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    88 Ratings    54 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Advanced Gynecology

19875 S.W. 65th Ave., Suite 250
Tualatin, OR 97062
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

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5.0 out of 5     88 Ratings     54 Comments

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..

Oct 17, 2018
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I like Dr. Pendergrass and she is not a "listed" provider under my new insurance but I see her anyway.

Oct 17, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass always makes me feel welcome and comfortable. She always takes her time explaining the issues or good things about my health and works with me to find ways that we can improve my health.

Oct 8, 2018
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I cancelled my appointment for [date deleted] 4 days prior, so I am just going off of my last visit I had with her. She is an amazing woman and doctor who genuinely cares about people and wants to make a difference in this world. Thank you Melissa, I feel better than I ever have! :)

Oct 4, 2018
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I stood for so long waiting to be acknowledged an MA actually had to tell the woman, and she was still confused. I was literally the only person standing in front of her. She's had a bad attitude the last few visits, I don't know if she's happy. I don't know her name as she doesn't wear a name tag that is easily seen but she has blond curls on top and dark on the bottom. Also she has worn a lot of glittery eye shadow every time I've needed to be seen.

Oct 3, 2018
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good

Oct 1, 2018
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Melissa is outstanding! She knows my medical history, asks good questions, listens attentively, and I leave my appointment feeling good about my health and aware of next steps I need to take to stay healthy.

Sep 26, 2018
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Very pleased with Dr. Pendergrass and her MA. They listened to my concerns and walked me through the procedure. Very professional and courteous.

Sep 26, 2018
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Melissa and her staff are always so kind and take good care of my needs.

Sep 19, 2018
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I was suffering from a long term, painful chronic disease that had destroyed my quality of life. Dr. Pendergrass has been extremely compassionate, professional and through her treatment plan, has given me back my quality of life. She is the best physician I have ever seen. My entire family is grateful for Dr. Pendergrass.

Sep 17, 2018
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visit was overall very good. Compared to other visits, the staff was very courteous, patient, attentive and willing to engage with all of my concerns, wether directly related to the illness at hand or not.

Sep 17, 2018
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Love this office and provider, great people.

Sep 6, 2018
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Dr Pendergrass is amazing and she has a wonderful staff

Aug 27, 2018
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Dr Pendergrass is my favorite healthcare provider. She is smart, always well prepared and takes time to explain to me what is going on and answer all my question. I would 100% recommend her to family and friends. she really is one of the best around.

Aug 22, 2018
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Pendergrass is INCREDIBLE & always makes me feel nurtured. Her tech/assistant is also phenomenal. However the front desk staff do NOT have the same warm, positive customer service skill set.

Aug 17, 2018
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Doctor Pendergrass is the most caring and sweet person and her staff is the same. I have Never had a bad experience with them

Aug 13, 2018
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excellent

Aug 1, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass is an awesome dr. very communicative & seems genuine w/ her concerns & care.

Jul 9, 2018
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Always a good experience - I appreciate having Dr. Pendergrass for my healthcare.

Jul 5, 2018
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Dr Pendergrass was absolutely amazing, I was referred by a great group of ladies and they all had great success stories. I'm confident she will do her best in helping me with my endometriosis. she listened and took her time answering questions and is THE sweetest doctor I have ever been to. So happy I found her!

Jul 5, 2018
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she was amazing and so kind and helpful and patient!

Jul 2, 2018
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Melissa was very helpful thank you Melissa

Jun 27, 2018
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I have always had great experiences visiting Dr Pendergrass and the office staff. I am so glad to have this resource for my health!

Jun 22, 2018
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Dr. Pendergrass is the most well rounded medical professional I've seen. She is respectful, listens, puts you at ease, and provides good medical advice. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Jun 20, 2018
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I appreciate that the doctor and clinicians notified me before they did everything. Everyone at this clinic was kind, respectful, and professional.

Jun 18, 2018
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My experience was very nice. I feel like I made a good decision... to Dr Pendergrass from my previous gynecologist.

Jun 4, 2018
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My husband and I were very impressed with Dr. Pendergrass and all of her staff. She made me feel comfortable not rushed and her office is always quick to respond to any questions I send online. I would recommend her to anyone.
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