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Recognizing, Addressing and Treating Obesity in Women’s Health

Rachel Smith Robard Webinar

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. Why? Join us for a complimentary 30-minute webinar when Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP, will discuss how health providers can overcome barriers to discussing weight issues with their patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and overcome barriers to addressing obesity in patients
  • Understand the impact of obesity across a woman’s lifespan with emphasis on the childbearing years
  • Recognize what is meant by intensive, multi-component behavioral weight management


Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP, is a graduate of University of Illinois, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University. She has ongoing training through Duke University as an Integrative Health and Wellness Coach and through the Institute for Functional Medicine. After a decade of practicing Midwifery in the Quad Cities, she transitioned the focus of her practice to wellness and weight management, acting as the founding Director for Weight Management at The Group, the longest standing OB practice in the metro area. Smith now serves as the weight management Program Coordinator at Discover Health at Sleep Manatee in Bradenton, Florida.

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