Isaac Watemberg, MDPhysician
“I like to listen to my patients very carefully and involve them in the plan of treatment. Explaining what’s going on is my main goal when I see a patient. If the patient understands what’s going on and the treatment plan, they will get involved in the decision-making process and they will be more compliant.”
- Family Medicine
Case Western Reserve University – MetroHealth Medical Center
Social Security Hospital
Universidad Del Norte Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
Tarrant County Medical Society
Texas Academy of Family Physicians
“The impact of operative bleeding on outcome in transplantation of the liver.” Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics (1993): Mor, E., Jennings, L., Gonwa, T. A., Holman, M. J., Gibbs, J., Solomon, H., Goldstein, R. M., Husberg, B. S., Watemberg, I. A., Klintmalm, G. B.
“OKT3 rescue for steroid-resistant rejection in adult liver transplantation.” Transplantation (1993): Solomon, H., Gonwa, T. A., Mor, E., Holman, M. J., Gibbs, J., Watemberg, I., Netto, G., Goldstein, R. M., Husberg, B. S., Klintmalm, G. B.
“The predictive value of hepatocyte glycogen content on liver allograft biopsy. Correlation with early graft function.” Transplantation (1995): Mor, E., Tillery, W., Solomon, H., Netto, G., Watemberg, I., Klintmalm, G. B.
Dr. Watemberg is a native of Barranquilla, Columbia. In the time between receiving his medical degree and his residency, Dr. Watemberg worked as a rotating intern at the Social Security Hospital in his hometown in Colombia, then as a rural physician at the Melamed Medical Center in Malambo, Colombia. After relocating to America, he worked as a research assistant in Baylor University Medical Center’s liver transplant program.
During his childhood in Colombia, he experienced firsthand being treated by a “general physician,” and was inspired to become a family physician. “Taking care of the family as a whole allows me to understand the dynamic of the illness; seeing the newborns become teenagers, taking care of the adults with chronic conditions and being a part of the decision with the elder patients when the time comes for decisions about home care or nursing home placement.”
Practicing medicine for 14 years, Dr. Watemberg values his experience in treating underserved populations, which has exposed him to health care issues that require complex and challenging solutions. His training has prepared him to care for a wide array of patients’ needs.