Dr. Ellen Gaughan, MD

Dr. Ellen Gaughan, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ellen Gaughan, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Plattsburgh, NY. She is 60 years old. Dr. Gaughan is affiliated with Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center.

159 Margaret St Ste 500

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Contact Information

(518) 566-8603

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • 9 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Gaughan

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Gaughan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Disorders
more than 90% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Gaughan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo



  • Pain Medicine
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

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
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • 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
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo


Read More


  • 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.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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 profile.

Dr. Gaughan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaughan to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Gaughan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Milton, VT |
I found her to be knowledgeable and compassionate. She is not quick to dispense opiates and tries to use other medications that are equally as effective. She gave me plenty of time.
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?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Gaughan

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gaughan accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Gaughan has admitting privileges

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center
75 Beekman St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
View Hospital Profile

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

Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Addiction Medicine
Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine