At New Jersey Bariatric Center©, we recognize how overwhelming it can feel when you begin the process toward achieving your weight loss and health goals. That’s where our patient navigators come in. Every patient is teamed with an experienced patient navigator who understands the ins and outs of the bariatric surgery process – both the insurance and clinical aspects. Navigators provide individualized assistance in coordinating the efforts of our interdisciplinary team to ensure that that all insurance and clinical requirements are met. Your navigator works with you through the pre-surgical process. They are available to answer questions and provide support ensuring your path to surgery is as smooth and uncomplicated as possible.
Debbie Zepeda, Patient Navigator
Debbie Zepeda came to New Jersey Bariatric Center® in 2014 as a medical receptionist. Her keen attention to detail, personable manner and patient-care skills led to her current position as a patient navigator. She finds satisfaction in helping patients through their weight loss journey.
Catherine Jiron, Patient Navigator
Catherine joined the New Jersey Bariatric Center® family as a medical assistant in 2016. She quickly advanced to the position of patient navigator. She is detail-oriented, personable and dedicated to her work. She enjoys being a part of each and every patient’s weight loss success.
Miriam Meneses, Patient Navigator
Miriam began working at New Jersey Bariatric Center® in 2019 as a Patient Navigator. Her dedication and calming demeanor helps to support patients through the bariatric process. Miriam’s favorite part about being a Navigator is hearing the joy in patients’ voices after letting them know that they are approved for surgery. In her free time, she enjoys family activities with her two kids.