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Photo Cindy Escalera, MA
UT Weight Loss Program Benefits Coordinator and Medical Assistant

Cindy Escalera, MA, is the benefits coordinator and medical assistant to the program. She is the bridge between you and your insurance company as you work through the process of meeting the requirements for bariatric surgery.

 

Cindy was the first member of Dr. Peterson's team and has worked with UT Medicine in San Antonio for 7 years. She is an experienced medical assistant specializing in physician's office coordination, direct patient care, and insurance authorization. Cindy works to ensure a smooth journey from your initial visit with Dr. Peterson to the surgery date, as well as after the surgery by scheduling your follow-up appointments in the clinic.

 


 

Photo Roxanne Gonzales, NRCMA,
UT Weight Loss Medical Assistant

Roxanne Gonzales, NRCMA, joined the CHRISTUS Weight Loss Institute in August 2012. She is the newest member to the team; she works directly with Dr. Peterson as his medical assistant during clinic days and as a referral coordinator on non-clinic days. Prior to joining the CHRISTUS Weight Loss Institute, Roxanne worked with UT Medicine in San Antonio for over 5 years. She has experience in patient triage, surgery scheduling, direct patient, and multi-specialty clinics. Roxanne has experience working in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiology, Ob/Gyn, urology, and family medicine.

 

She is looking forward to speaking with you and answering your questions thoroughly. Her goal is to strive for the best quality of care that we can provide as a team to help you reach your goals to become healthier and happier. She is looking forward to being a part of your journey to a new life!

 


 

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