Dr. Jay Ellis Jr, MD

Dr. Jay Ellis Jr, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jay Ellis Jr, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

9150 Huebner Rd Ste 155

San Antonio, TX 78240

Contact Information

(210) 692-0070

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • 19 More

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ellis Jr "As a cancer survivor I better understand the suffering chronic pain and illness causes. It is my goal to give every patient the best quality of life available through the medical art."


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


Read More


  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Us Air Force Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ellis Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ellis Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ellis Jr to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Ellis Jr' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Canyon Lake, TX |
Best pain doctor ever. I had elite pain doctors in Austin. In Austin, For simple triggerpoint injects they asked me to take a full day off of work, checked in at surgery center, knocked me out, waste all those people’s time and all our money. When I didn't somehow suddenly regrow my discs back to stop pain they started treatment like I had an addiction. Pain is real. Old age of shrunken to nonexistent discs in lower bacls and necks are real and permanent, Be respected and helped w Dr Ellis.
San Antonio, TX |
If you want a "military" doctor who does nothing but tells you to take pain pills or have surgery then he is your man! I don't intend to do either. I want to know what happened to the doctor that took time to get to the root of the issue, was kind, gentle, understanding,...and CARED! He did not LISTEN TO ME, was too busy talking over me ... nor did he ask any "right" questions to try to see what might really be going on ... the old motto "GET IN - GET OUT prevails here.
in San Antonio, TX |
Hello my name is Mrs. Escovedo. My experience with Dr Ellis was wonderful. He's a very caring and understanding doctor. Staff is very nice and welcoming. They make you feel comfortable from the time you go in and when you leave their office. I would highly recommend Dr Ellis to anyone who is in pain or even chronic pain. Thank you Dr Ellis and wonderful staff.
We appreciate the kind words and work to earn them each and every day
in Boerne, TX |
Dr. Ellis is straight forward with information while being caring and compassionate. I feel he explores all options and is extremely knowledgeable in his expertise. I would strongly recommend him for any one who is having pain.
We appreciate the comments. We value your opinions
in San Antonio, TX |
The best ive ever had..treats my pain and makes me feel so much better..very nice and gental.
San Antonio, TX |
My first and only experience with Dr. Ellis was less than pleasant. Working in the specialty of pain management, I would expect more compassion and understanding than what I received. He was terse, impatient and just shy of rude. I would not recomment this doctor to anyone I care about as his bedside manner leaves much to be desired.
We are always disappointed when someone is unhappy with our care. It strengthens our resolve to do better
in San Antonio, TX |
After having gone to two other doctors for severe pain in my back, I went to Dr. Ellis who suspected my pain was something else and order a scan. He discovered that I had stage IV pancreatic cancer and that this was the source of my pain. After taking oral pain medication and suffering all the unpleasant side effects Dr. Ellis suggested that he install a pain pump in my abdomen. It took away almost all of my pain and side effects and immensely improved my quality of life. I am very grateful.
in San Antonio, texas |
Pain is the most difficult chronic health issue that Human beings face each day as we age. Many of us start giving up on being able to live normally and enjoy life and I was there when I first found Dr Ellis. If you have pain you need a doctor that truly knows what they are doing in this complex area, is compassionate for those with pain and believes in the power of medicine to help. Dr Ellis is the best doctor I have ever had but my best description is to share that I thank God for him.
in Portland, TX |
Dr Ellis went out of his way to work me into his busy schedule when the nerve block procedure scheduled with another doctor couldn't be performed.He was contacted Wed afternoon & saw me at 9 the next day.He very thoroughly explained the procedure & scheduled it for 3:30 the next day! Dr Ellis had to work late on a Friday evening but knowing we were from out of town, he made sure it was done that day so additional travel wasn't needed.He was patient & answered all questions.I highly recommend him
in New Braunfels, TX |
I am writing this review at my son Andrew's request. We have been very, very pleased with the care Dr. Ellis has provided. He suggested a pain pump for Andrew in 2014. This has been a huge help in controlling his cancer pain. Dr. Ellis listens, is compassionate and understanding. He gives excellent medical care. He even visited Andrew in the hospital on a Sunday recently.
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Dr. Ellis Jr accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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San Antonio, TX 78229
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