Bariatric Rehab

The UP Health System Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, in collaboration with UPHS Rehab Services, provides a specialized exercise program for bariatric clients pre-and-post surgery. The goal of the program is to help clients make their weight loss journey as enjoyable and successful as possible.

Physical Therapy | UPHS Rehab Services

- Musculoskeletal evaluation and assessment

- Customized exercise program

- Cardiovascular endurance

- Education on pulse, heart rate and perceived exertion for progressing safely

- Resistance band training

Medical Weight Management

Our Team

Erica J. Griffin, MD

Paul R. Kemmeter, MD

Derek Nagle, MD

Michelle Lexmond, PA


UP Health System - Marquette has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery.*

* Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. 

One call can help you decide what services are right for you. Call (906) 449-1460.