Melissa Paul, FNP-BC, MSN

Primary Care
My Specialties: Family Medicine, Board-certified; Family Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    218 Ratings    93 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Salmon Creek Internal Medicine

2101 N.E. 139th St., Suite 460
Vancouver, WA 98686-2325
360-487-2727

About Me:

Melissa Paul is a nurse practitioner who graduated with honors with her Master of Science in nursing leadership from Western Governors University. She earned her nurse practitioner degree from Indiana State University. She completed her preceptorship here in our Legacy Salmon Creek Family Medicine and Internal Medicine clinics. Paul has been a registered nurse for the past 20 years. She has extensive experience in emergency nursing, as well as long term care, sexual assault and palliative care. Her focus is the coordination of patient's health care needs, including physical and emotional as well as ongoing medical issues. She has a passion for patient centered care, focusing on the whole person throughout every aspect of health care. She believes that lifestyle, stress management and nutrition are key in quality health management. Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, and grandchild. She is a proud Air Force Mom.

Education:
Family Nurse Practitioner: Indiana State University
Graduate School: Indiana State University
Post Graduate Certificate: Indiana State University
Master of Science in Nursing: Western Governors University
Associate in Applied Sciences: Corning College
Bachelors of Science in Nursing: Western Governors University
Internship: Legacy Family Medicine
Year I Started Practice: 2018
Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     218 Ratings     93 Comments

May 11, 2020
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My doctor is absolutely amazing. I am [age removed] years old and have never had a dr this attentive and who actually listens to her patients. i feel she truly cares about people. i hope i have the opportunity to have her for many years...

May 4, 2020
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Melissa Paul was very thorough and listened to all my concerns. I was very pleased with visit and confident that she will take steps needed to ensure I am getting proper care.

Mar 13, 2020
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This was my first entry into the Legacy system, so there is no history to reflect, but I was very pleased with Ms. Paul and her approach to my health. She understood my natural medicine approach and was good about clarifying my wishes on how to proceed with the conditions I have and asking if I was OK with her suggestions. I am happy to have her as my PCP, even though I've only had one visit with her. The suggestions she made were done with respect, and I like her way of stepping through possible ways to solve the problems I am experiencing toward discovery of solutions, one at a time. I look forward to working more with her.

Mar 11, 2020
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I was feeling very ill, I am a single woman and I was grateful to be able to get an appointment quickly and given medication to begin to recover.

Mar 10, 2020
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Melissa Paul was very thorough and competent. She was professionally and friendly. I felt very comfortable with her and very well taken care of.

Mar 5, 2020
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Melissa Paul did a great job during this visit. She always listens to me and makes good suggestions.

Mar 2, 2020
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Ms.Paul took the time to be sure any and all of my questions and concerns were answered to my understanding. I highly recommend her.

Mar 2, 2020
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From the first call trying to find a new primary, the office has been friendly and helpful. I feel heard and respected. The last few months have been very difficult, and I'm so thankful to be a patient here.

Feb 27, 2020
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My provider Melissa Paul asked all the right questions and gave me thorough but to the point answers to questions and concerns that I had. I felt as if she truly cared about me as an individual.

Feb 27, 2020
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I travel miles to receive my health care from Salmon Creek Legacy, and it is definitely worth the time. The office staff and medical providers are alway polite, professional and helpful. I needed an appointment and was able to receive one the next morning, although I was not able to see my regular Doctor I saw Melissa Paul.Melissa was knowledgeable, attentive and caring. She treated me as I was her only patient of the day, I walked out of the office very please with the health care that was provided. Salmon Creek Legacy is definitely a five star organization.

Feb 25, 2020
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The Doctor , Nurse, Nurse Practioner , and Assistants in this office are always considerate, professional, helpful, respectful, kind..... They respond to MyChart messages quickly and thoroughly.

Feb 24, 2020
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Dr Paul was very easy to talk to, knew her stuff, and is willing to help me with my primary healthcare

Feb 14, 2020
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Melissa was very friendly and thorough. She took time to get to know me on this our first visit.

Feb 14, 2020
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Dr. Paul has obviously gone over your chart and is pleasant, respectful and will expedite the necessary tests to find out what the medical problem is and get back with results as soon as they are available.

Feb 7, 2020
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I enjoyed meeting Melissa Paul. She was very thorough in her examination, diagnosis and provision of a treatment plan for my medical issue.

Feb 5, 2020
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I had walked into the office hoping to get an appointment with my primary but this provider was available a and willing to see me immediately. she then gave me excellent service and advice. I was extremely appreciative of her willingness to see me and help for the issue I had

Feb 4, 2020
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Prescription medicine was expensive. Refused first prescription but bought last prescription. Medicine should be made affordable for seniors.

Feb 3, 2020
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Staff need to learn to check insurance plans of patient before making a referral. (I was delayed due to a referral made out of my network.) Staff needs to take responsibility for tasks that they delegate. (Because staff delegated a task and never checked to see that it got done, this caused patient extra work and delay of process.)

Feb 3, 2020
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very pleased with the first visit.

Feb 3, 2020
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Melissa Paul is very friendly and makes me feel very comfortable.

Feb 3, 2020
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Good initial visit. The clerk at the front had problems with her computer and I was given an erroneous access code to set up my on-line account. Also, my past provider used more natural ingredients to treat me and I had to find my own compounding pharmacy. I think it is important for practitioners to become more familiar with with naturopathic methods.

Jan 28, 2020
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I've already recommended Melissa Paul to family members. Melissa in particular, but the entire office overall, is very kind and attentive. She really listens and takes time to explain things.

Jan 17, 2020
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The staff was incredible! Very helpful and informative. The office atmosphere was warm and inviting. I appreciated everything about my visit.

Jan 16, 2020
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everyone I came in contact with, the check in, the nurse, and Melissa herself had welcoming smiles on their face and were there to help. very good experience.

Jan 16, 2020
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The business of medical care pushes people thru prevevtitive exams like herding cattle thru a chute. This is why I left the Vancouver Clinic and why I have thoughts of leaving Legacy. I am not blaming the doctors, but the administrations as it all about money. Come back and we will talk about your other problems. Another office call. And then another. A couple hundreds bucks out of my pocket each time. We will give you 15 minutes of our time then we need to move on. The medical field is like all others, push push push. Build another clinic. Get bigger and and increase our revenue. Patients are just the avenue to reach our goals.

Jan 10, 2020
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Dr. Paul is very nice and friendly. She is knowledgeable to answer all my questions and treated me with satisfying procedures.

Jan 9, 2020
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I have had many procedures in my [age removed] years. She is one of the best.

Jan 7, 2020
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I am pretty happy.

Jan 7, 2020
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Melissa Paul is a very good listener and really cares for my health! I know that's what health care professionals are supposed to be about but I have had experiences with a few that make me wonder. No wondering with Melissa Paul.

Dec 30, 2019
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Melissa Paul, NP was extremely helpful in recommending therapies for several issues. She listened intently to my needs and concerns and articulated them back to me while providing several options for treatment. Reminded me of several health screening items that I need to complete. She was easy to talk to and engaging. I appreciated her candor. Thank you

Dec 27, 2019
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Very awesome

Dec 26, 2019
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so appreciate her thoroughness and the fact she's a respectful listener. always keeps me up to date on Rx's and lab work. Very intelligent... comfortable in having her as my PC advisor.

Dec 24, 2019
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this was a new patient visit as I was changing medical clinics. I was very impressed with Melissa Paul. she listened to what I had to say and made 2 referrals to help me. one referral was something that I had been dealing with for a while that no other Drs really dealt with when it was brought up to them.

Dec 23, 2019
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very good

Dec 20, 2019
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I love Melissa Paul. she is so kind, she listens and takes her time with me.

Dec 20, 2019
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All staff very considerate and kind.

Dec 17, 2019
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Always helpful and understands my cancer situation.

Dec 5, 2019
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I was seen promptly --Melissa listened carefully and made logical suggestions to solve my problem

Dec 2, 2019
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Melissa Paul listens, is personable, professional, and knowledgeable. I appreciate her help!

Nov 25, 2019
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this was my first legacy visit. I scheduled my appointment online. Info I shared online during the scheduling process was not transmitted correctly to clerks. When I arrived for my visit they were frustrated and this colored my experience with them.

Nov 20, 2019
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I am new to the area and was establishing a new provider. I was very impressed with Melissa, the staff and the receptionist. I am happy to find Legacy and Melissa. She explained a lot about the network and gave me the referrals that I needed. I look forward to this network and hope that my first impressions remain.

Nov 20, 2019
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New patient consultation. First visit. Pleased with interaction overall.

Nov 14, 2019
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they are always great visits

Nov 6, 2019
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everything was very good.

Nov 4, 2019
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very friendly and attentive

Nov 1, 2019
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This was my first "Mediare Physial" so I was surprised I didn't even have to take off my clothes! Later, a friend told me that that is what a mediate physical is now! I guess I am ok with that, since I am well aware of my body and issues I might have.

Nov 1, 2019
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This was my initial visit and I am glad we have NP Melissa Anne Paul for our care. My wife and I just transferred from another office that closed and on this initial visit I know we are in excellent hands. From the the reception to the assistants and to NP Paul we are impressed and thankful to have such a great first impression with us. And I for one will not forget our first lab, experience with the professional group in 150!. NP Paul listened to our concerns, ensured we at ease, and explained the options on our care plans. We are extremely satisfied and are happy we have trusted our care to her and her team.

Oct 30, 2019
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I only see Melissa Paul, she is the best!

Oct 24, 2019
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she is a very good doctor and listened to what i said which is a very good thing

Oct 23, 2019
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I felt heard concerning my health issues and the provider showed concern about preventative treatment. She seemed to understand that quality versus quantity of life can make a huge impact on a person's life and was able to assist in prescribing services to increase my quality with exercise, a referral for preventative treatment and a needed upcoming surgery. It was great being able to talk with a provided for longer than 10 minutes. I look forward to furthering my health services and stability with Ms. Paul.

Oct 21, 2019
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I was very impressed with Melissa.

Oct 11, 2019
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! I am so lucky to have found her!

Oct 8, 2019
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I always like going to this clinic because everyone is very friendly and every one is doing their job. They are all very professional and pleasant.

Oct 4, 2019
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I so appreciate Dr. Paul seeing me as quickly as she did & starting the treatment immediately that I needed.

Oct 4, 2019
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This was a new patient visit and I was very impressed and happy with her

Oct 1, 2019
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Melissa Paul was saying to me that she wasn't sure why i got the appointment time of 4:30 that my she wasn't seeing anything in my symptoms that needed that appointment time 4:30 is for emergencies. She never used the computer to log into Epic to see any of my medical history. I will never see her for my medical concerns again.

Sep 26, 2019
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This was my first visit for primary care at Legacy, my former primary care office is closing. Overall it was a marvelous visit. Staff, Nursing staff and Melissa were wonderful. I was apprehensive about changing doctors and medical practice, but after this visit I'll be at ease.

Sep 25, 2019
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I was very pleased with my visit with Melissa Paul!

Sep 24, 2019
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Enjoyable experience. Brief wait in the waiting room and exam room. Melissa listens to my concerns.

Sep 23, 2019
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Melissa's always such a wonderful no, I definitely glad I chose her to be my primary. she is kind, soft spoken and empathetic.

Sep 20, 2019
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First visit with her. Seemed kind, took time to listen and discuss concerns.

Sep 20, 2019
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There was a question re the 2 types of insurance I have (Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield combo) and how to describe the problem I came in for so there would be coverage.. I really was unsure how to describe the problem so it would be covered.

Sep 19, 2019
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the bad experience was after we were told by both the nurse practitioner and a doctor we would have the X-ray results that night, we never did. the next day when we called we were wrongly told she never had an X-ray. then we were finally told the results it was too late to get her antibiotics from her regular provider and so she had to pay cash for them. why the confusion and long delay?

Sep 19, 2019
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Please, no perfume or aftershave. My husband and I were overwhemed by someones perfume. Most offices have a sign....No perfume,etc.Also, clean the thermometer after using it.

Sep 18, 2019
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Both ER and follow up visit were world class.

Sep 17, 2019
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First visit to this office, new provider Melissa Paul. She was very professional, friendly, and asked several times if I had any questions or issues she could help me with. Ordered routine bloodwork and reviewed my health history, made sure annual screenings were up to date. I look forward to seeing her at my next visit.

Sep 17, 2019
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provider got my husband in right away and knew he had infection going on and transported him to ER, excellent care, we tried to get into his surgeon at another facility and they couldn't get him in for 4 days, your office got him in right away and gave excellent care, he said Melissa was excellent

Sep 12, 2019
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I was having dizzy spells. Dr. Paul saw me in less than 24 hrs. after I called for an appt. I was very impressed with her thoroughness. LOVELY LADY.

Sep 12, 2019
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I am a retired physician. subsequently I have a knowledgeable and even critical view of the care my family and I receive during our medical encounters. This provider was outstanding. Her caring personality, professionalism, thoroughness was very reassuring. Personal follow up that same day by my regular physician, was above and beyond.

Sep 11, 2019
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Melissa was available to see me on [date removed]. She was great! She ordered an xray of my foot and sent me results that same day.

Sep 5, 2019
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Melissa Paul is an excellent provider. She is patient, interested in what I have to say, always explains everything completely, and is very, very bright and professional. She is an EXCELLENT diagnostician!

Sep 4, 2019
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I recently moved from MD to WA & this was my initial visit to meet my new PCP. That is the reason for the "no" response in question #18.

Sep 4, 2019
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my visit could not have better

Aug 21, 2019
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it's sad that you know someone is sick but unless you jump through all the hoops you don't get any treatment not everybody can afford all the expensive x-rays

Aug 7, 2019
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prompt, courteous, knowledgeable

Aug 7, 2019
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Absolutely loved Melissa! Felt like I finally found someone that really cares about my health and the outcome of well being.

Aug 2, 2019
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Melissa Paul was very professional, personable, and explained everything well. She also asked and answered questions. I have recommended her to others.

Jul 31, 2019
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I felt I was not informed when I first called my provider was out for the he afternoon. I had to call back because the nurse never called within a three hour Time frame when I was experiencing pain. I actually had to call back and at that time the receptionist sent me to talk to triage nurse whom did actually call me back. Frustrating that the two times I have called I keep just getting sent to the ER. I went the first time because I was told to do so. I got an extreme bill from that visit when I only wanted to see my provider. I was ok. the other call I was told to take over the counter Advil or Tylenol. I took Advil pain got better but still I don't feel right. so I deal with it. I didn't get why my provider couldn't just order a CT scan that could be done elsewhere other than the ER for less money. I still don't. I am working on losing some weight and if not better I will try to get a CT scan ordered. When I have labs test done I haven't yet got a call I just get it mailed to me. I suppose it will happen this time as well. It is sad the world has come to only technology and no calling and caring about patients anymore. I just want to know my provider has my back. when I call my doctor it is for a reason! it will be awhile before I go back to see my provider unless I am bleeding....

Jul 17, 2019
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Top notch medical team

Jul 17, 2019
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very prompt and concerned for me

Jul 17, 2019
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The only negative feedback on this visit was that I couldn't receive my after visit summary due to an issue with the office printer not working. However, I was told it would be mailed to me.

Jul 15, 2019
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Dr. Paul was extremely compassionate and listened to all my concerns. Very thankful for her and have already recommended her to a family member.

Jul 8, 2019
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Melissa Paul and her staff are outstanding and always respond promptly and with kindness when I call in for assistance. Very caring and compassionate!

Jul 8, 2019
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Finally dealt with my chronic pain. I only get it at night which dulls the pain a lot & allows the rest of the day to usually be able to do a few things.

Jul 5, 2019
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Great improvement over previous doc.

Jul 5, 2019
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awsome got sent er and she had me pre checked. awsome thank you

Jun 17, 2019
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Melissa Paul always goes far beyond what most medical professtionals do for her patients. Her whole staff is caring and. efficient. I recommend her all the time,to my family and friends. She is kind and caring and I feel safe in her care.

Jun 12, 2019
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Melissa worked me in right away when I needed an urgent issue evaluated. She is always approachable, helpful, and shows genuine concern for my well being. She followed up with me as soon as my tests were back. I am so glad I found her!

Jun 10, 2019
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This was my first visit to this provider and office. I am happy with my choice.

Jun 7, 2019
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Customer service on phone and in person from whole team was really good. I felt well taken care of by medical and reception staff.

Jun 7, 2019
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I felt a bit rushed, but nicely cared for.

Jun 6, 2019
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Ms Paul is not only a good listener but seems genuinely concerned about my overall health. She is honest and caring... I would highly recommend her.

Jun 4, 2019
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Tho I was hopeful to see Dr Abney, Melissa was truly very knowledgeable, kind, and respectful. I would be very receptive to seeing her in the future, as needed.
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