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Dr. Danielle Melton MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 341-4600

Biography

Director, Amputee and Orthotics and Prosthetics Program, TIRR Memorial Hermann

Dr. Danielle H. Melton, M.D. is the Director of the Amputee and Orthotics and Prosthetics Program Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she specializes in the care of people with amputations, encompassing pre-prosthetic management, prosthetic design and prescription, and rehabilitation. She also specializes in bracing and orthotics for patients with peripheral nerve injuries and spasticity.

Dr. Melton is an affiliated physician at TIRR Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. In the acute setting she evaluates and treats patients both before and immediately after amputations, coordinating care between the surgeon and the rehabilitation team. Her patients are followed long-term at the TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Medical Clinic to provide comprehensive continuity of care.

A clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, she is a frequent guest lecturer and is involved in research in the area of amputations, prosthetics & orthotics, orthopedic trauma and limb loss prevention. She is a member of the American Association of Orthotics & Prosthetics (AAOP) and the Amputee Coalition, where she is an active member of the Scientific Medical Advisory Board.

As a faculty member of the University of Texas, she serves as the chairman of the Continuing Medical Education committee for the medical school. She is on the Medical Advisory Committee for the BCM Masters in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program and is also the Director for the Amputee Trauma Rehabilitation Fellowship supported by TIRR in conjunction with the Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann level I trauma center.

Education

Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Melton graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 and worked as an engineer until deciding to study medicine. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 2002, where she later completed specialized residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) in 2006. Dr. Melton is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Awards and Accolades

Dr. Melton has been elected by her peers to “Best Doctors in America” since 2009; “America’s Top Physicians" since 2010, a selection by the Consumers’ Research Council of America; and was recently named “Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars 2013” for high peer recognition and professional achievement.

Services

Services Provided by Dr. Melton include:

  • Rehabilitation of amputees
  • Prosthetic prescription and management
  • Orthotic and bracing prescription and management
  • Gait analysis
  • Orthopedic trauma rehabilitation
  • Non-surgical spine management
  • Care of musculoskeletal injuries and related disorders

To refer a patient to Dr. Melton for treatment, call (713) 797-5929.

Physician Details

Gender
Female
Specialties
Medical Education
Baylor College of Medicine - Transitional Year, 2002
Internships & Residency
Baylor College of Medicine Dept PM&R, 2006
PCP Number
100000030125
Cities Served
ALIEF, BELLAIRE, HOUSTON, MISSOURI CITY, STAFFORD
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp

In The News

Watch Dr. Danielle Melton, Director of the Amputee Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, discuss the psychological implications of losing a limb on KPRC.

Read Dr. Danielle Melton's opinion on robotic control systems for prosthetic legs in Michael Smith's article, "Robot Leg Gives Near-Normal Mobility" in MedPage Today. 

"We now have patients who have had surgeries that will allow them, in the future, to use technology," Dr. Melton said, "to do some pretty amazing things compared with what we are able to do with prosthetics."

    Watch Dr. Melton's webinar on post amputation pain below.

     

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