Dr. Ellen Duncan, MD


Pain Medicine | Female

18707 Hardy Oak Blvd Ste 105 San Antonio, TX 78258 Get Directions
Dr. Ellen Duncan, MD

Dr. Ellen Duncan, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Duncan is affiliated with Baptist Medical Center and Northeast Methodist Hospital.

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I believe in a personal evaluation and customized care plan for each and every patient in the hopes of improving their quality of life on a daily basis.

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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Boerne, TX |
The initial visit with Dr Duncan - she was 2.5 hrs late but I was confident that she could help with my cervical pain. The second visit I received an injection that gave me high blood pressure/rapid heart rate/headaches. I called and asked for consultation 3 times and was told each time I would get a call back. No call came- 6 days later I had to go to the hospital for help. Called her again for office visit and was told there are no openings in the near future. She must be overbooked.
in Universal city, Texas |
Afier going to numerous doctors for nerve pain and even the surgeon that took a floating piece of bone from his spinal cord, Duncan was the only one that informed him he needed a new surgery to fix his problem. He took her advice (used a surgeon she recommended) and has been great since that time!
in San Antonio, TX |
I've been HER patient for many years and I would not change it for any reason. I love the fact she KNOWS & can relate to what you are going through, she herself has back issues. She is funny, has good bedside manners, sympathetic, empathtic & listens. She has ALWAYS told me if I am hurting that bad "come in as soon as you can, I'll see you ". People don't know her STAFF & HER, work through lunch AND LATE INTO THE EVENING, YES, AFTER CLOSING. I don't know what I would do without her! Choose her!
in San Antonio, TXs |
I love Dr Duncan. She was very informative and very honest in what she felt was the right way to progress with my condition. Initially I was unhappy but after her talking to me about it, I agreed that she was correct (after all, she IS the doctor :) ). I recently had the 1st of the pain injection procedure and the experience was great. Everyone was awesome and Dr Duncan again was informative and put my mind at ease.
in Marble Falls, TX |
Dr. Duncan has had back problems herself and she is very empathetic. She will do what she can to help her patients. But if there is nothing else she can do she will tell you so and recommend whoever she thinks will be able to help you. Excellent staff. I have been to a lot of dr.'s and Dr. Duncan and her staff are the BEST!!
in Spring Branch, TX |
Dr. Duncan has a very direct approach which I find refreshing. She's had 3 back surgeries herself and is very compassionate, empathetic and driven to set her patients up for success. Because of both her extensive training and expertise she is not a push-over. If medical evidence supports pain management treatment she will be the best physician and advocate you could ever want. However, if you’re coming solely for pain medicine she is “NOT” your doctor. She is the real deal all the way around.
in San Antonio, TX |
dr.ellen duncan is a very caring dr.she takes time to listen to u.you dont feel rash.very loving dr.i highly recommend dr. duncan to anyone suffering from pain. all her staff very friendliy i and courteousness. dr. duncan is exallent dr. i love her the way she speaks with me and she makes me feel good. mrs gerlinde el asmar
San Antonio, Texas |
Dr is very kind compassionate and caring about her patients and works long hours to help each with pain relief.
in Marion, TX |
Dr. Duncan is a very caring, knowledgeable and professional doctor. I have met people in her waiting room who have traveled all over South Central Texas to see her! I have been going to her for years. She is the very best pain doctor I have ever seen and I have seen a handful! I almost hate to tell you how wonderful she is in fear that the demand for others to see her will make it extremely difficult for me to get in! Oh well, we all deserve the very best treatment!
in San Antonio, TX |
I have been seeing Dr. Duncan for several years. She genuinely cares about her patients. There are times when she does run a bit behind on schedule, & I don't mind it one bit, because she is taking her time to listen and talk to her patients. She has never rushed me or anyone else. Very few doctors take their time to listen to their patients and not rush them. She's worth the wait. She is not just a wonderful doctor, she is an amazing, lively, kind, and loving person. I love her and her staff.
in Selma, TX |
Dr Duncan is an outstanding doctor with an awesome bedside manner. She has the ability to make you feel at ease. Her knowledge and explanation help to understand diagnoses. I would highly recommend her to friends, family and acquaintances.
Dr. Duncan listens well and takes time to look wholistically at the patient. She explains treatment options with clarity and detail that respects the intelligence of the patient. Her nursing background serves her patients well in the quality of care she provides.
in Floresville, TX |
Dr Duncan is a fantastic Doctor. Her staff is always very pleasant and caring. Yes, there is a wait time when having an appointment with Dr. Duncan but once she is speaking to you her full attention is on you and your well being! Dr. Duncan has compassion for her patients but truly understands my trials with having had multiple back surgeries as she has been thru back surgery herself! I would highly recommend Dr Duncan to anyone suffering with pain issues.
in San Antonio, TX |
I've been treated by Dr. Duncan for just over one year due to a severe back injury. I was taken back, in a very good way from my very first visit. She listened, took her time and treated me with a level of respect that is rare. Dr. helped me determine a terminal solution to the problem and connected me with the right back surgeon. Dr. Duncan was my anestesiologist during surgery and managed post surgical pain. Wait times are long but worth it. She feels more like a friend than a provider.
in Bulverde, TX |
Dr. Duncan spent a great deal of time with me reviewing and explaining to me my films. She provided clear explanations as to why my previous procedures did not solve my pain and she directed me to another doctor that would be more able to solve my problems. Her hours of operation fit my schedule very well. I would recommend her to anyone. I waited a long time to see her, but it was worth it, especially if she gave everyone the same amount of time that she gave to me.
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Dr. Duncan's Care Philosophy

I believe in a personal evaluation and customized care plan for each and every patient in the hopes of improving their quality of life on a daily basis.

Dr. Duncan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Med Center Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Hospital

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection