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Melanie Battle Kinchen, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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About

Dr. Kinchen is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon and the founding partner of 360 Back and Spine Center. With more than 15 years of experience in spinal surgery, she is well trained in both anterior and minimally invasive surgical approaches to the cervical thoracic and lumbar spine. She is widely recognized by her peers as the expert in adult and adolescent spinal deformity, reconstruction, failed back surgery and is considered one of the best doctors in her field.

Dr. Kinchen received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Yale University in 1990. In 1995, she graduated from Harvard Medical School, during that time she served as the lead researcher for several projects in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory. After Harvard, she completed her Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Kostuik Spine and Deformity Fellowship at top-ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She then relocated to Los Angeles, California where she served as a medical director until 2009.

Dr, Kinchen is an accomplished and dynamic lecturer, adept at educating both clinical and non-clinical audiences. In 2008, the publication Black Enterprise placed Dr. Kinchen on their Hotlist for Top Professionals under 40 in the United States.

At 360 Back and Spine Center, Dr. Kinchen partners with her patients to inform them of all their options so they are empowered to make an educated decision. Because she is an advocate for taking a conservative approach to surgery, she takes the time to get to know her patients.

She wants a complete 360 understanding of her patient's life, current living situation and family dynamics before determining the best course of treatment. Every exam room at 360 Back and Spine Center is equipped with the latest technology for the purpose of educating our patients. This allows them to not only hear, but also see their options. 

Dr. Kinchen is an active member of the Yale Alumni Association where has the privilege of interviewing potential admission candidates and mentoring hem on what they can expect when they attend her alma mater.

Originally from Ohio, Dr. K. resides in the DFW Metroplex where she enjoys playing tennis, classical piano, and watching competitive basketball.



LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Cigna - Children's Medical Center Employee Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - City of Dallas Employee Plan
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Ma (1995)
  • Education: Harvard Medical School (1995)
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University (2001)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University (2000)
  • Internship: Surgery, Johns Hopkins University (1996)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

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