Our Surgical Team

Beatrice Ransom,
AGACNP-BC

Beatrice Ransom is an adult and gerontology acute care nurse practitioner who specializes in the care of the bariatric and general surgery patient. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint, followed by her Master of Science degree at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
She currently holds a national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an adult-hero acute care nurse practitioner. Membership affiliations include the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

Ricia C. Taylor,
MS, RDN/LD, CDE

Ricia C. Taylor is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 20 years of experience in nutrition, health and wellness. She has specialized training in motivational interviewing and has earned advanced level certifications in lifestyle coaching and weight management. 

Ricia’s goal is to empower, educate, motivate and propel individuals to be the best version of themselves they can be.  She is committed to inspiring others to enjoy the benefits that come from proper nutrition and physical activity. Ricia practices what she teaches.  She enjoys running, swimming, and line dancing to stay active.