Dr. John Ellis, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Ellis
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Telehealth services available

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

40949 Winchester Rd Temecula, CA 92591

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Dr. John Ellis, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Temecula, CA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta and Rancho Springs Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ellis to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ellis

3.2

Based on 51 ratings

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If I could give zero stars as a review I would. I had a patella fracture, torn meniscus and torn patellar tendon. He took one look at my x-rays &MRIs and said the only thing he could see was the fracture. There were numerous times where I went to go see him and he didn’t even examine my knee but charted and charged the insurance like he had done so. Horrible bedside manner and condescending. If he treats educated, English speaking patients like this, I can’t imagine what he would treat my in laws, who don’t speak English, like. Also, the heavy set male medical assistant who works with the doc should NEVER be allowed to work in a job where he has contact with people. He has the worst attitude and treats you as though you’re trying to fraud the system. The guy asked me once about my pain scale and I told him a seven and he chuckled! I would NOT recommend to anyone, not even my worst enemy.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 12, 2020
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I recently went to Dr. Ellis for a meniscus injury and he did a FANTASTIC job! He was able to repair my meniscus verse removing it which was what I was hoping for. This is my second surgery with him and while he may be direct, which some may take as rude, but he is a busy doctor who has multiple patients to see every day! Thank you Dr. Ellis and thank you to your staff who while also very busy with multiple doctors in the office still show kindness and professionalism.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jennifer Bundy – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr Ellis is by far the worst doctor I’ve ever encountered in my life. I went in as a new patient, referred by my Neurologist due to neck and spine pain. I brought the mri of my neck and, after looking at the images, he claimed there was “nothing wrong” and to just go back to the Neurologist. I was referred because there IS bone growing into my nerves affecting my arms and ability to turn my neck. He told me he’s been a doctor for thirty years and I told him I’ve been in this body for 41 and there’s definitely something wrong. I told him he didn’t even let me explain the issues I’m dealing with. I don’t understand how a person like Dr. Ellis is allowed to treat patients. Perhaps it’s time for him to retire. He did not even examine me. He was condescending and I felt violated by the way he treated me. I left in tears. The office manager gave me a card to see a different doctor in a different practice. I will never recommend this place to anyone.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Christine Grenat – May 15, 2020
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Excellent Doctor knows what he talking about!! He explains things to you and the two surgeries I had were excellent. The staff is friendly courteous and prompt.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dave – Apr 01, 2020
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Great surgeon, had my hip replaced and NEVER had any pain. Going for my other hip replacement soon.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr ELLIS is a very good surgeon I’ve had many surgeries with him. Is he a little bit too much in the beginning when you first meet him, yes he is, but that’s because he knows what he’s doing and he doesn’t need anybody else to explain anything else to him.Dr Ellis just did my last surgery a week ago and he did a great job. I would recommend him.why wouldn’t you want to go to A doctor that knows what he’s talking about and has experience to fix you the first time around.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frances in Hemet , CA – Nov 03, 2018
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Dr Ellis is awesome..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Barbara Schulze – Aug 09, 2018
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Dr. Ellis did a hip replacement for me. He is very competent and is one of the best surgeons. However his bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. Once I got used to him it was OK.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Murrieta CA – Feb 10, 2018
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Dr.Ellis did my shoulder surgery and it feels great for 4years now. Super small scar too.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Murrieta, CA – Nov 06, 2017
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does not listen, arrogant, condescending, thinks he's GOD! Worst Dr I have ever spoken with
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dawn in Wildomar, CA – Dec 09, 2016
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Dr Ellis did my knee replacement about 9 years ago. I bought a recumbent bike and used it every day as he recommended. I have not had any further problems. I found him very professional and would recommend him to anyone. Beverly - Temecula
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Temecula, CA – May 02, 2016
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Dr Ellis was very rude and impatient with me. I came in with a 2 month old MRI of my lumbar spine ordered by a pain specialist and previously a radiologist read it as mild arthritis in my back. Dr Ellis looked at the MRI and told me I had severe spinal stenosis. I was genuinely surprised and said so. At that point he glared at me, told me not to speak while he was talking or I wouldn't hear what he was saying. I was so startled that I shut up and I do not remember what he said. Bad doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Teri in Lake Elsinore, CA – Apr 23, 2016
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Dr. Ellis performed a full hip replacement in January 2016 on my left hip and I am doing great. No pain and healing very fast.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Calvin Biggers in Temecula – Mar 15, 2016
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Nothing bad to say on December 7/2015 I got total hip replacement in the Riverside, medical, center, moreno valley Dr ellis do exelente work, today am pain free and going with excellent recovery, thanks Dr ellis
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Exiquio in moreno valley – Jan 17, 2016
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This Dr. was nasty and unkind to me. He told me my bursitis was all in my head. Perhaps because I am a woman. I was a nurse so I know a good doctor from a bad one, and in my opinion, he is bad. I had to ask for physical therapy orders. He took no x-rays even though I had fallen the week before and he complained about the quality of the x-rays I had brought from urgent care that were taken a month prior. I have heard of other complaints about him. This man should not be in practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Alice in Hemet, CA – Dec 20, 2015
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Dr. John Ellis has been an orthopedic surgeon since 1991. He offers the very latest treatment options in orthopedic care. Dr. Ellis is one of the few doctors...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency Hospital
1987
Medical College of Wisconsin
Internship Hospital
1986
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Ellis frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Steroid Injection, and Bursitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ellis treats.

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Dr. Ellis' office is located at 40949 Winchester Rd, Temecula, CA 92591. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ellis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ellis treats Osteoarthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ellis treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Steroid Injection
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ellis performs Steroid Injection more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ellis performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Bursitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ellis treats Bursitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ellis treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

Dr. Ellis' conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fat Embolism
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Ellis accepts the following insurance:

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Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine40949 Winchester Rd Temecula, CA 92591
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