Dr. Melissa Kress, DO

Dr. Melissa Kress, DO

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melissa Kress, DO is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) doctor who practices in Temple, TX. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

2401 S 31ST ST

Temple, TX 76508

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."
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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

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Epiglottitis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Mass
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Stridor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kress to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
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
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Killeen, TX |
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.
Temple, TX |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kress accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kress has admitting privileges

Scott and White Memorial Hospital
2401 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508
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