Bari Team

Dr. William Avara, Dr. Jason Payne, Dr. John Hall, and our dedicated and caring team are proud to provide patients with compassionate, thorough, and personalized care. Our employees are trained to make sure that our patients are as well-informed and comfortable as possible while receiving treatment.

Our Program Director for South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center, Anna Kahlmus, FNP-C, and dedicated team will guide you through the various steps involved in this comprehensive, multidisciplinary program. Our bariatric team is here for our patients each step of the way: before, during, and after your surgery or procedure.

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Anna Kahlmus, FNP-C
Program Director, Family Nurse Practitioner

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Maggie Duke, MSN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

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Abby Sniffen, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian

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Katrina Packer, RMA
Registered Medical Assistant

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Jessika Covington
Registered Nurse

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Laurel Geere
Licensed Practical Nurse

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Jamie Rea
Bariatric Intake Coordinator

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Kathy Bourgeois
Insurance Coordinator

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Janet Davis
Certified Medical Assistant

Testimonials

Success Stories

“I had my laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery in 2019. Since then I’ve lost a total of 95 pounds, and I’ve gone from wearing a 2XL uniform to a small!”

Read more about Tasha’s “Happy and Healthy: Mother of Three Battles Graves’ Disease Through Surgical Weight Loss”!

Tasha S.
“I had my laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery in 2019. Since then I’ve lost a total of 95 pounds, and I’ve gone from wearing a 2XL uniform to a small!”
“I’m so happy I did this for myself and for my overall health.”

Read more about “Jump-Start Your Health – Jump-Start Low BMI Program”

Salena K.
“I’m so happy I did this for myself and for my overall health.”
“It’s given me a chance to truly live. I’ve always believed in myself, but after having the surgery I found confidence that I didn’t realize I had.”

Read more about “Newfound Confidence: Outdoor enthusiast regains courage to pursue his passions.”

Kevin L.
“It’s given me a chance to truly live. I’ve always believed in myself, but after having the surgery I found confidence that I didn’t realize I had.”
‘Weight loss surgery is not the easy way.’

It takes a lifelong commitment and dedication to healthy nutritional diet and exercise regimen in addition to surgery in order to maintain the weight loss.

Aubrey B.
‘Weight loss surgery is not the easy way.’
Contact Information

South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center
1124 Oakleigh Road
Ocean Springs MS 39564

Phone : 228.872.7277
Fax : 228.818.3978

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