Melissa Pendergrass, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Gynecology, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Abnormal Bleeding (Management), Adolescent Gynecology, Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynological Surgeries, Endometriosis, Outpatient Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menopause Management, Myomectomy, Ovarian Cysts, Pelvic Pain and Adhesive Disease, Robotic Surgery, Sexual Health, Uterine Fibroids
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    95 Ratings    51 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Advanced Gynecology

19875 S.W. 65th Ave., Suite 250
Tualatin, OR 97062-8353
503-612-5260

About Me:

Dr. Pendergrass is passionate about providing women with minimally invasive surgical options to treat a majority of gynecologic disorders. She is fellowship-trained in Gynecologic Endoscopy through the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (ASRM), and Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During her two-year fellowship, she performed over 550 robotic, laparoscopic, and hysteroscopic procedures. This breadth of knowledge and experience resulted in her becoming a surgical consultant for gynecologists in the Portland community. She has lectured regionally, presented at national conferences, and her surgical videos have been shown across the country. Hobbies include: Traveling, Hiking, Spending time with my family, Reading, Fitness, Square Dancing

Education:
Fellowship: Legacy Portland Hospitals-Emanuel & Good Samaritan
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - Chicago
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     95 Ratings     51 Comments

Sep 26, 2019
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provider personable, visit efficient and complete.

Sep 25, 2019
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I loved Dr. Pendergrass. she is by far the best doctor I've seen. Wish I could use her for everything

Sep 18, 2019
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I 'love' Dr. Pendergrass! She is young, smart, looks you in the eye, answers all your questions, has alternatives to issues if you question the first input, and has a wonderful sense of humor. And she has a great grip with that hand shake. :-)

Sep 9, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass was extremely prepared with my medical history, asked great questions, was informative, and truly listened to my situation and thoughts without making me feel rushed at all. I am so grateful to have found her and am looking forward to finally getting the care that I need!

Aug 30, 2019
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I absolutley love Dr. Pendergrass. she's incredibly thorough and really cares deeply for her patients.

Aug 16, 2019
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One of the best experiences at a doctor's office that I've ever had. I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in to the moment I left.

Aug 14, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass was very thorough, knowledgeable and kind. I came to see her after 2 previous surgeries for excision of endometriosis, possible adenomyosis and IC. I was looking for confirmation of whether I had adenomyosis or not and what my next step should be because my issues have not been getting any better. She confirmed I did have adenomyosis, probably more endo. that needed to be addressed and other pelvic issues. After speaking with me at length, performing a physical exam and reviewing my medical records she gave me her opinion on what she could do for me to provide the best quality of life. I would highly recommend Dr. Pendergrass

Aug 9, 2019
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This was my first visit with this provider, but she and her staff were terrific.

Jul 17, 2019
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very caring staff

Jul 8, 2019
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She really is exceptional. She listens but is also intuitive and can ask the right questions to help a nervous patient remember all the things they wanted to discuss. She is a gifted people person with an incredible bed side manner. She has truly changed my life with her skills and she is empathetic which doesn't always come with very skilled doctors.

Jul 1, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass is so friendly and relatable. I love that she gives hugs!

Jun 26, 2019
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Very friendly. ANswers all my questions. Spent time with me. Did not act like she was rushed.

Jun 21, 2019
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It was a fantastic visit, thanks so much for all the help, information, and care!

Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass was extremely thorough and gave informed & caring answers to my questions. She is one of the best OB/GYN's I have ever seen in over 40 years.

Jun 12, 2019
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She makes me feel very comfortable when discussing what could be embarrassing issues.

Jun 4, 2019
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I am thankful to be under the care of Dr. Pendergrass. She is personable, informed, and made me feel safe and comfortable.

Jun 3, 2019
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Dr Pendergrass and her team are outstanding, I won't go anywhere else. she changed my life for the better when other doctors ignored my symptoms for years.

May 31, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass has been a excellent doctor to me. I had a endometrial biopsy and pap exam and she was gentle and comforting. She informs what she will be doing before doing it. Dr. Pendergrass will be performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy on me and I can't think of a better doctor to do it. Thank you Dr. Pendergrass for being patient with me with all my questions.

May 30, 2019
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I adore every interaction with Pendergrass and her nurse. They are warm and make patients feel nurtured. The front desk staff at this location though are not like this and usually leave me feeling that they are cold or that I'm in inconvenience.

May 22, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass was SO expert and knowledgeable about my condition & steps moving forward. She was/is kind, caring, and a lovely person to be around. No difficulties and was a machine!

May 15, 2019
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Visit was great as always! This is the 2nd time in survey that you ask if we would recommend the provider. If you want people to take survey more, you should cut down the number of questions.

May 6, 2019
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dr Pendergrass is excellent....caring, knowledgeable, pleasant, attentive. I really appreciate her and her excellent assistant.

Apr 22, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass was so caring, forthright, attentive, and informed. She gave me exactly the second opinion I needed.

Apr 19, 2019
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Dr. P listened to my concerns and offered a solution to the RX my insurance would not pay for. She called in the RX to a compounding pharmacy for me, which made it affordable.

Apr 3, 2019
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she's very caring

Mar 27, 2019
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While the medical assistant was thorough, I did not feel she had my best interests in mind. She did not use a regular blood pressure cuff, talked during the blood pressure reading, and answered questions for me. Additionally, she kept implying she was scaring me and told me she was not a scary person.

Mar 22, 2019
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I was desperate and in great pain, needing help ASAP (but NOT an ER type situation). The clerk I spoke to when I called was very competent & concerned. Though I was a total stranger I got an appt. for the next morning. Dr. Pendergrass was amazingly warm, comforting, informed & competent. I can't say enough about what her care meant to me!

Mar 15, 2019
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Pendergrass and the entire staff at Legacy Health. Top notch medical care!

Mar 13, 2019
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everyone in the office was wonderful. the reason I wasn't seen quickly was due to an urgent patient needing to be seen in the hospital, and the doctor was very apologetic about being late. she was outstanding.

Mar 4, 2019
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love dr Pendergrass!

Feb 28, 2019
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Dr Pendergrass and her staff were wonderful and took great care of me. I got answers to my questions and will be following up on her recommendations. Great provider!

Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass is not only an excellent Doctor, being both knowledgeable and precise, she is also truly kind. She has offered her expertise and her understanding that I alone could make the decisions about how to proceed with treatment. Her kindness touched me deeply and gave me the courage to proceed with a surgery that I needed, but did not want. I am now fully recovered and finding her advice to have been just what I needed to live a healthier, more vibrant life! I would, and have, recommended her to everyone I know that needs this kind of care! I'm so thankful to have found her!!!

Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass was amazing. She was the best gynecologist I've ever been too.

Feb 18, 2019
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I really like my doctor however, I gave her a rating of 8 simply because her office hours are no compatible with my work hours. She works until 2 p.m. and I work until 2:30 p.m. If I need to make an appointment for an immediate problem it's always 2 weeks out NOT MATTER WHAT, very disconcerning.

Feb 6, 2019
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I absolutely love of the staff here, scheduling, receptionist, surgery scheduling all wonderful.Dr. Pendergrass has the be the best doctor I have ever met, she listens, tells you what you need to know, is very honest, and always so happy! can't forget Katarina, she is awesome! helpful, prompt with getting back to me if I ever have questions, always listens, and kind!

Jan 14, 2019
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always a pleasant and informative visit with Dr Pendergrass and her whole team.

Jan 11, 2019
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Dr. Pendergrass is a wonderful doctor, she is prompt and knowledgeable. She was very nice and I was not nervous during my appointment.

Dec 5, 2018
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I am a junior in high school. I had a great experience with my doctor. I would highly recommend her.

Dec 5, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass is the best! She is smart, kind, caring and makes you feel comfortable with any questions or concerns you may have. Her nurse Katarina (?) is great too!

Dec 5, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass is a FABULOUS provider. For my surgery, she personally called me before and after to make sure I was alright. Additionally, she is extremely kind and has a great ability to add a sense of humor while still being very professional.

Nov 30, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass is an amazing doctor! she genuinely cares about all issues whether big or small. she remembers small details vein though she has so many patients. I would definitely recommend her!

Nov 26, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass is wonderful!

Nov 26, 2018
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The doctor and her nurse are great.

Nov 21, 2018
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Pendergrass is seriously the best! Both me and my sister love her!

Nov 16, 2018
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Very good experience with Dr. Pendergrass. However, her first appt. was almost a month from the date I called.

Nov 12, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass is always fantastic. I wish she could be my everything doctor.

Nov 7, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass's office was very receptive to my needs and arranged an appointment much sooner than what I was originally able to schedule. I really appreciated her medical assistants for responding to my concerns.

Oct 31, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass was patient and amazing - from taking a thorough history to conducting a painful but necessary exam, Dr. Pendergrass was patient, gentle, and understanding. I am highly satisfied with the care received by this physician!

Oct 26, 2018
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I had a hysterectomy that was performed by Dr Pendergrass. From her office staff to the hospital staff, the experience was exceptional in terms of service, kindness, facilities, intelligence and professionalism of staff. I was in great hands.

Oct 24, 2018
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It was just a check of a previous condition that is OK and an UTI.

Oct 22, 2018
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she is awesome and so is her PA.. or MA..
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