Meet our Dedicated Support Team, Ready to Help You!
Tri-State Bariatrics is very proud of our support team. Each member brings a personal touch of compassion and caring to our bariatric program. Our team greets each patient with friendly smiles and ensures that their needs are handled promptly and efficiently. They educate patients about what is needed for their surgery, schedule appointments and surgeries, and either assist with or perform certain studies and tests. They are always there to offer the kind words of encouragement needed before and after surgery. Our support team is dedicated to helping you!
Jeff Braisted, ASRT (R)
Jeff graduated from The University of Charleston with a degree in Radiologic Technology. He has over 25 years of experience and joined our program in 2009. Jeff has a very upbeat personality. He helps our patients feel calm and comfortable while helping them understand what they are viewing on the x-ray.
Kris has been with Tri-State Bariatrics since 2005. She likes to see the joy and excitement in our patient’s eyes as they are losing weight and changing their lives. She is one of the most outgoing staff members at Tri-State Bariatrics and makes all our patients feel at home.
Front Staff & Phlebotomist
Angela joined our Tri-State Bariatrics team in 2005. She has over 10 years of experience in phlebotomy. Many patients appreciate how gentle she is when drawing blood. She is very proud to offer this convenient service to our patients in the Middletown office.
Jen enjoys watching and supporting our patients as they make their personal goals along their weight loss journey. She joined Tri-State Bariatrics in 2008. Patients have said that Jen is very approachable because of her upbeat friendly personality and always has a kind word of encouragement to help make their day.
Alexis enthusiastically joined the Tri-State Bariatrics team in 2012. She has a cheerful personality that radiates a positive attitude that is contagious. She finds it personally rewarding each time she helps a patient make an appointment around their busy schedule. Her goal is to make patients feel accommodated.
MaryLynn joined our program in 2008. She is a very compassionate person who enjoys helping patients feel confident. She loves to see the transformations that occur in our patients during their weight loss journey and the positive effects on their lives.
Audrey is a sweet and wonderful team member that joined Tri-State in 2013. She enjoys being part of each patient's journey and helping them reach their goals. She makes the atmosphere warm and comforting for all patients in the office.
Leslie brings experience in many areas of the day to day workings of the
medical office at TriState Bariatrics. Her warm and fun personality
lends itself well to making each patient feel understood and special. She
enjoys working with the wonderful patients and staff in the office.
Medical Record Specialist
Shannon enjoys working in various roles at Tri-State Bariatrics since she started in 2007. She feels her role in medical records is vital to the continuity of patient care. She treats our patients just like family and is a cheerleader for them at any time when they need it most.
Shannon joined Tri-State Bariatrics in 2012. She has a very enthusiastic personality and is always ready to help. She has the natural ability to make every patient feel welcome in our program. Shannon explains what is needed before surgery in a comfortable step by step manner.
Amanda eagerly joined Tri-State Bariatrics in 2013. Her passion for greeting patients with a warm and friendly smile keeps patients coming back for more. Her upbeat and organized personality helps to keep patients on track before and after surgery. She takes pride in making a difference in each patient’s life.
Patty is very honest, and reassuring, and has a way of making all of our patients feel at ease. She enjoys the challenge of getting our patients approved for surgery but finds the most pleasure in letting a patient know they have been approved for bariatric surgery. Patty joined Tri-State Bariatrics in 2005.
Keri Banta, BS
Keri studied at SUNY Cortland and obtained her bachelor's degree in Health Science. She joined Tri-State's team in 2009. Her determination to obtain insurance approval for each patient is essential to our team. Nothing makes her happier than to see a patient's joyful smile as she tells them they were approved for surgery.
She has worked diligently at Tri-State Bariatrics since 2003. Over the years she has helped the program grow and reach more patients who need help with weight loss and achieve their goals. Courtney is always friendly and has a smile on her face, and is -always ready to help any patient at any time.
Gina has over 13 years of experience in billing and joined our program in 2010. She is very understanding of each patient’s unique financial situation. She works diligently to ensure patients can focus on their healthcare while being informed of their insurance needs.
Jill came to Tri-State's team in 2009 offering over 20 years of medical billing experience. Her friendly and supportive nature helps patient's feel comfortable to discuss any financial concerns. She is responsible for submitting claims and following up with insurance companies on a daily basis to ensure accurate account payments, charges, and payments.