About Dr. Bentz & Staff Bios
Dr. Bentz and her team have a special interest in medical weight loss and believe bariatric specialists are the most qualified to assist patients with losing weight. They are passionate about helping their patients achieve their weight loss goals and becoming healthier. We would like to introduce you to our knowledgeable, experienced and caring team.
Dr. Suzanne Bentz, D.O. is the Medical Director and owner of the largest medical weight loss practice in the Southwest – Red Mountain Weight Loss/Med Spa. Board-certified in family medicine, she also is a Diplomate of and certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine as an expert in the treatment of obesity-related diseases. Medical weight loss is of special interest to Dr. Bentz, and she strongly believes bariatric physicians are the most qualified professionals to assist patients with losing weight. For more than 17 years, she has helped thousands of patients lose weight safely and avoid gastric bypass surgery. With five offices throughout Arizona, Dr. Bentz works with a team of dedicated medical professionals who provide quality, supervised weight loss care to patients. Dr. Bentz also has been awarded Platinum Plus injector status with Allergan, for her experience using these products for facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Katherine Emershad attended medical school at the University of Southern California and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Recognizing that obesity is the number one health problem in the United States, she decided to specialize in Bariatric Medicine, which is the treatment and prevention of obesity. Dr. E (as she likes to be called) has twenty years of experience in the field and is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. Her passion is to help the patient who is frustrated with diet programs or who feels that their life is too busy or hectic to attempt a weight loss program. Dr. E understands that every patient has different needs and that a program needs to be tailored to the individual. She has experience treating patients that have regained weight following bariatric surgery and understands the unique needs of the post-surgical patient.Dr. E is married to Mr. Dr. E who is an Anesthesiologist for Scottsdale Healthcare. They have a fifteen year old son and the family enjoys golfing and skiing together.
Ginger Kunszt is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who has been with Red Mountain Med Spa for over 10 years. She is currently the office manager and a practicing provider at our Glendale Med Spa. Prior to coming to Red Mountain, she had more than 9 years of hospital nursing experience in various medical specialties. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Northern Arizona University and a Masters of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. She is married with two children and in her free time enjoys traveling, hiking, boating, and scuba diving.
Amie Pena is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner practicing at both our Scottsdale and Glendale Med Spa locations. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Arizona State University and received her Nurse Practitioner and Masters Degree in Nursing from The University of Phoenix. Prior to working at Red Mountain she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital specializing in neurology. She is currently a member of the Coalition of Arizona Nurses in Advance Practice and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling, scuba diving and spending time with family.
Beth Bobier, CNM, CNP has been with Red Mountain Med Spa since March 2010. Beth graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002 and then from SUNY at Stonybrook in 2005 with a Masters of Science in Nursing. Beth says that, “After five years of practice as a Nurse Practitioner in a women's health care setting, it was exciting to start on a new path at Red Mountain. I have always counseled patients on general nutrition and exercise and was able to incorporate that knowledge with the successful programs offered at RMMS. It has been so rewarding to help patients achieve their weight loss goals!" Beth lives in North Phoenix with her husband, 4 year old daughter and 5 year old Great Dane. She enjoys hiking, traveling and reading a good book in her spare time.