Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Dr. Melissa Elder, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Melissa Elder, MD is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 27 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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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. Elder's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Still's Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Still's Disease more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult-Onset Still's Disease
Autoimmune Diseases
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Juvenile Chronic Arthritis more than 46% of her peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 46% of her peers

Dr. Elder's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
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 Drainage
Joint Pain
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Kawasaki Disease
Knee Disorders
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Low Back Pain
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Optic Neuritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Purpura
Pyogenic Arthritis
Raynaud's Disease
Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shoulder Disorders
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Systemic Sclerosis
Systemic Vasculitis
Takayasu's Arteritis
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Melissa Elder, MD is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from University Of Florida in 1986 and specializes in pediatric rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elder

2.8

Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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...Read 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...Read More
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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

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