Our Staff – Atlanta Bariatrics

Robin Hulik

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.


Rebecca (Beca) A. Lore, RN for Dr. Christopher Hart

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.


Courtney Rubel, RN for Dr. William Johnson

Courtney Rubel, RN for Dr. William Johnson

Originally from Melbourne, Florida, Courtney has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Florida. Her experience from a Trauma 1 center is diverse with an emphasis on pre and postoperative surgical care. Courtney enjoys opportunities to educate her patients and be a part of their overall wellness journey.

Courtney lives in Atlanta with her family and loves hiking around Georgia together. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and cheering on the Florida Gators


Melissa Youngblood

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.


Tracy Smith RD, LD

Tracy Smith RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Tracy received a BS in Nutrition from Pennsylvania State University and completed her dietetic internship there as well. She has held a variety of positions within the field of nutrition and dietetics including: medical/surgery, weight management, diabetes teaching and coordinating dietetic interns. She has worked with and counseled bariatric patients since 2001. She has been a registered and licensed dietitian for 14 years. She enjoys helping her patients achieve and celebrate all their goals – both scale and non-scale victories.

Tracy and her husband, have 2 small children and 2 Bernese Mountain dogs. They all love being outdoors and spending time on the lake. She and her husband have lived in GA since 2004.


Meagan Barry RD,LD, CSO

Meagan Barry RD,LD, CSO

Registered Dietitian

Meagan joined the Atlanta Bariatrics team in January 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from Georgia Southern University and completed her dietetic internship at Lenoir Rhyne University. For five years, Meagan has been a Registered Dietitian working in the hospital system, covering medical and oncology units and outpatient counseling. In February 2021, she became a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. Meagan is passionate about assisting patients in reaching their nutrition goals. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, crafting, reading, and exploring the Atlanta area with her husband and their two dogs.


Chelsey Truelove

Chelsey Truelove

Vein Coordinator

Chelsey received a diploma in medical front office from Lanier Technical College. She has worked several positions in the medical field doing check in / check out, moving up to the bariatric coordinator and is now our vein coordinator.

Chelsey enjoys going to her barn and taking care of her horses and dogs when she is not working. She lives with her Pa-Paw and enjoys spending time with her family.


Gabriela Alcala

Gabriela Alcala

Patient Advocate

Gabriela is originally from Brownsville, TX. She moved to Georgia with her family when she was 2 years old. She has 4 years’ experience in the medical field, she has always had a love for the medical field and plans to pursue a career as a nurse.

Gabriela loves spending time with her family, working out and hanging out with her friends.


Selina Jackson

Selina Jackson

Patient Care Representative

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.


Shuchi Vaishnav, CPC

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


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