Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
(5)
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Dr. Melissa Elder, MD is a pediatric rheumatology doctor who practices in Gainesville, FL. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

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

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

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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)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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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)

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...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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Elder accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Elder has admitting privileges

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