The initial consultations are an assessment and evaluation of past nutrition habits and current nutrition status. Areas of work will be identified to improve your nutrition status prior to surgery. The pre-surgery follow up consultation is a brief review of information from the initial consultation and the pre- and post-surgery nutrition education on the bariatric nutrition guidelines. The registered dietitian will customize the bariatric nutrition guidelines to meet the individual’s needs and goals. After surgery, patients will schedule consultations with the registered dietitian every three months the first year. Patients receive educational materials at each nutrition consultation.
Rene Norman, RD/LD
René Norman, RD/LD is a registered and licensed dietitian. René has provided medical nutrition therapy for cardiovascular, diabetes, obesity, celiac disease, wellness and disease prevention in a variety of settings. While working in a private practice, René enjoyed counseling individuals and families and delivering presentations to schools, community groups and corporations. Guided by evidence-based practices, emerging research, non-diet approaches to weight management and nearly a decade of experience with bariatric patients, René works with bariatric patients to educate them about nutrition before and after surgery.
Rene’ graduated from the University of Tulsa and completed her dietitian internship through Oklahoma State University. Rene’ is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served in leadership positions in local and state dietetics associations.
Stephanie Atkinson, RD/LD
Stephanie Atkinson, CDE, RD/LD, MS is a registered and licensed dietitian and certified diabetes educator. Stephanie has provided medical nutrition therapy in a variety of settings including hospital inpatient programs, outpatient clinics and private practice. Other experiences include providing nutrition for corporate wellness programs and in the community. With the combined expertise in bariatric nutrition and as a certified diabetes educator, Stephanie is uniquely qualified to assist bariatric patients with their diabetes self-management. Other areas of expertise include celiac disease, gluten intolerance and cardiovascular nutrition. Stephanie enjoys working with patients to identify barriers to success and individualizing nutrition plans to help patients meet their goals.
Stephanie earned both master's and bachelor's degrees in nutritional sciences from the University of Oklahoma. Stephanie continues her family’s education legacy by serving as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tulsa in the Department of Nursing. She is a member of Northeastern Oklahoma Diabetes Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Stephanie lives in Owasso and is enjoying watching her children grow up in the community. In her spare time you will find her cooking, reading, outdoors or traveling to Colorado to her family cabin.
Suzanne Gauldin, RD/LD
Suzanne Gauldin has a bachelor's degree in clinical dietetics from the University of Oklahoma and has been a registered/licensed dietitian for over 20 years with experience from pediatric to geriatric nutrition. She especially has enjoyed working with patients in the area of weight loss throughout her career with a focus on wellness coaching. As a wife and a mother of three, Suzanne understands the challenges presented to families to “eat right” in a fast paced world. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Suzanne considers herself an advocate for the patients she serves and is committed to providing true, science-based nutrition care. Holding close to her heart the belief that, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care,” is the foundation of Suzanne’s interactions with her patients. Throughout her career she has realized the impact of an interdisciplinary approach to patient care and is excited to join the bariatric team at Bailey to deliver superior patient care.
Andrea Reser, MS, RD/LD
Andrea Reser, MS, RD/LD is a registered and licensed dietitian. Andrea has enjoyed providing medical nutrition therapy in oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, wellness and disease prevention in a variety of settings. Throughout her career, Andrea has taught a variety of diabetes, cooking and nutrition classes and delivered presentations to communities throughout the country. Andrea has a passion for educating and coaching others to help meet their nutritional goals.
Andrea earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oklahoma State University and completed her dietetic internship through the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. During her internship Andrea completed rotations throughout the country including Duke’s Diet and Fitness Center and Cooper Clinic. Andrea is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served in leadership positions in local dietetics associations.
Andrea lives in Collinsville and enjoys raising her family where she and her spouse grew up. Andrea’s hobbies include running, yoga