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Support Staff
 
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The support staff at Midwest Bariatric shares a common goal in their enthusiasm and commitment for treating morbidly obese patients. This disease is such a common problem, that they realize that they need to do everything they can to help people get through the process, whether it's getting insurance approval, or responding to questions both pre and post-operatively.

There are a number of unique issues that arise for this population of patients versus our typical general surgical population. Our staff is extremely well-informed and well-versed in the disease and treatment of morbid obesity.
 
Betsy Winnekens, Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Betsy Winnekens, MSN, APNP
Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Betsy received a master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2004 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1998. Betsy is an allied health member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, and a member of both the American Nurses Association and the Wisconsin Nurses Association.
Betsy has been part of the Midwest Bariatric Solutions team since 2002, and her responsibilities include: pre- and post-operative surgical patient care, coordinating patient and family education, leading the Bariatric Success Circle support group, and working closely with the surgeons and staff to ensure that educational programs are running smoothly and patients’ needs are being met.

"After deciding to do my graduate thesis on the quality of life post-weight loss surgery and researching the subject, I was shocked at the epidemic of morbid obesity in our world. I’ve seen the negative effects of obesity on hundreds of people from a medical, physical and emotional aspect. Surgery is definitely not an easy road to travel, but the results of weight-loss surgery are amazing. The joy of giving someone their life back is beyond words. I truly care about each of our patients, and my goal is to help them be successful in their journey to good health."
- Betsy Winnekens
 
Julie Scott, Office Manager
Julie Scott
Office Manager

Julie has been with Surgical Associates of Neenah for the past six years and also became office manger for Midwest Bariatric Solutions in 2002. With an Associate degree in Medical Office Procedures, Julie is presently working towards a Bachelor's degree in Management. Julie specializes in assisting patients with questions and concerns regarding their insurance coverage.

"The field of bariatric surgery is exciting and always changing. There are such great new innovations in assisting patients to achieve their life long goals of weight loss. It is very rewarding to see all of our success stories when the patients return for their post operative visits. It's incredible to see how we have helped them change their lives."
- Julie Scott
 
"Julie is sensational. We can refer all financial and insurance questions to her and if she doesn't have the answer immediately, she has the resources available to find the answer."
- Dr. Wasco
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