|August 21, 2013
Walter Medlin, MD, FACS, Honored with the Obesity Action Coalition’s “OAC Member of the Year” Award
Billings, MT— Walter Medlin, MD, FACS, Director of Metabolic Surgery at Billings Clinic, was honored with the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) "OAC Member of the Year" award during the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, Rise to the Challenge.
Dr. Medlin is an exemplary OAC member and has gone above and beyond in his efforts to raise awareness of the disease of obesity, increase OAC membership and educate all individuals affected by obesity. Dr. Medlin is also a participating practice in the OAC Sponsored Membership Program where he purchases one-year memberships in the OAC for each of his patients.
Dr. Medlin is a frequent author in the OAC's quarterly publication, Your Weight Matters Magazine and often takes-on difficult topics to educate OAC members. Dr. Medlin has struggled with his weight since first grade, and after performing hundreds of bariatric surgeries, he underwent sleeve gastrectomy in 2008 with outstanding results. In 2011, he joined the OAC in advocating on Capitol Hill for safe and effective treatment options for the disease of obesity.
"Dr. Medlin's efforts have fulfilled every facet of the OAC’s mission to elevate and empower individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. We are infinitely grateful for his support and involvement in the OAC. We congratulate him on winning the award. He truly is the 'OAC Member of the Year,'" said Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN, OAC Chairman.
About the "OAC Member of the Year" Award
This is the highest OAC honor and is awarded to an OAC member who has gone above and beyond to help the OAC. The recipient of this award should be an exemplary OAC member and continually represent the OAC in their efforts to impact the obesity epidemic nationwide.
About the OAC
The OAC is a National nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools. For more information on the OAC, please visit www.ObesityAction.org.