Mistey
Program Director, BSN, RN, CBN, Bariatric Nurse Coordinator

I joined the weight loss team at My Bariatric Solutions in July 2011 as a nurse clinical coordinator. I, along with the patient care technicians, work with each potential surgical patient assisting them complete pre-operative testing and answer any questions they may have pre/post-operatively. I serve as backup for clinic staff as needed and travel to Fort Worth and Waco when required. I began as Director of Bariatrics in 2017 and enjoy being involved in both the clinical and administrative sides of My Bariatric Solutions, which provides me more opportunity to improve customer experience. I have been a nurse since 2005, with work experience that includes family practice clinic, home health, and bariatrics. I have a Bachelor of Science in nursing and have been certified as a Bariatric Nurse (CBN).

My responsibilities as clinic coordinator include coordinating meetings with all department directors within Wise Health System (WHS). This ensures every aspect of the patient’s care is met from admission to discharge. Meetings also serves as a forum to monitor requirements to make sure they are maintained for Wise Health System’s accreditation as a Comprehensive Bariatric Facility under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This accreditation proves the facility meets the highest standard of patient care. During monthly nursing orientation classes, I introduce nursing staff to our program and its stringent requirements, which further improves the patient’s experience while at our facility.

Struggling with weight gain and the ability to maintain weight loss myself, I had weight loss Surgery with My Bariatric Solutions in early 2012. After seeing the success of so many of our patients, it empowered me and gave me the courage to make my own positive life changes. To date, I am 75 pounds down and grateful for the improvements to my overall health. Losing the weight has drastically improved the quality time I get with my husband of 20+ years and two very active sons.


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Charla
Lead Receptionist – Decatur

I am the Decatur medical office receptionist and also act as one of the Patient Coordinators on the Bariatric Team. I assist in ensuring the patient feels welcome to the practice and help as they continue to work with our top quality health care professionals. I initialize, review and maintain patient information appropriately in accordance with Practice Policies and Procedures. I feel like I can really relate to our patients since I too have had the Lap-Band procedure.

I was born in Fort Worth, married, graduated with Associate Science Degree and love helping people take the first step into a healthier life with weight loss surgery.


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Febie
Lead Patient Care Tech – Decatur

I assist the Doctors with each patient during their visit in Decatur. I help to ensure that any necessary pre-testing is scheduled before weight loss surgery as well as any testing after surgery. This job is very rewarding to me as I have the opportunity of seeing each patient at every stage of their success, whether weight loss or resolution of their obesity related health issues. I am also responsible for scheduling and coordinating the surgery date with Wise Health System.

I am from Texas and enjoy spending time with my two boys.


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Melanie
Patient Care Tech

I am a Patient Care Tech who enjoys helping patients meet there goals.

I joined the My Bariatric Solutions team in June. I bring 6 years of experience in patient care to this team. I became interested in Bariatrics because I wanted to be able to help people.

My favorite part about being at My Bariatric Solutions is being able to help people meet there goals because it allows me to appreciate why I work here. Also meeting people can be a lot of fun!

When I’m not working on paper work at My Bariatric Solutions I like to craft with the kids and be outdoors.

I am a devoted step mother and a loving and caring mother from Paradise TX.

The things I love most in life are my kids ,husband,shopping and spending time with friends.


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Jordanne
Dietitian, MS, RDN/LD

I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. I work with you to help you achieve your health and nutrition goals.
I joined the My Bariatric Solutions team in August 2015. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Texas Tech University and my Master of Science in Nutrition from Oklahoma State University. Bariatrics is one of my passions because I am dedicated to helping others be successful in achieving their nutrition goals.

My favorite part of being at My Bariatric Solutions is assisting you, our patients, with all of your nutrition needs at any time in your weight loss journey. I love working as part of a team that is committed to helping patients succeed.

I am from Muenster, Texas, and my favorite pastimes include watching Red Raider football, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.


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Rhonda
Financial Specialist – Decatur

I am the Financial Specialist at the Decatur location. I am available throughout the weight loss surgery process to help each of you financially, whether you are paying cash or using insurance. I can assist with financial lenders, 401K, and many other financial options. I have worked with insurance companies and finance for 15 years. I joined the My Bariatric Solutions team in March 2013. I am very passionate about this program and to be able to help each of you start your new journey is very rewarding.

I am from Alvord, TX. I enjoy spending time with my family and going to church.


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Astrid
Patient Surgical Scheduler – Decatur, Fort Worth/Alliance

I am a licensed Medical Assistant. I am responsible for scheduling all bariatric surgery procedures. I try to do my very best to schedule the surgeries on a day that you, the patient, requests.

I coordinate surgery dates with the Surgery Department at Wise Health Systems, sometimes the first day you request is not available, but I do my very best to make sure that I can work with your schedule. I follow up with you and/or other specialists regarding pre-testing making sure that you have a pleasant experience with outside entities.

I am originally from Heidelberg, Germany and moved to Decatur August 2012. I enjoy spending time with my husband, my daughter and our animals. I am my daughters biggest fan when she’s out on the soccer field.


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Laura
Clinic Floater

I am a clinic floater. I help colleagues to collect data for MBSAQIP.

I joined the My Bariatric Solution team in March 2017. I bring 15 years’ experience to this team. I became interested in Bariatrics because I had several family members that have had the procedure and saw how well it worked for them and wanted to help others in any way I can.

My favorite part of being at My Bariatric Solutions is the interaction with clients, it allows me to be a productive part of the team. I also enjoy meeting new people from all over!

When I am not working data collection at My Bariatric Solutions, I like to kayak, fish, and antique.

I am a mother, wife and nurse from Wise County.

The things I love most in life are God, family and friends.

I have been in the medical field for 15 years, and I really love it.


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Alex
Bariatric Exercise Specialist – Decatur and Fort Worth

I am the Exercise Specialist at My Bariatric Solutions. I develop and implement exercise plans that fit your needs and considerations. I will also monitor your weight loss and body composition throughout the program to keep you on track for healthy weight loss.

I joined the My Bariatric Solution team in May 2015 and bring 3 years of experience working with diabetic, cardiopulmonary and bariatric patients to this team. I became interested in Bariatrics because I love helping individuals rediscover themselves and reach fitness goals that they once thought were unachievable. I earned my bachelor’s degree in kinesiology exercise science from Texas Woman’s University, and am pursuing my clinical exercise physiologist certification currently.

My favorite part of being at My Bariatric Solutions is your follow up visits, because it allows me to see your amazing progress! Also, it allows me to discuss the physiological aspects of your weight loss and your new healthy body, which can be a lot of fun! When I’m not working at My Bariatric Solutions, I like hiking, biking, everything else outdoors, and spending time with my wife and son. I live in Krum, TX and am a newly devoted father, hobbyist, and ambassador for the growing sport of Disc Golf.

The things I love most in life are family, outdoors and new experiences.

I look forward to helping you reach all your fitness goals!


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Casie
Exercise Physiologist

I am an Exercise Physiologist. I help patients undergo Cardiac Clearance before surgery, along with implementing exercise programs.
I joined the My Bariatric Solution team in June. I bring 2 years’ experience in cardio pulmonary stress testing to this team. I became interested in Bariatrics because this process is a lifestyle change, mentally and physically and I want to show my support for each patient to encourage them through it.
My favorite part of being at My Bariatric Solutions is seeing how happy patients become after losing the weight and the transformation the body goes through, because being part of this process is something I will always be grateful for.
When I am, not working on Cardiac Tests at My Bariatric Solutions, I like to go hunting with my husband or just being outdoors. I also enjoy running, it doesn’t matter the distance just to get some fresh air.
I am from Fort Worth, TX., I am honest, bubbly and kind-hearted.
The things I love most in life are God, my sweet husband and family, living each day to the fullest.
I have been in my Bariatrics for 2 years now, and I love enjoying what I do, everyday!


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Jessi
Exercise Physiologist

I am an Exercise Physiologist. I have 3 years of experience in exercise prescription and testing. I help Bariatric Patients with all exercise prescriptions based on their needs, wants or any physical limitations, along with measurements for all pre-op and post-op patients. I joined the My Bariatric Solutions team in May of 2016. I became interested in Bariatrics after seeing the transformations (physically and lifestyle) that our patients accomplish. My favorite part of being here at My Bariatric Solutions is getting to be a part of the journey that our patients go through. This can range from showing people inches lost to helping them reach their exercise goals that were not even a reality before the surgery. To see the way people change mentally, physically, and emotionally is amazing and is good to know that I had a small role in it. It makes the job worth it to see people change their lives for the better.

When I am not working at My Bariatric Solutions I am a part time Personal Trainer at Fit N Wise with specifics in Bariatric clients and Sport Performance. I also play rec. league sports such as softball and basketball. But my favorite off the clock hobby is drawing I specialize in pencil sketching. I am originally from western Oklahoma. I grew up on a ranch and in church and learned the importance of my Faith from a very Young age. I guess you could say the 3 top words I would use to describe myself are Faith, Health and MusicArt. Without these three things I would not be who I am today. That being said the things I love most in my life are God, my family and my job. I have been in this field for 3 years and I have loved every moment of it. Seeing people become healthier, to overcome obstacles and to do things that they never thought possible make this the best job in the world.


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