Dr. Melody VanDer Straten, MD

Dr. Melody VanDer Straten, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Melody VanDer Straten, MD is a dermatologist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Tx a & M Univ Sys Hsc Coll Of Med in 1994 and specializes in dermatology.

5145 Ranch Road 620 N Bldg I

Austin, TX 78732

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 94% of peers
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more than 92% of peers
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more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. VanDer Straten "My aim is to perform the best medical care I possibly can while maintaining patient comfort and safety.  While I also perform some minor cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, my ultimate goal is to help the patient to understand and achieve the best level of health and wellness possible.  Prevention is an important part of my medical practice."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

37  Conditions Treated


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5  Procedures

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

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.


  • Trinity University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tx a & M Univ Sys Hsc Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Case Western
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. VanDer Straten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. VanDer Straten's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. VanDer Straten to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. VanDer Straten's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I got the impression this doctor was only concerned with pushing meds she is being paid for. only spent 15 min seeing me and did not even touch my skin or properly examine any part of me on a first appointment . Will not return!
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I went to Dr. Vander Straten with a questionable skin issue. She checked me over and then decided that the thing needed to be biopsied. She did the biopsy and I never felt a thing. I then had a minor reaction to the anesthetic. She and her assistant never left my side until it passed. I really...more
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