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Kelli Bean, Medical Assistant
As a medical assistant, Kelli prepares you for surgery by securing your health with necessary pre-tests and aligning your expectations.
Jackie Crosser RD, LDN
As a registered dietitian, Jackie guides you to new dietary habits before surgery. Post-op, her partnership helps you manage any side-effects of surgery and sustain day-by-day weight loss.
Monica Keith, Medical Receptionist
Christa McCoy, Insurance Coordinator
As insurance coordinator, Christa interprets insurance coverage eligibility and assists with insurance appeals. Christa can also supply you with talking points for your employer.
Heather Ruhe, RN, MS, Bariatric Program Coordinator
As program coordinator, Heather greets you at the initial seminar and prioritizes ongoing education for both patients and staff. Heather serves as the liaison between Herrin Hospital and New Life's surgical practice and handles all medical information efficiently and confidentially. Encounter a question? Heather will connect you to the answer.
“Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic. It is life saving and medically necessary.”
Crystal Tunison, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Coordinator
As a registered dietitian, Crystal guides you to new dietary habits before surgery. Post-op, her partnership helps you manage any side-effects of surgery and sustain day-by-day weight loss.