Dr. Christina Richards MD

  • Bariatric Medicine Salt Lake City, UT

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About

Dr. Christina Richards, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Salt Lake City, UT, with another office in Salt Lake City, UT. She has 24 years of experience. Her specialties include Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Richards is affiliated with Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. She speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Christina Richards has the following 3 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Bariatric Medicine

Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

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Locations & Directions

Surgical Weight Loss Center of Utah

24 S 1100 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Christina Gail Richards MD

1046 E 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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