Dr Brian Santin of Ohio Vein & Vascular, based in Wilmington, was recognized by the Ohio Senate recently for his work on patient and physician advocacy issues in recent years. This is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an individual physician who has gone beyond their primary role of providing clinical treatment to their patients by advocating for the well-being of their profession, patients, and communities in which they serve. Senators Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) and Bob Peterson (R-Washington Courthouse) specifically recognized Dr Santin for his efforts.
“Dr. Santin is an invaluable resource for information on health care policy and someone who lawmakers from both political parties can look to for straightforward counsel on ways we, as a state, can improve health outcomes for Ohioans,” said Peterson. “We are especially proud that he has chosen to practice medicine at our very own Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington.”
Dr Santin was heavily involved in the passage of the medical marijuana legislation last year and served at the pleasure of House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) on the House Task Force on Medical Marijuana. The vascular surgeon also testified before the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services in recent years to oppose changes to healthcare delivery to patients who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Dr Santin also serves as an At-Large Councilor for the Ohio State Medical Association and as Membership Committee Chair for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
“I am incredibly humbled by this phenomenal honor. There is a lot to debate in healthcare and I firmly believe that by advocating & communicating the challenges patients and physicians face locally, at the state level, and nationally is not only the right thing to do, it is the most important way we will make progress to provide high quality healthcare” said Dr Santin.