Dr. Kirsten Frederiksen, MD



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 a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. 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.

More about Dr. Frederiksen

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!


  • Bariatric/Obesity Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


  • Fellowship: Obesity Medicine Association (formerly known as the American Society of Bariatric Physicians) Fellowship
  • Internship: Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York
  • Residency:  University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Co
  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York
  • Graduate School: Harvard TH Chan of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Undergraduate: Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Janet M Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award for Scholastic Achievement, American Medical Women’s Association
  • Margaret W Brigham Prize for Excellence in Bacteriology