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  • Treat Chronic Conditions

    Reduce obesity related comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea and more.

  • Improve Quality
    of Life

    Robard’s obesity treatment programs show marked improvement in patients’ quality of life through lasting lifestyle changes and helping to reduce chronic conditions.

  • Proven Programs

    We provide extensive staff training and patient education materials, protocols, insurance billing and reimbursement education and support, business development services, and more, for the lifetime of our relationship — all at no additional cost.

  • Quality Products

    Robard has a full line of nutritionally complete products that complement our weight management programs, including delicious meal replacements, protein bars, snacks, and much more—at prices that are among the best in the industry. Products are distributed through Robard’s partners. We do not sell directly to patients.

  • Evidence-based Medical Protocols

    Robard’s comprehensive Bariatric Medical Protocols, developed by leaders in the weight management field, guide physicians in the treatment of obese patients. Coexisting condition-specific medical protocols, covering diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and kidney disease, are also provided.

  • Increase Revenue

    Leverage current resources to grow your business, revenue and profits by cultivating long-term patient engagement and providing comprehensive care in a radically changing medical marketplace. Robard also offers insurance billing and reimbursement education and support.

Health and Business Benefits for Implementing an Obesity Treatment Program

Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

A Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) program is a medically supervised, ketogenic weight loss program for patients who are moderately to morbidly obese. Candidates for the program have a BMI over 30 or over 27 with comorbidities, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and high cholesterol. In general, a VLCD is appropriate for women approximately 40 pounds or more overweight and men approximately 50 pounds or more overweight. Patients experience weight loss of 3-5 lbs per week. Meal replacements are utilized as the sole source of nutrition during active weight loss. Robard offers two comprehensive VLCD programs, the New Direction System® and the NutriMed® Weight Loss Program.

Low Calorie Diet (LCD)

A Low Calorie Diet (LCD) program is a non-ketogenic program for individuals with less than 40 pounds to lose or for those who are unable to commit to a VLCD program. It is medically supervised or clinician directed. Patients experience weight loss of 2-3 lbs per week. A LCD incorporates grocery foods with meal replacement products or protein supplements. Robard offers two comprehensive LCD programs: the New Direction System® LCD and Advanced Health Systems®.

Our Programs

  • New Direction

    The New Direction System gives medical professionals the ability to successfully treat obesity within their practice and hospitals by integrating individualized treatment services for new or existing obese patients.

    • Medically-supervised by a team of healthcare professionals led by a physician
    • A multidisciplinary program of behavior modification, nutrition education, physical activity and group support to reinforce lasting lifestyle changes
    • Nutritionally complete meal replacements replace grocery food intake for several weeks or months depending on patient’s goal
    • Health benefits typically include a reduction in comorbid conditions, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, lower serum cholesterol and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints
    • Program includes medical, diabetic and bariatric protocols
    • Program includes medical, diabetic and bariatric surgery protocols
  • NutriMed

    The NutriMed Weight Loss Program is a time-tested, well-documented protocol of medically supervised weight loss designed for patients with a BMI over 30 or over 27 with existing comorbidities.

    • It is a restricted eating plan used for accelerated weight loss
    • Utilizes a wide variety of nutritional supplements to replace grocery food intake for several weeks or months depending on each patient’s goals
    • Nutrition, behavior, and exercise re-education are emphasized to reinforce lasting lifestyle changes
    • Health benefits typically include a reduction in comorbid conditions, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, lower serum cholesterol and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints
    • Helps maximize surgical outcomes and enhance total wellness by providing nutritional support, exercise modules, and behavior counseling to pre- and post-surgical patients
    • Available as a VLCD. Modified VLCD and LCD programs are also offered

Quality Products

Robard has a full line of high quality protein products with vitamins and minerals to support healthy metabolism and lean muscle mass during weight loss. These proteins supply the proper balance of amino acids and nitrogen essential for protein synthesis and many other metabolic functions so weight loss is effective and safe. All of our medical products are also low in carbohydrates and fat to facilitate the release of stored fat.

Each meal replacement and protein supplement undergoes an extensive quality assurance review and analysis to ensure each product is delivering high quality nutrition at the labeled level. All of our products meet the Federal Code of Regulation requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices and NLEA/DSHEA labeling of Food Products and Dietary Supplements. Nutritionally designed by our food scientist professionals and reviewed by physicians, our wide variety of products, flavors and meal plans allow you to tailor a weight loss regimen to meet the precise needs of each patient — at prices that are among the best in the industry. Products are distributed through Robard’s partners. We do not sell directly to dieters.

The Financial Benefits of Treating Obesity for Medical Providers