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With more than 100 combined years in the field, Weight Management Medical Director and surgeon George Kerlakian MD, fellow surgeons Katherine Meister MD and Kevin Tymitz MD, bariatricians Nina Gray MD and Paul Rupp and our APRN Practitioners, along with the TriHealth Weight Management Team are Cincinnati's most experienced at helping patients lose weight and gain the skills to keep it off. We use a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach, where our professionals ( to include but not limited to dieticians, psychologists, social workers, nurses) partner with you every step of the way through screening, participation and completion of the bariatric surgery program and medically managed weight loss program. This includes comprehensive and long-term follow-up to help you successfully maintain the lifestyle changes you have acquired. We're invested in your success.

Nina C Gray Nina C Gray MD

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Specialties: Bariatric Medicine


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George M. Kerlakian George M. Kerlakian MD

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Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery


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Katherine M. Meister Katherine M. Meister MD

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Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery


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Paul Joseph Rupp Paul Joseph Rupp MD

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Specialties: Bariatric Medicine


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Kevin Michael Tymitz Kevin Michael Tymitz MD

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Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery


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Christina Drake MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Ohio University, Athens, OH
Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Certification:
Family Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse

Chelsea Meister PA-C

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Kettering College, Dayton, OH

Certification:
Certified Physician Assistant
Registered Dietician

Patsy Weisbach, AGCNS, APRN  Patsy Weisbach, AGCNS, APRN

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH
Master of Science, Wright State University, Dayton OH

Certification:
(ACC Certified) Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN)

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