Dr. Donald Elton, MD

Dr. Donald Elton, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary DiseasesMaleAge 64

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Dr. Donald Elton, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Poinciana, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities AdventHealth Celebration and Adventhealth Orlando, winners of the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients.

Office Hours

4553 Pleasant Hill Rd Poinciana, FL 34759

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8 am
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5 pm

Tue

8 am
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5 pm

Wed

8 am
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5 pm

Thu

8 am
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5 pm

Fri

8 am
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12 pm
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Locations

Florida Lung, Asthma, and Sleep Specialists

Poinciana4553 Pleasant Hill Rd Poinciana, FL 34759
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Florida Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists3480 Polynesian Isle Blvd Kissimmee, FL 34746
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Florida Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists717 E Michigan St Orlando, FL 32806
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Florida Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists15540 W Colonial Dr Winter Garden, FL 34787
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital Kissimmee, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

Dr. Elton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elton

3.4

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
51.851851851851855%
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4 Stars
7.407407407407407%
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3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
37.03703703703704%
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He "does not have time" to respond to family members requests to call and give updates when patients are in the hospital. Even when a Power of attorney has been given to the hospital. Terrible lack of communication skills and I wonder if he even wal... Read More Approved Feb 08, 2021
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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KGG – Feb 08, 2021
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No call to verify my upcoming appt. I actually called them the day of. Had to rush in early only to be seen 50 mins late. It was my first consult. The upfront staff were kind so was the therapist who did the breathing test. Dr. Elton came in for less than 10 minutes. Asked what I was there for. Why fill out all the paperwork for medical history and have my records sent and be asked why I am there?? He literally was walking out and I was rushing to ask more questions. Visit was way too rushed and short for someone with extensive medical history. I won’t be going back would not recommend.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 19, 2021
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Appointment time was overshot by 30 mins. Made me miss another Dr. Appt due to time constraints. After waiting, going into a room and waiting, going into another room for a breathing test, going to another room and waiting, Dr. finally came in for 2 minutes, Blah Blah and out. I was not happy with services or with cavalier attitude regarding my breathing issues. Felt like he just blew it away like it wasn't an issue with him. Not sure if I want to return in 6 wks or just have the results sent to my primary dr. At this point, not sure if it would be worth it or not. Had to give at least 1 star to review. That is being generous.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Unhappy New Patient – Sep 25, 2020
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Told me what I needed to hear and not just what I wanted to hear.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 31, 2020
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Questionable... Jury still out
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
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Pam – Jun 16, 2020
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I initially saw Dr.Elton when I was in the hospital and I followed up with him and he didn’t even spend 2min to discuss my asthma...he made me feel like I was just another patient making him money ?? I would NOT recommend this non caring man to be your doctor!
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Jan 04, 2020
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If. I could leave negative stars I would. Didn't take any time in the room and never answered any questions and he wasn't even in the room for 2 minutes and rushed us to Jose who was scheduling us for another appointment for the same thing. And we waited an hour and 36 minutes to be called back! While in waiting room you can hear the girl calling to verify insurance talking horrible to the guy upfront and complain about people not knowing they have deductibles. Completely unprofessional and I would never recommend this place to anyone!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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FL – Jan 03, 2020
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Great staff Dr. Elton is very honest and knowledgeable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Grace De Los Santos – Nov 19, 2019
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My husband has been having heart issues and it was only Dr. Elton who was honest and knowledgeable enough to tell him what’s truly going on. He saved my husband’s life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 21, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Elton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elton treats Wheezing more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Elton treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elton treats Shortness of Breath more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Elton treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elton performs Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Elton performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Elton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Lung Injuries
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(352) 632-5945

Dr. Elton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Beech Street (Multiplan)
PPO Next PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Community Care Network
Coventry Health Care
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Florida Hospital Healthcare System
Fortified Provider Network
Golden Rule
Harrington Health
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
POMCO Group
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
Standard
TriCare for Life
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
UMR
United Healthcare
WellCare

About Me

Care Philosophy

State of the art medical care in Central Florida

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

University Of South Carolina
Fellowship Hospital
Palmetto Health (Richland)
Residency Hospital
Palmetto Health (Richland)
Internship Hospital
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School
1982
University of South Carolina At Columbia
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Donald Elton, MD?

Call (407) 794-5405 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Donald Elton, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Donald Elton, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Elton's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Donald Elton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Elton frequently treats Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Elton treats.

Where is Dr. Donald Elton, MD's office located?

Dr. Elton's office is located at 4553 Pleasant Hill Rd, Poinciana, FL 34759. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Donald Elton, MD speak?

Dr. Elton speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Donald Elton, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Elton is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

UCF Lake Nona Hospital

Orlando, FL

HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital

Kissimmee, FL

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

AdventHealth Celebration

Celebration, FL

44 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)

Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

45 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)

Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

45 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)