W. Allen Rader, MD, of Boise ID, Awarded Highest Honor by Obesity Medicine Association
Nomination as a Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the highest honor of the organization, bestowed upon clinicians who have made significant ongoing contributions to OMA or the field of obesity medicine during many years of service.
Rader earned the Master Fellow designation because of his contributions to the OMA and his 20 years of service to patients afflicted with overweight and obesity. He has been a member of OMA for 20 years and has served in multiple positions at the national level including Board of Trustee’s, Secretary/Treasurer, Overweight and Obesity Evaluation and Management Guidelines task force Chairman, State Medical Board Task Force Chairman, and has for several years presented and lectured across the United States on numerous topics for the OMA. In May of 2013 he was invited to present in Lyon, France to the European Society of Obesity Medicine
In addition to becoming a Master Fellow of OMA, Rader has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
“I am passionate about the field of obesity medicine and grateful to receive Master Fellow status in an organization committed to growing my field,” Rader said. “Obesity is a chronic disease affecting thousands in Idaho alone. As an obesity medicine clinician, I make a difference every day in the lives of my patients. I am excited to see the growth and interest in obesity medicine as a career field for clinicians.”
“Becoming a Master Fellow of OMA demonstrates that I have the expertise to effectively treat and reduce obesity,” he added.
Dr Rader is the president of Idaho Weight Loss, which has 4 locations in Idaho. Along with his associate physicians – Dr. Mary Hafer, Dr. Michelle Freshwater and Dr. Brad Gilman – Dr. Rader works every day to help patients lose weight and achieve better overall health. As a member of OMA, headquartered in Denver CO., Dr Rader is part of the largest organization of like-minded clinicians dedicated to treating obesity and other obesity-related chronic diseases.