• Dr. Latchman

    Dr. Latchman received her bachelor's degree from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.  She completed her general surgery residency program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York and completed a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Summa Health Care System in Akron, Ohio.


  • Patty Shanholtzer

    Patty has 20 years of experience with Girard Medical Center in Patient Financial Services and is the Financial Consultant for bariatric surgery. Whether a patient has insurance coverage for bariatric services or not, she will help each patient understand their out-of-pocket expense.


  • Margaret A. Kramer, MA, RD, LD

    “Peggy” lives in Pittsburg, KS and has worked as a Registered Dietitian for over 40 years. She graduated with a BA from the University of Iowa in 1970, graduated from her Dietetics internship in 1973 from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and received her Master’s Degree in 1976, also from the University of Iowa. Currently, Peggy is the Consulting Dietitian for Girard Medical Center. She enjoys her one-on-one Bariatric/Nutrition Education consults and loves to watch her patients succeed month after month.