AboutDr. Peggy Latare, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kailua, HI, with another office in Honolulu, HI. She has 31 years of experience. Her specialties include Bariatric Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Latare is affiliated with Castle Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Honolulu. She speaks English.
Dr. Peggy Latare 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.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
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Dr. Latare is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Castle Medical Center
640 Ulukahiki St
Kailua, HI 96734
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Honolulu
32 Moanalua Rdg
Honolulu, HI 96818
31 Years Experience
University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
Hennepin County Medical Center