Patient Support

Nicholson Clinic is committed to offering a wide range of support options to our patients.

Medical Assistants / Patient Educators

Our Medical Assistants / Patient Educators offer pre-op and post-op nutrition advice, medical support and guidance to help you through the process. Each month, Mariam Guyed, MA, Patient Educator, and a weight loss surgery patient herself, will join the Nicholson Clinic Patient Support Group on Facebook to offer encouragement and support and answer patient questions.

If you have specific questions for a Patient Educator, you can contact Renader Myles, MA on her direct line at (214) 699-4075 or via email at or Mariam Guyed, MA on her direct line at (214) 272-2061 or via email at Please note, our Patient Educators are available during business hours, Monday through Friday and may take 24-48 business hours to respond due to patient demand. If you need something sooner, please call our office at 972-494-3100.

Mariam Gayed, MA
Patient Educator/Prescriptions/FMLA
(214) 272-2061

Renader Myles, MA
Patient Educator/Prescriptions/FMLA
(214) 699-4075

Patient Care Advocates

Patient Care Advocates (PCAs) are your 1:1 concierges to help you through the entire process leading up to surgery. Your PCA will be assigned after your consult with the surgeon. They help make sure your pre-op needs are met, and will serve as your primary point of contact with the Nicholson Clinic. Since there can be several steps leading up to surgery, especially if using bariatric insurance coverage, your PCA team is here to help you navigate the journey to surgery. Some insurance plans often require dietitian and psychologist appointments, sleep studies, lab work, clearances, etc. We also require our patients to complete a 2-week pre-op diet to help prepare you for a safe, effective surgery. Our Patient Care Advocates strive to help you through each and every step – their primary goal is to ensure you have the best possible pre-surgical experience. All of our PCAs are also Certified Medical Assistants. Please inform your Patient Care Advocate as soon as possible if you are ever dissatisfied with any aspect of your surgical process.

Jordan Mitchell, MA
Patient Care Advocate
(214) 785-6888

Melissa Furrh, MA
Patient Care Advocate
(214) 919-0788

Amber Delgado, MA
Spanish Speaking Patient Care Advocate
(972) 521-3652

Nicholson Clinic Patient Support
Left to Right: Samantha Lumbereraz, MA, Patient Care Advocate; Amber Delgado, MA, Spanish Speaking Patient Care Advocate; Jordan Mitchell, MA, Patient Care Advocate; Renader Myles, MA, Patient Educator, Prescriptions, FMLA; Mariam Guyed, MA, Patient Educator, Prescriptions, FMLA.

Virtual Weight Loss Support Group

Hosted by Dr. Danielle Miro, Clinical Psychologist with Behavioral Medicine Associates.

Join Candace Peppers, Nicholson Clinic MA and Patient Educator, for a virtual patient-to-patient support group. If you have a specific question or topic you would like Candace to cover, please email Renader in advance at

Tuesday, September 14 @ 6:30-7:30PM
Nicholson Clinic Facebook Support Group

Facebook Live@Lunch:

Bariatric Advantage Supplement Overview

Join Carrie Johnson, our Nicholson Clinic Bariatric Advantage representative, as she explains why vitamins and protein are so important for weight loss surgery patients and provides an overview on the recommended supplements to ensure success. Patient Q&A to follow.

Tuesday, September 23 @ Noon
Nicholson Clinic Facebook Support Group

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