Meet Our Team

Dr. David Dargis

David J. Dargis, D.O., FACOS

Dr. David Dargis has been a General Surgeon for over 22 years and is a recipient of the Allegan Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Professional of the Year. 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 laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure, which Dr. Dargis regards as the safest, 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


Chris Childers, M.S., RD

Bariatric Coordinator/Registered Dietitian Chris has been a dietitian for 17 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 baratric journey.

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

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