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How To Overcome Common Sales Objections In A Weight Loss Practice

 Presented by Karol Clark, MSN, RN
Karol Clark, MSN, RN, is a best-selling author who has a passion for helping physicians integrate effective, profitable weight loss services and retail sales into their practice while improving patient outcomes and enjoying the journey along the way. Her use of non-traditional (easy to implement) medical marketing strategies, along with her dedication to a positive ROI makes her a uniquely different and sought-after weight loss business consultant. Karol is the CEO of Weight Loss Practice Builder and the exclusive membership program for weight loss practitioners, She has more than 20 years of experience working with surgical and medical weight loss patients and assisting physicians build an enjoyable bariatric practice.

Understanding Food Addiction and Practical Ideas for Helping Patients Mange It and Professionals Treat It

 Presented by Dr. Jeremy Clorfene, Ph.D
Jeremy Clorfene, Ph.D., is licensed clinical psychologist who trained at Rush Medical Center in Chicago and now is in private practice in Lincolnshire, IL. He works with adults and older teens treating those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and specializes in health psychology (obesity, diabetes, heart disease), and sports psychology.

Obesity & Sleep Apnea

 Presented by Dr. Mekhala Chandra, MD
Dr. Mekhala Chandra is an Internal medicine board and Obesity medicine certified physician currently practicing in Sacramento, CA. She received her medical degree from BVP University, Pune in India and completed her residency from California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco in 2016.  She also practices hospital-based medicine, works as a consultant, and is a frequent contributor to various media outlets. She has a deep interest in the identification and treatment of metabolic disease and how this condition contributes to increased morbidity and mortality.

How to Future Proof Your Weight Loss Practice for Stability & Growth in 2022 & Beyond

 Presented by Karol Clark, MSN, RN 
Karol Clark, MSN, RN, is a best-selling author who has a passion for helping physicians integrate effective, profitable weight loss services and retail sales into their practice while improving patient outcomes and enjoying the journey along the way. Her use of non-traditional (easy to implement) medical marketing strategies, along with her dedication to a positive ROI makes her a uniquely different and sought-after weight loss business consultant. Karol is the CEO of Weight Loss Practice Builder and the exclusive membership program for weight loss practitioners, She has more than 20 years of experience working with surgical and medical weight loss patients and assisting physicians build an enjoyable bariatric practice.

Medical Aesthetic Options After Weight Loss

Presented by Presented by John Hernried, MD
John Hernried, MD, FACP, of the Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss, discusses medical aesthetic options after weight loss.

Getting to your Patient’s Personal “Why” — Identifying & Employing Motivations for Weight Loss

Presented by Presented by Katie Chapmon, MS, RD
As someone approaches weight loss, it’s sometimes difficult to get on board, stay motivated and in tune. By personalizing the journey and helping your patient discover their inspiration, you’ll help bring their health in focus for the long run. In this webinar, you’ll walk away with tips and tricks on helping someone get to their personal why and using that to motivate their weight loss pathway.

Strategies for Dealing with the Challenging Weight Loss Patient

Presented by Presented by Claudia Huegel, MD
Ever have a weight loss patient in front of you that just cannot seem to get out of their own way? Ever have patients who seem to do everything right but still their weight won’t budge? Many of your patients are coming to you because they need your help and professional expertise but sometimes it can be difficult to deal with these challenging patients. This webinar will review some of the behavioral, emotional, and medical reasons weight management patients get stuck. By the end, you will feel confident that you have strategies and solutions to have your patients walk away with faith in you and themselves to improve their health and their lives.

Hot Summertime Tips for Avoiding Slow Times in your Weight Loss Practice

Presented by Presented by Karol Clark, MSN, RN
While weight loss may not be top of mind for many people in the summer, it doesn’t mean your practice has to experience a lull in weight loss patient visits or revenue. During this webinar, we will share some creative ‘tried and true’ tips for keeping obesity treatment services and products in demand no matter what the season. And, all registrants will receive a checklist of tips with everything in one place for easier implementation!

The Evidence behind Intermittent Fasting and Low Calorie Diets for Weight Loss

Presented by Tonya F. Turner, MPH, RDN, LDN, CSOWM
Intermittent fasting has gained popularity over the last couple of years for its potential health benefits and assistance with weight loss. This talk will be discussing the different approaches to intermittent fasting and how patients can use these approaches to assist with weight loss or maintenance. It will also evaluate the evidence behind intermittent fasting diets to provide clinicians with sound evidence as to pros and cons of using these techniques for their patient populations.

Common Characteristics & Best Practices of Successful Weight Management Programs

Presented by Jay Satinksy
For more than 30 years, Jay Satinsky has worked hands-on with leading health care providers to launch, develop and grow medical obesity treatment programs. As such, he has developed indispensable knowledge and experience in the sales and business aspects of weight management. In his role at Robard Corporation (, Jay works with many of the largest hospital and health care systems in the country, as well as medical weight loss and bariatric surgery providers, commercial and franchise weight loss companies, large group practices and independent physicians. His vast experience in these varied distribution channels allows him to observe and understand the common characteristics and best practices that crossover each segment of a weight management business. The result — to the betterment of all his customers — is actionable, field-tested know-how that has allowed obesity treatment programs to grow and prosper for more than three decades. During this 30-minute webinar, Jay will dive into these commonalities during an event that’s not to be missed by any health care professional treating patients with obesity.

Behavioral Aspects of Obesity Management

Presented by Patrick M. O’Neil, Ph.D.
Transforming a patient’s diet is just one component of a multidisciplinary obesity treatment program. In order for there to be sustained weight loss, incorporating demonstrated behavioral strategies is critical to the program’s success. For this webinar, Medical University of South Carolina’s Dr. Patrick M. O’Neil invites fellow professionals to take a deep dive into behavioral aspects of obesity management.

Do As I Say: How to Handle the Non-Compliant Obesity Patient

Presented by Melinda J. Cail, MD, FAAFP
When it comes to treating obesity, one of the most common challenges health care providers face is patient compliance. During this complimentary 40-minute webinar, Melinda J. Cail, MD, FAAFP, will discuss how to better understand and handle non-compliant patients with obesity.

Practice Productivity: How to do More with Less while Positively Impacting your Team and Patient Weight Loss Outcomes

Presented by Karol Clark, MSN, RN
It happens to nearly everyone: You start your week with great goals, intentions and a plan of action. Then, at the end of the day, it seems as if all you did was put out fires. This cycle can be broken for you, your team and your patients with obesity. And the answer is usually not to throw more resources at the problem. In this complimentary webinar, Weight Loss Practice Builder CEO Karol Clark, MSN, RN, breaks down what practice productivity is all about and how you can do more with less while creating predictable peace and performance for you and your team while improving outcomes for your patients with obesity.

Optimizing Health from the Inside Out: How Daily Stress Impacts Patients Struggling with Weight

Presented by Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD
On this complimentary webinar, Dr. Phillip Snider will discuss how stress, eating, and exercise affect your patients with obesity. He’ll identify ways that stress shapes the habits of your patients, and how it impacts the brain and body. Finally, Snider will review strategies to help you treat your patients struggling with weight effectively by assisting them to overcome their habits, heal their bodies, and prevent further harm.

Safety and Efficacy of a Very Low Calorie Diet on Fatty Liver

Presented by Peter H. Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA
Some obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, are well known, not only in the medical community but also to the greater public. However, other health conditions with equally severe consequences are less frequently discussed — and unfortunately, those at high risk may be unaware of the potential impact. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and/or Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) linked to obesity are prime examples. In this webinar, Peter H. Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA, will discuss both conditions as well as the effects of a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) on patients with NAFLD and NASH.

Exercise Physiology and its Role in Treating Patients with Morbid Obesity

Presented by Nick Graves, BS, ACSM-Exercise Physiologist
Exercise is medicine, and it can help improve the many physiological changes caused by obesity. Join us for this complimentary webinar when INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital’s Exercise Physiologist, Nick Graves, discusses exercise and its countless benefits for your patients with obesity.

Treating Patients with Obesity: Four Pillars of a Successful Weight Loss Program

Presented by Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD
Health care providers on the front lines of obesity treatment face a multitude of challenges; however, there are foundational underpinnings of successful weight management programs that can be employed to drive an effective program for both patients and providers. Join The Guthrie Clinic’s Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD, for a complimentary webinar during which he will share his personal, hands-on experience treating patients with obesity and running a successful medical weight loss program.

The Impact of Obesity and Diabetes on COVID-19 Infection

Presented by John Hernried, MD, FACP
It has been six long months since cities throughout the United States began initiating massive statewide shutdowns to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since then, we have learned a lot about the disease and how it affects humans, but there still remains a great deal that we don’t know. During this complimentary webinar, Dr. John Hernried will review the newest information on the impact of obesity and diabetes on COVID-19 infection.

Obesity Trials: From the Metabolic Ward to the Clinic

Presented by Christopher Case, MD
Review recently published articles conducted in the metabolic wards. Discuss how to translate and implement these conclusions in the obesity clinic with practical weight maintenance and weight loss techniques

Leave Your Feelings at the Door: Handling the Feelings of You and Your Patients While Treating Obesity

Presented by Melinda J. Cail, MD, FAAFP
When it comes to treating patients with obesity, keeping feelings and emotions in check can be daunting for both the patient and health care provider. And, if you’ve ever felt this way, you’re not alone. Combined with the vulnerability that comes with treatment, there are many raw emotions in play. But if you can identify them, and learn how to constructively address them, it can lead to a positive and productive experience all the way around. To assist health care professionals with understanding the complex social, emotional, and physical nature of treating obesity, join Dr. Melinda Cail for this complimentary 30-minute webinar.

Techniques to Improve Obesity Program Retention, Outcomes & Profit

Presented by Christian Zamora
When treating obesity, heath care professionals will often cite retention as one of the biggest challenges they face on the road to better patient outcomes. However, keeping patients with obesity ‘on point’ is just one part of a bigger puzzle in a successful program. Patient retention also affects the profitability of a practice. During this complimentary webinar, Christian Zamora, Director of Marketing & Business Development for The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss, will discuss strategies and tactics to improve retention for better patient outcomes and optimal practice revenue.

Recognizing, Addressing and Treating Obesity in Women’s Health

Presented by Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP
A multitude of women’s health issues, including infertility, perimenopause and depression, can be improved with moderate weight loss. However, health care providers rarely address these issues from that perspective. During this 30-minute webinar, Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP, will discuss how health providers can overcome barriers to discussing weight issues with their patients.

Mindful Eating: How it can help your Patients with Obesity Change their Relationship with Food

Presented by Dr. Claudia Huegel
The effect of mindfulness on health continues to evolve as science delves deeper into the practice. As research and studies continue, how can health care professionals adopt mindfulness – or mindful eating – to help patients with obesity? During this complimentary webinar, Dr. Claudia Huegel reviews the current research.

Weight Loss Maintenance Strategies for Patients with Obesity

Presented by Christopher Case, MD
According to an article featured in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, “long-term weight management of obesity remains a very difficult task, associated with a high risk of failure and weight regain. However, many people report that they have successfully managed weight loss maintenance in the long-term.” In fact, a “multidisciplinary approach based on lifestyle modification has the potential to address several obstacles to reach the optimum long-term management of obesity.” Health care professionals looking learn more about how to improve lasting outcomes for patients with obesity are invited to view this 50-minute complimentary webinar, presented by Christopher Case, MD, a board certified endocrinologist practicing at Jefferson City Medical Group in Missouri.

3 Part Webinar Series: Rescuing Your Practice, Serving Your Patients with Obesity and Creating a Stronger Tomorrow

Presented by Karol Clark, CEO, Author

P1. Keeping Patients with Obesity Emotionally Engaged and on Track During Social Separation

P2. Serving Your Patients with Obesity: Social Messaging in the Age of Social Distancing

P3. Treating Obesity: Ensure Practice Viability Now & Create a Stronger, More Profitable Practice for the Future

Incorporating Medical Weight Loss into your Practice to Increase Satisfaction for you and your Patients

Presented by John Hernreid
As the obesity epidemic grows in scope, the medical treatment of patients with obesity is more vital than ever. Yet beyond improving patient health, quality of life, and outcomes, the benefits of adding medical obesity treatment services to a practice or hospital system are profound. By closing the loop on a referral system that allows health care professionals to consolidate the continuum of care throughout an organization, treating obesity can have a substantial impact on retention, referrals and revenue. During this 45-minute complimentary webinar, Dr. John Hernried – a leading voice in the treatment of obesity – will discuss the importance of addressing this mounting health crisis, and how the advantages of doing so – for both the patient and provider – are too significant to ignore.

Fat Shaming: Undressing the Body Bias in Medicine

Presented by Dr. Jen Caudle
As seen on the TODAY Show, Dr. Oz, CNN, FOX News, Rachael Ray, and more, Dr. Jen Caudle is one of the most visible physicians in America and appears in the homes of millions every week on television and in print discussing health topics. During this 50-minute webinar, Dr. Caudle will discuss “Fat Shaming: Undressing the Body Bias in Medicine,” a critically important topic for all health care providers who treat patients with obesity.

The Business of Bariatrics: Creating a Program that Generates Optimal Outcomes for Your Patients & Profitability for Your Practice

Presented by Karol Clark
Based upon a case study for a weight loss center with a solo practitioner that consistently grosses revenues of $30K-$40K/month, best-selling author Karol Clark will take a deep dive into the business of bariatrics during this 45-minute webinar.

Talking to Patients about Obesity: Opening THAT Conversation

Presented by Angela Golden, DNP, FAANP
Initiating a conversation about a patient’s weight can be challenging. Discussing obesity can be an awkward and difficult conversation for both parties — but the evidence is clear and unavoidable: A health care provider’s recommendation to a patient to address their weight is unquestionably effective. To alleviate some of the potential discomfort in having these talks with your patients, Angela Golden will explore multiple techniques to initiate a conversation with your patients about obesity.

Webinar: The Importance, Safety & Effectiveness of Meal Replacements in the Treatment of Obesity: A Dietitian’s Perspective

Presented by Heather Boyd, RDN, CSOWM, CDE
Heather Boyd, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Weight Management and Obesity, and a Certified Diabetes Educator from Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Medical Weight Loss Program in Frederick, Maryland, discusses the use of meal replacements in the treatment of patients with obesity.

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