Madison Meyers, PA-C
Madison Meyers joined the Bariatric Medicine Institute in 2014 and works with the team to address the needs of their patients with obesity and gastrointestinal concerns.
At the Bariatric Medicine Institute, Madison helps develop treatment plans for bariatric patients pre- and post-operatively, as well as working with patients in medically supervised weight management programs.
Madison earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Utah. Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Psychology from the University of Utah.
Madison is board certified as a Physician Assistant in Utah. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants.
Tanya J. Colledge, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Colledge received her Doctorate in psychology in 2001 from Pepperdine University in California. She completed her internship and residency in Washington DC and Northern Virginia before moving to Utah. She has worked with bariatric surgery patients since 2003. She is committed to helping patients understand any issues they may have related to eating and how to better cope with and make positive behavioral changes that will help them be more successful with surgery.
What to expect from the psychologist
Our psychologist will help guide you through any psychological issues that may be impeding your ability to be successful with surgery. Pre-operatively, she will consult with you and examine psychological testing that is completed to determine if there are any additional issues that need to be addressed prior to surgery. She may make recommendations to you on other work that can be completed to help you become more insightful about your eating habits and psychological issues. This may help you be more successful with surgery. Aside from the evaluation appointment, she is available for assistance, if needed, with any other issues that may come up related to surgery and psychological changes that can occur.
BMI requires all patients have a psychological evaluation, including testing prior to surgery. Dr. Colledge is an independent psychologist we have partnered with for the convenience of our patients to be seen in our office. She understands what insurance companies require which helps the authorization process. Please be aware that she does not participate in insurance plans so the evaluation costs is $250 due at the time of service. You may attempt to find a psychologist that may be covered by your insurance but we highly recommend her to our patients because of her experience with Bariatrics.
Andrea Talbot, RD CD
Andrea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences from Utah State University in 2004. She has worked in the field of weight management since 2004, assisting people that have had weight loss surgery and those that are participating in our medical weight loss program, to achieve and maintain their weight loss. She has worked with adults and adolescents that want to lose anywhere from 10 – 100+ pounds. She is committed to helping patients find balance and variety in their eating habits, so they can meet their health goals. She thrives on seeing people make the lifestyle changes necessary to lose and maintain weight – and achieve a lifetime of healthy living.