Charlene Pitek, a Licensed Practical Nurse from Denver, Colorado has been awarded
National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors
(AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in
bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified. Bariatric
Licensed nurses at all levels are frontline practitioners. Their practical health advice and
wisdom is always sought. Because of Charlene’s personal weight loss surgery success
story, and years of clinical experience she has become active in the bariatric
community. She said, “I found that people were asking my advice and pharmacists and
doctors were asking if they could have patients reach-out to me.” For this reason, she
enrolled and completed in the AABC Certification and Credentialing Program and
launched Cardinal Bariatric Counseling LLC, that specializes pre and post-op recovery
counseling for bariatric patients.
Recognizing her personal accomplishments, clinical nursing experience and training,
AABC awarded her a fellowship scholarship. Her dedication to bariatric health care will
help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment
and prevention of obesity and related disorders.