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The Patient Support Team


Whitney Thomas
Patient Care Coordinator & Practice Administration


Whitney joined the practice in 2009 and welcomes all new patients to our practice and coordinates the many details of becoming a patient of Dr. Merriman. She also handles the practice accounting duties and other management responsibilities.


Charity Wimberly
Insurance Specialists

Contact: 318.222.3132 ext. 5 • 318.222.0429, Direct •

Charity joined the practice in 2016. She specializes in verifying insurance benefits for our new patients.


Gail Chreene
Patient Reception

Contact: 318.222.3132, ext. 2 •

Gail will welcome you at every visit, check you in and out and make your follow up appointments. If you have a question and don't know who to speak with, Gail will guide you to the correct member of our team to help you. We welcomed Gail to the practice in 2016.


*Disclaimer: All weight loss claims are due to surgery. Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program.

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