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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
    321 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 03, 2023
    Dr Gu is a terrific doctor
    Nov 29, 2023
    Nov 22, 2023
    Like I said already Dr. Gu should receive an award for her contribution to the field of medicine and Dr Gu's service to patient care Dr. Gu is truly a professional
    Nov 20, 2023
    It was a brief meeting as the Provider suggested I meet with another physician at the practice therefore no treatment was provided or proposed
    Nov 08, 2023
    The doctor is always inclusive in making any decisions about my care. I have very confidence in her ability to care for my health needs.
    Nov 07, 2023
    As usual Dr. Gu was very helpful and explained very clearly all my health concerns
    Nov 02, 2023
    I depend from my doctor's advice to improve my health & stay healthy. I know she guides me towards living a healthy life. I'm happy with my doctor hoping she is available when I need her.
    Oct 22, 2023
    Dr.Gu is an excellent care giver she demonstrates her concern and care for about her patients
    Aug 29, 2023
    Great experience!
    Aug 16, 2023
    During my office visit Dr. Gu performed a Pap smear. She did not prepare my position properly despite telling her that my hips and legs were not in a good position she stuck the speculum hurriedly without care it was still wet with disinfectant and it gave me a burning sensation she did not care at all If I was In pain. My office visit consisted of a brief conversation with the provider and a Pap smear. The conversation covered my fit test zoster and pneumonia vaccine a bit about my diet and cholesterol and metabolic blood tests. She did not perform a physical exam or gynecological exam. But in my After Visit Summary and notes she entered data about the my body eyes ears nose heart etc. I asked her to remove and correct the information several times but she said in her messages that: the Pap smear Is the gynecological exam and the data listed under physical exam was a standard template.
    Aug 03, 2023
    Excellent provider but sad that she is not taking new patients.
    Aug 02, 2023
    The physician was very caring and so helpful
    Jul 27, 2023
    I feel that this doctor doesn't bring up tests that I should have but only addresses things I bring up. Unless I say that I need a mammogram or stool test I don't think she would bring it up. She agrees to all the items I bring up and makes referrals but because I didn't mention routine blood tests a Pap test what vaccines I should have she didn't bring it up either. I feel I am the only one who needs to advocate for my health that she isn't there to help with that.
    Jul 25, 2023
    I like when my doctor suggests ways to improve my health she reminds me of my good diet & regular exercise.
    Jul 20, 2023
    While I like the physician I don't feel she has a "holistic" approach. She never talks about exercise. She didn't listen to my heart or my lungs or do a breast exam which in the past would have been part of a physical.
    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