Joel C. Robertson received from Ferris State University his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 1974.
He also received his Pharm.D. from the University of Michigan in 1975.
Joel C. Robertson received from Ferris State University his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 1974. During his course of study, Robertson received additional training in psychology and philosophy.
He also received his Pharm.D. from the University of Michigan in 1975. Robertson wrote his own program, enabling him to explore his interest in the brain and its relationship to behavior while taking courses through the Medical School curriculum. Robertson’s specialty area is neuropharmacology, but he also completed specific training areas focused on psychiatry and cardiovascular pharmacology.
Robertson also completed postgraduate studies, including courses at Harvard University, in chemical dependency and family system therapies.
Robertson Institute was created in 1978. As President of the Institute, Robertson has consulted with Fortune 100 companies and lectured for the American Medical Association, as well as other national and international associations/organizations. He has consulted for professional athletic programs and major corporations throughout the world, including the Detroit Red Wings, Leo Burnett Co, General Motors, Fuji, Dow Corning, United Airlines, Black Dot, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
From 1978 through 1984, Robertson started two inpatient facilities, three outpatient and day care facilities, and consulted with over 30 inpatient/outpatient chemical dependency and psychiatric facilities. In 1978, Robertson was contracted to provide inpatient chemical dependency services for Bay Medical Center within five years. By the third year of operation, the program took over a 100-bed hospital facility and provided inpatient, outpatient and day care services for the community.
In 1982, after seeing more than 10,000 patients, Robertson started a private practice specializing in his treatment philosophies, which eventually expanded to include two medical practices and 22 on-staff clinicians.
He also worked at Gladwin Hospital in Gladwin, Michigan as Director of Clinical Services. There he managed the Laboratory, Radiology, Emergency, Physical Therapy, Toxicology and Pharmacy services. Within six months, Robertson developed a chemical dependency and 30-bed psychiatric sub-acute care facility and created the Director of Regional Health Center position to supervise the medical, psychological and counseling staffs.
In addition, Robertson has been a creator of training videotapes and audiocassette programs on behavioral topics and family issues. He is also the author of "Help Yourself" (1992). Robertson has also been a contributor to books, including "The Question Book", edited by Bobb Biehl (1993) and "Family Matters Handbook" (1994), and periodicals, including "Today’s Better Life", "Health Confidential", "American Journal of Preventive Psychiatry and Neurology", etc.
Joel C. Robertson has been a producer of more than three-hundred-fifty television programs dealing with compulsive disorders and lifestyle adjustment problems, including the series "Peak Performance Living" in 1996. He has also been a guest on television and radio programs.
Throughout his professional career, Robertson has twice been involved with special requests from the Department of Defense to work with high-stress situations, including the Central Command Network in Panama and at the Pentagon as a consultant for five-star generals. He has also been an expert witness in several court cases, including consulting with the Attorney General’s office of Michigan and the Michigan Supreme Court.
In 2002 Robertson created RRI as a non-profit organization whose focus is research and development.
Two years later Robertson created the NxOpinion company to develop NxOpinion 3.0 diagnostic software. NxOpinion 3.0 is a software suite designed especially for rural healthcare needs. It has been designed by and for healthcare workers, physicians, and governments to provide multiple, easy to use features that attempt to encapsulate most of the needs of basic healthcare in the rural and remote areas of the world. The same year Robertson founded Robertson Brain Health to provide his proprietary brain chemistry and wellness programs. The Robertson brain chemistry programs are utilized throughout the United States, Australia and other parts of the world.
Besides, the Robertson Family Foundation was created in 2007 in order to provide the Robertson Family an avenue to provide support to the poor and underserved in the United States and worldwide.
In 2010, as President and CEO, Robertson transformed NxOpinion, LLC into RGHS as a publicly traded company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Robertson Health Services, Inc (RHS). Robertson serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Quotations: "My primary motivation in writing is a desire to take my experience of twenty years and interviews with more than ten-thousand people to the general public. Brain chemistry technology is a fascinating, yet complicated subject. Providing readers with information, which I refer to as ‘self-care’, enables them to know more about themselves. This knowledge base allows them the ability to make better choices."
Joel C. Robertson and his wife, Vickie, whom he married on June 6, 1981, live in Michigan and have 3 daughters, Nicole, Heidi, Brooke, all of whom are part of the family business and share Joel's compassion, drive to positively impact and save lives around the world.