Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Melissa Elder, MD is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from University Of Florida in 1986 and specializes in pediatric rheumatology.

2000 SW Archer Rd

Gainesville, FL 32608

Contact Information

(352) 265-8250

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Elder performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Autoimmune Diseases
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more than 42% of peers
Arthritis
normal
more than 23% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
normal
more than 15% of peers

Dr. Elder's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Rheumatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

43  Conditions Treated

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1  Procedures

  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University C San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elder's Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elder to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Elder's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have two children that see Dr. Elder and her staff. I feel that Dr. Elder saved my complicated daughter from the rheumatologist we saw before we found her. (Rheumie one almost killed her). She is extremely knowledgeable and she always seems to know what to do- even if the situation is beyond...more
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While most people have to wait years to get a diagnosis for Wegener's Granulomatosis, Dr. Elder was able to diagnosis me within a month. She knew what biopsies, lab results, and treatments would be needed for my diagnosis and treatment. That was 6 years ago. She has been able to follow me into my...more
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