Dr. Rodney L. Ellis, MD

Dr. Rodney L. Ellis, MD

Internal Medicine | Male | 67 years old

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Care Philosophy

As and internist and weight loss doctor, my commitment is to promote the health and vibrancy of my patients, and when there is illness or disease (including obesity), to determine the root problem(s) and treat with care and compassion.Read more

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4.3
based on 27 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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in Washington, DC |
Dr. Ellis is very patient and thorough.
Clinton, MD |
Doctor is arrogant and gets insulted when asking questions about your care. On several occasions I asked should I see a specialist for a health condition and he visibly became annoyed with me. He prescribes medicine but does not explain things to you and does not like when you ask questions. Test results are always delayed due to administrative issues. I read up on my health concerns and had questions - last appointment, he walked out, slammed the door, and called me a complex lady.
in Lanham, MD |
Physician is arrogant and gets offended when you question him about your care. Missed several diagnosis, he did not review labs. With him you have to manage your own healthcare. His excuse is forgive me I see xxx amount of patients per day. Went to this doctor for a year after experiencing rapid weight loss. Saw him on an emergency visit and he stated that I had a urinary tract infection which turned out to be a condition that could have caused me to lose kidneys. Would not recommend.
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Dr. Ellis' Care Philosophy

As and internist and weight loss doctor, my commitment is to promote the health and vibrancy of my patients, and when there is illness or disease (including obesity), to determine the root problem(s) and treat with care and compassion.

Dr. Ellis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Syncope

Education

  • Medical School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    Howard University

    Graduated in 1970

  • Other Education
    Diplomat, American Board Of Obesity Medicine

    Completed in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Bariatric Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Physical Examination
  • Spirometry
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination