Park Ridge Health welcomes county’s first nephrologist Dr. Melissa Harrington to team of providers

Press release

From Park Ridge Health

Park Ridge Health is pleased to welcome Melisa Harrington, M.D., board-certified in nephrology and internal medicine, to its team of providers. As the county’s first nephrologist, Dr. Harrington will care for patients with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure or kidney complications resulting from diabetes, hypertension and autoimmune disorders. She will also provide ongoing care for kidney transplant patients.

“Dr. Harrington brings extensive experience in caring for patients with kidney complications in the hospital, clinic and dialysis settings,” said Jason Wells, Vice President of Physician Services at Park Ridge Health. “Park Ridge Health is pleased to bring this much-needed specialty to patients in Henderson County and surrounding areas.”

Dr. Harrington is accepting new patients at the Laurel Park campus of Park Ridge Health, which is located at 1881 Pisgah Drive in Hendersonville. To find out more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Harrington, patients can call 855-PRH-LIFE (855-774-5433).

About Melisa Harrington, M.D.: Dr. Harrington earned her medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands Antilles. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Lafayette, La., and her fellowship in nephrology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Harrington served as a nephrologist with Abbeville General Hospital and Acadiana Renal Physicians for the past seven years, and was on-staff with Louisiana State University’s kidney transplant program since 2007.

About Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 120 primary care and specialty physicians and providers, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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