Dr. John McElveen Jr, MD

Dr. John McElveen Jr, MD

Neurotology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. John McElveen Jr, MD is a neurotology doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

5900 Six Forks Rd Ste 200

Raleigh, NC 27609

Contact Information

(919) 876-4327

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
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Acoustic Neuroma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McElveen Jr "Following my ENT residency at Stanford, I performed an Otology & Skull Base Surgery fellowship at the renowned House Ear Clinic. I was trained by Bill House,the father of cochlear implant surgery & acoustic tumor surgery.Jim Sheehy & Derald Brackmann taught me the surgical treatment of chronic ear disease & Howard House the delicate art of stapes surgery. The techniques I have learned have allowed me to provide the highest level of otologic care for my patients at Carolina Ear & Hearing Clinic."


  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngic Skull Base Surgery
  • Otology

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo


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  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Myringotomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Stanford Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • House Ear Inst/House Ear Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McElveen Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McElveen Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McElveen Jr to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. McElveen Jr'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 (15)
in Hubert, NC |
Was referred to Dr. McElveen to remove a growth from my right ear. I will say from my first visit, I found his staff to be both friendly and professional. Also, in meeting Dr. Mclveen for the first time, he gave me a sense of confidence that I had come to the right place. In having surgery at age 64 for the first time, I can honestly say that I was rather apprehensive, if not scared. All went well with the procedure, and I would not hesitate to return to his office for any future ear issues
in Spring Lake, NC |
Expert in his field. He exudes confidence and this shows in the way he talks, his mannerism and the way he answers questions. This is good for patients (me) because it put me at ease. My only wish is he explained the procedure in detail but I know the Dr is a busy man.
in Fayetteville, NC |
My ear doctor in Fayetteville, NC had recommended Dr McElveen to do my right ear stapedectomy. He explained the procedure clearly, and answered all my questions. The surgery was very successful and I am very grateful for the results, I can now hear in my right ear. His staff was very helpful and courteous. I am now scheduled for stapedectomy surgery on my left ear after 4 months of my first surgery. I highly recommend Dr. McElveen because of his skills as a surgeon and his professionalism.
in Pinehurst, NC |
Dr.McElveen cares about his patients and their welfare.
in Mebane, NC |
Had to reschedule follow up surgical appointment because of doctor's surgical schedule. Got there 15 minutes early for my 11:00 appointment; was taken back for hearing test at 11:20. Went back out to sit in waiting room where there were several people who had come in way after I did. Every one was taken to the back before I was. I was taken back at 12:15, very frustrated with their procedure of getting patients to the doctor in order of their arrival. Only saw doctor for around 5 minutes.
in Raleigh, NC |
I went to 2 ear specialists in the Raleigh area who weren't able to help me before I found Carolina Ear and Hearing Clinic. Dr McElveen was highly recommended. I had surgery to remove a cholesteatoma from my right ear and a repair to my tympanic membrane which went extremely well. From the diagnosis, to the surgery, to the followup, Dr McElveen and his staff were very competent and caring. They helped to reduce my anxiety before surgery and gave me hope for improved hearing in my ear.
in Shallotte NC |
The doctor and staff were very professional and competent. I received excellent care.
in Raleigh, NC |
Dr. McElveen and his team are very professional and personable. Dr. McElveen performed a Tympanoplasty in my right ear 3 months ago (to repair a perforation left from a ventilation tube from a previous ENT doc's surgery nearly three years ago). Dr. McElveen and his team were reliable, helpful, and reassuring through the entire process from pre-op to post-op. My ear has properly healed from the surgery, and now I can swim, shower normally, and hear again!
Raleigh, NC |
I was on time. I had to wait one hour and forty minutes to see the doctor. I understand schedules get messed up. No one came to me while I was waiting to apologize for the delay and let me know when I would be seen. When Dr. McElveen came in he didn't say anything about the delay. I'm uncomfortable going to an office where the staff and doctor place so little value on my time.
in Fuquay Varina, NC |
Dr. McElveen and his entire office are professional, courteous, and keep their patients informed.
in Beulaville, NC |
I was well pleased with Dr. McElveen and his staff. I highly recommend Dr. McElveen and his staff to others. Great job!
in Shallotte, NC |
Dr. McElveen is an incredible surgeon and has perform operation on my left ear. After 58 years of persistent ear issues . I highly recommend Dr. McElveen and his staff.
in Cary, NC |
Great doctor, very thorough, surgery went well.
in Mebane, NC |
My daughter had a persistent perforation in her eardrum. Our local ENT was unable to repair it after two attempts and referred us to Dr. McElveen. Dr. McElveen repaired the hole which in turn restored her hearing in that ear. He is very good with children, and I am so thankful for his expertise.
in Cary, NC |
Dr. McElveen is an incredible surgeon and has performed many operations on my ear. After 10 years of persistent hearing issues, he was able to fully restore hearing in one of my ears by using an omega prosthesis during a tympanoplasty.
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Dr. McElveen Jr accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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