Dr. Melissa Garrett, MD

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Dr. Melissa Garrett, MD

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Gastroenterology | Female

Duke University Hospital-GAS 200 TRENT DRIVE, Durham, NC 27710 Get Directions
(919) 684-1817

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Care Philosophy

Im a general gastroenterologist who sees patients with inflammatory bowel disease anemia reflux and women with pelvic floor disorders. I treat conditions that people often dont like to talk about even though they are real problems. I spend a lot of my time removing polyps and performing biopsies to make a diagnosis. Its very satisfying to actually see the problem take a picture of it and show the patient at the end of the procedure. And we usually fix it at the same time which is also very rewarding. I think we take fantastic care of our patients from the nursing staff to the physicians to everybody involved. Outside of work I enjoy hiking which I do locally at least twice a week.Read more

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Dr. Garrett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garrett to family and friends
3.3
based on 7 total surveys (1 with a review)
Dr. Garrett's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
in Charlotte, NC |
Horrible experience. Called during an acute illness and never heard back. However, I saw her two days prior and she told me if things didn't improve to call back. Stopped responding to messages on portals. Did not even listen or feel abdomen. Talked down to me about medications despite knowing I was a pharmacist. Changed doctors and been pain free for a year. Without pain meds or any clinics. Just a doctor that listened.
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Dr. Garrett's Care Philosophy

Im a general gastroenterologist who sees patients with inflammatory bowel disease anemia reflux and women with pelvic floor disorders. I treat conditions that people often dont like to talk about even though they are real problems. I spend a lot of my time removing polyps and performing biopsies to make a diagnosis. Its very satisfying to actually see the problem take a picture of it and show the patient at the end of the procedure. And we usually fix it at the same time which is also very rewarding. I think we take fantastic care of our patients from the nursing staff to the physicians to everybody involved. Outside of work I enjoy hiking which I do locally at least twice a week.

Dr. Garrett's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Manometry