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

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.9
out of 5 (67 ratings, 18 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

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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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January 4, 2021
I am so glad to be back under her care. She is so knowledgeable and she let me know about my exam. She is so kind.
May 20, 2021
I have already recommended Dr. Emmerich to several people. She listened to me and my concerned. Assured me we would get to the problem.
June 11, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding.
October 18, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is an outstanding. Compassionate and very knowledgeable doctor.
October 21, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful. She listens to what I have to say, she cares about any problems, she explains what her plan of action is and why.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Emmerich & her staff have always been very good at their jobs. I am very pleased with the care they give.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Emmerich made me feel comfortable to discuss a very personal medical issue. She listened to my concerns and questions and addressed them with care. I was thankful she took into account my entire ...view full comment
January 6, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is an excellent doctor and I'm glad I was referred to her! She puts the patient at ease, listens, and genuinely wants to help. I really feel like I can talk to her, especially considering it's such a sensitive/private topic. I feel comfortable talking to her & can be honest.
January 20, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding!
February 25, 2022
Excellent care.
April 14, 2022
Best dr. I've ever seen!!
May 24, 2022
Very good and through. She has good nurses.
August 19, 2022
On a scale of 1-10, I felt Dr. Emmerich's attention to me was a 12. She carefully listened to me, was encouraging, and offered helpful information, to improve my health. She is always professional, efficient, & attentive. Her advice is both practical & useful & which is much appreciated.
August 31, 2022
I was very impressed with the Doctor & staff.. Very kind, understanding & KNOWLEDGEABLE!
September 30, 2022
Dr. Emmerich - she is the best!
October 21, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful - Always listens & includes me in decision making.
June 28, 2021
They really nice.
March 1, 2022
Detected a medical issue. Said it wasn't a concern. Still referred me to a specialist - not sure why.
March 1, 2022
Detected a medical issue. Said it wasn't a concern. Still referred me to a specialist - not sure why.
June 28, 2021
They really nice.
January 4, 2021
I am so glad to be back under her care. She is so knowledgeable and she let me know about my exam. She is so kind.
May 20, 2021
I have already recommended Dr. Emmerich to several people. She listened to me and my concerned. Assured me we would get to the problem.
June 11, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding.
October 18, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is an outstanding. Compassionate and very knowledgeable doctor.
October 21, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful. She listens to what I have to say, she cares about any problems, she explains what her plan of action is and why.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Emmerich & her staff have always been very good at their jobs. I am very pleased with the care they give.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Emmerich made me feel comfortable to discuss a very personal medical issue. She listened to my concerns and questions and addressed them with care. I was thankful she took into account my entire ...view full comment
January 6, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is an excellent doctor and I'm glad I was referred to her! She puts the patient at ease, listens, and genuinely wants to help. I really feel like I can talk to her, especially considering it's such a sensitive/private topic. I feel comfortable talking to her & can be honest.
January 20, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding!
February 25, 2022
Excellent care.
April 14, 2022
Best dr. I've ever seen!!
May 24, 2022
Very good and through. She has good nurses.
August 19, 2022
On a scale of 1-10, I felt Dr. Emmerich's attention to me was a 12. She carefully listened to me, was encouraging, and offered helpful information, to improve my health. She is always professional, efficient, & attentive. Her advice is both practical & useful & which is much appreciated.
August 31, 2022
I was very impressed with the Doctor & staff.. Very kind, understanding & KNOWLEDGEABLE!
September 30, 2022
Dr. Emmerich - she is the best!
October 21, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful - Always listens & includes me in decision making.
January 4, 2021
I am so glad to be back under her care. She is so knowledgeable and she let me know about my exam. She is so kind.
May 20, 2021
I have already recommended Dr. Emmerich to several people. She listened to me and my concerned. Assured me we would get to the problem.
June 11, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding.
June 28, 2021
They really nice.
October 18, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is an outstanding. Compassionate and very knowledgeable doctor.
October 21, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful. She listens to what I have to say, she cares about any problems, she explains what her plan of action is and why.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Emmerich & her staff have always been very good at their jobs. I am very pleased with the care they give.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Emmerich made me feel comfortable to discuss a very personal medical issue. She listened to my concerns and questions and addressed them with care. I was thankful she took into account my entire ...view full comment
January 6, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is an excellent doctor and I'm glad I was referred to her! She puts the patient at ease, listens, and genuinely wants to help. I really feel like I can talk to her, especially considering it's such a sensitive/private topic. I feel comfortable talking to her & can be honest.
January 20, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding!
February 25, 2022
Excellent care.
March 1, 2022
Detected a medical issue. Said it wasn't a concern. Still referred me to a specialist - not sure why.
April 14, 2022
Best dr. I've ever seen!!
May 24, 2022
Very good and through. She has good nurses.
August 19, 2022
On a scale of 1-10, I felt Dr. Emmerich's attention to me was a 12. She carefully listened to me, was encouraging, and offered helpful information, to improve my health. She is always professional, efficient, & attentive. Her advice is both practical & useful & which is much appreciated.
August 31, 2022
I was very impressed with the Doctor & staff.. Very kind, understanding & KNOWLEDGEABLE!
September 30, 2022
Dr. Emmerich - she is the best!
October 21, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful - Always listens & includes me in decision making.
October 21, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful - Always listens & includes me in decision making.
September 30, 2022
Dr. Emmerich - she is the best!
August 31, 2022
I was very impressed with the Doctor & staff.. Very kind, understanding & KNOWLEDGEABLE!
August 19, 2022
On a scale of 1-10, I felt Dr. Emmerich's attention to me was a 12. She carefully listened to me, was encouraging, and offered helpful information, to improve my health. She is always professional, efficient, & attentive. Her advice is both practical & useful & which is much appreciated.
May 24, 2022
Very good and through. She has good nurses.
April 14, 2022
Best dr. I've ever seen!!
March 1, 2022
Detected a medical issue. Said it wasn't a concern. Still referred me to a specialist - not sure why.
February 25, 2022
Excellent care.
January 20, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding!
January 6, 2022
Dr. Emmerich is an excellent doctor and I'm glad I was referred to her! She puts the patient at ease, listens, and genuinely wants to help. I really feel like I can talk to her, especially considering it's such a sensitive/private topic. I feel comfortable talking to her & can be honest.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Emmerich made me feel comfortable to discuss a very personal medical issue. She listened to my concerns and questions and addressed them with care. I was thankful she took into account my entire ...view full comment
November 15, 2021
Dr. Emmerich & her staff have always been very good at their jobs. I am very pleased with the care they give.
October 21, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful. She listens to what I have to say, she cares about any problems, she explains what her plan of action is and why.
October 18, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is an outstanding. Compassionate and very knowledgeable doctor.
June 28, 2021
They really nice.
June 11, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding.
May 20, 2021
I have already recommended Dr. Emmerich to several people. She listened to me and my concerned. Assured me we would get to the problem.
January 4, 2021
I am so glad to be back under her care. She is so knowledgeable and she let me know about my exam. She is so kind.

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