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“I am most passionate about patient relationships and sincerely want to help them all live healthier, happier lives.”

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Dr. Melissa Emmerich’s mom was the first person who sparked her interest in health care. After taking an aptitude test, she confirmed it was a good fit. She shadowed various health care providers during her undergraduate years and enjoyed working with a family medicine physician.

“I love the patient relationships,” Dr. Emmerich said. “But I also like to be able to teach, do research, and continuously learn and develop new skills that help people have healthier lives.”

Through her training, she was drawn to women’s health because of the excitement and anticipation of pregnancy and childbirth. Dr. Emmerich found her niche as an obstetrics and gynecology physician because she can be a primary care provider and perform surgery and
deliveries. It was the combination of her interests, and she continued to learn more about health and wellness.

“After many years in obstetrics and gynecology, I found myself encountering more and more patients who needed help with weight management,” she said. “I recognized how excess body weight affects all aspects of a person’s health – physical, psychological, social function, heart disease and cancer risk and more. Thus, 20 years into practice, I stopped doing obstetrics and got board certified in obesity medicine.” 

Dr. Emmerich now sees patients for gynecologic care and medical weight loss management.

“Maintaining a positive outlook is so important,” she said. “I try to share kindness, thankfulness, and optimism with everyone I meet.”

Outside of work, Dr. Emmerich loves outdoor adventures and gardening. She also is passionate about maintaining her personal health with regular fitness activities and healthy eating.

“My family and my faith are my No. 1 priorities,” she said.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI, United States, M.D. 1993

    Residency
    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Portsmouth, VA, United States, Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997

  • Academic Appointments
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology-University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI

    Professional Societies
    American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists American Medical Association

    Board Certifications
    Obstetrics & Gynecology: 1999

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Holistic Care of Women Management of Women's Sexual Health Concerns Menopause Naprotechnology Natural Family Planning Obesity Care and Weight Management

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.9
out of 5 (99 ratings, 32 comments)
4.9
Provider explanations of my problem
4.9
Provider concern for my questions
4.9
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.9
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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March 17, 2023
Had a detailed plan for next steps & seemed passionate to help.
April 25, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is my savior!!! She is excellent & compassionate!!
April 28, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is an excellent dr. who provides the best care to her patients. She explained everything well very knowledgeable cares about patients. Highly recommend her.
May 2, 2023
Very flexible when I was in urgent care with my son & I would have missed my appointment they helped me by doing it over the phone so I could still be seen very appreciative.
May 24, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is the best dr. I have ever seen. Takes the time to completely explain treatment.
June 28, 2023
Very reassuring! Was good to hear options & the risks/expected outcomes of having a surgery.
June 29, 2023
She is my favorite doctor.
July 5, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is a great dr.
July 17, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is amazing. I have never had a provider address and treat my problem well as Dr. Emmerich does
August 11, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is 100% patient focused and upon my first visit she said, "I'm going to get to the bottom of this, I promise." I'm having a chronic issue and she's been very attentive to trying different...view full comment
August 28, 2023
She was a good listener and asked if I had any issues with the pill I currently take.
August 29, 2023
Dr. Emmerich was so compassionate & kind, made me feel better in being able to voice my concerns. She's a wonderful physician! She balances constructive criticism with a lot of love.
September 14, 2023
Always a pleasant and learning experience! Melissa is one of the best -
October 5, 2023
Dr. Emmerich took her time, I did not feel rushed. She addressed my concerns and made needed referrals.
October 13, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is the best all the way around? So glad to have made the connection to have her as my gynecologist doctor
November 3, 2023
Professional, prompt, easy of communication.
November 30, 2023
She was excellent!
November 30, 2023
Dr. Emmerich was wonderful - attentive and had clearly prepped for the appointment.
December 5, 2023
Very good experience. Dr. Emmerich is very nice and always interested in how I am.
December 7, 2023
Dr. Emmerich did not rush me. I felt heard. Thank you!
December 13, 2023
I have always been very pleased with all of my appointments with Dr. Emmerich. She is always on time and she is always very easy to understand when asking questions and giving explanations. She is one of my favorites. I do tell others she's an excellent doctor!
January 3, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is a wonderful, knowledgeable, doctor - I've received excellent care from her over the yrs.
January 5, 2024
Melissa listened to me, researched & listened @ my medical history & made me feel listened to took the time to explain so very KNOWLEDGEABLE & I trust her. Amazing experience - thank you so much.
January 23, 2024
Dr. Emmerich was caring & compassionate from start to finish. I don't want to see anyone but her.
January 29, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is great! I wish she could be my primary care provider. She is very understanding and knowledgeable regarding my appointments... She has very good advice and is able to encourage me. She is never condescending.
March 14, 2024
Dr. Emmerich heard me. Thank you.
April 24, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is amazing. She is caring and knowledgeable. She always takes the time to listen and goes over options that are personalized to me. I recommend her to everyone.
April 26, 2024
Dr. was great...
February 13, 2024
Happy with the quality of which I was cared for.
April 9, 2023
She was very helpful! Described every step she had done.
January 31, 2024
Good!
October 20, 2023
No rating given
Dr. Emmerich is one of the nicest dr.'s in the clinic.
October 20, 2023
No rating given
Dr. Emmerich is one of the nicest dr.'s in the clinic.
January 31, 2024
Good!
April 9, 2023
She was very helpful! Described every step she had done.
February 13, 2024
Happy with the quality of which I was cared for.
March 17, 2023
Had a detailed plan for next steps & seemed passionate to help.
April 25, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is my savior!!! She is excellent & compassionate!!
April 28, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is an excellent dr. who provides the best care to her patients. She explained everything well very knowledgeable cares about patients. Highly recommend her.
May 2, 2023
Very flexible when I was in urgent care with my son & I would have missed my appointment they helped me by doing it over the phone so I could still be seen very appreciative.
May 24, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is the best dr. I have ever seen. Takes the time to completely explain treatment.
June 28, 2023
Very reassuring! Was good to hear options & the risks/expected outcomes of having a surgery.
June 29, 2023
She is my favorite doctor.
July 5, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is a great dr.
July 17, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is amazing. I have never had a provider address and treat my problem well as Dr. Emmerich does
August 11, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is 100% patient focused and upon my first visit she said, "I'm going to get to the bottom of this, I promise." I'm having a chronic issue and she's been very attentive to trying different...view full comment
August 28, 2023
She was a good listener and asked if I had any issues with the pill I currently take.
August 29, 2023
Dr. Emmerich was so compassionate & kind, made me feel better in being able to voice my concerns. She's a wonderful physician! She balances constructive criticism with a lot of love.
September 14, 2023
Always a pleasant and learning experience! Melissa is one of the best -
October 5, 2023
Dr. Emmerich took her time, I did not feel rushed. She addressed my concerns and made needed referrals.
October 13, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is the best all the way around? So glad to have made the connection to have her as my gynecologist doctor
November 3, 2023
Professional, prompt, easy of communication.
November 30, 2023
She was excellent!
November 30, 2023
Dr. Emmerich was wonderful - attentive and had clearly prepped for the appointment.
December 5, 2023
Very good experience. Dr. Emmerich is very nice and always interested in how I am.
December 7, 2023
Dr. Emmerich did not rush me. I felt heard. Thank you!
December 13, 2023
I have always been very pleased with all of my appointments with Dr. Emmerich. She is always on time and she is always very easy to understand when asking questions and giving explanations. She is one of my favorites. I do tell others she's an excellent doctor!
January 3, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is a wonderful, knowledgeable, doctor - I've received excellent care from her over the yrs.
January 5, 2024
Melissa listened to me, researched & listened @ my medical history & made me feel listened to took the time to explain so very KNOWLEDGEABLE & I trust her. Amazing experience - thank you so much.
January 23, 2024
Dr. Emmerich was caring & compassionate from start to finish. I don't want to see anyone but her.
January 29, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is great! I wish she could be my primary care provider. She is very understanding and knowledgeable regarding my appointments... She has very good advice and is able to encourage me. She is never condescending.
March 14, 2024
Dr. Emmerich heard me. Thank you.
April 24, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is amazing. She is caring and knowledgeable. She always takes the time to listen and goes over options that are personalized to me. I recommend her to everyone.
April 26, 2024
Dr. was great...
March 17, 2023
Had a detailed plan for next steps & seemed passionate to help.
April 9, 2023
She was very helpful! Described every step she had done.
April 25, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is my savior!!! She is excellent & compassionate!!
April 28, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is an excellent dr. who provides the best care to her patients. She explained everything well very knowledgeable cares about patients. Highly recommend her.
May 2, 2023
Very flexible when I was in urgent care with my son & I would have missed my appointment they helped me by doing it over the phone so I could still be seen very appreciative.
May 24, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is the best dr. I have ever seen. Takes the time to completely explain treatment.
June 28, 2023
Very reassuring! Was good to hear options & the risks/expected outcomes of having a surgery.
June 29, 2023
She is my favorite doctor.
July 5, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is a great dr.
July 17, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is amazing. I have never had a provider address and treat my problem well as Dr. Emmerich does
August 11, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is 100% patient focused and upon my first visit she said, "I'm going to get to the bottom of this, I promise." I'm having a chronic issue and she's been very attentive to trying different...view full comment
August 28, 2023
She was a good listener and asked if I had any issues with the pill I currently take.
August 29, 2023
Dr. Emmerich was so compassionate & kind, made me feel better in being able to voice my concerns. She's a wonderful physician! She balances constructive criticism with a lot of love.
September 14, 2023
Always a pleasant and learning experience! Melissa is one of the best -
October 5, 2023
Dr. Emmerich took her time, I did not feel rushed. She addressed my concerns and made needed referrals.
October 13, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is the best all the way around? So glad to have made the connection to have her as my gynecologist doctor
October 20, 2023
No rating given
Dr. Emmerich is one of the nicest dr.'s in the clinic.
November 3, 2023
Professional, prompt, easy of communication.
November 30, 2023
She was excellent!
November 30, 2023
Dr. Emmerich was wonderful - attentive and had clearly prepped for the appointment.
December 5, 2023
Very good experience. Dr. Emmerich is very nice and always interested in how I am.
December 7, 2023
Dr. Emmerich did not rush me. I felt heard. Thank you!
December 13, 2023
I have always been very pleased with all of my appointments with Dr. Emmerich. She is always on time and she is always very easy to understand when asking questions and giving explanations. She is one of my favorites. I do tell others she's an excellent doctor!
January 3, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is a wonderful, knowledgeable, doctor - I've received excellent care from her over the yrs.
January 5, 2024
Melissa listened to me, researched & listened @ my medical history & made me feel listened to took the time to explain so very KNOWLEDGEABLE & I trust her. Amazing experience - thank you so much.
January 23, 2024
Dr. Emmerich was caring & compassionate from start to finish. I don't want to see anyone but her.
January 29, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is great! I wish she could be my primary care provider. She is very understanding and knowledgeable regarding my appointments... She has very good advice and is able to encourage me. She is never condescending.
January 31, 2024
Good!
February 13, 2024
Happy with the quality of which I was cared for.
March 14, 2024
Dr. Emmerich heard me. Thank you.
April 24, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is amazing. She is caring and knowledgeable. She always takes the time to listen and goes over options that are personalized to me. I recommend her to everyone.
April 26, 2024
Dr. was great...
April 26, 2024
Dr. was great...
April 24, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is amazing. She is caring and knowledgeable. She always takes the time to listen and goes over options that are personalized to me. I recommend her to everyone.
March 14, 2024
Dr. Emmerich heard me. Thank you.
February 13, 2024
Happy with the quality of which I was cared for.
January 31, 2024
Good!
January 29, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is great! I wish she could be my primary care provider. She is very understanding and knowledgeable regarding my appointments... She has very good advice and is able to encourage me. She is never condescending.
January 23, 2024
Dr. Emmerich was caring & compassionate from start to finish. I don't want to see anyone but her.
January 5, 2024
Melissa listened to me, researched & listened @ my medical history & made me feel listened to took the time to explain so very KNOWLEDGEABLE & I trust her. Amazing experience - thank you so much.
January 3, 2024
Dr. Emmerich is a wonderful, knowledgeable, doctor - I've received excellent care from her over the yrs.
December 13, 2023
I have always been very pleased with all of my appointments with Dr. Emmerich. She is always on time and she is always very easy to understand when asking questions and giving explanations. She is one of my favorites. I do tell others she's an excellent doctor!
December 7, 2023
Dr. Emmerich did not rush me. I felt heard. Thank you!
December 5, 2023
Very good experience. Dr. Emmerich is very nice and always interested in how I am.
November 30, 2023
She was excellent!
November 30, 2023
Dr. Emmerich was wonderful - attentive and had clearly prepped for the appointment.
November 3, 2023
Professional, prompt, easy of communication.
October 20, 2023
No rating given
Dr. Emmerich is one of the nicest dr.'s in the clinic.
October 13, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is the best all the way around? So glad to have made the connection to have her as my gynecologist doctor
October 5, 2023
Dr. Emmerich took her time, I did not feel rushed. She addressed my concerns and made needed referrals.
September 14, 2023
Always a pleasant and learning experience! Melissa is one of the best -
August 29, 2023
Dr. Emmerich was so compassionate & kind, made me feel better in being able to voice my concerns. She's a wonderful physician! She balances constructive criticism with a lot of love.
August 28, 2023
She was a good listener and asked if I had any issues with the pill I currently take.
August 11, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is 100% patient focused and upon my first visit she said, "I'm going to get to the bottom of this, I promise." I'm having a chronic issue and she's been very attentive to trying different...view full comment
July 17, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is amazing. I have never had a provider address and treat my problem well as Dr. Emmerich does
July 5, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is a great dr.
June 29, 2023
She is my favorite doctor.
June 28, 2023
Very reassuring! Was good to hear options & the risks/expected outcomes of having a surgery.
May 24, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is the best dr. I have ever seen. Takes the time to completely explain treatment.
May 2, 2023
Very flexible when I was in urgent care with my son & I would have missed my appointment they helped me by doing it over the phone so I could still be seen very appreciative.
April 28, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is an excellent dr. who provides the best care to her patients. She explained everything well very knowledgeable cares about patients. Highly recommend her.
April 25, 2023
Dr. Emmerich is my savior!!! She is excellent & compassionate!!
April 9, 2023
She was very helpful! Described every step she had done.
March 17, 2023
Had a detailed plan for next steps & seemed passionate to help.

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