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Barriers to Access Medical Care for Patients with Obesity

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Presented by Joynita R. Nicholson, DO, AOBFP, DABOM, FOMA

This webinar highlights the major challenges patients with obesity experience when they pursue medical care to improve their health. If obesity is not properly addressed, our nation will continue to lose valuable lives precipitously and our health system will continue to lose billions of dollars each year. Attendees will be enlightened with impactful strategies they can implement into their practices to promote a positive work environment, produce a positive patient experience and provide better care for patients with this chronic disease.
Learning Objectives Include:
·       Help attendees gain an understanding of options for medical care that are available to patients with obesity
·       Increase awareness of barriers that prevent patients with obesity from receiving the medical care they need
·       Inform attendees how they can help break barriers that prevent patients with obesity from having access to medical care


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.

ABOUT THE HOST: Hundreds of nationally recognized hospitals and physicians trust Robard’s medically-supervised programs and nutrition products to successfully treat patients with obesity. To learn more, visit us online at, email us at, or call (800) 222-9201.

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