Laura joined Premier Surgical Services in 2012 and has served as the front office lead training all new front office staff. She assists patients with check-in/check-out and answers any questions patients may have. She wears many hats with her experience and background. She enjoys working with her teammates and interacting with our patients.
Kathryn (Kitty) Cannon, RN, BSN, CBN, began her career in the medical field over 25 years ago in the operating room (OR), specializing in Orthopedics. She joined the bariatric team in 2012 and is an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Certified Bariatric Nurse. Kitty provides patient care and education pre- and post-operatively, provides clinical support to the surgical team and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to ensure optimum care to our patients.
Yafit is part of the front office staff, handling registration, scheduling, and check in/check out, as well as many other tasks. Yafit is always happy to help her teammates, and her smile is welcoming to everyone who walks through the door!
Hollie joined Premier Surgical Services in 2012. She graduated with an Associate in Health Science and obtained Certification as a Medical Assistant from Piedmont Technical College in 2010. As the office’s only certified medical assistant, Hollie has the unique ability to work in both clinical and administrative positions in the office. She works closely with Dr. Rapp, providing care to our patients. Hollie also handles medical records, and disability and FMLA forms. The variety of jobs she accomplishes makes her a valuable asset to our team. Hollie’s personal hobbies are gardening, shopping and cruising.
Amanda is the practice manager in the Greenwood office. She graduated from Lander University with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management. She has been in the medical field for more 10 years and with Premier Surgical Services since 2013. She has filled many roles in the office, including front office and surgical scheduling. She enjoys working with the great teams in the offices and with our amazing patients.
Hannah Pruitt is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She has two bachelor degrees (University of South Carolina and Clemson University) and obtained her master’s degree in medical dietetics from The Ohio State University. She works in outpatient services, at a local college helping their athletes achieve optimal nutrition for performance, and with a non-profit organization focusing on helping individuals overcome their eating disorders. She enjoys spending time with her family and working on building her small farm of chickens and ducks.
Lauren schedules surgeries for Dr. Rapp. She is responsible for obtaining insurance prior authorizations, scheduling diagnostic testing and surgeries, and coordinating outgoing referrals. She has been with Premier Surgical Services since August of 2017 and loves helping our patients.
As a Clemson graduate, Caroline Tackett has invested over 25 years working in the medical field. She is Greenwood’s Bariatric Marketing Specialist who enrolls patients into the bariatric program and works with insurance companies to get each patient approved for surgery. In addition, Caroline schedules the monthly pre-surgery classes in the Greenwood office and tracks the progress of each patient in the program. She considers working with Dr. Rapp and an amazing bariatric team a unique privilege and celebrates the rewards seen from each patient’s transformation.
Maureen was born and raised in Michigan, moved to Florida with her parents after graduating high school and moved to South Carolina in 1995. She has been a registered nurse since 2001. Maureen has worked in Step Down Units, as a Travel RN, and as an Emergency Department RN. Maureen is a die-hard Detroit Lions fan that has kept it in the “cat” family with becoming a Carolina Panthers fan.
Amanda has more than 10 years of experience working in the medical field. She handles our program enrollment duties, which include scheduling and conducting the enrollment appointment as well as verifying that a patient’s insurance covers the procedure and determines what requirements are needed. She monitors each patient’s pre-op educational classes, schedules all of their new evaluation appointments and assures that all patients are successful in completing our program requirements prior to surgery. In addition, she also schedules the monthly pre/post-surgery educational classes in the Anderson office. She also leads educational classes for Pre/Post Op Bariatric patients. Amanda enjoys being a part of an incredible team and loves helping others!