John S. Oldham, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS
Board Certified General Surgeon
The Baptist Health Floyd Weight Management and Bariatrics Center is proud to announce a new collaborative agreement with Baptist Health to bring patients a more robust offering of weight management and bariatric services. This new partnership called the Baptist Health Floyd Weight Management and Bariatric Center, brings us the expert skills of Baptist Surgical Associates’ bariatric surgeon John S. Oldham, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS, to the program. Dr. Oldham is a board certified general surgeon who performs a variety of minimally-invasive weight loss procedures. Dr. Oldham serves as medical director for the Baptist Health Floyd Weight Management and Bariatric Center. Together he and general surgeon Lanny Gore, MD, work collaboratively to meet the needs of the Center’s patients.
Lanny Gore, MD, FACS
Board Certified General Surgeon
Board certified general surgeon, Lanny Gore, MD, FACS, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in 2007. Dr. Gore’s surgical expertise includes bariatric surgery, laparoscopic procedures, hernia repairs, colon resections and laparoscopic surgery to correct GERD. Prior to joining Baptist Health Floyd Medical Group, Dr. Gore practiced at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
Vasti Broadstone, MD
Board Certified Endocrinologist and Weight Management Specialist
Vasti Broadstone, MD, a board certified endocrinologist and weight management specialist, joined Baptist Health Floyd in 1996 and is currently the medical director for the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Baptist Health Floyd and HMR physician at the Baptist Health Floyd Weight Management and Bariatrics Center.
She graduated from Rio de Janeiro State University School of Medicine in 1976, completed her internal medicine residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and endocrinology fellowship at the University of Louisville. She held a full time faculty position at the University of Louisville School of Medicine from 1984 until 2001, and is active in clinical trials and research concerning diabetes complications and new treatments for the disease. Dr. Broadstone is also very involved with the American Diabetes Association, and was inducted to the American Diabetes Association Hall of Fame in February 2005 for her work with summer camps for children with Type 1 diabetes. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she enjoys sailing and downhill skiing with her husband and 3 children.
Vasdev Lohano, MD
Board Certified Internist, Endocrinologist and Diabetes and Metabolism Specialist
Vasdev Lohano, MD, completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Flushing Hospital and Medical Center in 1998, and completed a fellowship program in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Louisville Hospital in 2000. He acted as Diabetes Management Center and ICU medical director, as well as clinical endocrinologist, at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, Indiana from 2001 to 2007, and has been with the Baptist Health Floyd Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate since 2008. In 2009, Dr. Lohano took the Joslin Center mission to outlying areas, opening offices in New Albany, Corydon and Jeffersonville. Dr. Lohano cares for adult endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and weight management patients, and prefers to treat his patients as partners. He is passionate about helping his patients fully understand their condition and the potential complications and co-morbidities so that they can maximize compliance with their treatment and not only improve the quantity, but also the quality of their life.
Clinical Support Team
Weight Management and Bariatrics Center Practice Manager
A graduate of the University of Louisville, Kelly Royster first joined our team in 2014 as an HMR Educator and Bariatric Insurance Coordinator after earning her BS in Health and Sports Science with a concentration in Public Health and Wellness Coaching. She eventually took on the role of Practice Manager in late 2015. Kelly now coordinates the Center’s marketing efforts and facilitates HMR orientations and gastric banding seminars. She has eight years of experience working in Health and Wellness.
Prior to joining the Baptist Health Floyd Weight Management and Bariatrics Center, Kelly worked as a community and school health education coordinator for Pennyrile Allied Community Services Nutrition Outreach and Wholeness, a SNAP-funded grant program. She is currently a R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified Group Fitness Instructor at the YMCA and Pinnacle Fitness. She likes to spend time with family, teach group fitness classes, cook new healthy creations and spend time in her garden. For Kelly, helping people create positive lifestyle changes is the most rewarding work she can imagine.
“I love being able to be a part of so many people’s weight loss success stories. I am often the first contact our patients have with our Weight Management and Bariatrics Center. It is so exciting to watch their transformation as they lose weight and become happier and healthier.”
Amy Brown, RD, CES, CDE
Registered Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist and Certified Diabetes Educator
Amy Brown, RD, CES, CDE, received her bachelor of science in dietetics from the University of Kentucky and master of science in kinesiology from Indiana University. She has been helping patients reach their health and wellness goals since 1997 in the Baptist Health Floyd Cardiac Rehab, Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate and the Weight Management and Bariatrics Center. Amy is a registered dietitian, a clinical exercise specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified diabetes educator. She received a certificate of training in adult weight management through the American Dietetic Association. She currently provides pre- and post-operative education on diet and exercise with bariatric patients receiving the Realize Gastric Adjustable Band. Amy also provides diabetes education for the Joslin Diabetes Center including medical nutrition therapy and physical activity instruction. When she is not working, Amy enjoys being with her husband and two children, reading, staying physically active with brisk walking and strength training and going to the pool with her family in the summer.
“I see first hand the huge difference weight loss makes in a patient’s health, quality of life, self-esteem and outlook on life. When patients come back into the clinic after just five to ten percent of their weight is lost, their skin looks healthier, they have a big smile on their faces and they generally look happy and upbeat. You can’t beat the feeling that you are helping patients make a big difference in their lives.”
Alyse Wagner RD, LD
Alyse Wagner RD, LD, is a graduate from the University of Kentucky with a BS in dietetics. Since becoming a Registered Dietitian she has worked for HMR as a Health Educator in the Lexington training center. In early 2016 Alyse moved home to Louisville and joined our weight management team, continuing her work as a HMR Health Educator and expanding into the role as our Clinical Reviewer for our bariatrics program. Outside of helping people reach their weight and health goals, Alyse enjoys spending time with her two dogs, her family and friends.
Medical Office Team Lead
A graduate of Ivy Tech, Brandy Daly, first joined our team as the Office Coordinator in 2014. Brandy has worked at Baptist Health Floyd for 14 years, working in such past roles as unit secretary and nursing assistant in the Surgical Inpatient unit and as unit secretary, nursing assistant and a monitor tech in the Intensive Care Unit. She also spent some time as a medical assistant for our Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate.
Brandy enjoys reading, going to baseball games and is a Thirty-One consultant.
Joan Weston, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse Specializing in Weight Management
Joan Weston, RN, BSN, graduated from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a bachelor of science in nursing and a minor in psychology. She has been with Baptist Health Floyd since 2000, and joined HMR in 2005. Since 2008, Joan has acted as the Weight Management and Bariatrics Center’s resident registered nurse, ensuring the clinical excellence of the Center, and making sure patients maintain their optimum health.
“I have seen the affects of obesity both personally and professionally. I like to see the positive results of weight-loss through the patient’s lifestyle changes. I also enjoy seeing their improved health, decrease of medications and happier lifestyles. Witnessing our patient’s weight-loss is an immediate and positive reinforcement for me.”
A graduate of Ivy Tech and Western Governor’s University, Nerissa Fraime joined our team as an Insurance Coordinator in 2015. Before coming to Baptist Health Floyd’s Weight Management and Bariatrics Center (WMBC), Nerissa worked as an insurance billing coordinator at Harrison County Hospital for six years and at Crawford Co. School Corp. as a Title I assistant for seven years.
Nerissa was ready to get back into billing. She likes educating people and helping them understand the insurance process. In her spare time, she and her husband, Tim, volunteer with the Crawford County 4-H program and enjoy camping with their family.
A graduate of Campbellsville University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, Sandra Woodbury joined our team as a Health Education in 2015. Before coming to Baptist Health Floyd’s Weight Management and Bariatrics Center (WMBC), Sandra worked for Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children for over seven years and worked with the homeless population in the Harrison Co. School System for seven years.
For the last 12 years, Sandra has owned and operated several Curves franchises in the local area. Inspired by her own struggle, and then success with weight loss, she retired from that career in October 2014 to pursue other opportunities that would allow her to help others reach their weight loss goals. Through HMR and the WMBC, she is able to do just that.
In her spare time, Sandra enjoys riding her Harley with her husband. She has two sons, who also ride motorcycles. It’s turned into a great way for her family to be together.