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About Us

We believe everyone has the
right to wellness and happiness.

Our Story

Live Healthy MD is a comprehensive medical and surgical weight loss clinic specializing in the treatment of the obesity epidemic. We opened in 2011 in the beautiful garden city, Augusta, Georgia. Since opening, our team of surgeons and clinical staff have worked tirelessly to build the most advanced weight loss program in the southeast.

At Live Healthy MD, patients come first. Therefore we are committed to creating an individualized and sustainable weight loss treatment plan for all patients. We recognize that weight loss is not easy, nor is it a quick fix. So our philosophy is to bring wellness to all patients, even if that means hand-holding for life—because at Live Healthy MD, once you are a patient, you are a patient for life!

Although weight loss surgery is our specialty, we offer a complete list of weight loss services, because every patient is different! We are also committed to providing accessible services to all individuals across Georgia and the southeast, thus we have grown our practice locations to include Dublin, Georgia and Macon, Georgia. And we continue to expand, because every patient deserves the chance to achieve wellness and happiness.
Our Value Proposition

What Makes us Special

We are one of the few comprehensive bariatric programs in the nation that focuses on the whole individual. We aim to cure the disease of obesity from all angles—medical, nutritional, physical, and psychological. We understand that every patient is different so we have crafted individualized programs for each patient based on science, not fads. 

Meet our Staff

Dr. Michael Blaney
Bariatric Surgeon
Augusta and Dublin
Dr. Francisco Jacome
Bariatric Surgeon
Augusta and Dublin

Dr. January Hill
Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Mary Lu Thompson
Medical Bariatrician
Dr. Connie Stapleton
Licensed Psychologist
Morgan Schaack
Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer
Lou Imbrogno
Practice Administrator
Casey Blaney
Growth and Lead Generation Manager
Darlene Graves
Office Manager
Crystal Allen
Front Office Manager
Ericka Sabb 
Front Office Staff
Carolyn Tranum
Front Office Staff

Kandi Clark
Medical Assistant
Deneetra Haugabook
Medical Assistant
Dana Taul
Patient Advocate
Carmen Melton
Patient Advocate
Gwen Blount
Phone Operator and
Administrative Assistant
Millie Hill
Surgical First Assist
Terri Hamner 
Revenue Cycle Manager
Shannon Smith
Coding and Billing Specialist
Lou Larkin
Pre-certification Specialist

Interested in joining our team?