Shannon (Office Manager)

As a bariatric patient I am passionate about bariatrics. I understand the struggle and have compassion for others going through their weight loss journey. As such, I am also an Ideal Protein coach and enjoy helping others in their Ideal weight loss goals. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 3 children, and fur babies. A weird thing to know about me? I love Milk!

Griselda (Front Desk)

I’ve been working in the medical field since 2009. I started working in primary care and worked there for about 5 years and transitioned to working in the specialist field and so far im loving it!! I ‘ve been working by Dr. Kukreja and Shannon since the first day he opened this practice. I basically keep Dr. Kukreja and Shannon up to date with their everyday life here in the office. I have a daughter and husband I love that I go home to every evening when im not at work. Something about me? I’m soooo picky with food! Please let me know ahead of time what you’ll be bringing so I know if its something I’ll eat lol.

Andrea (Medical Assistant)

I have been a Medical Assistant for over 20 years and I love helping patients. I have always felt that it was my calling to help people with their important decisions in life. Throughout this journey, I have had several events in my life that have been extremely humbling! I am excited to be a part of this practice.

Jenny (Ideal Protein Coach)

I have been a coach since the office opened and I am proud to say I also lost 42 pounds in 4 months with Ideal Protein! I believe very strongly that Ideal Protein works and not only will you lose weight, but you feel amazing too. I have lived in Texas all of my life and have an amazing family who keeps me on my toes and laughing every day. A fun fact about me is that I am an Investigation Discovery channel fanatic….In other words I am true crime junkie 🙂

Tammy (Surgery Scheduler)

Medicine was never the path that I saw myself in but things change and here I am. I’m not just employee though I’m also a patient so I know the struggles each of you face because I live it. As one of Dr. Kukreja and Dr. Hooper’ SX Schedulers I will fight your insurance company, give you that encouragement you need, or tell you how awesome your doing! Rest assured you are never alone in this process if I can do it so can you! Fun fact about me…. I do not have an inside voice!!!! If your ever in the office you may not see me but I promise if you listen I’m sure you’ll be able to hear me!!!

Daisy (Medical Assistant)

Being surrounded by family in the medical field inspired my interest in medicine. I enjoy experiencing and gaining knowledge everyday from my co-workers and people I surround myself with. A pharmacy technician was my role model for several years and has helped blossom me into a medical assistant in general/bariatric surgery. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to assist my patient’s everyday with the skills I was given. Outside of work I love traveling, eating, & making new memories with the people I care for the most. A fun fact about me is my passion for music, i wish I had a turntable to transition music into the way I would like to hear it.

Mikhal (Patient Navigator)

Hello! I have always loved working with others and the medical field has always been the career path I’ve wanted to be part of. I recently moved to Dallas from Oklahoma after graduating from OSU (go pokes!). I love having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and I get to watch our doctors change the lives of our patients on a daily basis which inspires me even more! I love cooking/baking, traveling, trying new restaurants, binge watching movies, and am obsessed with true crime podcasts or documentaries. I can’t wait to be there during each step of your journey! 🙂

Cathy (Virtual Assistants)

Aside from being a Registered Nurse, I’m a loving wife and a mother. I’ve been practicing my profession for the past years in a medical company and a school clinic set up. I’m very eager to explore and learn new knowledge. And now, I havejoined this wonderful team, and taking my journey as their HVA (Healthcare Virtual Assistant). I love singing, reading books, and watching movies. I’m also trying to lose weight, the good thing is I’m working with these wonderful people so I can grab some tips lol.

Karen (Virtual Assistants)

I’m a registered nurse, with experience in the various specialties of nursing after my exposure to different areas during my nursing practice, but working in a corporate world for a couple of years made me realize that I love doing administrative tasks more! More paperwork, more typing, more organizing are pretty much equivalent for F-U-N or so I thought. Meanwhile, I am currently working as a healthcare virtual assistant remotely together with my furbabies so I hope you don’t hear them bark as I triage you for your upcoming appointment.

John Francis (Virtual Assistants)

I am detail-oriented, risk-taking. and quality-performing. I believe these are the key characteristics that best describe me as a medical professional. I finish tasks with utmost passion and in a timely manner by exercising effective techniques and strategies to deliver the best outcome.