Ratings for Dr. Donald R. Elton
This practice does not appear to be interested in helping patients, but in performing clinical trials for the pharmaceutical companies. I assume the money is better and it is less work than having to acutally be concerned about the best treatment plan for the individual patient.
I went to see him for a chronic cough that I had for over two months. Dr. Elton had a poor bed-side manner. Hardly looked you in the eye, but was typing away on a laptop. He did not examine me, but merely said "Chronic cough is usually caused by one of three things, or a combination - Asthma, Acid Reflux, or post nasal drip. Ordered a breathing test scheduled a month away and a sinus CAT scan for the following week. They never called us back with CAT scan results. I called back 3 weeks later and was told my sinuses are clear but I had fluid in the ear and that I'd have to see an ENT doctor for that. He had me taking Nexium but it wasn't working until I saw the ENT doc and was told that you have to take 2 doses for reflux that produces a cough. After taking 2 pills daily my cough improved considerably after a few weeks. When we went back for a follow-up we saw a nurse practitioner, not Dr. Elton, who just told us to keep taking 2 doses of Nexium.
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- Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine (Grad. 1987)
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