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Bariatric Surgeons & Weight Loss Specialists in Winston-Salem, NC

Every member of our Winston-Salem, NC-based Weight Management Center team has experience and special training in the clinical management of obesity. From our bariatric surgeons and nurses to our weight loss specialists, nutritionists and therapists, every staff member plays an important role to create personalized treatment plans and deliver compassionate care.

Our weight loss specialists are led by Dr. Jamy Ard with our Medical Weight Management program and Dr. Fuzz Fernandez, a bariatric surgeon, from our Weight Loss Surgery program, who both have national reputations for their work.  

Medical Directors

Ard Jamy

Jamy Ard, MD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & PreventionMaya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099
Office: 336-716-2011

Fernandez Adolfo Z  

Adolfo Fernandez, MD
Associate Professor, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099
Office: 336-716-7255

 

Bariatric Surgery Specialists

McNatt

Stephen S. McNatt, MD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099
Office: 336-716-7255

Powell Myron

Myron Powell, MD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099
Office: 336-716-0547 

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Elizabeth Krings, CFNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Duke University, Master of Science in Nursing
Harding University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Tracy Nance, FNP-C
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner


Duke University, Master of Science in Nursing
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

 

Obesity Medicine Specialists

Jennifer Graves, MD

Jennifer Graves, MD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099 

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Kristina Lewis, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & PreventionGeneral Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-2011 

Bartfield Jessica Kathryn

Jessica Bartfield, MD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099 

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Martha Jo "MJ" Denton, FNP-BC
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Clemson University, Masters of Science in Nursing
UNC-Chapel Hill, Bachelors of Science in Nursing

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Tammi Quintero, MPAS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Science in Human Development

Simmons Terrika

Terrika Stewart Simmons, MSN, ANP-C  
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Winston Salem State University 

Psychologists

Shenelle

Shennelle Edwards-Hampton, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099 

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Jeffery A. Smith, PhD

PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MS
Postdoctoral fellowship in weight loss at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

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Dana Beall Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery 

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Josh Brown, PhD
Associate Professor, General Surgery 

 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

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Amber Norris Kelly, RD, LDN
Administrative Manager/Bariatric Surgery Dietitian

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management (Level 2) 

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Evette Briskey, MPH, RD, LDN
By Design Optifast Program Coordinator/Medical Program Registered Dietitian

University of North Carolina at Greensboro MPH in Community Health, BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management (Level 2) 

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Annette Frain, RD, LDN
By Design Essentials Program Coordinator/Medical Program Registered Dietitian

University of Nebraska, BS Nutritional Science and Dietetics
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management (Level 2) 

Patrone Kerry 117

Kerry Patrone, RD, LDN
Bariatric Surgery Nutrition Program Coordinator/Registered Dietitian

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics  

Alissa Edsall

Alissa Edsall, RD, LDN
Medical Program Registered Dietitian

Purdue University BS in Dietetics, BS in Nutrition, Fitness and Health 

Paula Manser

Paula Manser, RD, LDN
Bariatric Surgery Registered Dietitian

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management (Level 2) 

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Melissa Sadler, RD, LDN
Bariatric Surgery Registered Dietitian

North Carolina State University BS in Biology with concentration in Nutrition 

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Michelle Faulkner, RD, LDN
Medical Program Registered Dietitian

Montclair State University
Bachelors of Science in Nutrition Food Science, Concentration in Dietetics 

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Jeanine Kennedy, RD, LDN
Bariatric Surgery Registered Dietitian

State University of New York College at Oneonta, BS in Psychology
Long Island State University at Post, BS in Nutrition  

Burklin Audrey

Aubrey Burklin, MS, RD, LDN
Medical Program Registered Dietitian

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS and MS in Nutrition 

 

Exercise Specialists

Gwen Dunlap

Gwen Dunlap
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS in Exercise Sport Science

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Ambre Williams
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist       

Salisbury University, BS in Exercise Science

Brown Jason

Jason Brown
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

Furman University, BS in Health Science
Appalachian State University, MS in Exercise Science 

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Jessie Lowdermilk
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist  

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Fitness Leadership; Bachelor of Arts in Biology 

McDowell Jeremy 117

Jeremy McDowell
Exercise Trainer

 

Behavioral Health Section

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Susannah S. Cecil, M.Ed., LPC, RYT-200
Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher
Behaviorist Program Coordinator

Master of Education, Counseling, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BS Health & Exercise Science, Wake Forest University

Harrold Jordan 117

 

Jordan Harrold, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

Master of Social Worker, University of North Carolina at UNC Charlotte
BA in Human Services and BA in Sociology, Lenoir Rhyne College

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Megan Ragone, MSW, LCSW

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

 

Nursing Staff

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Antonette Bellamy, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant

King's College, Charlotte, North Carolina 

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Tiffany Moore, LPN
Weight Management Center Nurse

University of North Carolina at Pembroke BS in Health Promotion
Forsyth Tech, LPN

Gearren Peri

Peri Gearren, RN
Nurse Navigator, Bariatric Surgery

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS in Nursing
Davidson County Community College, ADN 

McCullough Lindsay

Lindsay McCullough, RN
Weight Management Center Nurse

Guilford Technical Community College, ADN 

 

Other Specialists

 

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Kathy Brown
Patient Scheduling Coordinator

Tina Hall_web

Tina Hall
Surgery Coordinator

Fulp Jenna

Jenna Fulp
Nutrition Shop Cashier

Grubbs Amy

Amy Grubbs
Patient Scheduling Coordinator 

 

Quick Reference

Weight Management Center

336-716-6099

Hours
Mon - Fri, 8:30 to 4:30

Our Locations: 

Medical Plaza - Country Club
4614 Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Medical Plaza - North Elm
3903 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27455

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