Dr. Ellen Gaughan, MD

Dr. Ellen Gaughan, MD

Pain Medicine | Female | 60 years old

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

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaughan to family and friends
2.7
based on 27 total surveys (7 with reviews)
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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...
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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • 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

Education

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

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