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Amelia Acosta

Medical Assistant & Program Manager

Amelia Acosta

From your first visit, through the pre-operative phase, and during your recovery, you will be assisted by Amelia, our friendly and resourceful program manager, scheduler, and surgical coordinator. Amelia brings a wealth of knowledge having over 15 years of surgery scheduling experience.

Whether you are preparing for an outpatient procedure or a major surgery, you will need to complete important tasks ahead of surgery and follow specific guidelines after. With the help of Amelia, who has an in-depth knowledge of the insurance authorization, patient care co-ordination, and surgery scheduling, you can be assured that you will have a stress-free experience. That is why, very often, long after patients have completed their journey with us, they call just to say hello or chat.

You can contact Amelia directly at (408) 356-2357.

Ashley Verdin

Medical Receptionist

Ashley Verdin

Ashley joined our practice in 2018 and has been an invaluable addition to us. From the moment you contact our office, Ashley is committed to taking care of all of your needs. She will assist you in scheduling your initial consultation, booking follow-up visits, filing for disability, and everything in between.

With her help, we have been able to streamline the patient experience. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to contact Ashley.

You can contact Ashley directly at (408) 402-6276.

Kathryn Beck

Billing Manager

Kathryn Beck

With over two decades of experience in medical billing, Kathryn is an invaluable asset to our patients. She heads the billing department and can help answer questions related to insurance-related aspects of your surgery. She also provides crucial help in resolving insurance disputes.

You can contact Kathryn directly at (650) 343-7674.

Dana Shroeder, PhD (c), RN, CBN

Bariatric Coordinator at Good Samaritan Hospital

Dana Shroeder

As a bariatric surgery patient herself, Dana Schroeder, the Bariatric Coordinator and Certified Bariatric Nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital provides important service to our patients through her support groups, teaching classes, and personal interactions. She is a Certified Bariatric Nurse and an accomplished educators of bariatric surgery patients. She has over 3 decades of experience in healthcare education and management, and is the author of books on topics of weight-loss surgery and success strategies in finding balance and joy in everyday living.

You can contact Dana directly at (408) 559-2514.

Karen Thomas, RN, BSN, CBN

Bariatric Coordinator at EI Camino Hospital

Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas is the Bariatric Program Coordinator at El Camino Hospital. She is a Certified Bariatric Nurse with over 2 decades of experience in healthcare and education. Karen will guide you through your pre-op education as well as provide assistance during your hospitalization and continued follow up through monthly support group meetings.

Karen is a great source of inspiration and help. With her approachable demeanor, she is often found walking with patients around the nurse’s unit and helping them as they recover.

You can contact Karen directly at (650) 988-7563.