About the Staff

Meet the Alaska Bariatric Center Team

The focus of the Alaska Bariatric Center is to offer the surgery that treats people who are suffering health consequences because of their excess weight. We use surgical treatment methods endorsed by the National Institutes of Health for patients who have repeatedly tried and failed other methods. We understand that medical attempts at relief from obesity are rarely successful in the long term.

 

Dianna

Office Manager

Dianna grew up in Big Town, USA and has working with billing on and off since the tender age 12. Her mother and father are both accountants, so numbers were in her blood. She thrives on challenging insurance and billing questions. Dianna also enjoys hiking and recently got out on a long trip down the Appalachen Trail. She had a good time, but her favorite memories are the rest stops where she had time to relax, eat and mingle with the locals. Dianna is happy to be working at the ABC and can't wait to meet each and every one of you!!

 

Ann

Administration / Insurance / Billing

Hi, my name is Ann Lee.  I am new to the office and very excited to be here. I've lived in Alaska for over 10 years.  I am married and a mother of four beautiful children.  I love to go fishing and camping. I enjoy working with patients and look forward to meeting you all.

 

Candy

Administration/ Insurance/Billing

Hello

My name is Candy Carter.  I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska since I was two years old, and can't think of a city I would rather raise my two children Sophia and Sawyer.
I have been married since 2003 to a wonderful man, Aaron.  I love working at Alaska Bariatric Center as a Coding and Billing Specialist, and having a part in changing peoples lives.

 

Kristen

Nursing

Hello, my name is Kristen I am one of the Medical Assistants in the office. I was a Lap Band patient three months before I became an employee. I love all the people I work with. There is never a dull moment around here!

I was born and raised in Seward, AK and moved to the big city of Anchorage when I graduated from Seward High School in 2001. In my spare time I love to enjoy the fruits of Alaska. Camping and fishing are my favorites. I also have fun in the winter creating stained glass master pieces and I hope to learn how to ski/snowboard this winter.

I have two great kids. My son Justus is a fun loving, companionate eleven year old foot ball player. And my six year old daughter Kaylee wants to be a princess/lady bug when she grows up. Life is good!!! See you soon, Kristen.

 

Tiffany

Receptionist

Hey everybody,

My name is Tiffany. I am new to ABC and loving it.

I enjoy talking with patients and seeing the successful results they achieve after surgery. I grew up here in Alaska, however I have ventured out to Florida and Oregon for a few years. A few things I enjoy doing are: camping, four wheeling, hanging out by the campfire, going to the movies and just having some laughs with family and friends. I believe life is too short to sit around and let it pass you by, get out there and enjoy what Alaska has to offer!

 

Michelle

Nursing

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m a happy mother of two WONDERFUL little red headed boys Haiden and Hunter. I just recently married the love of my life and father of my angels. I’m originally from Pennsylvania all though I basically grew up in Alaska, and plan to stay here. 

I did my externship here to finish my Certified Medical Assisting program with Charter College and landed the best job EVER!! I really enjoy everyone I work with here at ABC and am grateful to have the opportunity to work here. Looking forward to working with anyone who comes through our doors needing our help to reach their goals. LIVE LOVE LAUGH & LAUGH some more!

 

Kirsten

Nursing

MORE COMING SOON

 

Katie

Dietitian

Hi, my name is Katie and I am the dietitian. 

I am originally from the Seattle area.  My husband and I moved to Anchorage over a year ago and we love it up here.  I completed my undergrad at Washington State University and completed my dietetic internship at UAA. 

I enjoy exploring Alaska by hiking and skiing.  I look forward to working with all of you to help you achieve your weight loss goals!

 

Debbie

Nursing

Hi, My name is Debbie.  I am a born and raised Alaskan.  I joined this great team January 2009.  I am always excited to take on new adventures and enjoy meeting new people.  Some of my favorite outings are going to the drag races in Palmer to cheer on my family and friends and on the quiet side of life I really enjoy sitting on the dock out at our family cabin in Lake Louise.  I look forward to meeting all of you and helping in any way that I can.

 

Dua

Reception

Hello,

My name is Dua. I'm married with a beautiful daughter. I've lived in Alaska for over 10 years and plan on being here for another 10 if not more. I've enjoyed this beautiful state of Alaska so much that camping, fishing and hunting is pretty much all we do in the summer.

Though I'm not a Bariatric patient, I've gotten to know some of you really well. Shared part of your journey and looking forward to meeting all new patients and making this a great journey for you.

 

Danielle

Tech Support

Hello!

My name is Danielle, and I have worked with ABC off and on since I graduated high school in fall of 2007. I handle the minor Tech Support problems around the office, as well as help to maintain and update the website. I also design posters, presentations, fliers, invitations, and anything else that can hold an ABC logo.