• Miller Hamrick, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric surgeon. He oversees the diagnosis and management of obesity-related medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pseudotumor cerebri (excess pressure in the skull that has been linked to obesity), bladder and bowel issues, and other conditions. Hamrick has worked in weight-loss and wellness programs for both children and adults at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He holds adult bariatric surgical training and certification from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in addition to being an experienced children’s surgeon. Hamrick is able to offer surgical weight-loss options for qualified patients. Learn More.

    Sara Bennett, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC,

    earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Valdosta State University in 2003. She then worked in the emergency department at Memorial University Medical Center and later served as coordinator of the Memorial Health Bariatrics program. Inspired to become more involved with counseling and treating patients, Bennett earned a master's degree as a family nurse practitioner at South University in Savannah in 2016. During her coursework, she worked directly with the Children’s Wellness Program and became even more passionate about helping children and their families. Prior to joining the program as the nurse practitioner, Bennett worked in a medical weight loss and urgent care/walk-in clinic.  When she is not working with patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, attending church, and being the team softball, baseball, and cheer mom for her children’s sports teams.

    Sarah Carvaines, MPH, R.D., L.D., Certified Providerearned a bachelor’s degree in biology from San Diego State University in 2002 and spent five years working in basic and applied research. Inspired to work directly with patients, Carvaines completed a Master of Public Health degree in human nutrition at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2009.  During her coursework, she taught sixth-grade health courses and worked with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health and the University of Michigan to promote breastfeeding duration for mothers returning to work. Before moving to Savannah, she worked in nutrition counseling and care at Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California. Carvaines holds a certificate of training in adult weight management and is passionate about disease prevention through nutrition and healthy lifestyle. When she is not working with patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, and taking group exercise classes.

    Kevin Felton, B.S., CPT , earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Georgia Southern University in 2012. During his undergraduate coursework, he served as the physical education activity coordinator for the Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department's after school program. He worked with elementary and middle school children to provide healthy physical activities and nutrition information. Felton became a certified personal trainer through the American Sports and Fitness Association in 2012. He enjoys teaching kickboxing and interacting with clients to help them improve on their fitness goals. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and exercising.

    Brittany Lightsey, M.S., R.D., L.D., Certificationearned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Georgia in 2011 and and a master’s degree in 2012 at Georgia State University in Atlanta. During her graduate coursework, she served as a nutrition and cooking instructor for an after-school program serving middle school students. This ignited her passion for teaching healthy habits to children and their families. In 2013, Lightsey earned her Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Dietetic Registration. In her current role, she is focused on wellness initiatives for local schools. In her spare time, she enjoys Barre classes, cooking with friends and family, and trips to the farmers market.

    Meagan Wing, M.S., CCLS, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2009 and a master’s degree in child development with a specialization in child life from Erikson Institute in Chicago in 2011. She earned her certification in child life in May 2011 following completion of a graduate degree and a child life internship. As a certified child life specialist, Wing enjoys motivating children and families to cope with medical treatment while providing opportunities for play and development. She is honored to have the unique position of using a child development background to educate and excite children and teens about living a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, running with her dog, and traveling.