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About Dr. Stephen J Melson

Dr. Stephen J Melson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Forest City, NC. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Melson is affiliated with Rutherford Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen J Melson is Good. Dr. Stephen J Melson has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen J Melson is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Rutherford Internal Medicine Associates

181 Daniel Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
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Dr. Stephen J Melson has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hepatitis C

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Dr. Melson scheduled an endoscopy on my special needs brother who has a lot of disabilities. He was very understanding, very kind and we couldn't have asked for better. He was cautious and did this procedure at the hospital instead of the office. He did a follow up visit that went well and told us in the future if we needed him he would be happy to help us. We really appreciated his bedside manner and his understanding. We don't get that often. I'd recommend him to anyone.

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One Star

I advised at consult visit had severe allergic asthma and one of those items was ladocaine. Day of colonoscopy, was documented three more times on my chart. Benzocaine was still used even though he was aware of my allergy, coming out of anesthesia, severe laryngical spasms and chest tightened as yet another anaphylactic episode. I was still under anesthesia and he asked me "what do you do in this situation"? Hello, your the doctor! I couldn't speak, anxiety, panic set in., he asked if I wanted to go to ER, you betcha I went.. Then he phoned to ER.. He conveniently forgot I was allergic.. After follow up he still questioned my allergy?? Never again...

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Melson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1991

  • Winthrop University Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Stephen J Melson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • BCBS South Carolina
    • BCBS South Carolina
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Rutherford Internal Medicine Associates, 181 Daniel Rd, Forest City, NC
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