Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Bariatric Physicians Group Honors Michael Steelman

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Bariatric Physicians Group Honors Michael Steelman

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Michael Steelman has been named Bariatrician of the Year by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He also is the association's president-elect.

Bariatrics is the medical specialty devoted to the care of overweight and obese patients. Steelman was honored at the society's annual symposium in Las Vegas.

He has practiced in Oklahoma City since 1978. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and served as a trustee of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians from 1988-91 and as vice president from 1991-93. . . Eddie McElroy, director of The Referral Center for Alcohol and Drug Services, has been chosen as Professional of the Year by the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor Certification Board at its 16th annual meeting. He has been executive director of The Referral Center, 1215 NW 25th St., since it was incorporated in 1981.

The Referral Center has a program of detoxification and treatment for persons with problems from the use of alcohol and drugs. . . Kevin Langkiet has been promoted to chief clinical transplant specialist at The Oklahoma Transplantation Institute, part of Baptist Medical Center.

Langkiet has been on the Baptist Medical Center staff since April 1991. In his new position, he is responsible for providing leadership and management for the transplant unit in addition to tracking statistics, performing basic transplant client research and coordinating support staff and providing nursing care to the transplant client. . . Todd E. Wright has joined the Oklahoma City Clinic. . . Deb E. Atchley of Edmond was awarded an accreditation recognition by the American Society of Health Care Marketing and Public Relations at a conference in San Francisco. She was one of only four professionals recognized at the meeting. The Society has awarded only 20 accreditations from the 3,200 total membership.

Atchley is senior marketing and public relations consultant and national practice leader for Quorum Health Resources Inc., a Nashville-based company with an office at 6401 Edmond Rd. in Edmond. Quorum manages 10 hospitals in Oklahoma. . . Lori Hansen, who has her office at 4901 Richmond Square, was in New York recently to discuss aspects of facial plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation with beauty editors of Glamour, Longevity, New Woman, New Beauty and Mademoiselle magazines. She was the guest of the Collagen Corp.

Hansen and two other doctors have completed a "documercial" for Collagen with television personality Kathleen Sullivan. It will be airing throughout the country. The filming took place in both New York and Oklahoma City. . . Meridian-Midwest City Occupational Health Center, an affiliate of Baptist Medical Center, has opened at 2820 Parklawn Dr., to provide occupational medical services for employers. …

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