Meet the Team
Obesity is a complicated disease and its effective treatment must be implemented
through a multidisciplinary coordinated team approach. Our team of experts
is committed to helping patients achieve a healthier weight. We are available
around the clock to offer comprehensive support to better manage your
weight loss goals.
Troy Glembot, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, FASMBS: Medical Director
Dr. Glembot is the Medical Director of the Winchester Medical Center Bariatric
Program. A native of Warrenton, VA, he attended Eastern Virginia Medical
School in Norfolk, VA where he received his medical degree and completed
his general surgery residency and research fellowship. Bariatric surgery
is Dr. Glembot’s passion. "It is very satisfying to see the
improvements in a person’s health that occurs after this life saving
procedure." Dr. Glembot has completed specialized training in the
placement of the Adjustable Gastric Banding System and the Laparoscopic
Sleeve Gastrectomy. Dr. Glembot received training during his surgical
residency to perform the gastric bypass. As Medical Director, Dr. Glembot
is responsible for overseeing the entire program and ensuring that all
components are well integrated to make bariatric surgery as safe as possible
for all patients. He has written or coauthored 8 journal articles as well
as a book chapter. He lives in Winchester and enjoys outdoor activities,
exercise and motorcycling.
Jim Wiedower, MD, FACS, FASMBS: Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Wiedower earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. He traveled east to his general
surgery residency at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.
He fell in love with Virginia and moved to Winchester in 1983. Dr. Wiedower
received gastric bypass surgery training during his residency and has
completed specialized training in advanced laparoscopic procedures including
the placement of the Adjustable Gastric Banding Systems and the Laparoscopic
Sleeve Gastrectomy. He is the Medical Director of Information Systems
for Valley Health. He is passionate about this program because it gives
him the ability to assist patients in getting their lives back. "Bariatric
patients are the most motivated and appreciative patients I have ever
had the opportunity to work with."
Angela Harden-Mack, MD: Bariatric Medical Physician
Dr. Harden-Mack currently practices Internal Medicine and Bariatric Medicine
with an integrative and holistic approach, strongly emphasizing education
and prevention to her patients. Her training includes a medical degree
from Wayne State University Medical School in Michigan and residency training
in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at the Detroit Medical Center. She
has achieved board certification in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics.
Past healthcare delivery includes primary care, community health and house
call medicine. "Obesity is a chronic disease with major health consequences.
Educating and empowering people to lead balanced, wholesome lifestyles
to achieve healthy weight and thus improve health is important and exciting.
It is a privilege to partner with a patient on his/her journey to achieve
and maintain a healthy weight." My motto is, "balanced, wholesome
living produces vibrant optimal health."
LaKaren Rickman, Ph.D: Bariatric Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Rickman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her doctorate
degree from the University of Iowa and completed her residency at the
Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rickman completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s
Medical Center of Dallas. She is credentialed as Health Service Psychologist
and specializes in treating individuals experiencing psychosocial difficulties
in daily functioning secondary to chronic illnesses. In the past she has
worked with patients with diabetes, obesity, cancer, and solid organ transplants
in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Rickman conducts biopsychosocial
assessments to help the team identify treatment-related needs of patients
and also works with patients to address these needs. “I enjoy supporting
patients throughout their journey of improving their overall health and
well-being.” She provides behavioral and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapeutic
interventions to support coping, adjustment, and lifestyle changes necessary
to improve our patients’ health outcomes.
Patrick Northcraft FNP-BC, CBN: Nurse Practitioner
Rick is a Nurse Practitioner with the Winchester Medical Center Bariatric
Program. He first worked for Valley Health from 1994-2002 as a critical
care nurse while working towards completing the Nurse Practitioner program
at Shenandoah University. After graduating in 2002, Rick worked with a
local neurosurgical practice before joining the Bariatric Program in 2009.
As a Nurse Practitioner in the program, Rick works primarily with Bariatric
patients after surgery, following them closely during their active weight
loss process. He also works patients in the medical weight loss program
assisting them in meeting their weight loss goals through diet and exercise
or medication therapy. Rick has achieved the certification as a Certified
Bariatric Nurse(CBN) through the ASMBS. He is also Adjunct Faculty at
Shenandoah’s University School of Nursing.
Bonnie Paine, PA: Physician Assistant
Bonnie completed her physician assistant degree at James Madison University
in 2005. She began her PA career in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine
before joining a comprehensive weight loss program in Charleston, WV.
Bonnie then helped start and build the bariatric surgery program in Harrisonburg,
VA. She joined the WMC Bariatric Program in 2014 with six years of prior
bariatric experience. She enjoys being part of the weight loss journey
because reaching a healthy weight can positively impact patients’
lives not only physically, but psychologically and socially as well.
Jennifer Adsit, RD: Program Dietitian
Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from Radford University
with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship
at Virginia State University. Prior to joining the Bariatric Program in
2015, Jennifer worked as a Clinical Dietitian at Sentara Norfolk General
Hospital and also worked near Washington DC at a medical quality supplement
company where she counseled bariatric patients to meet their nutrition
goals. Jennifer has obtained the Level 1 Certificate of Training in Adult
Weight Management. She is a member of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice
Group and the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group with
the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Katlyn Frye, MS, RD, CPT: Program Dietitian
Katlyn is a Certified Personal Trainer whose educational background emphasizes
nutrition and has completed her education, attending James Madison University
for her B.S. in Dietetics, and Montclair State University for her M.S.
in Nutrition and Food Science. Katlyn joined the Bariatric Program team
in 2015 and looks forward to helping clients reach their weight loss goals.
In her spare time, Katlyn enjoys running races, educating, swimming and
spending time with her friends and family.