Dr. Stephen Melson, MD

Dr. Stephen Melson, MD

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Dr. Stephen Melson, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Forest City, NC and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from New York State U, College of Medicine - Downstate in 1991 and specializes in gastroenterology.

181 Daniel Rd

Forest City, NC 28043

Contact Information

(828) 286-9036

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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(828) 286-9036

Dr. Melson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Frequently Treated by Dr. Melson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Melson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Melson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (828) 286-9036.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

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Pancreatitis
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Melson treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Nausea
Dysphagia
Barrett's Esophagus
Heartburn
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High
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Very High
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Melson treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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Liver Damage from Alcohol
Cirrhosis
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Function Test
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High
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Very High
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Melson treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Melson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wireless pH Testing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Stephen Melson, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Forest City, NC and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from New York State U, College...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Winthrop - University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
U Conn Hlth Sci Ctr
Residency Hospital
1992
U Conn Hlth Sci Ctr
Internship Hospital
1991
New York State U, College of Medicine - Downstate
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Stephen Melson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Melson frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Melson specializes.

Where is Dr. Stephen Melson, MD's office located?

Dr. Melson's office is located at 181 Daniel Rd, Forest City, NC 28043. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Dr. Melson is the best of the best. I trust him with my life. He took great care of my special needs brother, who had many tests done that day besides what Dr. Melson did and he stayed until all tests were done and the results came back. Dr. Melson took great care of me also and did not make me come for an after appointment because my tests came out perfect. He did my endoscopy and colonoscopy at the same time. I highly recommend him to anyone, especially if you have health issues of any kind.
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    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
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    Locations

    Rutherford Internal Medicine

    Cpn Inc Dba Rutherford Internal Medicine Ass181 Daniel Rd Forest City, NC 28043
    1

    Practice

    Rutherford Regional Medical Center288 S Ridgecrest Ave Rutherfordton, NC 28139
    2

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