Rovenia "Dr. Ro" Brock, PhD

Medical Weight Loss Specialist located in Gadsden, AL

About Dr. Ro

Rovenia Brock, PhD is a leading nutrition coach, an award-winning health journalist and a national television personality known for her easy-to-apply healthy-living tips for women and families. Dr. Ro helps MASC: Medical Aesthetic Skin Care patients with their weight loss efforts: she helps them form their individual plans to shed excess weight and maintain their success. She is the author of Dr. Ro’s Ten Secrets To Livin’ Healthy and an award-winning health journalist and television personality known for her easy-to-apply diet, fitness, and health advice for women and families.

As a leading nutrition coach for over 2 decades, she was named by More and Consumer Health Magazines as one of the nation’s top 5 nutritionists. She pens a health Column America’s Nutrition Coach, for the National Newspaper Publishers Association, that is distributed to 200 African American newspapers nationwide. Dr. Ro has served as the resident nutritionist and blogger for, the leading health source for women and families online, and joins President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey on the Ebony Power 100 List of the Most Influential African Americans (2010 and 2011).

She is the Dr. Oz Show Nutrition Coach who helped over a half-million Americans lose more than 5 million pounds and serves on the Dr. Oz Medical Advisory Board for the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Ro also serves as a nutrition coach to the Meredith Vieira Show and has held the same post on The View, helping Sherri Shepherd lose weight for her infamous on-camera swimsuit reveal. She contributed to “Anderson Live” Anderson Coooper’s Daytime Talk Show where she helped obese teenagers and families lose weight to gain their lives back. Dr.Ro has contributed to NBC’s Today ShowThe CBS Early ShowGood Morning America, and to National Public Radio. She served as lead nutrition coach, to TV-One’s Makeover Manor where she also hosted Livin’ Healthy with Dr. Ro. As the go-to nutrition coach to real people and celebrities nationwide, Dr. Ro has been featured in O Magazine,Quick & SimpleSelfEbonyEssenceThe Dallas Morning NewsMemphis Commercial Appeal and numerous national publications. Her book is recommended by USA Today & New York Daily News as a “must-have” to slim down. Dr. Ro begins a new chapter of her career this year when she hosts/executive produces a new TV series “The Dr. Ro Show”, a platform she hopes will help her to change even more lives. On the show, Dr. Ro serves up her fresh perspective on the latest developments in health, nutrition, fitness, and relationships.

Having lost her mother to stomach cancer at age nine, Dr. Ro has researched and written extensively about ways to break bad health habits—from eating high-calorie comfort foods and resisting exercise to giving up on health goals and taking on the negativity of saboteurs. In her quest to save a generation from early death and preventable disease, her passion recently led her to create a DVD series “Dr. Ro’s Fit Kidz” to teach children fun ways to embrace nutrition and fitness for healthier lifestyles.

Dr. Ro holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences, a MS Degree in Community Nutrition and Broadcast Journalism from Howard University, and a BS degree in Foods and Nutrition from Virginia State University. As an award winning nutritionist she has received many awards, including the from The National Medical Association, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, and is the recipient of Howard University’s Most Distinguished PhD alumnae award (1998 and 2002).

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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ro at MASC: Medical Aesthetic Skin Care, please call the office or request an appointment using the online booking tool.