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About Atlanta Bariatrics

If you are overweight and have tried everything imaginable to lose weight through conventional means such as dieting, exercise, behavior therapy, and/or drugs, but have been unsuccessful in your attempts, then weight loss surgery may be right for you. Atlanta Bariatrics specializes in weight loss surgery for morbidly obese patients.

Atlanta Bariatrics at Johns Creek Surgery, PC has served the Atlanta community for over 15 years offering the most comprehensive treatment for patients suffering from obesity. Representing the best in their fields, Atlanta Bariatrics’s surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Hart and Dr. William H. Johnson, bring special expertise to their patients to treat obesity by modification of the gastrointestinal tract to reduce nutrient intake and/or absorption. For individuals who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet modification and exercise programs alone, bariatric surgery may help you attain a more healthy body weight.

Our Comprehensive Program

At Atlanta Bariatrics, our program is carefully structured to support you through every step of your weight loss journey and beyond. Our staff of professionals are here for you – from your doctor to your dietitian. Every member of our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of surgical weight loss management in a caring and compassionate setting.

As a result of our extensive bariatric experience, we are able to provide multiple surgical options to our patients. You will have the time to explore the options best for you and make a carefully considered, informed decision. We are all committed to helping you be successful in achieving your weight loss goals.

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Highly-Skilled & Award-Winning Team 

Our Staff At Atlanta Bariatrics


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Robin Hulik

Practice Administrator

Robin joined Atlanta Bariatrics in 2016 after 2 years at our nearby surgical center Atlanta General and Bariatric Surgery Center revitalizing our process and offering outstanding client services. She comes to us with over 35 years of experience in customer care, quality control, as well as production and office management; skills that have greatly enhanced our ability to meet all of our patient’s needs.

Originally from New Jersey, Robin has been married for 32 years with three children and 3 beautiful grandchildren (Skyler, Ricky and Mia). Robin and her family come from a military background serving in the US Army and Marine Corp. Robin loves skydiving with 264 jumps, participated in 2 Tough Mudders and Bone Frog races with her son and outdoor activities.


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Rebecca (Beca) A. Lore

RN for Dr. Christopher Hart

Originally from New England, Beca attended Norwich University in Northfield Vermont, and has traveled to various areas with her US Army family.  Specializing in Trauma and Emergency Medicine, Beca brings with her over 30 years of experience providing care of patients across their lifespan.  She truly enjoys working with patients and their families during pivotal times in their lives, with a focus on preventative medicine and healthcare education.

Active in a variety of community organizations, she continues to serve in the Medical Reserve Corps and US ARMY FRG, and is looking forward to her son joining the US Army as a cyberwarfare specialist.  Beca resides in Atlanta with her husband and son, and enjoys running, Sci-Fi movies and spending time with family and friends.  She is excited to be a part of the Atlanta Bariatrics family and more importantly, caring for you and your family.


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Heather Denmark

RN for  Dr. William Johnson

Heather joined Atlanta Bariatrics in April of 2022 as Dr. Johnson’s nurse. Originally from Selma Alabama, Heather graduated with her registered nursing degree in 2017. After graduating, Heather worked as a critical care nurse for 3 years in Birmingham Alabama before deciding to travel nurse in 2020 to assist with the pandemic. After several great travel assignments, she moved to Georgia Full time in 2021. In Heather's free time, she enjoys traveling, concerts, and spending time with friends and family. Heather has a French bulldog named Dolly, who you may see (or hear) around the office sometimes. She is excited to have the opportunity to care for our patients throughout this journey!

 

Mallory McDaniel RD, LD

Mallory McDaniel RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Licensed in: Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina

Mallory joined Atlanta Bariatrics in January 2023. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Georgia (go Dawgs!) and completed her dietetic internship with Sodexo Dietetic Internship. Mallory is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Nutrition. She is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and sharing her nutrition knowledge with others. Mallory is excited to play an important role in her patient’s lives before and after surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Leslie Davis

Leslie Davis

registered dietitian

Leslie joined Atlanta Bariatrics in October 2023. She received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and completed her Master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Florida. She brings with her over 30 years of experience as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator helping people to reach their nutrition and health goals.

Leslie is a proud mother of 6 wonderful children, which keeps her active. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, water sports, traveling, and most of all, spending quality time with family and friends. Leslie is excited to work with patients at Atlanta Bariatrics in their weight loss journey.


 

Becky Romagnoli

Becky Romagnoli

Front Desk

Becky is a Pennslyvania native who has spent time living overseas. She moved to Georgia from Pennslyvania in 2014. She has much experience in the healthcare field, as she holds a business administration and management degree, with concentrations in healthcare and electronic health records. Becky is a proud mom of five, two of which are currently serving or have served in the U.S. Army. Becky is an avid dog rescuer and currently has four dogs. Some of Becky's interests include traveling, learning about new cultures, practicing her faith, and reading. Becky feels Iucky to be a part of the Atlanta Bariatrics family and loves seeing new faces every day.

 

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Melissa Youngblood

Registered Medical Assistant

Melissa hails from Sylacauga, Alabama. She graduated from Bryman National Education College in Atlanta, Georgia with her Certificate as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). She is also a certified member of the American Medical Technologist (AMT) since 1996. She is CPR Certified. She also attended Alexander City Junior College in Alabama.

Melissa is married to her high school sweetheart and has two sons. She enjoys baking, gardening, and family gatherings.


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Vanessa Aguirre

Bariatric Coordinator

I have been a certified medical assistant since 2009. Originally from a small town outside of Houston, TX, and have lived in Atlanta since the age of 4. Now, a mother of 3 kids and 2 furbabies. My interest includes being outdoors, enjoying a great comedy or thriller movie, and reading by a beach or on a hammock under a nice shade.

I feel honored to help our patients through the bariatric process, it is an exciting journey to be a part of.

 

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Selina Jackson

Bariatric Referral Coordinator

Selina joined Atlanta Bariatrics in July 2017. Selina is originally from New York City where she first started her medical career in Nursing Administration at Lennox Hill Hospital. Selina moved to Georgia 6 yrs. ago and was blessed to meet her husband who is originally from Georgia. They have 2 children and enjoy quality time with their family cooking and watching classic movies.  Selina has over 17 yrs. of experience in the medical field and 10 yrs. in Social Services. Starting this spring Selina has chosen to pursue her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.


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Shuchi Vaishnav, CPC

Revenue Cycle Specialist

Originally from the other side of the world, Shuchi is an electrical engineer turned medical biller and coder. Shuchi has over 10 years of revenue cycle management experience and is certified in medical coding through the American Association of Professional Coders, an organization for which she has been the local chapter president for two years.

Shuchi and her husband have been married for 22 years and have two wonderful children together. She loves to spend time outdoors with her family and their new four-legged addition, Bandit. She also enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and creating memories with her loved ones.


Nazik Picklesimer

Nazik Picklesimer

Surgery Scheduler

Nazik is a Georgia native that has spent the last 17 years living in California until recently when she moved back to Georgia for better opportunities for her family. Nazik joined Atlanta Bariatrics in March of 2023. Nazik has spent the last 7 years in the medical field. She gained her Office Administration Certification from Chaffey College (Chino, CA) 10 years ago and is currently enrolled in Gwinnett College for her Medical Billing and Coding diploma.

She has three amazing kiddos and one fur-child. Outside of work, as a single momma of three, she is always on the go! Her and her 3 children enjoy going to the park, swimming, hiking, and spending time with their fur-baby Shilah LaRuff. Nazik loves learning new things, helping people, hanging out with her kiddos and having fun while doing it all! 



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