WILLMAR — The Minnesota Medical Association awarded Dr. Kathryn Duevel, of Carris Health in Willmar, with the President's Award.

The award is given to a physician who has given much of his or her free time to help improve the association. Duevel received the award Sept. 20 at the annual conference.

Duevel first began her medical career as a veterinarian before returning to medical school to become a obstetrician-gynecologist. She also earned her master's in health care delivery science.

She has worked in the Willmar area for 20 years, has been active in fighting opioid abuse and was on the first MNsure board.