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Al Melvin, MD

Dr. Melvin is an anesthesiologist in the Raleigh area. He is affiliated with First Health Richmond Memorial Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Melvin’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Melvin’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 7%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Melvin’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Melvin’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Melvin’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Melvin’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

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Locations

Dr. Melvin sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

AMERICAN ANESTHESIOLOGY
3100 Spring Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27616
232 miles away
First Health Richmond Memorial Hospital
925 S Long Dr
Rockingham, NC 28379
313 miles away
Scotland Memorial Hospital
500 Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC 28352
319 miles away
Wayne Memorial Hospital
2700 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
258 miles away

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Credentials
  • Henry Ford Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1986

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Melvin is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • First Health Richmond Memorial Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Wilson Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • Avera
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance