Dr. Katherine Emershad MD

  • Bariatric Medicine Tempe, AZ

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Dr. Katherine Emershad, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tempe, AZ, with other offices in Scottsdale, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ. She has 13 years of experience. Her specialties include Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Emershad is affiliated with Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea. She speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Katherine Emershad has the following 1 area of expertise and 1 specialty.

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

Arizona State University

451 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281

Arizona State University

11641 E Bloomfield Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

8550 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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