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Dr. Melanie Mintzer

Family Medicine
Cary, NC
41 years experience female

Locations

Office

Cary

Address

1021 Darrington Drive, Cary
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

9193789114

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CIGNA Health Care

Medicare

PHP

UnitedHealthcare

Wellpath Select Health Insurance

Coventry Health Care

About

Bio

Academic family physician for 20 years now in private practice in Raleigh, NC. Founder and CEO of Generations Family Practice, PA.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

248 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Late period: Yes, any period that is late should be investigated with a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, most likely you are having an irregular cycle. Seek medical attention to evaluate this situation.
A female asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Spotting on ocps: Spotting on low dose oral contraceptives is very common. If usually indicates that the dose of estrogen or progesterone are too low. Seek medical advice from your health care provider who can adjust your hormone dose with a pill change. Doubling up will stop the spotting temporarily, but once on a lower dose it may reoccur.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Stiff joints: Joint stiffness can be caused by many things, including calcium imbalance, arthritis, thyroid conditions, dehydration, auto-immune conditions and medications. I would seek medical evaluation of this presentation. It is not possible to get a test of all your hormones, but a good history and physical exam can identify most problems.
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Dr. Mintzer clearly cares about every patient whose question she answers. Her explanations are educational while fully addressing the concern expressed. They show patience, an ability to make diffic...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mintzer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mintzer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much i will take your advice and put it into practice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That was quick! Thank you! It just surprises me it lasts a few days!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! tyvm dr. i have this prob as well. ur answer is much appreciated.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, QC
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
Completed 1983

Awards

American Cancer Society Career Development Award
Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Award

Affiliations

American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
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