Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

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Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

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Pediatric Rheumatology | Female

Pediatric Specialty Clinic 2000 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 Get Directions
(352) 265-8250

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Dr. Elder specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology and practices in Gainesville, FL. She practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Elder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elder to family and friends
2.8
based on 5 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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 Reviews (2)
in Tarpon Springs, FL |
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 everyone else. She loves her patients and she truly cares about them as well as their families.
Florida |
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 adult years, and has personally called me, as well as taken action when other specialists I see are not clear on my disease. Appointment time with her is short, however her ARNP Heather is amazing.
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    Dr. Elder's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
    •  Board certified in Pediatric Rheumatology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Pediatric Rheumatology

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bleeding Disorders
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Chronic Pain
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Dry Eyes
    • Fever
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Goodpasture's Disease
    • Hand Conditions
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Malaise and Fatigue
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Purpura
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scleroderma
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Vasculitis
    • Takayasu's Arteritis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Florida

      Graduated in 1986

    • Internship Hospital
      Johns Hopkins Hospital

      Completed in 1987

    • Residency Hospital
      Johns Hopkins Hospital

      Completed in 1989

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University C San Francisco

      Completed in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Pediatric Rheumatology

    Procedures Performed

    • Steroid Injection