Barriers to Access Medical Care for Patients with Obesity
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Joynita R. Nicholson, DO, AOBFP, DABOM, FOMA, is an award-winning, passionate Bariatric Medicine Physician who received her medical degree and her Academic Leadership Fellowship from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Obesity Medicine (ABOM) and Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (AOBFP). She is no stranger to breaking barriers; Dr. Nicholson has patiently pioneered a 10-year bureaucratic process to integrate Obesity Medicine into patient care in her health care market culminating into the opening of the first centralized Bon Secours St Mary’s Weight Management Center in Richmond, VA — combining medical and surgical services — where she serves as the first Obesity Medicine Director.