|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 is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and for the past 19 years, she has been taking care of women. She feels privileged to have been part of some of the most significant aspects of a person’s life. Over the years, she has sought additional training in bariatrics, age management, hormone therapy, vulvar disorders, sexual health, cosmetics and aesthetics. 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.
Dr. Messer focuses her work on anti-aging techniques at Red Mountain Weight Loss, as she feels that it is the perfect venue to aid men and women in their anti-aging efforts. The customized weight loss programs help people achieve their weight loss goals to look and feel better, which can then be combined with hormonal anti-aging therapies to produce multiple benefits; such as, enhanced energy, sense of well-being, libido, in addition to bone, breast and bladder health. Her experience with aesthetic injectables allows her to then help her patients create a younger look to match their renewed vitality.
As Dr. Messer herself gets older, she realizes the importance of feeling and looking good, which helps improve self-esteem, relationships with friends and family, and allows for continuing roles and influence within our communities. She is also excited that she can expand her practice to improve the lives of not just women, but men as well, through weight loss, hormone therapies for andropause, and aesthetics. “If we are going to be an aging society that lives longer, then let’s live with gusto!”
|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.
|Ginger Akins, N.P.||
Ginger Akins is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who has been with Red Mountain Weight Loss for over 10 years. Prior to coming to Red Mountain Weight Loss, she had more than nine 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 has two children and in her free time enjoys traveling, hiking, boating, and scuba diving.
|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.
|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.
*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.