Dr. Elena Barnes, MD

Dr. Elena Barnes, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 43
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Elena Barnes, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Melbourne, FL. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Barnes is affiliated with Viera Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center and Cape Canaveral Hospital.

205 E Nasa Blvd Ste 200

Melbourne, FL 32901

Contact Information

(321) 676-6322

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 7 More

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yaroslavl State Medical Academy
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barnes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barnes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barnes to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Barnes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Melbourne, FL |
waited 3 months for a appointment, I got lost and couldn't find the suite. I was 20 mins late I was put down as a NO Show. I am on Oxygen , no handicap parking. Go over to reschedule a new appointment because I was already put down as a No show. Becky the receptionist had a very bad attitude was very rude. I could not get another appt for 2/3 months. In the meantime I am still out of breath even with oxygen on and upset I could not see the Doctor I was also in pain. What of incapable idiots.
Satellite Beach, FL |
By all accounts, Dr Barnes s an excellent rheumatologist. However, Health Grades has listed her in their internal medicine category. Most physicians that are certified in internal medicine are primary care physician. But Dr Barnes doesn't accept patients for primary care. Health Grades should list Dr Barnes only under Rheumatology.
in Rockledge |
Great Dr. Very thorough ask questions, takes notes and listens to the patient. Highly recommend.
in hooksett, nh |
Outstanding MD in all ways.
Melbourne, FL |
I would have loved to see Dr Barnes. However, after my Doctor recommended me to her, I never received a call to schedule an appt. I then followed up with the office staff and got my head ripped off by her very rude staff. I was told "we will review your doctor's notes and let you know if she will take you". I was appalled at how this woman ripped into me. Needless to say, I had my Dr recommend another Dr. Hopefully Dr Barnes will find out that her office staff has a rude reputation.
Satellite Beach, FL |
I am a newer patient and find Dr Barnes to be very thorough and caring. She digs deep to find the cause of issues and works to resolve. She explained my diagnosis and gave me information to read as I have never heard of it before.
in Palm Bay, FL |
Dr. Barnes was very thorough getting my medical history correct. She gave me options for my treatment and ordered blood work to be sure I had no hidden problems.
in Melbourne, FL |
Dr. Barnes has been treating me for RA since 2007. I was diagnosed with Fibro a couple of years later and after a long, emotional and painful struggle, I filed for and obtained SS disability. This doctor made sure I had every supportive care possible and she has worked tirelessly to find a medication to manage my RA. We finally struck gold with xeljanz with methotrexate, Cymbalta for Fibro, and nucynta for pain. Dr. Barnes has professionally, ethically, and thoroughly managed my care for 9 years
in Palm Bay Fl |
I have been a patient for many years, since I was diagnosed with RA. Dr. Barnes has been treating she and her staff have been conserned
in Palm Bay, FL |
Always very prompt and on time. She is kind, considerate, and helpful. Her staff is very kind and helpful as well. She is treating my problems with the utmost care.
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Dr. Barnes accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Barnes has admitting privileges

Cape Canaveral Hospital
701 W Cocoa Beach Cswy
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
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Holmes Regional Medical Center
1350 Hickory St
Melbourne, FL 32901
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Viera Hospital
8745 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32940
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