Dr. Melissa Kress, DO

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) •  Female • Age 52
  
Dr. Kress
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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 over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kress has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing and Otologic Care than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1994. She is affiliated with medical facilities Baylor Scott & White McClane Children's Medical Center - Temple and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kress to book an appointment.


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  • Low Wait Times
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Dr. Kress accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kress treats Sleep Disorders more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Kress treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kress treats Sleep Apnea more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Kress treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Ear Tube Placement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kress performs Ear Tube Placement more than 58% of their peers

Dr. Kress performs this procedure more than 58% of their peers

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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
  • 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
  • Throat Pain
  • 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

Dr. Kress' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kress

4.0

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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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Tessa in Killeen, TX – Nov 30, 2017
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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.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors,
  • Top Docs,
  • Top Physicians,

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Locations

McLane Children's Specialty Clinic

McLane Children's Specialty Clinic1901 SW H K Dodgen Loop Temple, TX 76502
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Baylor Scott & White McClane Children's Medical Center - Temple

Temple, TX

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple

Temple, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average