As a midwife for much of her career, Diane Goedecke, FNP-BC, enjoyed working with moms and babies, but later decided she wanted to care for the “whole person”. She completed her education as a family nurse practitioner and now enjoys working with patients on their weight loss journey.
As a bariatric patient herself, she understands what many of her patients experience both before and after surgery. She works with patients to help them understand the different bariatric procedures and what to expect. She sees patients both prior to surgery and for follow up visits after surgery.
She believes patients would say she is honest with them and offers realistic expectations about the surgery. She finds out what their goals are and does her best to help them meet those goals. She also helps them understand that surgery is just a tool—patients still have to make lifestyle changes.
When she’s not with patients, she enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is also an animal lover.
Northwest Allied Bariatric and Foregut Surgery
6130 N. La Cholla Blvd | Suite 250
Tucson, AZ 85741