Bariatric Coordinator
Samantha Hoselton, RN, is your point of contact to get you ready for your surgery. Samantha will help you coordinate your insurance and financial needs, obtain insurance pre-authorization for your operation, facilitate obtaining your medical work-up and ensure that we maintain everything on schedule. Samantha will contact your insurance and outline the steps required by your policy to obtain authorization for surgery. Samantha is your resource for information and reinforcement of education for all weight-loss options Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Bariatric Care has to offer. She is here to educate you about your insurance, troubleshoot and advocate for you - all working towards the goal of health improvement.

Email Samantha at or call (816) 271-6155.

Physical Therapist
Stephen Chandler earned his physical therapy degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. He worked in private practice for 28 years before joining the physical therapy team in April 2006. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Kansas Physical Therapy Association where he has served in many roles, including president from 1991 - 1993. Stephen is licensed in physical therapy in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.

Email Stephen at or call (816) 271-6155.

Licensed Dietitian

Our dietitians use their expertise in weight management by providing individual and group nutrition counseling and support to every patient at Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Bariatric Care.

Contact us for dietitian support by calling (816) 271-7850.

Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Shirley Stuber Taylor, Licensed Psychologist, received her Doctorate in Counseling from the University of Missouri in St Louis. Originally from the St Joseph area, she worked in St. Louis for 34 years prior to returning to her hometown area. While in St. Louis she worked as the Lead Psychologist for a weight loss program at Deaconess Hospital for several years. Dr. Taylor has counseled hundreds of individuals who have struggled with weight loss efforts and the accompanying quality of life issues. In the Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Bariatric Care she conducts psychological screenings and serves as the facilitator for the weekly patient group sessions.

Email Dr. Taylor at or call (816) 271-6573.

Contact Us

For more information, please call (816) 271-6155.

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