily caloric intake ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Diet and exercise: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
There are many....: However, in most cases the best initial combination of medications to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus is metformin and Glipizide and the combination is... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Appetite suppressant: Phentermine (brand name adipex-p) is the safest 1st ever fda approved appetite suppressant which has been approved for safe use since the 1950's. How... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Exercise-Basketball: Yes, playing basketball is very good exercise. Especially if you really enjoy playing basketball. The best form of exercise is one that you love an... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
It depends: If your pre-pregnancy weight was morbidly obese, obese, or overweight than yes....Losing weight through diet & exercise is perfectly safe and actually... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Consider Help of MD: If you feel you have tried everything to lose weight and failed you should strongly consider seeing a doctor who specializes in bariatrics. You need... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
MD Supervised wtloss: Have you tried a medically supervised weight loss program where the physician treats you as an individual taking into account not only your weight los... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
How old are you?: Is your bmi 30 or above and if you've been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite suppressants to a physici... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Unfortunately Not: Obstructive sleep apnea needs to be treated by either CPAP or bipap or some other prescribed airway device to ensure that you get adequate oxygen duri... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Surgery isnt usually: Needed. Any time an internal body part pushes into an area where it doesn't belong, it's called a hernia. There are 2 types of hiatal hernias, slidin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Unfortunately Not: Obstructive sleep apnea needs to be treated by either CPAP or bipap or some other prescribed airway device to ensure that you get adequate oxygen duri... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
It depends: If the 17 year old in question has a bmi of 30 or above and has been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, et... Read More

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I recommend this physician!
HealthTap member
Sep 7, 2012
I have been to other weight loss places but Dr. Mitchell is by far the most interested in your total health..the weight loss is a very welcome by-product. If you just want pill, with sketchy results, ...Read More
HealthTap member
Nov 3, 2012
I have been a patient for a year and a half. Never have i been so successful with my healthy lifestyle change. My Husband and i both have been able to keep the weight off! Go see him and see for yo...Read More
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Thank you, Dr. Mitchell. That is a very helpful suggestion. I will discuss it with housemate this week, if he hasn't already dropped dead from sleep deprivation and hypertension. He's going on night 3...Read More
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I started out obese and have lots 15 lbs since (now in overweight category) but am currently 5w pregnant! Will continue healthy eating, dieting and walking daily to lose more weight so I can continue ...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! All I drink is water 95% of the time. I've been on a 1200 calorie diet for about 45 days. I walk everyday 30-60 mins. Please help.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL

Awards

North Georgia's Official People Choice Awards Best of the Best as voted on by readers of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Winner, Best Weight Loss Center 2011 and 2012
North Georgia's Official People Choice Awards Best of the Best as voted on by readers of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Finalist, Best General Practice Doctor 2011 and 2012
Most Influential, Third Place, Chattanooga, TN - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Millennium Medical & Weight Loss Center, LLC
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