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McLaren Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at McLaren Clarkston

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McLaren Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at McLaren Clarkston 5701 Bow Pointe Drive, Suite 280
Clarkston, MI 48346
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(248) 922-6831
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About Us

Our Services

All services of the McLaren Bariatric and Metabolic Institute are offered to patients at our Clarkston location, with the exception of inpatient surgery, which is provided at McLaren Flint. The Institute was designed to meet the specific needs of the bariatric patient. The waiting room, conference room and exam rooms are spacious and welcoming. Parking is free and located within 100 feet from the building. The comfortable and inviting setting is an ideal place to begin your journey back to health.

Our Team

Michael Kia, DO Michael Kia, D.O., is a board certified general surgeon with fellowship training in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery from the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Kia specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He is the only fellowship-trained robotic general surgeon in Michigan. Dr. Kia received his medical degree from Touro University in San Francisco, and he completed his training in general surgery through Michigan State University.

Michael Kia. M.D.
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nicole franklin, Psy D

Nicole Franklin, Psy.D., provides psychological support to bariatric patients before and after their surgery. She also conducts the psychological evaluations to determine whether someone is a suitable candidate for surgery. Dr. Franklin is a graduate of Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio. She completed fellowship training in psychology with the McLaren Family Practice Residency.


denise maginity, RD

Denise Maginity, RD, is a registered dietitian with over 10 years experience with medical weight loss programs. As Coordinator of McLaren's Bariatric Institute, she provides nutrition education to clients as well as oversees the day to day operations of the clinic. Denise is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition. Denise enjoys working with the bariatric surgery clients and being a part of their new and exciting experiences before and after surgery.

kristie koczenasz Kristie Koczenasz, Nurse Practitioner
kelly smiley Kelly Smiley, Registered Dietitian
helen Kirk Helen Kirk -- Patient Service Representative
Helen will be your first contact with our clinic. She will cheerfully explain to you the process required to proceed to Bariatric Surgery and assist in verifying your insurance coverage. Helen enjoys working with her"family" of patients and being blessed to be included in the support team of their weight loss journey.


MBSAQIP accredited

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). All surgeries scheduled through the McLaren Bariatric and Metabolic Institute are performed at McLaren Flint. Pre and post surgical care is offered at one of our two office locations, located in Flint and Clarkston.

Other locations for this service

G-3200 Beecher Road, Suite MBI
Flint, MI 48532
Phone: (810) 342-5470

Meet Our Providers


Kia, D.O.

Specialty: Surgery - Bariatric, Surgery - General


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