Ratings for Dr. Paul R. Ellis
Dr. Paul Ellis "sets the bar" as to how I rate any physician. He is knowledgeable, personal, caring, professional, and an expert in his field of hand surgery. He has explained to me that surgery is not a cure all for every ailment and he does not suggest a surgical option unless he believes that surgery will result in the best outcome for an individual's diagnosis. Surgery does not cure arthritis, so I appreciate that Dr. Ellis is not willing to perform surgery when he feels that it is not appropriate. I have recommended Dr. Ellis to several of my friends and have heard nothing but praise of his work, his demeanor, and his follow up.
I found him to be not only a great physician, but a kind and compassionate physician. I've never been rushed- he takes the time to talk to you to really understand what is going on. I opted to have him do surgery on both of my hands and have had a great result.
Dr Ellis's first words, on seeing my injury were "this is going to cost someone a lot of money". I repeated several times that our insurance would more than cover whatever costs were involved, with a modest deductible which we could easily cover. I'm not sure why that was an issue! More troublesome, I'm not sure if that influenced Dr Ellis's decision not to operate and rebuild the joint with bone grafts and pins, as others had suggested. Instead, he reset the joint in his office, without numbing of any kind, without a prescription for pain relief. (and the pain was considerable) He told me that if reduction didn't work, we could always do surgery later. However, now that the bone is healed, the finger is at an angle towards the pinkie and the joint won't bend, I'm told that surgery not an option. My finger appears to be ruined, which for a guitarist, is a tremendous blow. His office also failed to call me back to schedule physical therapy. I am frustrated and disappointed.
Dr. Ellis is wonderful. Very concerned for his patients. Does not rush you in and out, he will spend quality time with you and answer any questions you may have. Very knowlegable at what he does. I have already recommended him to several friends. There is alot of trust there.
Dr. Paul R. Ellis's Credentials
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- University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School At Dallas (Grad. 1982)
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