Physicians & Providers

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Meet our Physicians and Providers


photo of: Robert Michaelson, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS

Robert Michaelson, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS

Medical Director

Dr. Michaelson is the Medical Director of Northwest Weight & Wellness Center and has been exclusively focused on Bariatrics since 2006.

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Devorah Alana Chock, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Chock is a Bariatric Surgeon at Northwest Weight & Wellness Center, board-certified in general surgery.

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Advanced Practice

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Ginny George, ARNP

Registered Nurse Practitioner

Ginny is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), specializing in medically supervised weight loss as well as preoperative and postoperative bariatric surgery care.

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Desiree Ballesteros, ARNP

Registered Nurse Practitioner

Desiree is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who specializes in family medicine, medical weight loss, and bariatric surgery care.

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Amanda Davis, BS

Exercise Physiologist

Amanda is an Exercise Specialist for Northwest Weight and Wellness Center.

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Journey Team

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Itisha Poe, PCC

Patient Care Coordinator

After you have had your consult with the surgeon, Itisha will walk you through insurance requirements, schedule your required appointments, send medical referrals if needed, and will help with anything else that is needed along the way.

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Jeanette Brown, PCC

Patient Care Coordinator

Jeanette is a Patient Care Coordinator here to help guide you through insurance, required appointments, needed medical referrals, and provide answer to your initial consult questions along with updates regarding next steps.

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