Dr. Ellen Gaughan, MD

New Patients

Dr. Ellen Gaughan, MD

Pain Medicine | Female

Champlain Pain Relief/Neurology 159 Margaret St Ste 500, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Get Directions
(518) 566-8603

Learn about this Doctor

Care Philosophy

Dr. Gaughan specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Plattsburgh, NY. She practices at 1 location.

Are you Dr. Gaughan? Add your own statement here.

Read more

Dr. Gaughan's Experience

Experience Match

See how Dr. Gaughan's experience matches your preferences.


For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.


Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Gaughan

Dr. Gaughan accepts 18 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Gaughan has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards


Dr. Gaughan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaughan to family and friends
based on 27 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Gaughan
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Gaughan's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (22)
Open Full Survey+
in Massena, NY |
Extremely knowledgeable, thorough and willing to listen to all of my questions and concerns. I drove over 2 hrs for my appointment and ALMOST canceled my appointment because of the negative reviews on here. I am so thankful that I kept the appointment and made the long drive. She is truly an excellent doctor. 1000% better than the neurologist in Massena
in Plattsburgh, NY |
I’ve been seeing Dr. Gaughan for years & am disabled so money is an issue. They want money up front. Once I was told I would not be able to see Dr. G unless they received money (even though I needed med renewals). Vitals were not taken. Dr. G doesn't listen, has no empathy or concern for her patients. They only cares about getting money & getting you out the door quickly. Insurance is billed $250 and visits last under 5 minutes. Dr. Gaughan is rude & unprofessional. Do not bother visiting there
in Plattsburgh NY |
VERY RUDE!! UNPROFESSIONAL!! CRUEL! My friend called me hysterical from parking lot after her appt. She lost her pain dr in VT due to his serious illness. His staff made appt with gaughan and sent her records. My friend has been on high dose of methadone and lyrica for over 11yrs. Nvr failed urine test or pill count. Gaughan ACCUSED her of abusing her meds!! Wouldnt let her talk. Didnt care if she went into withdrawal, refused help into detox. VT dr called Ellen to say she NVR abused her meds
in Plattsburgh, NY |
This doctor wants large sums of money UP FRONT, So you pay her. THEN, cuts you OFF controlled medications with NO NOTICE eaving you in drug withdrawal and refuses to take responsibility for it., a final script or a referral. Should not be in practice.
in Upper Saranac Lake, NY |
Dr. Gaughan has been one of my medical provider's now for just over 10-yrs. I was born with a metabolic bone disease and Dr. Gaughan has used her skills & knowledge in Neurology to help me live a more comfortable & higher quality life. Dr. Gaughan has helped treat some of my family members with both acute & chronic Neurological issues. One thing setting Dr Gaughan apart from other specialists is her level of truly caring & treating her patients as more than a income source !
in Willsboro, NY |
She is hands down the most rude and cold medical professional I have ever met. Does not in any way, shape, or form care about patients. Incredibly dismissive and unprofessional. Tried to end appointment without explaining problem.
Plattsburgh |
My experience with her was terrible. She was rude and i,felt she didn't care enough about my Concerns.I think it's time for her to retire he is definitely not up to date with modern medical technology...
Have you seen Dr. Ellen Gaughan, MD?
Are you Dr. Gaughan?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response

Compare Dr. Gaughan

Compare this Doctor

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

View all 31 matches
Pain Medicine
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Narrow your results

You've got options

We're finding other great Providers for you to consider.
View More


  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Gaughan's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

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

    What are board actions


  • Medical School
    Universidad Del Noreste
  • Residency Hospital
    Good Samaritan Hospital
    SUNY Buffalo Grad Med Dent

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Gaughan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Gaughan does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Gaughan and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.


Dr. Gaughan'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 Neurology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Gaughan

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Gaughan's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Gaughan

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients