Senator Dan Feyen Recognized as Wisconsin Dermatological Society Legislator of the Year

The Wisconsin Dermatological Society has recognized Wisconsin Sen. Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac) as the organization’s Legislator of the Year for his leadership on critical health care policy during the 2023-24 legislative session. The award recognizes state lawmakers who champion the Wisconsin Dermatological Society mission to promote and strengthen the practice of Dermatology and the delivery of quality medical care in Wisconsin. Feyen was recently presented the award at the Dermatology & Cosmetic Physicians clinic in West Bend, WI. The clinic is owned by Wisconsin Dermatological Society member Burt Steffes, MD.

“The Wisconsin Dermatological Society is thrilled to recognize Sen. Feyen with our Legislator of the Year award. Our members understands that policy decisions made at the State Capitol can help promote health, prevent disease, and strengthen patient safety, and we greatly appreciated Sen. Feyen’s work to improve medical care in Wisconsin,” said Alex Means, M.D., President-Elect of the Wisconsin Dermatological Society. “We are extremely grateful for his efforts in the State Capitol to preserve quality care and patient safety and his commitment to a healthier Wisconsin. His leadership on key health care policy issues benefit both patients and providers across the state.”

During the recently completed legislative session, Feyen supported efforts to expand access to quality care and strengthen Wisconsin’s health care workforce, but also took a courageous stand against legislation that would have expanded the role of mid-level health care practitioners without requiring necessary clinical experience and ensuring patient safety. Feyen also took key votes in favor of critical preventive health legislation, such as a bill signed into law that requires 16- and 17-year-olds to obtain parental consent before using tanning beds at commercial tanning facilities. The use of tanning beds is directly linked to skin cancer and young people are at a higher risk of skin damage.

“I’m honored to be awarded the Legislator of the Year award from the Wisconsin Dermatology Society, and I’m happy to partner with them in promoting their support for quality health care and prevention,” said Feyen. “I want to ensure the citizens of Wisconsin have top notch dermatological care, and I’m glad I can work with the Wisconsin Dermatological Society in these efforts.”Feyen, who was first elected to the Senate in 2016, is the Senate Assistant Majority Leader and serves on several key committees, including as chairman of the Economic Development and Technical Colleges Committee. He currently represents the 18th Senate District, which includes the cities of Oshkosh and Fond du Lac, but due to legislative redistricting will be running for reelection this fall in the 20th Senate District. The district stretches from Fond du Lac south into Ozaukee and Washington Counties.

The Wisconsin Dermatological Society is a professional medical society comprised of board-certified Dermatologists committed to furthering the advancement of Dermatology and promoting quality medical care for patients in Wisconsin.