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Obesity Coverage strives to provide reliable and relevant content to inform patients throughout their bariatric journey.
Obesity Coverage aims to be the most trusted educational resource to support every aspect of the bariatric experience.
Obesity Coverage Authors
Editor in Chief, Dan Abeling
After getting his Bachelor’s of Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Dan worked as a EMT/Paramedic for 4 years in San Jose, CA. Fascinated with medicine, Dan took a job working for a major surgical device manufacturer. During his 8 years in surgical devices, the majority of his time was spent in the operating room with Bariatric Surgeons.
Witnessing well over 300 bariatric surgery cases, working directly with bariatric surgeons on a daily basis, and witnessing amazing patient transformations, Dan now runs ObesityCoverage.com and the Baritastic app.
Managing Editor, Cassie I. Story, RDN
Cassie I. Story is a registered dietitian nutritionist with 18 years of experience in treating metabolic and bariatric surgery and medical weight loss patients. She spent the first decade of her career as the lead dietitian for Drs. Blackstone and Swain in Scottsdale, Arizona. For the past ten years she has been working with industry partners in order to improve nutrition education within the field and maintains a private practice counseling pre and post-surgical patients. She currently serves as: Director of Nutrition for Bariatric Advantage, Policy Committee member of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Peer Reviewer for Obesity Surgery, and is active within the Obesity Action Coalition. She is a national speaker, published author, and enjoys spending time hiking and creating new recipes in the kitchen!
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