Dr. Kirsten Fredericksen, MD

FACP, Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Dr. Kirsten Frederiksen is an internist and obesity medicine specialist who has over 20 years of experience in helping her patients reach a healthier weight and improve their lives. She is committed to using evidence-based practice to deliver the highest quality care to patients and improving healthcare access via telehealth.

Dr. Frederiksen attended Smith College in Massachusetts for her undergraduate education and then went on to pursue a Master’s in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University with an academic scholarship. She completed medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York, where she was elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society and received a Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award from the American Medical Women's Association. She completed her residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, and completed her fellowship with the Obesity Medicine Association.

In her professional career, Dr. Frederiksen has served as Program Director for Obesity Medicine at Renown Health in Reno, Nevada, and she led the development of the Obesity Medicine program at the Center for Medical Weight Loss and Wellness at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana. She previously guided the start up and management of two other successful medical practices.

Dr. Frederiksen lives in Reno, NV, close to Lake Tahoe. She enjoys reading at least one newspaper each day, going on hikes, and watching Netflix with her family.

What do you love most about your job?

I believe that Obesity Medicine is the foundation of medical care and wellness. Every patient has a different story that requires a personalized plan to help them reach their weight and health goals. I love celebrating the successes of my patients, especially the non-scale victories they are not always expecting.

How do you go about making your treatment plans for Form Health patients?

The first step in developing any weight loss treatment plan is taking the time to listen to my patient. Once I have a full picture of my patient's history, goals, and preferences, I am able to build a plan that complements them and fills in any gaps that have not been addressed.

Why do you love working with Form Health patients?

I enjoy working with Form Health patients because they are committed to making the changes necessary to lead healthier lives. It is great to reach a wider audience of patients with this wonderful telemedicine platform that is Form Health!