A global epidemic: diabetes and obesity

More than half the U.S. population is at risk. Over one billion people across the globe and 170 million people in the US suffer from diet-related diseases including asymptomatic (no symptoms) obesity, type-2 diabetes, and pre-diabetes. All three are now classified as diseases by the American Medical Association. The root cause of these diseases can be traced to eating too many poor quality carbohydrates. Most significant, about 90% of all diabetes is preventable.

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Our mission is remission.

HEALcare® puts obesity, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes into remission

Traditional treatment of diabetes and obesity rely on blood sugar control medications and insulin shots to treat symptoms (the “pills and needles” approach) and rarely put these diseases into remission. HEALcare offers a clinically tested, guided low-carb path that rarely fails to put these diseases into remission. In most cases many of the medications taken prior to the HEALcare program can be reduced or eliminated.

A path to obesity remission

Typical results: Lynne lost 230 pounds

BMI Before HEALcare (370 lbs)

BMI After HEALcare (140 lbs)

“For the first time in my life, I am no longer at war with food, the scales, and best of all, no longer at war with myself. This however, has not always been true” ~Lynne Ivey

An end to pills & needles
after just 7 weeks

Unlike “pills & needles” treatment or retail weight-loss franchises, Healcare can put diabetes into remission. Clinical research shows a dramatic reduction in the need for insulin and sugar-control medications while participating in HEALcare.

To inquire about HEALcare®, please contact us or call (888) 509-9016

The HEAL Medical Leadership Team

Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS

Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Westman is Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is board-certified in Internal and Obesity Medicine. His clinical research in obesity, diabetes, and tobacco includes 90+ peer-reviewed articles. He is Chairman of the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association. He is also a Fellow of the Obesity Society, and a co-editor of a medical textbook on obesity. He is author of NYT bestseller The New Atkins for a New You.

Jacqueline Eberstein, RN

Jacqueline Eberstein, RN

Director of Care Protocol

Jacqueline was the head nurse of Dr. Atkins’ weight-loss clinic and Director of Medical Education at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. She contributed to Dr. Atkins’ books, newsletters, and magazine. She designed the Atkins at Sea Low-Carb Cruise and lectures with the Low-Carb Cruise. She was also Director of Nutrition Information at Atkins Health and Medical Information Services.

Laura Westman, PCC

Laura Westman, PCC

Senior HEALcare Commitment Coach

Laura is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation. She has mentored, coached, and trained coaches around the world, from New York City to Kuala Lumpur. She is the head coach at HEAL Clinics to offer patients solutions to type-2 diabetes and support in a lasting lifestyle shift. Laura has been in the world of Low-Carb diets for more than half of her life.

The HEAL Management Team

Bruce Rossiter

Bruce Rossiter

CEO & Board Chairman

Bruce is a co-founder and CEO of HEAL. He has served on 34 Boards of Directors. He has been a lead hospital administrator, a corporate financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, a senior officer with two national VC funds, and a consultant with McKinsey and Company. Bruce holds a MBA from Tuck at Dartmouth, and a JD and BA from the University of Oklahoma.

Sherry Rossiter Kittle

Sherry Rossiter Kittle

President and HEALcare Commitment Coach

Sherry has been with HEAL from its inception, fulfilling many roles: Executive Associate partnering with the HEAL team, CEO’s Executive Assistant, Social Media Manager, Director of Human Resources, Administrator of the HEALcare Partner Program, and is a HEALcare Commitment Coach. She has her BA from San Diego State University.

Richard Koffler

Richard Koffler

Director of Operations

Richard Koffler’s career includes past president of the Los Angeles Venture Association; past president of The Technology Council of Southern California; advisor to the Wells Fargo Center for Entrepreneurship, Cal State Northridge; and advisor to the California Emerging Technology Fund. Richard graduated with a BS in computer science, MIT, and MS in computer science, UC Berkeley.

Beth Merrill

Beth Merrill

Director of Clinical Partnerships

Beth has 25 years of experience in medical sales and sales training, working in clinic and hospital settings dealing with doctors and administrators, building relationships based on trust and rapport. She has an M.S. degree, and a long-time interest in health and nutrition including following a low-carb diet for many years. She has taught a keto program in her local community of White Bear Lake, MN where she lives with her husband and keto dog.

Ronda Broughton

Ronda Broughton

Director of Marketing

Ronda founded two advertising and marketing agencies. Her agency work has garnered over 200 national and international awards. She has a strong foundation in traditional media, a passion for emerging media and a background in technology. Ronda lives in the heart of Silicon Valley and provides marketing strategy and execution to startups and Fortune 1000 companies.

Ginger Namgostar

Ginger Namgostar

Director of Digital Systems and Procedures

Ginger joined HEAL during its conception in 2014. She started out as the webmaster and quickly took on many other technical and administrative roles including customer relationship management, business operations, marketing strategies, and more. Ginger lives in Sacramento, California with her husband, two teenage boys, and her cats.

Andreas Ramos

Andreas Ramos

Director of Marketing, Digital

Andreas founded two digital marketing agencies, led digital marketing at Acxiom, and was Manager of Global SEO at Cisco. He manages digital marketing for MIT and Harvard. Author of twelve books in SEO, including three best sellers. He graduated from Universität Heidelberg, Germany. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

Dana Carpender

Dana Carpender

Low-Carb Recipe Editor

Dana has been writing for more than twenty years about low-carb nutrition: +2,500 recipes, 21 cookbooks, hundreds of articles, and many ebooks. Dana creates varied and satisfying cuisine with minimal carb load. More than a million books sold and she still has ideas left to try! Dana lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and pets, all happy and healthily fed.

Melvin Peña

Melvin Peña

Social Media Manager

Melvin joined the HEAL team in 2017 as its social media manager. Most recently, he was a search engine optimization specialist for popular pet lifestyle websites and wrote feature articles for Dogster magazine. He holds Masters degrees in English Literature from Notre Dame and Northwestern. He lives in the Raleigh-Durham area, where his interests include art and karaoke.

Daria Nikolaeva

Daria Nikolaeva

Marketing Assistant

Daria is a seasoned Digital Marketing expert who has successfully worked with a multitude of start-ups, including Biotech, Healthcare, SaaS, Marketing Automation, and Enterprise Software. She joined HEAL Clinics as an Executive Associate, working with HEAL’s Director of Digital Systems and Procedures. She provides assistance in many areas, including web maintenance. Daria holds a B.S. with honors in Business & Marketing from Menlo College.

The HEAL Board of Directors

Bruce Rossiter

Bruce Rossiter

CEO & Board Chairman

Bruce is a co-founder and CEO of HEAL. He has served on 34 Boards of Directors. He has been a lead hospital administrator, a corporate financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, a senior officer with two national VC funds, and an associate with McKinsey and Company. Mr. Rossiter holds a MBA from Tuck at Dartmouth, and a JD and BA from the University of Oklahoma.

Eric Westman, MD, MHS

Eric Westman, MD, MHS

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Westman is Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is board-certified in Internal and Obesity Medicine. His clinical research in obesity, diabetes, and tobacco includes 90+ peer-reviewed articles. He is Chairman of the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association. He is also a Fellow of the Obesity Society, and a co-editor of a medical textbook on obesity. He is author of NYT bestseller The New Atkins for a New You.

Jeffry N. Gerber, MD

Jeffry N. Gerber, MD

Board of Directors

Dr. Gerber is a board-certified family physician and directs South Suburban Family Medicine in Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor” with an emphasis on longevity, wellness, prevention, and treatment programs using a low-carb approach. He speaks frequently about the importance of a low-carb lifestyle to patients, the community, and health care professionals. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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