Winston-Salem-Based Weight Management Specialists

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 nutritionists and therapists, every staff member plays an important role to create personalized treatment plans and deliver compassionate care.

Our team is led by Dr. Jamy Ard with our Medical Weight Management program and Dr. Fuzz Fernandez from our Weight Loss Surgery program, who both have national reputations for their work.  

Medical Team and Faculty 

Winston-Salem-based Weight Loss Specialist: Jamy Ard, MD

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

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

  
 Winston-Salem-based Bariatric Surgeon: Adolfo Fernandez, MD

Adolfo Z. Fernandez, MD 
Associate Professor, General Surgery

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

  
 Winston-Salem-based Bariatric Surgeon: Stephen McNatt, MD

Stephen S. McNatt, MD  
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

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

  
 Winston-Salem-based Bariatric Surgeon: Myron Powell, MD 

Myron Powell, MD  
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

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

  Shenelle 

Shennelle Edwards-Hampton, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery 

Patient Appointments336-716-6099  
Office: 336-713-0757

 Weight Loss Specialist: Jeffrey Smith, PhD

Jeffrey A. Smith, PhD
Psychologist

  • PhD: Washington University in St. Louis, MS
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in weight loss at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  
  
 Weight Loss Specialist: Elizabeth Krings, CFNP

Elizabeth Krings, CFNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Duke University, Master of Science in Nursing
  • Harding University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
  
 Photo: Martha Jo DentonMartha Jo Denton, FNP-BC
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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

Nutritionists

Weight Loss Specialist: Amber Norris, RD, LDN

Amber (Norris) Kelly, RD, LDN 
Program Coordinator/Registered Dietitian

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management (Level 2) 
 
  
 Photo: Kerry Patrone Bariatric Surgery Dietitian

Kerry Patrone, RD, LDN
Bariatric Surgery Registered Dietitian  

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

 

 

 Katelyn Katelyn Shinn Hedrick, RD, LDN

Bariatric Surgery Registered Dietitian  

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certificate of Completion in Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T)
 Weight Loss Specialist: Evette Briskey, MPH, RD, LDN

Evette B. Briskey, MPH, RD, LDN
Optifast Program Registered Dietitian

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics, MPH in Community Health
  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management (Level 1)
Photo: Annette Frain

 

Annette Frain, RD, LDN
Essentials Program Registered Dietitian

  • University of Nebraska, BS Nutritional Science and Dietetics



 Mary Elizabeth 

 Mary Elizabeth Baugh, MS, RD, LDN 
Medical Weight Loss Registered Dietitian 

  • Virginia Tech, BS Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
  • Virginia Tech, MS Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise

Nursing Staff

Photo: Michelle Millan, Bariatric Nurse

Antonette

 Michelle Millan, RN 
Weight Management Center Nurse

  • Palm Beach College, ADN Nursing 

 

 

 

Antonette Bellamy, CMA 
Certified Medical Assistant

 

 

  

Fitness Staff

Exercise Specialist: Erica Hale

Erica Hale, MS 
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist

  • Mount Union College, BS in Exercise Science
  • Wake Forest University, MS in Health and Exercise Science
  
Combs

Will Combs, MS
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist

  • Appalachian State University, BS in Exercise Science: Strength and Conditioning 
  • Wake Forest University, MS in Health and Exercise Science

 

  

Other Specialists and Staff

 

  
Weight Management Center Sr. Secretary: Tina Hall

Tina F. Hall 
Sr. Secretary I for Bariatric Surgery

  • BS Degree is Executive Secretary Science
  
Weight Management Center Scheduling Coordinator: Kathy Brown

Kathy Brown
Patient Scheduling Coordinator

Phone: 336-716-6099

 

 

Quick Reference

Weight Management Center

336-716-6099

Hours
Mon - Fri, 8:30 to 4:30
Find us at:
Medical Plaza - Country Club
4614 Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Last Updated: 08-15-2014
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