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 ( 67 RATINGS & 35 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     67 Ratings     35 Comments

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 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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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.

Nov 13, 2020
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Dr. Pendergrass is an amazing doctor and surgeon. She is very knowledgeable about endometriosis. Her MA, Katerina, is always very nice. I'm proud to call these gals part of my medical team!

Oct 20, 2020
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Overall, I feel this provider is a good physician. I have a surgical history and undiagnosed pain. I'm not any closer to understanding my pain! I received valuable suggestions, but not sure how much consideration was given for potential diagnosis based on not nearly fitting into a set of easily identifiable symptoms/diagnosis.

Oct 16, 2020
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It took a while before being seen, but I hope it was because there was a thorough chart review happening.

Oct 9, 2020
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Dr. Pendergrass was very easy to talk with and thoroughly explained any questions that I have. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Oct 5, 2020
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best provider I have ever had

Oct 1, 2020
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Dr. Pendergrass was very supportive and informative. Her team is also quite wonderful.

Sep 30, 2020
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Dr. Pendergrass really listened and asked very detailed questions about my history to understand my health better. extremely thorough and kind and respectful.

Sep 28, 2020
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This provider is a great gynecologist that I have been going to for years but the front office staff needs to learn how to be more like the doctor as they are not very personable, or friendly. From my interactions with them they seem snotty and judgmental just with the few sentences or comments they make.

Aug 28, 2020
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Dr. Pendergrass is the best doctor I could've asked for! She changed my life and I am so lucky to have her on my team!

Aug 24, 2020
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I loved how knowledgeable and understanding she was. Not pushy or arrogant at all, as I've found some OBGYNs to be in the past. Loved her!

Aug 20, 2020
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Dr Pendergrass and her team are outstanding. she demonstrates and exemplary level of kindness, respect and genuine concern that make me feel valued and free to discuss my concerns. she is an excellent listener and provides excellent care. i recommend her to friends.

Aug 18, 2020
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I was visiting from out of town and needed an appointment ASAP and originally there was no appointments open within [date removed], but I got a call back and was able to be seen by Dr. Pendergrass who opened her schedule up and I've never been so pleased with my experience. Definitely will recommend to family here!!
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