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Christine Bartel, CMA


Christine Bartel, CMA is one of the Bariatric Patient Navigators at FirstHealth Bariatrics. As a Bariatric Patient Navigator, Christine helps patients by guiding them through all steps to make sure they are ready for bariatric surgery. This includes assisting them with insurance issues, scheduling appointments, and answering questions.

Christine graduated in 2016 with honors as a Medical Assistant from Central Carolina Community College and is certified nationally with the American Association of Medical Assistants.  She started her career at Pinehurst Surgical in the General Surgery & Bariatric department in August of 2016 and transitioned into her new role in August of 2017.  Prior to her role as the Bariatric Patient Navigator, Christine worked in the plasma donation industry in various roles, including training supervisor, operational management instructor, lean green belt, and assistant manager.  She also has experience with working with adults with developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s and dementia.