Bariatric Clinic

Dr. JoeBob Kirk, Medical Director

Dr. Joebob Kirk has dedicated his practice to bariatric medicine and surgery since 2002. He has been involved in more than 2000 weight loss surgeries. He is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is a 1994 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.  He completed his residency in general surgery in 1999 at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

As the Medical Director of the Center for Bariatrics at Bailey Medical Center, Dr. Kirk’s practice focuses on the medical management of the pre- and post-surgery medical care of the bariatric surgery patient. Dr. Kirk also directs the long-term medical management of  bariatric patients that prefer non-surgical weight loss.

When not directly involved in the care of his patients, Dr. Kirk’s favorite hobbies include boating, riding his motorcycle, and playing farmer. He is a loyal OSU fan and cowboy supporter. He and his wife Susan reside in the Tulsa area.

 

Michelle O'Meara, D.O.

Michelle O’Meara, D.O., practices Bariatrics (medical and surgical weight loss) and has been a healtcare professional in the Tulsa area since 1990. Prior to joining Bailey Bariatrics, she cared for patients at St. John Clinic in Broken Arrow for two years and Warren Clinic for eight years. She also has 12 years experience as a registered dietician & nutritionist.

Dr. O’Meara earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman in 1980. She completed her Master of Science Degree in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention at OU in 1988. She received her medical degree from the Oklahoma State University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency in 2006.
 
Dr. O’Meara is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.
 
Dr. O’Meara’s personal interests include gourmet cooking, bicycling, walking her dogs, yoga, working out, gardening and supporting the arts & sporting events.
 

Ruby Thomas, APRN-CNP

Ruby Thomas, APRN-CNP, practices bariatrics with Dr. Joebob Kirk.  She is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.  She practices medicine with a holistic approach, taking your spiritual, emotional and physical needs into account.  She has several close friends that have undergone bariatric surgery and has seen life changing results in them and many other patients.  She is a firm believer in the benefits of – and a strong advocate for – this procedure.
 
Ruby has been a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Tulsa area since 2001.  Prior to joining Utica Park Clinic & Bailey Medical Center, she cared for patients in the Intensive Care Unit at Hillcrest Medical Center (HMC).  Her clinical history also includes experiences as the charge nurse, house supervisor and transfer coordinator at HMC.
 
Ruby earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK.  She completed her Master of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.  She is a member of the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners.
 
Ruby’s personal interests include reading, traveling, volunteering for church activities, participating in medical mission trips and spending time with her family.

 

  • Josh Waddell, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Denise Paine, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Denise Paine, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Randy Thomas, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Randy Thomas, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Janet Bustos, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Janet Bustos, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Tracy Mason, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Tracy Mason, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Debi Dobyns, Bailey Bariatric Patient
  • Christy, Pruss, Bailey Bariatric Patient
  • Don Morton, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Don Morton, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Holly Winslow, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Holly Winslow, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Lari Christie, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Lari Christie, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Becky Parkinson, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Becky Parkinson, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Sandra Facey, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Sandra Facey, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Lisa Olinger, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Lisa Olinger, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Veva Moore, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Veva Moore, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Sam Cowles, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Sam Cowles, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Tiffany Stroup, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Tiffany Stroup, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Janet Perkins, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Janet Perkins, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Kyle Hargrove Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Kyle Hargrove, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Amy Garner, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Amy Garner, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Cathy Dodson, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Cathy Dodson, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • Angie Goggans, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    Angie Goggans, Bailey Bariatrics Patient
  • April Sullins Bailey Bariatrics Patient
    April Sullins, Bailey Bariatrics Patient