Dr. Donald Ellis, DC

Chiropractic  |  
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Age 58
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Dr. Donald Ellis, DC
Dr. Don Ellis, Mobile AL Chiropractor, recognizes that when most people are in chronic, even acute pain, it is usually a result of using old, antiquated concepts to help them "feel" better. Usually though, time after time, the same results continue. Your problems do not go away, you do not feel better, and your problems are not being corrected. "I understand you're frustrated. I understand you've had to take stronger and stronger medications. And believe it or not, I understand you have reached your wits-end. We specialize in finding the exact cause of your problem, and by doing so, help you to live the life of vitality that you so rightfully deserve." Prior to graduating from Life Chiropractic College, Dr. Don attended St. Petersburg Junior College where he attained an AA degree in Journalism in 1978, while at the same time playing baseball there. During one of his treatments on his pitching arm with Dr. Donald Krippendorf – a local chiropractor in St. Pete – a young Don Ellis had a brief, but career changing discussion resulting in changing his career path. Shortly after, Dr. Don did a 180 degree change from the arts, and the field of Journalism, to science, and a path to the field of Medicine. Still following his dream of playing baseball, he attended Milligan College, Tennessee, on an athletic scholarship and began his new direction by majoring in Pre-medicine for the next two years there. Then in 1980, Dr. Don began his training at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, where he graduated from in 1984. In 1987, Dr. Don held his first position in chiropractic working for Dr. Wallace Sanders in Dothan, Alabama, where he attributes his learning how to run an office from. "Those first six months was where I received the well-rounded training I so desperately needed." After being there for six months, he moved on to an internship program in Panama City, Florida with Dr. Dwayne Norwood for another six months. "Dr. Norwood taught me how to work tirelessly, because he led by example." In 1989, Dr. Don moved to the Mobile area and practiced with Dr. Ray Case in Saraland for the next two years. Shortly after, in 1991, Dr. Don opened Dauphin Street Chiropractic, and one name change later he named his practice, Discover Chiropractic Center, to which it still stands today. Dr. Don has taken over 100 hours of post graduate orthopedic training, but it's his working in the legal/medical aspects of the Personal Injury field where he finds most of his enjoyment. He is recognized nationally by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and is a 1998 graduate in the module, Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology . Dr. Don married his college sweetheart, Karen, who helped assist him through the rigors of chiropractic school and the demands of opening up a practice. After 19 years they finally had their first child, their son, Brooks, who now attends McGill-Toolen Catholic High School.

Discover Chiropractic Centers

1412 Dauphin St

Mobile, AL 36604

Contact Information

(251) 432-3437

Dr. Donald Ellis, DC

Dr. Donald Ellis, DC

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Allstate
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
  • State Farm
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VIVA Health

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Care Philosophy

As a chiropractor practicing since the mid-80's, I have adjusted my practice to the needs reflected from a society that is unfortunately exposed to more and more drugs and their damaging effects. I am passionate, I believe, to the overall needs of the patient which often times is more important than the problem that brought them in to seeing me in the first place. What I have learned through experience, is that compassion is most important variable needed to actually care for someone.
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  • Chiropractic
  • Massage Therapy

Board Certifications

Dr. Ellis does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Back Injuries
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Injuries
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress
  • Whiplash


  • Low Back Procedure
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Physical Therapy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Life University / Life Chiropractic College / West Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Milligan College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • St. Petersburg Junior College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Usf
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Ellis' Reviews

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Dr. Ellis Says:

Thanks everyone for the informative responses about our office.  Getting these great reviews take a lot of work and give us the public image that we desire to attain.  We will try our best to not let you down.  Again, thanks for the opportunity to help you and your families.

Dr. Donald Ellis

Dr. Ellis' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Mobile, AL |
Best Chiropractor In Mobile
in Mobile, AL |
Dr. Ellis may be the best Chiropractor I've ever visited in the mobile area! Please try this guy out, you won't regret it!
in Mobile, AL |
Great friendly environment!
in Mobile, AL |
I would highly recommend this group of outstanding people. My visits where in a timely matter and they are very professional. Choosing this group was definitely the right choice, and I highly recommend them if your wanting the best.
Mobile, AL |
So far my experience with Dr. Ellis and staff has been phenomenal. I've been coming a week now, and I would highly recommend him.
in Mobile, AL |
I'd never seen a Chiropractor so I was somewhat nervous, but Dr. Ellis and his staff put me at ease!
in Mobile, AL |
Best Chiropractor In Mobile!
in mobile,ala |
Dr.ellis very friendly,courtesy,straight forward with clients and the treatment is outstanding..best referral
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Dr. Ellis accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
    Open Choice
    Traditional Choice
  • Allstate
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Traditional
    Federal Employee Program
    State Employees Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • State Farm
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • VIVA Health

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