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

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

 

Fernandez Adolfo ZAdolfo Fernandez, MD
Associate Professor, General Surgery

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

 

 

Bariatric Surgery Specialists

McNattStephen S. McNatt, MD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

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

 

 

Powell MyronMyron Powell, MD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

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

 

 

Elizabeth Krings_webElizabeth Krings, CFNP
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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

 


Nance Tracy

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, MDJennifer Graves, MD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099

 

 

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Kristina Lewis, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-2011

 



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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

  



Tammi Quintero_webTammi 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

 

Stewart Simmons

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

ShenelleShennelle Edwards-Hampton, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099

 



Jeff Smith_webJeffery A. Smith, PhD

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

 

 


Brown Dana

Dana Beall Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Surgery

 

 

 

Brown Joshua

 

Josh Brown, PhD
Associate Professor, General Surgery

 

 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

Photo: NorrisAmber 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)

 

Photo: Evette BriskeyEvette 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)

 

Frain Anette

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

 

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

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

 

Alissa EdsallAlissa Edsall, RD, LDN
Medical Program Registered Dietitian

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

 

 

Paula ManserPaula 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

 

 

Faulkner Michelle

 

Michelle Faulkner, RD, LDN

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

 


Rivituso Jeanine

Jeanine Rivituso, 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 

 

Exercise Specialists

Gwen Dunlap

 Gwen Dunlap
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

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

 

 

McDowell JeremyJeremy McDowell
Exercise Trainer

 

 

 

Williams AmbreAmbre Williams
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist       

Salisbury University, BS in Exercise Science

 

 

 

Lowdermilk JessicaJessie Lowdermilk
Exercise Specialist

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

 

 

Behavioral Health Section

Cecil SusannahSusannah 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

Harold JordanJordan 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

 

Ragone MeganMegan Ragone, MSW, LCSW

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

 

 

Nursing Staff

AntonetteAntonette 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 PeriPeri Gearren, RN
Nurse Navigator, Bariatric Surgery

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

 

Other Specialists

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Kathy Brown
Patient Scheduling Coordinator

 

 

 

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Tina Hall
Surgery Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Grubbs 
Patient Scheduling Coordinator 

 

 

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

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

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