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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital
Melissa S. Auer, DO

Melissa S. Auer, DO

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Internal Medicine
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Auer's Locations

less than  km
from 
ExpressCARE–Muhlenberg

2649 Schoenersville Road
Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA 18017-7316
United States

Conditions Dr. Auer Treats

Services Dr. Auer Offers

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Internal Medicine
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Preventive Care
  • Primary Care
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinalysis
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination

About Dr. Auer

Philosophy of care

I try to approach each patient interaction with an open mind and open ears. I listen to what patients are saying – and what they’re not saying – to get the complete story. That way I can focus on treating them as whole human beings and not just a set of symptoms. My goal is to partner with patients and empower them to get involved in their care.

Why I entered medicine

In school, I enjoyed learning about health and the human body – something I could relate to directly. Once I started working one on one with patients, I discovered there’s so much more to being a physician than prescribing and diagnosing. It involves a unique mix of skills, including detective work and the ability to listen to patients and support them when needed. Practicing medicine is a very fulfilling career, ever-changing and always keeping me on my toes. I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect deeply with patients and help them live healthier lives.

Community involvement

As a full-time physician and busy mom, I don’t have as much time to volunteer as I’d like right now. But I hope to get back to it soon. At my previous job, I worked closely with internal medicine residents at South Pointe Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, I keep my hand in teaching through my work with students in the Physician Assistant program at DeSales University and LVHN medical students enrolled in the SELECT (Scholarly, Excellence, Leadership Experiences and Collaborative Training) program.

Personal interests

I love spending time with my family and discovering new places in the Lehigh Valley. Favorite activities include going to the zoo, pool time and visiting farmers markets. I’m also an avid foodie. When I’m not cooking or baking at home, I’m out sampling the local cuisine in gastropubs, Thai restaurants and at Wegmans café where my daughter can’t get enough of their mac ‘n cheese.

Education

Undergraduate
Northern Michigan University, BS - Biology, 2005

Post Graduate
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Certificate, 2008

Medical Training
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 2012

Training

Internship 2012
Rotating Internship, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Resident 2013
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Resident 2014
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Ratings and Reviews

About Our Ratings and Reviews

About our Survey

Our physicians and advanced practice clinicians are among the nation’s best. That’s why we show you patient satisfaction ratings so you can read about and get to know our providers through the eyes of their patients.

To ensure our ratings come only from verified patients, we work with Press Ganey, a third-party organization. Press Ganey sends patient satisfaction surveys on LVHN’s behalf following an office visit or procedure. They ask patients about their impression of the health care provider and the doctor’s or advanced practice clinician’s communication skills. 

What is included in the star rating?

Star ratings are based on a scale of 1-5 stars, 5 being the best. The rating includes responses to these provider-related questions:

  1. Physician Communication Questions
    1. Did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?
    2. Did this provider listen carefully to you?
    3. Did this provider give you easy to understand instructions about taking care of these health problems or concerns?
    4. Did this provider seem to know the important information about your medical history?
    5. Did this provider show respect for what you had to say?
    6. Did this provider spend enough time with you?
  2. Overall Provider Rating Question
    1. Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst provider possible and 10 is the best provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

Why don’t all doctors or advanced practice clinicians have a rating?

In order to have enough data to measure and compare, a health care provider must have at least 30 completed patient satisfaction surveys. Surveys are only included for a period of 18 months from submission.

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