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Melinda Gu



Dr. Melinda Gu is an internal medicine specialist who provides primary care to adults. Her particular interests include disease prevention, health education and treating chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Gu earned her medical degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. She earned a doctorate in physiology at the University of Cincinnati. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Gu speaks fluent Mandarin.

  • Education

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1998

  • Residencies

    Tufts University, Internal Medicine, 2010

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    298 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 15, 2023
    Very much appreciate Dr Gu as my PCP very efficient good listener. Excellent response/communicator via MyChart messaging for followup.Two areas of improvement would appreciate: having my preventive blood work/tests taken before my annual preventative physical; post notes/AVS of my annual physical within a day or two of visit (was posted about a week later)
    May 25, 2023
    Dr. Gu is very good but not taking new patients. So I am not able to recommend to family and friends.
    May 25, 2023
    Again Dr. Gu had me wait for 35 minutes in the exam room. Once she arrived she barely examined me including parts of my body that had been hurting several days earlier.
    May 17, 2023
    Dr Gu has excellent doctor to patient communication.
    May 11, 2023
    I liked her and how I was treated.
    Apr 27, 2023
    She was not able to explain the reasons for denying my request. She took her laptop and left the room for 10 minutes without telling me where she was going or why she left the room. I kept telling her that we can move to my other concerns but she was stuck on the first topic. After 20 minutes back and forth she said my time was up and I had to make another appointment to come back to be checked for my annual. She didn't do a thorough examination. She kept repeating herself over and over again without any logic.
    Mar 31, 2023
    I still haven't been able to get my asthma medicine. It does concern me that for whatever reason I'm having trouble getting a refill for my medicine for a chronic condition. On this part of the visit I'm just not satisfied because I am now out of medicine and can't seem to get it.
    Mar 06, 2023
    This was my first meeting Dr. Gu and I was quite excited to finally have a in person check up. My first in years. My first concern is that when my nurse took my blood pressure it was quite high. She took my blood pressure twice and it was high both times. Dr. Gu never mentioned my blood pressure being high and I left the office without any discussion about my bp. A year ago I had some blood work done and my cholesterol was quite high. Dr. Gu prescribed Lipitor which I tried for a few weeks but discontinued because I did not like the side effects. Dr. Gu was told about me discontinuing the medication and told me she would follow up with blood work at a later date. This blood work was not done. We had no discussion about my cholesterol. I also spoke with her about a problem that I had been having for years where when my body gets stressed (either at work or with physical activity) I develop a fever. Sometimes depending on the level of stress the fever can be quite high or it could be low grade. I also get body aches like I have a flu. I mentioned this to her and she never said a word about it. I was hoping blood work was being done to point us in the right direction but no blood work was done other than testing me for STD's.
    Feb 02, 2023
    At this visit Dr Gu seemed especially busy thoughtful about the concerns I raised but eager to move ahead.
    Jan 10, 2023
    It was a very quick (5-10 minute) teleconference. I explained my symptoms and concerns about having a respiratory virus. Care provider had me take my own temperature and said I was OK. End of meeting.
    Dec 29, 2022
    Dr. Gu is excellent. I highly recommend her services as a professional.
    Dec 16, 2022
    Dr. Gu was very kind patient and thorough. She asked many questions and listened carefully to my answers. I feel that she understood me and took all of my concerns seriously. She explained my diagnosis and her recommended treatment.
    Sep 16, 2022
    Dr. Gu Is very caring and listened patiently to our concerns and ordered labs and services needed promptly. She and her staff responded promptly to MyChart messages which is very helpful.
    Sep 14, 2022
    I have attempted to give my feedback directly to Dr. Gu. She eventually moved me to longer visits. The shorter visits were anxiety provoking to say the least. At one point some time ago when I raised a concern I got a one line email response. I shared with her in that situation it was not enough and I experienced tragic consequences as a result of not understanding her brief advice. We are learning to work together better.
    Sep 04, 2022
    Was not able to provide the procedure I was hoping for (IUD removal) but did not offer to refer me to gynecology and left the room after the Pap smear before I could ask any questions
    Aug 19, 2022
    Did not have solution for getting appointments more easily. Nor is there a solution for alternative health system.
    Jul 29, 2022
    I have recommended Dr Gu to my friends and family.She is very professional thorough and caring. I appreciate how well she explains any concerns or questions I may have.
    Jul 22, 2022
    I asked Dr. Gu for a Pap Smear blood test for vitals and any shots I would need. I cleared my day to do all of that that day. She flippantly pushed it to another appointment day when there were no other patients in at the time. The appointment was not productive as the only things that happened were that the medical assistant measured my height weight and blood pressure.
    Jul 11, 2022
    Dr. Gu is very nice and excellent.
    Jul 04, 2022
    Dr Gu was very helpful and made sure to address all my concerns
    Apr 29, 2022
    Long and productive relationship with my provider Dr. Melinda Gu.
    Apr 26, 2022
    I've always trusted and appreciated Dr Gu's care and knowledge in being my primary care doctor. She's a good listener and her internal medicine background makes me feel confident that she is able to diagnose comprehensively testing needs appropriate medication or referral. She works with me on a solution. I'm grateful for her being my primary over the years.
    Apr 23, 2022
    She was looking at her computer the entire time of ROS. Didn't look at me or acknowledge the health complaint in any way. Thought I was speaking to a wall.
    Mar 27, 2022
    Dr Gu is caring and very patient and professional
    Mar 25, 2022
    L will be glad when we ban remove the masksFor a better understanding of what the doctor is conveying to me.
    Mar 11, 2022
    I'm very pleased with Dr. Gu as my PCP. She's dedicated knowledgeable responsive sensitive and very helpful with any of my health issues and concerns. I appreciate her very much.
    Feb 25, 2022
    I asked her to refer me to a dermatologist and I was waiting for someone to call me and I had to call
    Feb 10, 2022
    Dr is the best! She's incredible professional and listens. You're lucky to have her!
    Feb 08, 2022
    Dr is very polite but not really proactively discussing possible health issues preventive care possible risks of sleep apnea high lipids etc
    Jan 23, 2022
    Dr Gu was very patience; and took her time to listen to me. I sincerely appreciated the fact that she not only asked about my well-beings but also my children. Thank you Dr Gu for showing genuine cares
    Jan 22, 2022
    No complaining.
    Oct 26, 2021
    My appointment was for an "annual" physical (been a couple years thanks to COVID). I was surprised that the provider didn't ask whether I had been vaccinated for COVID or for the flu didn't mention anything about my cancer screenings (I am a BRCA carrier) didn't discuss normal things like whether I'm getting enough calcium or how often I exercise. Didn't ask anything about my mental health although I had asked to be referred to a psychiatrist a few months earlier. Just didn't seem like a very thorough or thoughtful physical. Provider definitely doesn't see herself as the leader of my care.
    Sep 21, 2021
    I appreciate how much Dr Gu cares for my health as much as I do. She is proactive in recommending the best plans for the best results.
    Sep 15, 2021
    Very satisfied.