|Dr. Suzanne Bentz, D.O.||
Red Mountain Weight Loss is a medical practice that specializes in the most advanced methods available for medical weight loss, under the care of a physician. Medical Director and Owner, Dr. Suzanne Bentz, has practiced medicine for over 20 years, pursuing a lifelong passion of helping patients lose weight. She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, and strongly believes that a physician is most qualified to help patients achieve safe and effective weight loss. Dr. Bentz leads a team of talented medical professionals, who have also received advanced training in medical weight loss.
Dr. Bentz attended Texas Christian University, where she studied nutrition/health science. She received her D.O. degree in 1993 from North Texas Health Science Center. In 1993, she started Red Mountain Family Medicine. Many of her patients required treatment for conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, all related to obesity.
With a passion to further help her patients, she became Board Certified in Bariatric Medicine in 1997, further specializing in the treatment of obesity and related diseases. This led to the decision to open Red Mountain Weight Loss (and affiliate Tucson Medical Weight Loss) offices throughout Arizona.
Dr. Suzanne Bentz D.O.
|Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy.D.||
Dr. Kim Feinstein is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and our Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist. She earned her Masters of Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix and earned her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University-Phoenix campus.
For over 15 years, Dr. Kim has been specializing in weight loss, long-term weight management, body image concerns, and eating disorders. She knows how to educate, guide, inspire, empower and motivate those concerned so that change in eating behaviors and body image can occur. In addition to eating issues, Dr. Kim has extensive experience treating mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and life adjustment problems.
At Red Mountain Weight Loss, we recognize that weight gain can affect more than just physical appearance, it can affect psychological thoughts and behaviors, which can take a toll on an individual’s mental and emotional state and well-being. In addition to helping you achieve your weight loss goals and overall quality of life.
Dr. Kim will be providing tools, tips and motivation to help uncover the root issues related to food and weight gain. To hear more from Dr. Kim, make sure to check out our blog page on our website, “Follow Us” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
|Dr. Shelly Messer, M.D.||
Dr. Shelly Messer, a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, is our Clinical Administrator. She balances her time between patient care and administrative duties. She feels so privileged to celebrate the achievement of each patient’s weight loss goals as they reap the benefits of improved health, energy and self esteem.
As an administrator, Dr. Messer works closely with Dr. Suzanne Bentz, Owner and Director of Red Mountain Weight Loss, to oversee, train, manage and supervise the entire Clinical Team. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obesity Medicine Association, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Heath and the Age Management Medicine Group. She has also received injectable training through Galderma, Palette Resources and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
|Sarah Walsh, P.A.||
Sarah Walsh is a Physician Assistant practicing at all of our Phoenix locations. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and was a high school teacher before embarking on her medical education and career. She received her Master of Biomedical Science from the University of Toledo. Prior to working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, she worked in Family Medicine, Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. She also moved to the area and provided medical care to the homeless population in Phoenix. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
|Abigail Marley, N.P.||
Abigail Marley, MSN, FNP-C is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from University of Arizona in 2003 with a RN, BSN. She worked as a RN and Clinical Nurse Leader in Critical Care setting for over 5 years. She graduated from University of Arizona with a MSN, FNP-C in 2008 and has since specialized in Family and Bariatric medicine. She is an active member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
|Amie Pena, N.P.||
Amie Pena is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner practicing at both our Scottsdale and Glendale 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 Weight Loss, 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.
|Deanna Turner-Garcia, N.P.||
Deanna Turner-Garcia, N.P. began her advanced practice career path as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, with a focus on geriatric and adult populations. She has extended that focus to include Pain Management in an effort to support clients that are reaching towards a functional rehabilitation modality in achieving their highest potential for health and wellness. She graduated from University of St. Francis with honors as their 2010 outstanding student of the year. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International since 2005. She holds a dual Master’s level degree in Nursing and as a Family Nurse Practitioner.She joined Triad Pain Management Clinics, LLC in the fall of 2012 and is pleased to work Xly in collaboration with the most proficient and skilled specialist in the field of pain and rehabilitation in the valley. Deanna couples her experience with continued training to ensure she brings the most current modalities and treatments to the table.
Deanna sees herself as a gatekeeper for the client to move them forward on their path to healing and increase function ability. To that end she also advocates for other modalities and specialized treatments which are proven to enhance health, healing and well being of her clients.
|Jacquelyn Sanchez, N.P.||
Jackie Sanchez is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with several years of nursing experience in various specialties including Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care and Operating Room. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Arizona and her Master’s Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Phoenix. Jackie is currently a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
|Sanya Beronja, N.P.||
Sanya Beronja is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner practicing at both our Glendale location and our Mesa Family Medicine location. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the Arizona State University and received her Nurse Practitioner and Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Prior to working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, she worked at Banner Thunderbird emergency room for a few years. Sanya is currently a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is married, has two dogs and in her spare time enjoys hiking, camping, and visiting with family and friends.
|Heather Wright, N.P.||
Heather is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner practicing at our Arcadia, Scottsdale, Arrowhead, and Glendale locations. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the Arizona State University and received her Nurse Practitioner and Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Prior to working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, she worked for DMG doing primary care and Banner Thunderbird emergency room. Heather is currently a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time enjoys hiking, shooting, shopping for shoes, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.
|Mandy Meitz, N.P.||
Mandy Meitz is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing as well as her Masters from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College in St Louis, Missouri. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society as well as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, she has had several years of experience working in step down ICU; specializing in neurology and cardiology. She was also on the hospital board and managed the heart failure clinic. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, fashion, and spending time with her husband and son.
|Deborah Wasson, N.P.||
Deborah Wasson, NP-C, FNP-BC, is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and is dual board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
After becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1997, she spent over 17 years at Conneaut Valley Health Center providing primary care in a rural community in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Moving to Phoenix in September 2014, she joined District Medical Group and provides primary care at Sunnyslope Family Health Center. She now is enjoying working at Red Mountain Weight Loss providing tools to help her patients achieve their weight loss goals. She is an avid dog lover and previously showed and bred the Shih Tzu. Debbie now enjoys spending time participating in local 5-15K races as well as spending quality time with her five grown children, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, two grandchildren, and Tobi and Josi, her original breeding pair of Shih Tzu.
|Sommer Mattingly, FNP-C||
Sommer Mattingly is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and received her Nurse Practitioner and Master’s Degree in Nursing from The University of Phoenix. Prior to working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, she worked in Family Practice. As a registered nurse she worked at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix for sixteen years in high risk obstetrics and was a certified perinatal bereavement coordinator. She is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. In her spare time she enjoys time with family, hiking, running, and watching her two sons play sports.
|Kelsie Pate, FNP-C||
Kelsie Pate is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Kelsie graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Master’s in Family Nurse Practitioner from Grand Canyon University. Prior to Red Mountain Weight Loss Kelsie worked 3yrs in a private practice Internal Medicine clinic and 12 yrs at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the Emergency Department. Kelsie is also a licensed Aesthetician and enjoys facial and body aesthetic treatments and injectables. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and scuba diving.
|Christina Kang, R.N., VIP Injector||
Christina offers more than six years of experience in the aesthetics industry. She has an artistic eye, paying great attention to detail and brings valuable insight and knowledge regarding optimal treatments for her clients. She specializes in an array of injectables and has experienced obtaining paramount results for clients with various laser systems throughout her nursing career in the aesthetics industry.
|Tracy Bowers, Aesthetic Injector, R.N.||
Tracy has been in the aesthetic industry for over 8 years. She started out as a Licensed Aesthetician and later became an Aesthetic Injector, R.N.. She is a graduate of Oregon State University and Phoenix College with a degree in Nursing.
She holds multiple certificates and licenses in both Oregon and Arizona in Aesthetics and Injectables. Tracy stays current with dermal filler techniques and products by attending training seminars in advanced injectable techniques held by world renowned doctors in the Aesthetic field.
Tracy’s passion for health and fitness started years ago as an international gymnast, and she is dedicated to making others feel and look their best.
*Individual results may vary. Seek medical advice before starting any service including a weight loss program or med spa treatment. Contact us to make sure this is the right solution for you.