Robard Corporation Welcomes Valerie Sutherland, MD, to New Direction Medical Advisory Panel

Robard is excited to announce a new member to our New Direction Medical Advisory Panel – Dr. Valerie Sutherland, founder, CEO and CMO of Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness in Tacoma, Washington! Dr. Sutherland began pursuing weight management several years ago after becoming frustrated with her patients’ health not improving. Since she partnered with Robard and began using the New Direction Weight Loss System, she transitioned to medical weight management full time, founded Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness, and has since opened several new centers, with her patients having lost a combined total of nearly 30,000 pounds! Results certainly speak for themselves, and we are so excited to have Dr. Sutherland onboard.

"Dr. Sutherland is a visionary with a deep understanding and compassion for treating obesity," said Stephanie Errigo, Vice President of Marketing at Robard Corporation. "Her passion and dedication in seeing that her patients ‘get better,’ by freeing them of medications, sleep apnea, diabetes, depression and high blood pressure, for example, and hearing them feel more optimistic about their health is most impressive and why we're thrilled to have her join our team."

As the Leaders in Weight Management, Robard Corporation takes seriously our commitment not just to creating high-quality nutritional products, but also to better health outcomes for your patients through our comprehensive medical protocols. Our protocols are unparalleled in the industry, thanks to our esteemed Medical Advisory Panel who have remained essential partners to Robard and have offered their expertise as medical professionals to review our protocols for their effectiveness and safety.

Dr. Sutherland joins our established MAP team members John Hernried, MD, FACP, Christopher Case, MD, Peter H. Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA, and Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD, who also have grown immensely successful businesses in medical weight loss and changed countless lives over the years. The members of Robard’s Medical Advisory Panel are well respected, highly trained experts in the field of obesity treatment who actively treat overweight and/or obese patients. In addition to continually reviewing and enhancing our obesity treatment protocols, they consult with Robard customers to advance modern approaches for evidenced-based patient management and treatment.

"I am so honored to join the esteemed members of the Medical Advisory Panel,” said Sutherland. “I have learned so much over the last four years from them and I look forward to being a part of the future of obesity treatment with the Robard team. It’s clear that the treatment programs offered for obesity and diabetes need to take a much larger role in the health care of Americans and I am passionate about doing what I can to help."

Click here to learn more about Dr. Sutherland and the rest of our Medical Advisory Panel!

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