Inspire Award Winners

The OPTIFAST Inspire Award recognizes healthcare professionals for their dedication and passion to helping patients lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Inspire Award Winner-Anthony

Anthony Auriemma, M.D., J.D.
Alexian Brothers Weight Loss Solutions
Chicago, IL
During his residency in Family Medicine, Dr. Auriemma saw patients suffer from diseases like diabetes, infertility, cancer and arthritis that were often the direct result of, or made worse by, obesity. Since then, he has made it his mission to help patients achieve long-term, significant weight loss in order to improve their health and enhance their quality of life.
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Janine DiGiacomo, Health Educator
Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Program
Santa Clara, CA

Twenty years ago, Janine chose a profession based on her love for helping others and an unwavering belief that behavior change can happen if you create a safe environment. As a health educator, Janine is dedicated to reaching the weight management population by providing a secure and supportive learning environment, in which her students can confidently and comfortably share old stories and build new ones.
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Madeline Denlinger, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.A.
Center for Advanced Weight Loss
Flemington, NJ

Madeline began her weight loss journey in her late adolescence when she made the decision to be thin and healthy --but, it was no easy task. Like many of her patients, Madeline did not develop a healthy relationship with food until she completed the OPTIFAST program.
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View previous winners
Craig Primack, M.D.
Robert Ziltzer, M.D.
Linda Gromko, M.D.
Cheryl Marco, RD, LDN, CDE
Angela Tran, MD
Kaiser Permanente