Who We Are

Premier Physicians Weight loss and Wellness was founded in 2006 by Erik Evensen, D.O. and Dana Trippi, D.O., to offer medically supervised obesity and weight management services. Our company is known for its unique,  comprehensive and individualized patient care designed to achieve measurable, sustainable weight loss and improve the health, wellness and lifestyle of our patients - both individuals and corporate groups. The experience is personalized, supportive, comprehensive and proven effective. Participants set realistic goals and learn, through small tailored changes in diet, exercise, and behavior, to achieve and maintain a healthier lifetime weight.

Meet Our Team

DANA TRIPPI

Doctor, DO

Dr-Dana-Trippi

Dr Trippi earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly State University at San Luis Obispo.  She completed her Medical Degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and BioSciences.  She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo.  Emergency Medicine fueled her passion for Obesity Medicine and she completed her board certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2009.  Dr. Trippi is dedicated to providing excellent care in the sub specialty of Obesity Medicine.

 

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Member of the Obesity Medical Association
  • Member of the Obesity Society
  • Sub Investigator for clinical research
  • Top Doctor 2012-2018

ERIK EVENSEN

Doctor, DO

Erik

Dr. Erik Evensen earned his bachelors of science degree in Biology from the University of South Florida. He completed his medical degree at Midwestern University in Arizona and finished a 4 year residency in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Evensen became interested in Obesity Medicine 10 years ago and completed his board certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2011. He has a specialized interest in Mens Health and clinical trials related to Obesity and its co-morbid diseases.

 

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Member of the Obesity Medical Association
  • Member of Obesity Society
  • Sub investigator for Clinical Research
  • Top Doctor in Obesity Medicine 2012-2018

JONATHAN TYLER

PA

Jonathan-Tyler

Jonathan is a Physician’s Assistant with 5 years’ experience in Emergency Medicine, Obesity Care, and Men’s Health. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Washington.

  • 5 years experience in Obesity Medicine
  • Specialist in men’s health
  • Accomplished triathlete

COLLEEN BURKE

PA

Colleen

Colleen is a Physician Assistant with 6 years’ experience in Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Obesity Care. She graduated from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. She earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro University in Las Vegas.

  • Active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Accomplished swimmer, triathlete, and physique competitor
  • Specialist in nutrition

KAREN STEVENS
APRN

Karen

Karen is a Nurse Practitioner with 11 years’ experience in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, and Obesity Care. Karen earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Community Health Education and Nursing from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a Master’s Degree of Science (Family Nurse Practitioner).

  • Certified member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Vast experience in Emergency Medicine, and Community Health Education
  • Specialized knowledge in dietary nutrition

LISA LINDSKOG
COO, Office Manager

Lisa

Lisa has been with Premier Physicians since we opened in 2006. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Office Manager. She has worked closely with Dr. Trippi for the past 11 years, and her extensive experience and knowledge in the medical and bariatric fields make her an invaluable asset to the practice.

MICHELE JORDAN
NP

Michele

Michele is a Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years experience in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, and Critical Care. Michele earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University, Alexandria. She graduated from Walden University, earning a Master’s Degree in Nursing with specialization in Family Medicine. She is currently working on an Advanced Certification in Obesity Medicine through the Obesity Medicine Association.

  • Certified member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Vast experience in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, and Critical Care
  • Member of Obesity Medicine Association

ERIN MORLEDGE
APRN

Erin

Erin is a Nurse Practitioner with 10 years experience with a background in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Obesity Care. Erin earned her Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also graduated from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing where she then became Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

  • Member of the Obesity Medical Association
  • Member of the Western Regional Advanced Nurse Practice Nurses Network
  • Specialist in dietary nutrition
  • Specialist in Pediatrics