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Jamie J. Carr, BSN, RN, CBN

Jamie Carr joined The Davis Clinic as the Executive / Clinical Director in February 2008. With over 15 years of healthcare experience, Jamie has spent the last 13 years of her career focused on bariatric medicine and the treatment of obesity. Her background is in developing bariatric programs, and she has been involved with outcomes establishment and measurement, patient support programs, critical pathways, protocols, and bariatric team development. In 2009-2010, she worked on the design and build-out of an 8,000 square foot clinic that was built with the bariatric patient in mind. Jamie continues to look for ways to streamline processes, enhance patient education materials, and she oversees support groups and behavior modification programs, as well as a medically-supervised weight loss program.

She has consulted for bariatric surgical practices across the country to assist in improving patient outcomes and enhancing aftercare programs. In addition, she has consulted for the Surgical Review Corporation, in the Division of Clinical Quality and Compliance where she assisted in developing the bariatric Centers of Excellence program and performed site inspections for the first credentialed bariatric centers in the nation.

Jamie is a certified bariatric nurse. She served as the National Chair for the ASMBS Foundation’s annual Walk from Obesity for over four years, and is a past-member of the board for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation. She has served on the Public and Professional Education Committee for the ASMBS, has written numerous articles for WLS Lifestyles magazine, including a cover story with the former Surgeon General of the United States of America, and currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for WLS Lifestyles magazine. In addition, she has served on the ASMBS RN Credentialing Task Force and, most recently, as a faculty member for the Certified Bariatric Nurse Preparatory Course. She serves on the RN Certification Development Committee and chairs the Marketing subcommittee. She is also a past member of the BariMD Advisory Board. She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. and is working on the development of their comprehensive portal modules to provide exceptional tools and resources to bariatric professionals across the country. She also serves as the Clinical Director for Bariatric Advantage where her role was designed to assist surgical and medical programs to streamline current operations and create new systems to improve compliance. Jamie also serves as the Vice Chair for the Allied Health Section for the Houston Bariatric Society and is on the National Advisory Board for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America.

Jamie has collaborated with bariatric industry manufactures as an educational consultant, has been a featured speaker at national conferences, and has been featured on the Discovery Health Channel on two one-hour specials regarding the treatment of obesity in America.

Prior to taking on the role of Clinical Director at The Davis Clinic, Jamie served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for Bariatric Partners, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she managed all aspects of starting and maintaining ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in cities across the country. She was responsible for state licensure and accreditation, as well as overseeing all operational aspects of successfully running an ASC.

Most recently, Jamie was published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease (SOARD). Her article, Path to bariatric nurse certification: the practice analysis, can be found in Volume 6, Number 4, July/August 2010, pages 399-407.

Jamie works with and educates patients that have undergone gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and duodenal switch. Jamie is a strong proponent of research and education, believing in the empowerment of the weight loss surgery patient. She has worked with thousands of bariatric patients and has a special interest in post-operative micro-nutrient supplementation to ensure patients thrive and remain healthy after any bariatric procedure.

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