Dr. Ellen Altenburg, MD

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Pediatrics

Dr. Ellen Altenburg, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Melbourne, FL. She is affiliated with Holmes Regional Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Ellen Altenburg, MD

Omni Healthcare

6300 N Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32940 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Accepting new patients

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Biography

"Dr. Altenburg is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Altenburg grew up in a suburb of Buffalo, New York. She attended the University of Rochester where she earned a ..."

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Altenburg's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Blepharitis
  • Boil
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchospasm
  • Burn Injuries
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Folliculitis
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteopenia
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phimosis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pinworm
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Sunburn
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Tension Headache
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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(321) 425-6900

Dr. Altenburg accepts the following insurance:

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GEHA
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Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
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Options PPO
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Dr. Altenburg's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altenburg

4.5

Based on 49 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Three of my children have been seeing Dr. Altenburg for two years now. She is the best because she knows how to diagnose them and treat them when they are sick. She is always easy to talk to and friendly. I have never had any issues with the front desk at all. In fact Melissa and Rozlyn were always great on the phone and in person.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 28, 2022
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We were told the Dr had to see kids medical records before agreeing to take us. After taking a day off to come in turn in requested forms and 3 follow up calls I have not heard back from the front office after a month. Dr. Altenburg you may be a great Doctor but the employee at the front desk staff needs some training or an integrity check. Too many lost papers and not doing what she promises. Grateful we found someone more responsive.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nov 04, 2020
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I have a little girl that has been sick (off and on) for over 2 months. I was unhappy with the care she was getting in another area of Melbourne so we decided to change doctors. Since she was a new patient, we had to wait for about a month for an appointment. That is totally understandable and so we waited for our "appointment". Well, when my wife brought our (sick again) daughter for her appointment, she was told that her appointment was never actually put into the system. The office assoc
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Indian Harbour Beach – Dec 03, 2018
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Dr. Altenburg has taken care of 5 of 8 of our children. She is awesome - my older kids complained when they graduated from high school and had to leave the practice. She tells you exactly what you need to hear not what you want to hear. I cannot imagine a better doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Stephanie Goins in Indialantic , FL – Jul 09, 2018
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Love Dr. Altenburg! My daughter has been seeing her since the age of 2! Thirteen year relationship, she won’t go to anyone else!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Kristine Pelletier in Melbourne , FL – May 25, 2018
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I have 5 kids, all love her. She is always on time, thorough, and friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Melbourne – Dec 04, 2017
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I recommend her to everyone I know that has a little one. She was my doctor, my siblings doctor and now my daughter's.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Samantha Shelley in Viera fl – Oct 05, 2017
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We love dr altenburg she’s no crap; tells you how it is and I love that. She also really listens to parents concerns does not just brush it off like other pedis we’ve seen. She truly cares for her patients and dedicates a lot to cancer research she shaves her head every year to raise money for children’s cancer!!!! Come on how awesome is that. We love dr altenburg she really is an amazing doctor. and her staff is pretty great too ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Danielle in Melbourne, FL – Oct 05, 2017
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Dr. Altenburg is a fantastic pediatrician. She is wonderful with my children, extremely knowledgeable, and accommodating (which is a Godsend with two rowdy boys) She TRULY cares about her patients. Also, if you ask her a medical question she answers it without "talking down" to you which I really appreciate. I recommend her to all my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Spencer – Oct 05, 2017
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We just love Dr. Altenburg. She came very highly recommended by a few friends. She is kind, patient and soft spoken. She takes her time and goes over everything in great detail. She puts my daughter at ease, even during shot time!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Kim in Melbourne, FL – Oct 05, 2017
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Wonderful doctor who always puts kids first. I love that no matter what the circumstance, Altenburg is the doctor that treats my children and I know they are taken care of in the best way!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Licia Mulberry in Melbourne, FL – Oct 05, 2017
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Amazing doctor. Been with her since my boys were born and now 10 and 7 years old. She is very professional, thorough, and a leader in pediatric care in the community!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Happy mom! in Melbourne, FL – Oct 05, 2017
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Moved to Florida 3 years ago, finding Dr Ellen was such a blessing during our stressful situation! My daughter also has VUR, and Dr Ellen diagnosed it quickly, and we were able to get help! She is wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Virginia Busse in Cocoa, FL – Oct 05, 2017
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We tried out 3 pediatricians before we found Dr. Altenburg-- she is great with kids and parents!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Valrico, FL – Oct 05, 2017
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Our family loves Dr Altenburg! My kids are 13 and 9 and have been her patients since birth. I have always appreciated how she involves my kids in every appointment by talking to them and making them feel important. Whether it's for a sick or a well visit, she has always taken the time to listen to them and their concerns. We couldn't imagine a better pediatrician for our family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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The Wilbur Family in Melbourne, FL – Oct 05, 2017
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I've been taking both of my children to Dr. Altenburg for years. She's a great doctor and seems to really care about her patients. Her office staff is friendly, I can get an appointment quickly, and wait times are short. I left her practice for a few years when her office moved a little further that I wanted to drive, but came back when her office moved closer. Having another pediatric office to compare hers to, I can definitely say that she and her office are top notch.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Rockledge,. FL – Oct 05, 2017
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Dr Altenburg always takes time to answer questions or explain procedures. She goes above and beyond for her patients and so does her staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Holly in West Melbourne, FL – Oct 04, 2017
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I am much older now, but Dr Altenburg was my pediatrician and then also, my nephews pediatrician. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about her. She was funny, thorough, and always made us feel comfortable. Miss her a lot!
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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Erin Franzen in Melbourne, FL – Oct 04, 2017
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When any of my friends are looking for a pediatrician I also recommend Dr. Altenburg.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Melbourne, FL – Oct 04, 2017
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Dr. Altenburg as someone I have continued to drive quite a distance for because she is excellent with my children, who are not easy or typically developing. She listens to parents, children, and is easy to relate to. I've never had to wait long for an appointment or to be seen once I am with my child in the exam room. In addition, she is a tremendous asset to the community with her work with Saint baldric's foundation and her commitment to ending childhood cancer. We love Dr. A!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Melissa Braun in Merritt Island, FL – Oct 04, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Altenburg is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Altenburg grew up in a suburb of Buffalo, New York....Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Education

Kaleida Health Sys Chldrn Hospital
Residency Hospital
University of Rochester
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ellen Altenburg, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Altenburg has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Ellen Altenburg, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Altenburg frequently treats Throat Pain, Swine Flu, and Otitis Media. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Altenburg treats.

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Dr. Altenburg's office is located at 6300 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Omni Healthcare

Omni Pediatrics6300 N Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32940
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Holmes Regional Medical Center

Melbourne, FL

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)