Melissa K. Zepp M.D.

/ma-LISS-uh/ /zep/
My Medical Specialty: Family Medicine
Related Departments: Primary Care
Female | Speaks: English

About

How did you become interested in family practice, and why did you choose to work at Stormont Vail Health?

I grew up in a medical family, so medicine was always talked about. And so, I just always knew I wanted to go into medicine. I grew up in Topeka, so I was familiar with Stormont.

What common medical conditions do you see in family practice?

In family practice, we see a variety of medical conditions, a lot of chronic care management, like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and managing those. A lot of the acute care, respiratory, cuts, lacerations.

What kinds of procedures do you perform in the office?

Some of the procedures we do here in the office are minor surgery-kind of procedures. I do freezing warts, skin biopsies, laceration repairs.

What advice would you give someone who is looking for a primary care provider?

As far as when you’re finding a new family practice doctor, I think it’s good to find somebody you feel comfortable with, you feel like you can tell them your concerns, and your problems. Somebody who listens to you and that you feel manages your health the way that you want it to be managed.

Can you describe the style of care that patients receive at your office?

The way the model is here, it’s more towards encompassing the whole patient. So at every visit, we try and make sure that all of their health needs are met, including scheduling for mammograms or colonoscopies — even if they’re in for a cold or something. If they’re due for something, we try to make sure that that’s taken care of because not everyone has time, or not everyone comes in for a yearly physical where we can address all those concerns.

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Fellowships

Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital
Cleveland, OH 2000

Residency

Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital
Cleveland, OH 1999

Medical School

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS 1996

This Provider Practices at:

Cotton O'Neil North
4505 N.W. Fielding Road
Topeka, KS 66618-2651

(785) 270-0080
Fax: (785) 270-0009

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