Dr. James Ellis, MD

Dr. James Ellis, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. James Ellis, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 1991 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read his story

1111 Leffingwell Ave NE Ste 100

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Contact Information

(616) 459-7101

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Priority Health
  • Spectrum Health

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Ellis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ellis "Dr. Ellis specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, electrodiagnostic medicine and pain management. He is board certified. Dr. Ellis is dedicated to the outpatient management of musculoskeletal disorders, including neck and back pain, sports medicine, nerve injuries, nerve pain, occupational injuries and EMG. He is one of the most experienced electromyographys in the state of Michigan having performed over 15,000 EMGs. He is board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is also a member of the North American Spine Society. He is a clinical assistant professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Because of his leadership qualities, he has been elected to numerous professional committees and currently serves on the OAM operations and executive committees. He is passionate about treating patients in a holistic approach with an emphasis on nutrition, exercise and staying active."
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1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

78  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Scoliosis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
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7  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ellis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ellis' Reviews

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ellis to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Ellis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had a very frustrating and upsetting experience with Dr. Ellis. At no point did he appear to care about my situation or give any indication he was willing to investigate the cause of my pain. He wrote off everything I said and kept offering me pain pills as the only solution. He told me, as a 27...more
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Too fast to blame my lack of leg control to my extra pounds. I'm 5'7 184 lbs. Really didn't listen and stated that I have a poor attitude.
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I came to Dr Ellis to concisely learn through an EMG what was causing pain and numbness in my extremities. He was sloppy and copped a prognosis without Knowing my situation. and before commencing testing. He was an extremely poor listener and frequently cut in mid sentence with insensitive,...more
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He was very kind, explained things well and took the time to listen to me!
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