Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD

Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD

Pediatric NephrologyFemaleAge 51

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD is a Pediatric Nephrology Specialist in Denver, CO. She is affiliated with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cadnapaphornchai to book an appointment.

(303) 301-9010

Locations

Rocky Mountain Pediatric Kidney Center

New Patient?
(303) 301-9010
Denver2055 N High St Ste 270 Denver, CO 80205
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Lone Tree10107 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 330 Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Rocky Mountain Pediatric Kidney Center6965 Tutt Blvd Ste 210 Colorado Springs, CO 80923
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr Melissa is absolutely amazing! She is both knowledgeable and compassionate. Finding a Dr who is as up to date on the latest research and has a wonderful bedside manner is rare. My son usually hates going to doctor appointments, but he actually looks forward to seeing Dr Melissa. She helps to ease my fears and concerns too, which leaves me also looking forward to our visits.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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We were amazed about through she is and it was easy to understand. Any questions I have she answers in a timely matter.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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She is so knowledgeable and personable. She remembers details about our daughter from prior visits, both personal and medical. She takes her time and answers all questions throughly. We drive over an hour for appointments with her and it’s so worth it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Melissa is the sweetest, most caring person I could hope to have leading the charge taking care of my son. She is highly versed in this critical field but also helped my son feel comfortable in her office which means he doesn't fear or dread a process he has to do so frequently. As a parent, I feel heard when we go over options and I know my son is in great hands.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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We have known Dr. Melissa for 8 years between two hospitals. She has treated my son well. We requested she to be our son’s primary nephrologist, changing from another doctor in the practice. Unfortunately, that request was neither heard nor acted upon. When my son was placed on hemodialysis, no effort, by any of the doctors in the practice, was made to transfer him to a proper pediatric dialysis center. Instead we were falsely led to believe that home hemodialysis through DaVita was possible. When that narrative changed and I questioned why it changed and first asked for, then demanded an explanation, the doctor/patent/parent relationship with another doctor in the practice became extremely strained. We finally got our son into a proper pediatric hemodialysis center on June 3, 2020 after 18 months of hemodialysis and in one month have seen major progress; fluid volume off is now tolerable without cramping, unnecessary medications have been eliminated.
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cadnapaphornchai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai treats Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Mineral Metabolism Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Alkalosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai treats Alkalosis more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Congenital Renal Dysplasia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Cadnapaphornchai accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
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CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
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Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
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Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
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Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
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WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

About Me

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified physician at Rocky Mountain Pediatric...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University Of Colorado Denver
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Virginia Program
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University Of Colorado Denver
Residency Hospital
1994
University Of Colorado Denver
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (303) 301-9010.

Does Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Cadnapaphornchai's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai frequently treats Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders, Mineral Metabolism Disorders, and Alkalosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cadnapaphornchai treats.

Where is Dr. Melissa Cadnapaphornchai, MD's office located?

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai's office is located at 2055 N High St Ste 270, Denver, CO 80205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cadnapaphornchai is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

Denver, CO

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received