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

 

 

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

 


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

 

 

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)

 


Photo: Annette FrainAnnette 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)

 

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

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

 

 

Sasha Coefield_webSasha Coefield, MPH, RD, LDN
Medical Program Dietitian

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MPH in Nutrition, BS in Biology

 

 

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

 

 

 
Exercise Specialists

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Erica Hale

ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist

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

 

Gwen Dunlap

 Gwen Dunlap
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

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

 

 

 

   Chris Porpeglia

   Christopher Porpeglia
   ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

  University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS in Kinesiology

 

 
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Jeremy McDowell
Exercise Trainer

 

 

 

Nursing Staff

AntonetteAntonette Bellamy, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant

King's College, Charlotte, North Carolina

 



Julie Bielec RNJulie DeAngelo, RN, BSN, MPH
Weight Management Center Nurse

West Chester University, MPH and BS in Nursing

 

 

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Tiffany Moore, LPN
Weight Management Center Nurse

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

 

 

Other Specialists

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Kathy Brown
Patient Scheduling Coordinator

 

 

 

Tina Hall_web
Tina Hall
Surgery Coordinator

 

 

 

Angela Messick_web
Nikki Messick
Nutrition Shop Cashier

 

 

 

 

 

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: 02-02-2016
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