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

President & 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.

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.

Melanie Miller, LPN

Melanie Miller, LPN

Director of Engagement

Melanie has spent 15 years as a business growth specialist, where she handles appearances, marketing & social media for former NFL Athletes and corporations. Prior to working with HEAL, Melanie turned her weight loss passion into a mission which has helped thousands of people to lose weight and jump start obesity programs in West Virginia & all over the country.

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.

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. See andreas.com.

Kim Yarbrough, RN

Kim Yarbrough, RN

Director of Clinic Location and Setup

Kim is a registered nurse with over twenty years of clinical experience. She has been the director of four occupational clinics and health services manager for Cargill. She is currently at Bronson Healthcare Group as Supervisor of Occupational Health. She is an advocate for health and wellness through good nutrition and exercise. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Sherry Rossiter Kittle

Sherry Rossiter Kittle

Executive Associate 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.

Ginger Namgostar

Ginger Namgostar

Webmaster and Executive Associate

Ginger joined HEAL as the webmaster and quickly took on administration roles, social media, marketing, and a number of other executive tasks. She is also the friendly voice that greets you when you call with questions or to schedule an appointment. Ginger lives in Sacramento, California with her husband, two teenage boys, and her cats.

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.

Kelly Isabell

Kelly Isabell

Director of Relationship Marketing

Kelly is co-founder of HEAL Global Legacy, a relationship marketing company of which HEAL is a co-owner with seven other HGL relationship marketers. As a breast cancer survivor, she is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles. Kelly has extensive experience in relationship marketing, which is applied to HEAL’s Lyoness rewards card to provide discounts for HEAL patients.

Tuan Nguyen

Tuan Nguyen

Director of Corporate Wellness Programs

Tuan has over 15 years of healthcare experience in corporate human resources including the management of health and wellness programs as director of HR at a global biomedical device company.  This experience led Tuan to a significant realization: Most corporate wellness programs do not effectively improve employee health because they focus on exercise, activity and caloric restriction instead of nutrition and hormonal regulation.

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

President & 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.

Fred Barr

Fred Barr

Vice Chairman of the Board

Dr. Barr has 40 years of experience at some of the world’s largest energy companies, including Halliburton and Schlumberger, in senior management, research, and development in geophysics. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal from the Society of Exploration Geophysics for significant technical innovation. Dr. Barr has BS, MS, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

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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