Our Team

 

 

 

 

BRENT HELLA, MD

  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Residency in Internal Medicine at Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • IMA Healthcare Physician Partner
  • Founded Valley Weight Loss Clinic (formerly Valley Bariatric and Wellness Clinic) in 2005
  • Special interest in weight management, obesity, PCOS, and Hypothyroidism

Board Certifications:
American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified 1999, 2009
American Board of Obesity Medicine, Board Certified 2007

Professional Organizations:
American Medical Association American College of Physicians

 

 

 

 

SUSAN HANSON, P.A.C 

  • Marywood University: Bachelors of Science in Physician’s Assistant studies
  • University of Nebraska Omaha:   Master’s of Science in Exercise Science
  • Special interest in diabetes.

Certification:
American College of Sports Medicine
Exercise Specialist
Certified Insulin pump trainer

 

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AMBER SANDNESS, FNP-C

  • North Dakota State Univieristy, Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • University of North Dakota, BS in Nursing

Certification:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

 

 

 

 

 

LINDSAY VETTLESON, LRD

  • North Dakota State University: B.S in Dietetics,
  • Personal Trainer certification in 2005
  • Passionate about educating clients striving for their weight management goals

Certifications:
Licensed Registered Dietitian
American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

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LAURA ALDERMAN, MEd

  • North Dakota State University: B.S. in Community Fitness and M.Ed. in Counseling.
  • Assists individuals maintaining healthy eating and lifestyle behaviors.
  • Support for individuals struggling with emotional eating, excessive snacking and late night hunger.

Certifications:
American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist
Certified ChronicCare Professional

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CATHY DEICS, LRD

  • Concordia College, Moorhead, MN B.A. in Exercise Science and Dietetics
  • Extensive experience with all aspects of health promotion and wellness.
  • Committed to assisting patients in reaching their weight loss goals.

Certifications:

Licensed Registered Dietitian
Certified Diabetes Educator
Stott Pilates Certified Professional Trainer