Local Physician Assistant Awarded Prestigious Honor by Obesity Medicine Association

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Local Physician Assistant Awarded Prestigious Honor by Obesity Medicine Association

Downers Grove, Illinois (November 14th, 2019) — The Obesity Medicine Association recently designated Karlijn Burridge, PA-C, MMS as a Fellow of the organization.

Becoming a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is one of the highest honors reserved for those who demonstrate dedication and commitment to the clinical treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases.

Burridge met a list of criteria to become a Fellow of OMA. She has been a member of OMA for over five years and has received extensive education focused on treating obesity in a clinical setting. She also worked to advance the practice of obesity medicine by serving on the Membership Committee, the Professional Outreach committee, the Obesity Algorithm Committee, the Speakers Bureau, and was chair of the NP/PA Committee for two years.

In addition to becoming a Fellow of OMA, Burridge has earned the Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Management and has received the Committee Leadership Award and the Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award from the OMA for her leadership and her work in furthering the field of obesity medicine.

“I am grateful to receive this honor,” Burridge said. “Being a Fellow of OMA allows me to stand out as someone who is passionate about the field and continues to seek new ways to treat obesity successfully.”

“I am able to help my patients overcome this chronic disease and become healthier by using an evidence-based clinical approach,” she added.

Burridge is the Director of Medical Weight Management of LifeWeigh Bariatrics and Wellness Centers in Downers Grove, Illinois. She works every day to help patients lose weight and achieve better overall health. As a member of OMA, Burridge is part of the largest organization of like-minded clinicians dedicated to treating obesity and other obesity-related chronic diseases.

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