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Meet Our Team

PPG – Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery is home to an expansive team of expertly-trained clinicians who treat patients with the disease of obesity and the related illnesses associated with excess body weight.

Our patients have access to:

  • Individualized weight loss counseling uniquely designed to promote complete health and well-being.
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine physicians trained in evidence-based, scientific medical weight loss solutions including lifestyle changes, dietary education, psychological counseling, medication management, and medical therapies.
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery certified bariatric surgeons that are trained in minimally invasive techniques providing the safest and most effective framework for surgical weight loss.
  • Advanced Practice Providers (NPs/PAs) that have completed extensive training and received a Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Medicine who support our physicians and are skilled in guiding patients with the full spectrum of medical science.
  • Registered dietitians, who are nationally board certified after a four-year college degree to provide accurate and scientifically based approaches to diet and nutrition with hands-on education and carefully curated recipes and strategies.
  • Specially trained, licensed therapists and psychologists to guide you through the mental health challenges associated with not only losing unhealthy weight, but also improving total emotional well-being for the journey ahead.
  • Access to electronic and physical tools that can you as you strive for effective weight/lifestyle management and long-term success.

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Meet Our Team

Brian LaMar, MD

Ugoeze Nwokedi, MD

Matthew Pfister, MD

Bhavani Pokala, MD

Ryan Singerman, DO

Stacey Boswell, PA

Brett Burns, NP

Renee Buskirk, PhD

Haley Erb, NP

Amy Hinkley, NP

Karlyn Howell, NP

Brian Hutner, PSYD

Kelly Hutner, PSYD

Laura Silver, NP

Jolynn Spann, NP

Kara Zurbuch, NP