Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
(5)
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Dr. Melissa Elder, MD
Dr. Melissa Elder, MD is a pediatric rheumatology doctor who practices in Gainesville, FL. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Elder is affiliated with Uf Health Shands Hospital.

Pediatric Specialty Clinic

2000 SW Archer Rd

Gainesville, FL 32608

Contact Information

(352) 265-8250

Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Dr. Elder's Experience

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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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Specialties

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
1

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
43

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

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elder to family and friends
2.8
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
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 accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Elder has admitting privileges

Uf Health Shands Hospital
1600 South West Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610
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