Dr. Gail Whitman-Elia, MD

Dr. Gail Whitman-Elia, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
Age 68
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gail Whitman-Elia, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in West Columbia, SC. She is 68 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

2324 Sunset Blvd

West Columbia, SC 29169

Contact Information

(803) 939-1515

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Whitman-Elia's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Board Certifications

Dr. Whitman-Elia does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Female Infertility

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Chicago Hosps Clins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Chicago Hosps Clins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Conn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Whitman-Elia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitman-Elia to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Whitman-Elia'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 (4)
Columbia, SC |
There's a lot more waiting around at this office than there is actual care. Phone communication was always difficult trying to get answers to simple questions from either a nurse or the doctor. You can't talk to the doctor over the phone. I had a great experience with a different doctor before we moved here to Columbia. My overall opinion of the care was it's novice, impersonal something you might expect from a communist country, not a place where you are actually paying a lot for care.
Columbia, SC |
The office is nicely decorated and clean, but her office staff is not friendly at all. You would think they would show compassion and be friendly with women going through infertility. Their billing staff is arrogant, does not explain cost bills, and is not upfront with costs. Dr. Whitman-Elia is nice and soft-spoken, but pushes her beliefs of mother nature on her patients.
in South Carolina |
Through 2 unsuccessful IVF cycles, it seemed to me that Dr. Whitman constantly searched for ways to charge us for unnecessary tests and procedures, and for ways to blame us when things didn?t work. After she wasted most of our lifetime insurance maximum, I switched to another doctor who questioned all her decisions, did a less intensive and expensive IVF treatment, and I am now 17 weeks pregnant on the first try. I would NEVER recommend Dr. Whitman.
in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Whitman was very patient in answering our questions. We didn't have to wait long for our consult.
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Dr. Whitman-Elia accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Whitman-Elia has admitting privileges

Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
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Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
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