Dr. Melissa Kress, DO

Dr. Melissa Kress, DO

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Melissa Kress, DO is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Temple, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and ear, nose, and throat.

1901 SW H K Dodgen Loop

Temple, TX 76502

Contact Information

(245) 724-2260

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Otitis Media
very high
more than 94% of peers
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
very high
more than 91% of peers
Ear Disorders
normal
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kress "Dedicated to the care of all children."

2  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

62  Conditions Treated

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31  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Chestnut Hill College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • St John Oakland Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • St John Oakland Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Ut School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Docs,
  • Best Doctors,
  • Top Physicians,
Media & Publications

Dr. Kress has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kress' Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kress to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kress' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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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...more
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Do apologize that that was his perception. I'm sure that it was a plastic ear speculum that was in your sons ear, which was left in place while I looked for a more appropriate size curette. If didn't answer his questions right away, it was because I was focused on cleaning your sons ears. I always go back to the exam room, explain on pictures what I am recommending and why and give handouts. I am an employee of a Scott & White, so it is about the child and not the money.

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