Dr. John Elder, MD

Dr. John Elder, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
(8)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Elder, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Athens, GA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Elder is affiliated with St. Mary's Health Care System and Athens Regional Medical Center.

700 Sunset Dr Ste 601

Athens, GA 30606

Contact Information

(706) 548-4754

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Gestational Diabetes
very high
more than 95% of peers
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
1

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
31

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections
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Procedures

  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Laparotomy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.

Education

  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Charlotte Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Charlotte Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elder to family and friends
4.5
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Elder's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Athens, Ga |
Dr. Elder and his staff are simply amazing. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a phenomenal OB/GYN. Dr. Elder and his staff are very knowledgeable. They make sure you leave knowing exactly what you need to know. I wouldn't trust anyone else to provide my OB/GYN care.
in Madison, Ga |
If recommend Dr. Elder to any mother-to-be ! The staff was warm and friendly and Dr. Elder answered any and all questions and I always felt comfortable asking questions .
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Elder accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Elder has admitting privileges

Athens Regional Medical Center
1199 Prince Ave
Athens, GA 30606
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St. Mary's Health Care System
1230 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
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