AboutDr. Karen Mcfarlane, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Port Huron, MI. She has 12 years of experience. Her specialties include Bariatric Medicine and General Surgery. Dr. Mcfarlane is affiliated with McLaren Port Huron Hospital, Marlette Community Hospital and Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Karen Mcfarlane has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Dr. Mcfarlane is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
McLaren Port Huron Hospital
1221 Pine Grove Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
Marlette Community Hospital
2770 Main St
Marlette, MI 48453
Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
620 Byron Rd
Howell, MI 48843
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron
2601 Electric Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
McKenzie Memorial Hospital
120 N Delaware St
Sandusky, MI 48471
12 Years Experience
University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2004