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Dr. Melisa Estes, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Estes

Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute

2055 Military Trl Ste 200 Jupiter, FL 33458

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Dr. Melisa Estes, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Jupiter, FL and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Emory University in 1994 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Estes

3.1

Based on 71 reviews

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Dr. Estes took the time to listen to my symptoms and respond in a compassionate and professional manner. She explained why I was having back pain in way that I understood, and her treatment plan worked! Definitely would recommend!
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Dr. Estes is extremely rude and does not listen to the patient. She may be well educated, however she should not be in the medical field working with humans. She would be much better suited for research work. Absolutely the worst medical visit I encountered in years!
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Dr Estes and her assistant were rude and refused to treat me or even listen to what I was experiencing when I tried to explain more than one area of pain i am experiencing. My referring physician said my neck, back and hip pain were all related but this office will only entertain one area of concern. I tried to make multiple appointment to address all the areas of pain to comply with their policy but I was told it doesn't work that way...... She may or may not be competent but with limited time for appointments and weeks of waiting to even get an appointment it by far was the worst patient experience ever!
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I had my first visit yesterday and it was just fine, except I have back arthritis. They squeezed me in because I was in pain. Dr Estes was friendly, professional and knew her stuff. I will continue to see her if I need to.
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Do yourself a favor and see someone else! She's extremely arrogant and condescending during my consult. If she was in the room for 10 minutes that's a stretch. All they want to do is take x-rays (to make more $$$) and push PT (that they can help you with there) without sending me out for an MRI to even see what is wrong and treat the problem. Then wants to throw some meds to mask the problem instead of treating it.
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Do not see this doctor if you don't believe me look at the yelp page for Dr. Melissa Estes. She is the most arrogant condescending doctor and most horrible person that I ever met. She treats you like you don't have any rights when you see her. She'll actually roll her eyes if you show concerns for your injury.
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This practice has talented and reputable doctors and my feedback is specifically for Dr. Estes and not the staff, office, or other doctors. The administrative staff and nurses were great . However my interaction with Dr. Estes was very disappointing. She seemed annoyed and distracted and it felt as if her goal was to be done with me as fast as possible. I kept trying to tell her about recent medical history that was relevant, she barely commented on my Xray and didn't explain treatment
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Long waits 45 minutes or more then rushes to get you out
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My spine hasn’t felt so young in years thanks to Dr. Estes. Her persistence guided me toward recovery and her care is unmatched in the area. I’ve already referred my whole dinner club.
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The best in south Florida. Actually tries to help and find solutions instead of pushing pills like all the other docs down here.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Melisa Estes enjoys seeing both adult and pediatric patients. Her comprehensive practice includes treatment for cervical and lumbar conditions, arthritic conditions, pain related to auto or work related injuries and treatment for joint pain. She also treats children and adults with cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disease, gait impairment and sports injuries.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1998
Emory University Physical Med Rehab
Residency Hospital
1998
Georgia Baptist Mc
Internship Hospital
1994
Emory University
Medical School
Emory University
Undergraduate School
1998
1998
1994

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(561) 694-7776

Dr. Estes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
AvMed
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Coventry Health Care
SouthCare
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Galaxy Health Network
Golden Rule
Humana
MultiPlan
Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
Prime Health Services
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
TriCare for Life
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
Neighborhood Health Partnership
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Estes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Estes treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Estes treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Estes performs Trigger Point Injection more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Estes performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Estes performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Estes performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Estes' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Block
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average