Dr. Melvin L. Ashford, MD

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Dr. Melvin L. Ashford, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male

Minnesota Women's Care 2603 White Bear Ave N # N, Maplewood, MN 55109 Get Directions
(651) 600-3035

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The secret of Obstetrics and Gynecology is that we get the best of all worlds. We have the opportunity to relieve womens symptoms with surgery, the opportunity to witness the miracle of new life, and chance build rewarding relationships with our patients over time which serves to optimize care.Read more

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  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
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  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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I usually see Andrea Brockberg, who is excellent as well, but Dr. Ashford did a procedure and was very attentive, made sure I understood everything, and answered my questions very well. He's very thorough, and runs a very clean, professional, yet warm, office.
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Everything and everyone was awesome! Dr.Ashford was amazing.
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I Always receive the greatest service here!!
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I enjoy the entire staff at MN Womens Care, they are all very caring passionate individuals with a common goal..Great work everyone!
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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Maternal Hypotension Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Relaxation
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prolapse
  • Sacrocolpopexy Prolapse
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Thrombosis
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Retention
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • da Vinci® Gynecologic Procedure
  • da Vinci® Hysterectomy
  • da Vinci® Myomectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Monarc® Suburethral Sling
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pubovaginal Sling
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urethral Sling
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Wound Repair

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson U Hosp

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1993

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Excellence in Gynecologic laparoscopy, 2001
    • Outstanding resident Research, 2000
    • Dorothy Marvin Award, 2001
    • The Chairman's Award, 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Ashford's Office & Staff

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Experience with Dr. Ashford

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Ashford's Care Philosophy

The secret of Obstetrics and Gynecology is that we get the best of all worlds. We have the opportunity to relieve womens symptoms with surgery, the opportunity to witness the miracle of new life, and chance build rewarding relationships with our patients over time which serves to optimize care.