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 for the first year. Patients receive educational materials at each nutrition consultation.
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.
Allie Wood, RD/LD, CDCES
Allie Wood is a registered and licensed dietitian holding a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) credential. Allie graduated from the Northeastern State University dietetics program in 2017 and completed her dietetic internship with Iowa State University later that year. She has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian since 2018 in the clinical setting. She enjoys helping patients to achieve a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that is tailored to each individual and not “one-size-fits-all”. As a dietitian, she wants to help patients better understand their nutrition in a world that can often make it very difficult. Allie has experience in providing medical nutrition therapy for diabetes and diabetes prevention, cardiovascular and kidney disease and many others.
Allie is an Owasso native and is happy to have the opportunity to practice in her hometown community. She currently lives in Claremore with her husband and their three dogs. Outside of work, Allie enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching baseball with her husband.
Liz Burgess, MS, RD/LD
Liz Burgess has practiced as a registered dietitian since 2014. She enjoys bariatrics and has spent the past six years as a dietitian in the field. Liz enjoys helping patients come up with creative ways to include all food groups, and guiding them toward achieving their wellness goals. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Oklahoma State University. She completed her dietetic internship through OSU and rotations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Liz lives in Tulsa with her two dogs, Austin and Dewey. She enjoys running, spending outdoor time with her dogs and discovering new music.
Sukaineh Zabarah, RD
Sukaineh Zabarah, who also goes by Su, is a newly registered dietitian originally from Houston, Texas.
Su earned a bachelor's degree in science in human nutrition and food, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston in 2021. In the following July, she completed a 10-month dietetic internship with a medical nutrition therapy focus at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
Su's interest in nutrition sparked after her parents began making more health-conscious food choices due to their medical conditions. Heart disease and type 2 diabetes runs in her family, so she wanted to learn more about disease nutrition management and prevention. Su has an “all foods fit” approach when it comes to nutrition; her goal is to simplify nutrition without having to compromise taste. Su wants to teach balance without over-restriction to create long-term, sustainable diets.
Su started experimenting in the kitchen at a very young age. She loves all types of foods and cuisine from all over the world. Currently, Su lives with her brother and dog in Broken Arrow. In her free time, she likes to create healthy copies of recipes from different restaurants and take her dog on hikes.
Abby Zarate, MS, RD
Abby Zarate, M.S., RD is a newly registered dietitian from Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences and dietetics from Texas Tech University. She also has a master’s degree in human metabolism and completed her dietetic internship from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Abby loves helping her patients create a better life for themselves through food and nutrition. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and volunteers as the Oklahoma Academy’s Tulsa regional representative.
Abby lives in Broken Arrow with her two dogs Mille and Delilah. During her free time, she likes to explore the greater Tulsa area and be outdoors gardening, hiking or playing outdoor sports. She also enjoys eating and hanging out with friends. She loves to play sports and watch her alma mater, Texas Tech University.