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Dr. Melissa Kress, DO

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Kress

McLane Children's Specialty Clinic

1901 SW H K Dodgen Loop Temple, TX 76502

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(245) 724-2260

Dr. Melissa Kress, DO is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Temple, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and ear, nose, and throat.

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Dr. Kress accepts the following insurance:

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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan
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Options PPO
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Dr. Kress' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Otitis Media
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kress treats Otitis Media more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Kress treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Ear Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kress treats Ear Disorders more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Kress treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kress treats Eustachian Tube Dysfunction more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Kress treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Kress' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Epiglottitis
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Mass
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Stridor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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What People Say About Dr. Melissa Kress, DO
Dr. Kress made a huge impression on our family. She was able to immediately diagnose our daughter’s serious ear condition, thoroughly accommodated us during my husband’s impending deployment, treated our 7 year-old with utmost care and concern, answered all of our questions patiently and thoroughly, and showed highly impressive professionalism and bedside manner during all of our office visits and during our daughter’s ear surgery. We will forever be grateful for Dr. Kress.
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She was cleaning my sons ears to see inside them and left the tool hanging from his ear and stepped away to get another .When my husband started asking her questions to why she thinks our son needed his adenoids and tubes put into both ears ,she seemed annoyed and in a hurry ,eventually got an attitude rolling her eyes at him . She doesn't care about your child ,she cares more about the money coming in than anything . I guess it's a trend with SW drs not caring
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dedicated to the care of all children.


  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications


Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
St John Oakland Hospital
Residency Hospital
St John Oakland Hospital
Internship Hospital
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
Chestnut Hill College
Undergraduate School
Ut School Of Public Health


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