Dr. David E. Ellison

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Specialty:Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
Website: earnosethroat-assoc... External Link
Practice: Ear Nose And Throat Medical Group Of San Mateo
Hospital: Mills-Peninsula Health Servs
Sequoia Hospital
Med. School:University Of California, Ucla School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1980

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Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 8 reviews. Dr. David E. Ellison has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)-related: ears, nose, throat, hearing loss, tonsillitis, nasal surgery, endoscopy, laryngology, reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, thyroid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, swallowing disorders, sleep apnea, vertigo
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
27/04/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 2.7 
RID: 3602288
11/11/13 4 3 3 3 Had a septoplasty/turbinate reduction years ago to fix a deviated septum/obstructed nasal passages. Years later I still can't breathe from my nose properly and my nose is still deviated. I will have to go through another surgery to finally solve the issue. 
Insurance: Aetna
28/09/13 SYSTEM: City changed from "BURLINGAME" to "San Mateo" 
RID: 2125272
09/05/12 5 4 5 5 Outstanding ENT, great knowledge, thoroughly professional and excellent patient skills. Has been treating my family for years and I absolutely highly recommend Dr. Ellison! It can take a while to get an appointment to see him due to busy schedule, but worth the wait. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1627936
08/11/11 1 1 1 1 This is a terrible doctor. He has no "bed manners" at all and I doubt that he has any serious medical knowledge. His office manners are also very negative. Patients are not welcomed to his office. He probably would prefer to not see any patients. His white coat was dirty. His office staff does not act professionally. One has to wait one month and a half for an appointment. And to top the whole thing, this office did not post my payment when I made a payment and then was asking me for it 2nd time. Stay away from this doctor. I went to see him only once and I will never be back. 
Insurance: Anthem
RID: 872948
28/04/09 3 2 5 5 It takes forever to get an appt with Dr. Ellison, and then there is always a long wait at the office - BUT that is because he is such an amazing doctor. He resolved my sleep apnea surgically with absolutely no additional complications. He also has a very kind manner and is just highly competent. I highly recommend him for any ENT issue!  Respond
RID: 801523
26/02/09 3 3 3 3 I have suffered with chronic sinusitis for more than 20 years. Dr. Ellison is the last of many ENTs who treated me over this time. His failure to take my problem seriously caused me to continue to suffer for many years until I found an ENT in Palo Alto who finally corrected my problem with sinus surgery. I am well at last! But no thanks to Dr. Ellison, he failed to do any of the diagnostics that the subsequent Dr. did, and he thought it was acceptable for me to suffer sinus infection after sinus infection. He just kept writing a new script for antibiotics and saying that was the best he could do. Well it wasn't. and if he's telling you it's the best he can do, look around. Find another opinion. 
Insurance: CIGNA
Paid (or co-pay): $10
RID: 591370
11/05/08 5 5 5 5 Great doctor and staff. Really made me comfortable and spent time listening. Explained everything in detail and very professional. Highly recommend and could not be anymore pleased.  Respond
RID: 458991
07/12/07 3 2 5 5 Been a patient for nearly 10 years. Diagnosed a rare disease after 6 other doctors missed it. I literally owe him my life. He's done 2 surgeries on me and 1 on my husband. Can't say enough good things about him. He even came into his office on a Sunday after my 1st surgery to remove packing from my nose so I wouldn't be uncomfortable for 1 more night. He runs late, but that's because he gives his patients the best care possible.  Respond
RID: 330172
27/05/07 4 4 4 he took out my son's adnoids, tonsils, and did radiotherapy treatment on his nasal tissue - LOVED HIM and his staff - they were all great to my son  Respond