Ratings for Dr. Leighton E. Ellis
Physicians in the practice have a solid knowledge of pediatrics and medicine. The office staff is difficult, rude and unhelpful. This has been an ongoing experience over the past eight years with three children. A recent change in physician practice has found a completly different expereince.
Dr. Ellis' office is not very patient friendly. Most of the time, you have a very long wait in her office (never less than 0.5 Hours), but if you are late (by even 15 minutes, doesn't matter even if its the beginning of the day), they are likely to make you re-schedule the appointment. Additionally, it is usually not easy to get an appointment and they usually try to get you to see a Nurse Practitioner. This I feel is just plain wrong. If we are paying to see an MD, then we should see an MD. Finally, even if you have had a long relationship with the office, and you are late on paying for just one bill which in dispute with insurance company, you are likely to get a very nasty letter. This office seems to be more about the numbers and less about patient care.
I always felt her examinations of my child were rushed and not at all thorough. She exhibited quite a bit of defensiveness when I wanted to discuss my reservations with some of the treatments she recommended. Some "medical facts" she told me turned out to be just flat wrong after checking on them later. Glad I found someone much better!
This doctor was completely unsympathetic to my son's acid reflux problem. Despite having a lactation consultant on-site (who is wonderful), she continued to suggest that I discontinue breast feeding, which I now know would have only made the problem worse. Her physician's assistant is wonderful, but the nursing staff is equally inept and uncaring. I would not recomend this group to my worst enemy.
Dr. Leighton E. Ellis's Credentials
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- Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612 (Grad. 1988)
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