Melissa Pendergrass
Legacy Health Partners

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

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 55 RATINGS & 32 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Advanced Gynecology

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

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5.0 out of 5     55 Ratings     32 Comments

Sep 15, 2021
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I truly enjoyed speaking with this provider. She listened to everything I said, and truly made me feel like she cared. She was so friendly, and understanding.

Sep 3, 2021
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Every aspect of my care with my new provider Melissa Pendergrass was exceptional. I can't say enough about how amazing Dr. Pendergrass is at reviewing my records, assessment & planning. My MA was great & the receptionist too.

Sep 3, 2021
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Complete comfort and confidence established after just one visit.

Aug 25, 2021
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Dr. Pendergrass is amazing. She makes me feel at ease, is very present, and tries relates to me. She answered questions, and she genuinely makes me feel like she cares about my well-being.

Aug 24, 2021
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Dr. Pendergrass is definitely the best provider I have ever had for any medical reasons.

Aug 18, 2021
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Dr Pendergrass is absolutely amazing, and I will recommend her until the day she retires. Although her front office staff are less than amazing. I've been a patient for years, however had to spend entirely too much time running around gathering information for them and fighting for my medical records. They made it so hard for me that the entire process took 8 months just to get an appointment. Absolutely ridiculous. Legacy needs to update their policies especially with things being limited because of the pandemic. A little customer service goes a long way. I get that everyone is burnt out, but I'm just trying to get an appointment so I don't have to be in pain.

Jul 9, 2021
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Reception was friendly and helpful, getting my post surgery visits set up. Dr. Pendergrass really nice, knowledgeable and helped me deal with a medical issue outside her specialty but impacting planned surgery.

Jul 2, 2021
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I was made to feel comfortable right away. I arrived frustrated and late because of traffic but they were able to accommodate me because of another cancelation. It was a first time consultation but I quickly gained confidence in my doctor. I think we will work well together.

Jun 30, 2021
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Love my dr. She treats me like a friend she cares about.

Jun 25, 2021
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Dr. Pendergrass is the actual best. I can't imagine having a different doctor these past few months. She provided me with options, answers and incredible care. Highly recommend!

Jun 18, 2021
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The doctor's compassion was excellent and all of her staff were very complimentary about her care, reassuring me.

Jun 18, 2021
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I had a really good visit yesterday and Melissa is a great dr I like her I would like to have her again

Jun 16, 2021
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loved Dr Pendergrass. Have referred patients to her and glad that she's as much of a delight as I could hope for. Thank you!

Jun 11, 2021
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Dr. Pendergrass and her staff were exceptional in her care and bedside manner.

Jun 9, 2021
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Great.

May 19, 2021
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I'm so happy I went to see Dr. Pendergrass. She is a wonderful Dr. and easy to appreciate her knowledge, experience, and skills.

May 12, 2021
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Dr. Pendergrass was thorough answered my questions and took plenty of time with me. She obviously had made personal notes from the last time I saw her (two years ago) and asked me if my granddaughter still liked dinosaurs. The personal touch was very nice.

Apr 21, 2021
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She listens very well. And does an in depth assessment including history and symptoms.

Apr 16, 2021
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Dr. Pendergrass was amazing! She listened to what I had to say. She never treated me as though I'm less capable because of my age. She respected me and listened to what I had to say, and really CARED about it. She is so gentle and really helped calm my nerves when I was anxious. She was thorough, thoughtful, and very considerate!

Mar 31, 2021
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Dr. Pendergrass and the tea are kind, professional and prompt. I feel seen and valued in this office. I feel my voice matters.

Mar 26, 2021
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Dr. Pendergrass was exceptional! She took the time to collect and review my medical records prior to my appointment. This made it so that we could do a brief overview and focus on dealing with my current pain and symptoms, discuss what wasn't working within my treatment, and successfully develop a care plan that was specific to my health goals. She was excellent in describing things in a more digestible manner, plain English. Dr. Pendergrass was the first doctor that truly listened to ALL of my symptoms, pain and concerns. She didn't merely select one issue to focus on, but instead provided clarity on all aspects of what was going on. I have been struggling with excruciating pain for over a decade and she has been the only doctor to take time to listen and not dismiss, to actually hear and validate my pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Pendergrass! I am so grateful to have found such a caring doctor and look forward to putting the health plan we developed into motion with the intention of improving my quality of life exponentially!

Mar 23, 2021
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Made me feel as comfortable as possible under the circumstances.

Mar 17, 2021
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The dr. and staff were very nice. THey spent time going over everything & they were understanding & sympathetic to underlying conditions that made this procedure more difficult for me.

Mar 5, 2021
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they treated me kindly and took care of me and Dr P. was excellent.

Mar 3, 2021
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Love, Love, Love Dr. Pendergrass and Nurse Katrina!!!!!!!!!!! They are the best!!

Feb 19, 2021
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she is da bomb!

Feb 2, 2021
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Dr Pendergrass was kind, understanding and patient with my list of questions. She explained her answers and discussed various options and types of medications. She is the best.

Jan 29, 2021
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It was all positive.

Jan 22, 2021
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THE DOCTOR IS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY WHICH MADE ME FEEL RELAXED.

Jan 20, 2021
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As someone that usually goes to OHSU for care, I'm very impressed with the "customer service" attention Legacy continually gives patients.

Dec 30, 2020
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She's very sweet and compassionate. Very knowledgeable. She takes care of me.

Dec 11, 2020
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Dr.Pendergrass is outstanding! She listens attentively and provides solutions that improve my health.
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