"I am in the pre-surgery stages and have met with Dr. Read. I think that the Samaritan Bariatric Program is the best in the state. I really appreciate their approach and \"recipe\" for success. Their attention to detail, and special care with each patient sure makes me feel good about choosing this program.rnrnDenise (front desk) is always so encouraging, and helpful! She's been great about getting me scheduled for all of my appt's and keeping me on track.rnrnSusan (program coordinator) is great to work with, she's understanding, encouraging, a great listener and there to answer any/all of your questions. She keeps you aware of each stage you are in and what is coming next. She's also quite funny!rnrnDr. Read (surgeon) is hilarious, informative, and really sets you at ease. I suffer from white coat hypertension ;) and he definately made me feel alot more comfortable as he went through the process and answered any questions I had about before, during and after. I am confident in choosing him.rnrnDr. Carol Sillars (psychologist) is a wonderful therapist. She's been great to discuss the emotional aspects of this surgery, both before and after, and am looking forward to continuing my sessions with her to ensure success!rnrnSupport Group- I have only attended one support group but have met many people on OH from my area that have had their surgery done by Dr. Read, and again, to reiterate, have only heard wonderful things!"