Meet Our Team


David J. Dargis, D.O., FACOS

Dr. David Dargis has been a General Surgeon for over 15 years and the recent recipient of the Allegan Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Professional of the Year in 2010. During the award presentation Dr. Dargis was recognized for his excellent bedside manner and his ambition to embrace advanced treatment options to benefit his patients. One of these advanced treatment options includes the LAP-BAND procedure, which Dr. Dargis regards as the safest, and least invasive, weight loss surgery available. Dr. Dargis is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.



Chris Childers, M.S., RD

Bariatric Coordinator/Registered Dietitian Chris has been a dietitian for nine years specializing in weight loss counseling for both individuals and corporations. He is certified in Adult Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. He is also a certified Lap-Band Total Care Champion. He will use his expertise to help lead you through each step of your Lap-Band journey.



Erin M. Chapman, PA-C

Physician Assistant Erin is a certified physician assistant. She received her Master of Science in Medicine/Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University. Erin has completed the LAP-BAND training course, which allows her to assist patients through the many steps of their LAP-BAND journey.  



Jeffrey Clearwater M.A.,L.L.P.

Limited Licensed Psychologist Jeff has been practicing psychology at Allegan General Hospital for the past 10 years. His responsibilities include child and family therapy as well as general psychology. Additionally, Jeff has had significant experience over the years in the area of psychological assessment for Bariatric as well as Lap Band surgeries. Jeff will help you chart an emotional/behavioral course toward your ultimate goal of good health