MEDICAL TEAM

Dr. Suzanne Bentz, D.O., Founder
& Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy.D., Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist

Dr. Shelly Messer, M.D., FACOG, Medical Director

Heather Wright, FNP-C, Clinical Assistant Director

Kari Bruner, AGCNS-BC

Bridgett Hodridge, FNP-C

Katie Lemke, FNP

Tammie Williams, FNP-C

Sanya Beronja, MSN, FNP-C

Mandy Meitz, ANP-BC

Alice Whittington-Gulba, DNP, FNP-C

Michelle Carnes, ANP-BC

Claire Norbut, MSN, FNP-C

Lindsey Purcelley, MSN, FNP-C

Kelsie Pate, MSN, FNP-C

Sommer Mattingly, FNP

Natalie Uden MSN, FNP-C

Noelle Strunk, FNP-C

Terri Everest, Aesthetic RN, BSN

Kateryna Whitehurst, ACNP-BC, MSN, CNRN

Tim Knoll, PA-C

Becca Newberry, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Tracy Bowers, Aesthetic RN & Laser Certified Technician

Janet Myers, FNP-BC

Jillian Maang, DNP, AGNP-C

Lisa Knowlton, FNP-C

Terri Everest, Aesthetic RN, BSN

MEDICAL TEAM

Dr. Suzanne Bentz, D.O., Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Suzanne Bentz, D.O., Founder
& Chief Medical Officer

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 offices throughout Arizona.
Dr. Suzanne Bentz D.O.
Owner & Medical Director
Diplomate of the Obesity Medicine Association
Certified in Family Practice and Obesity Medicine

Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy.D., Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist

Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy.D., Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist

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., FACOG, Medical Director

Dr. Shelly Messer, FACOG, Medical Director

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.

Heather Wright, FNP-C, Clinical Assistant Director

Heather Wright, FNP-C, Clinical Assistant Director

Heather, a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, is the Red Mountain Weight Loss Clinical Assistant Director, and balances her time between patient care and administrative duties. 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.
Heather feels privileged to work with each of our patients as they navigate through their weight loss journeys. She feels that this field of medicine is extremely rewarding as she has experienced her own weight loss struggles throughout her adult life. She understands that these struggles can affect self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and overall quality of life. She enjoys celebrating her patient’s’ success in achieving their weight loss goals. Prior to working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, Heather worked in primary care and emergency medicine. Heather is currently a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time enjoys hiking and traveling.

Kari Bruner, AGCNS-BC

Bridgett Hodridge, FNP-C

Bridgett Hodridge, FNP-C

Bridgett Hodridge is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington, then graduated with her Masters of Science from Angelo State University. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Prior to working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, Bridgette has had several years of experience in preoperative and postoperative nursing as well as experience in family practice, bariatrics and medical weight loss. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, fashion, singing, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her four children and her dog named Pfizer.

Tammie Williams, FNP-C

Tammie Williams, FNP-C

Tammie S. Willliams is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Detroit, Mercy. She received her Nurse Practitioner and Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Currently, she is completing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Texas Christian University. Tammie is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, North Texas Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Prior to relocating to Texas and working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, Tammie worked in a school-based health center for Ascension Michigan and as a surgical Nurse Practitioner for Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Tammie has over 20 years of Nursing experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She is married with two sons and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and serving her community.

Bridgett Hodridge, FNP-C

Bridgett Hodridge, FNP-C

Bridgett Hodridge is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington, then graduated with her Masters of Science from Angelo State University. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Prior to working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, Bridgette has had several years of experience in preoperative and postoperative nursing as well as experience in family practice, bariatrics and medical weight loss. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, fashion, singing, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her four children and her dog named Pfizer.

Tammie Williams, FNP-C

Tammie Williams, FNP-C

Tammie S. Willliams is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Detroit, Mercy. She received her Nurse Practitioner and Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Currently, she is completing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Texas Christian University. Tammie is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, North Texas Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Prior to relocating to Texas and working at Red Mountain Weight Loss, Tammie worked in a school-based health center for Ascension Michigan and as a surgical Nurse Practitioner for Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Tammie has over 20 years of Nursing experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She is married with two sons and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and serving her community.