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For Immediate release
August 18, 2013
 
For More Information:
James Zervios
Director of Communications
(800) 717-3117
 
Christopher Still, DO, FACP, FACN, Honored with the
Obesity Action Coalition’s “Healthcare Provider Advocate of the Year” Award
 
Danville, Pennsylvania resident Christopher Still, DO, FACP, FACN, was honored with the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) "Healthcare Provider Advocate of the Year" award during the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, Rise to the Challenge.
 
As a founding member of the OAC National Board of Directors, Dr. Still was instrumental in laying the ground work for the development of the OAC. He has advocated for safe and effective treatment options for the disease of obesity on Capitol Hill and is a proud member of the OAC Sponsored Membership Program where he purchases one-year OAC memberships for all of his patients. Dr. Still has dedicated his life and career to helping individuals affected by obesity. 
 
Dr. Still has been studying developments in obesity and nutrition support for nearly two decades. He directs the Geisinger Center for Nutrition and Weight Management as well as their Obesity Research Institute. His interest in weight-loss comes from his personal experiences with obesity. Dr. Still once weighed 385 pounds, and losing the weight was a life and career-changing experience. Dr. Still is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Nutrition and the American College of Nutrition, among others.
 
“Dr. Still is extremely deserving of this award. He has stood side-by-side with the OAC as we continue to fight for those affected by obesity. His knowledge and contributions to the OAC have truly shaped the organization, our educational resources and more. We are grateful for his efforts and congratulate him on winning," said Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN, OAC Chairman.
 
About the "Healthcare Provider Advocate of the Year" Award
A brand new award for 2013 - the "Healthcare Provider Advocate of the Year" award is given to a healthcare provider who is a tireless advocate for patients, the OAC and the cause of obesity. The recipient is someone who has incorporated the OAC into their everyday practice or standard of care for their patients.
 
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.
 
About the Your Weight Matters Convention
The Your Weight Matters Convention is a national convention focused on providing individuals with quality, evidence-based education on weight and its impact on health. For more information on the Convention, please visit www.YWMConvention.com.
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