About Us 2017-10-26T17:36:40+00:00

Premier Physicians

Weight Loss & Wellness

WHO ARE WE?

Premier Physicians Weight Loss & Wellness was opened in 2006 with the goal of providing an affordable and dependable weight loss solution to the people of Las Vegas, NV and the surrounding areas. Our professional and caring staff works diligently to provide our patients with the best experience possible, and we are committed to partnering with you when you embark on your weight loss journey. At Premier Physicians, we pride ourselves on helping our patients to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and meet their weight loss goals!

MEET THE TEAM

DANA TRIPPI
DANA TRIPPIDoctor, DO
Dr. Trippi earned her BA 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 Emergency Medicine Residency at State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Trippi is dedicated to providing excellent care in the sub-specialty of Obesity Medicine.
  • Diplomate and Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Member of the Obesity Medicine Association
ERIK EVENSEN
ERIK EVENSENDoctor, DO
Dr. Erik Evensen earned his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from The University of South Florida. He completed his medical degree at Midwestern University in Arizona and continued on to finish a 4 year residency program in Emergency Medicine in Chicago. After completing his schooling, Dr. Evensen pursued his passion for Obesity Medicine.
  • Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Member of the Obesity Medicine Association
JONATHAN TYLER
JONATHAN TYLERPA
Jonathan is a Physician’s Assistant with 3 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.
  • Currently practicing in Valley Health System Emergency Rooms

  • Specialist in men’s health

  • Accomplished triathlete

COLLEEN BURKE
COLLEEN BURKEPA
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
KAREN STEVENSAPRN
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

SYDNEY SPOON
SYDNEY SPOONMS, RDN, LD
Sydney is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian in Nevada. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition Sciences with a Sports Concentation from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sydney also received her Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sydney has experience as a Clinical Dietitian, Food Service Dietitian, and an Adult Weight Management Dietitian. Also, she is currently an Instructor at UNLV teaching Sports Nutrition.
  • Food and Nutrition Expert
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Adult Weight Management Specialist
  • Active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
LISA LINDSKOG
LISA LINDSKOGCOO, Office Manager
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.
ROBERT LOPEZ
ROBERT LOPEZRN, BSN, CDE, CRC
Robert is a Registered Nurse with 19 years’ experience in nursing working with chronic disease management, patient education, and research. Robert earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from UNLV. He has learned that all chronic illness improves with the integration of obesity medical management. His passion is working with patients with complicated medical treatment plans. He designs, formats, collect, and does the statistical analysis of our clinic data base to illuminate our clinics practice outcomes, as well as patient and staffing analytics. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute where he earned his US Army commission. He has been a pilot since he was in high school and is currently the Civil Air Patrol Commander of the Nellis Senior Squadron at the North Las Vegas Airport. His Awards include “Find” and “Lifesaving” for his participation in support of USAF search and rescue missions in Northern Nevada.
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Director of Clinical Research
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
  • Major, Civil Air Patrol, Commander Nevada Wing Nellis Senior Squadron