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

Provider Bio down arrow

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

    Internship
    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Portsmouth, VA, United States, Obstetrics & Gynecology 1994

    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 (60 ratings, 17 comments)
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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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November 13, 2020
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding! I already have recommended her to others. She is everything you want in a provider!!
December 7, 2020
Dr. Emmerich is always very thorough in her examination, as well as very caring and personable.
January 28, 2021
Dr. Emmerich gave me confidence in going forward in however I decided to go.
February 9, 2021
Dr. Emmerich took the time to discuss the care for my condition and other issues I currently have. Very grateful.
April 19, 2021
Dr Emmerich is compassionate thorough and knowledgeable.
April 26, 2021
Very good every time. I am very happy w/Dr. Emmerich
May 28, 2021
Very thorough with explaining the procedure and what to expect.
May 31, 2021
Good, caring, very friendly and good information
July 12, 2021
Felt very good after phone call. Definitely will recommend.
July 19, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is fantastic. I am lucky to have her as a provider & the clinic is fortunate to have her on staff.
August 3, 2021
All good.
August 25, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful!
August 30, 2021
Always REALLY appreciate Dr. Emmerich. She is both smart & kind.
September 21, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is fantastic.
August 2, 2021
Good experience.
December 15, 2020
She's told me more than my previous doctors & helped me understand; not leaving me in the dark.
December 15, 2020
Dr. Emmerich was very nice & soft spoken. Explained everything very well & found genuine with my health.
December 15, 2020
She's told me more than my previous doctors & helped me understand; not leaving me in the dark.
December 15, 2020
Dr. Emmerich was very nice & soft spoken. Explained everything very well & found genuine with my health.
August 2, 2021
Good experience.
November 13, 2020
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding! I already have recommended her to others. She is everything you want in a provider!!
December 7, 2020
Dr. Emmerich is always very thorough in her examination, as well as very caring and personable.
January 28, 2021
Dr. Emmerich gave me confidence in going forward in however I decided to go.
February 9, 2021
Dr. Emmerich took the time to discuss the care for my condition and other issues I currently have. Very grateful.
April 19, 2021
Dr Emmerich is compassionate thorough and knowledgeable.
April 26, 2021
Very good every time. I am very happy w/Dr. Emmerich
May 28, 2021
Very thorough with explaining the procedure and what to expect.
May 31, 2021
Good, caring, very friendly and good information
July 12, 2021
Felt very good after phone call. Definitely will recommend.
July 19, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is fantastic. I am lucky to have her as a provider & the clinic is fortunate to have her on staff.
August 3, 2021
All good.
August 25, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful!
August 30, 2021
Always REALLY appreciate Dr. Emmerich. She is both smart & kind.
September 21, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is fantastic.
November 13, 2020
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding! I already have recommended her to others. She is everything you want in a provider!!
December 7, 2020
Dr. Emmerich is always very thorough in her examination, as well as very caring and personable.
December 15, 2020
She's told me more than my previous doctors & helped me understand; not leaving me in the dark.
December 15, 2020
Dr. Emmerich was very nice & soft spoken. Explained everything very well & found genuine with my health.
January 28, 2021
Dr. Emmerich gave me confidence in going forward in however I decided to go.
February 9, 2021
Dr. Emmerich took the time to discuss the care for my condition and other issues I currently have. Very grateful.
April 19, 2021
Dr Emmerich is compassionate thorough and knowledgeable.
April 26, 2021
Very good every time. I am very happy w/Dr. Emmerich
May 28, 2021
Very thorough with explaining the procedure and what to expect.
May 31, 2021
Good, caring, very friendly and good information
July 12, 2021
Felt very good after phone call. Definitely will recommend.
July 19, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is fantastic. I am lucky to have her as a provider & the clinic is fortunate to have her on staff.
August 2, 2021
Good experience.
August 3, 2021
All good.
August 25, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful!
August 30, 2021
Always REALLY appreciate Dr. Emmerich. She is both smart & kind.
September 21, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is fantastic.
September 21, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is fantastic.
August 30, 2021
Always REALLY appreciate Dr. Emmerich. She is both smart & kind.
August 25, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is wonderful!
August 3, 2021
All good.
August 2, 2021
Good experience.
July 19, 2021
Dr. Emmerich is fantastic. I am lucky to have her as a provider & the clinic is fortunate to have her on staff.
July 12, 2021
Felt very good after phone call. Definitely will recommend.
May 31, 2021
Good, caring, very friendly and good information
May 28, 2021
Very thorough with explaining the procedure and what to expect.
April 26, 2021
Very good every time. I am very happy w/Dr. Emmerich
April 19, 2021
Dr Emmerich is compassionate thorough and knowledgeable.
February 9, 2021
Dr. Emmerich took the time to discuss the care for my condition and other issues I currently have. Very grateful.
January 28, 2021
Dr. Emmerich gave me confidence in going forward in however I decided to go.
December 15, 2020
She's told me more than my previous doctors & helped me understand; not leaving me in the dark.
December 15, 2020
Dr. Emmerich was very nice & soft spoken. Explained everything very well & found genuine with my health.
December 7, 2020
Dr. Emmerich is always very thorough in her examination, as well as very caring and personable.
November 13, 2020
Dr. Emmerich is outstanding! I already have recommended her to others. She is everything you want in a provider!!

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