Surgeon, Colon & Rectal Surgeon
9 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
University City
Ucsd Medical Group
3855 Health Sciences Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5 of 4 stars
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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 2.75 of 4 stars
  • Currently 2.75 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 2.8333333333333 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 2.9166666666667 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 2.75 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 2.75 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 2.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 18 minutes
  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Worst Doctor!  |  show details
Jan 3rd, 2014

Do your research and don't let this doctor touch you! She will literally scar you for life.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Best doctor I've ever had  |  show details
by Samantha F on Dec 10th, 2013

I can to see Dr. Mclemore last year with some major undiagnosed problems from a previous surgery. After seeing many doctors who just kept telling me there was nothing wrong I finally found her! She was very quick to order the correct testing needed to diagnose me. It turned out that I would need a second surgery which was exactly what I thought would happen. She was the doctor to preform the surgery and did a wonderful job! I am finally fixed after years of agony. I cannot say enough about Dr. Mclemore! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and for bringing my faith in doctors back! Her wait time is a little long but she is definitely worth the wait!

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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by Kelly on Oct 19th, 2013

Dr Mclemore is probably one of the worst doctors I have ever come in contact with! She is uncaring, cold, mean, lied right to my face and never called me back when I was having post op pain! I wish I would have NEVER gone to her, And definitely never had her operated on me! Still having issues from the surgery two months later and I still didn't get a phone call after leaving two messages with her nurse!!! Totally unprofessional and a very horrible doctor! Please don't go to her!

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Student  |  show details
by Kevin on Sep 5th, 2013

I was referred to McLemore from my PCP. I made an appointment two weeks in advance and was counting the days until I could see her. I am in need of surgery and my medical issues are getting worse. I showed up to my appointment last thursday 15 minutes early and was told MCLemore had left for the DAY! When I questioned the receptionist she called McLemore's assistant and I was told they had called and left me a voicemail telling me they were rescheduling. The voicemail did not exist. When I asked why they didn't e-mail me she replied "Unfortunately we don't use e-mail". Really? Anna Mones e-mailed me confirmation of the appointment when I set it up two weeks prior. BOLD FACED LIES. I am blown away that this is the behavior of so called "Medical Professionals".There was no sympathy in wasting my time and money. After reading the reviews regarding malpractice and disfigurement I see this as a blessing in disguise. Stay away.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Best and Talented  |  show details
by Marie A on Mar 17th, 2013

I would highly recommend Dr McLemore. She answers all questions and concerns. She did excellent surgery on me and was always very attentive to my needs. She is calm and reasssuring. She spent as much time as I needed to answer my questions and kept family informed also.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Incredible!!!  |  show details
Aug 8th, 2012

I've had 2 major surgeries performed by Dr. McLemore. Not only did she save my life, but she has forever changed my opinion of MDs. She is always patient, never acts rushed and answers every question I have. She was wonderful to my family and is a rockstar in the operating room. My life is better for knowing her and I consider myself so lucky that she was the one on call when I was rushed to the ER and in need of surgery.

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  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
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Jul 17th, 2012

dr. mclemore performed a sloppy surgery on me and there was extensive post surgical bleeding. she was dismissive of what I said and what I experienced. I would not recommend her clinical skills or her bedside manner. I found out all surgeons perform the robot surgery, not just the staff at ucsd.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Surgery  |  show details
Jul 14th, 2012

MY OPINIONThis so called DOCTOR operated on me then was upset due to an E-mail to the head of surgery because this doctor was not retuning my calls after she had cut me open then a few weeks later I was in the ER when Dr McLemore came in and said she will no longer treat me due to an e-mail I sent to her boss. What kind of doctor does this? Poor bedside manner, does not listen, will not call you back once home from the hospital, turns you away because she can not take criticism. He nurse does more work than she does. Went threw 3 years of h-ll.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  misdiagnosed, mutilated, disfigured  |  show details
Jul 13th, 2012

In my case, McLemore misdiagnosed benign tissue as malignant, did not wait until the biopsy results came back to mutilate my body, results came back benign tissue, permanently scarred and disfigured. Incompetent doctor. She should have waited for the biopsy results. I never asked her to treat this part of my body. I went in for routine treatment and she made a unilateral decision to undertake heroic measures on the basis of her misdiagnosis. Nightmare. I can never forgive her negligence.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Poor service, poor communication, unsympathetic, antagonistic  |  show details
Dec 17th, 2011

I trusted Dr. McLemore too much. I signed too many forms and gave her too much discretion. She talks in jargon and is impatient with questions. Going into the surgery, I did not expect her to do what she did. I have never signed so many legal forms going into an operation. I should have known something was wrong because I had to sign so many forms immediately before the operation.McLemore waited until just before I was under anesthesia to tell me the details about the surgery and she was impatient when I began to ask questions. I remember her walking out of the office on 3 occasions with some of my questions left unanswered. It's like she sets aside 5-10 minutes and when the time is up, she runs out of the office.I believe McLemore went overboard and destroyed more healthy tissue than was professionally appropriate. She left me in uncontrollable pain and it took me twice as long to heal as she told me it would. She was cold and unsympathetic toward me when I was in pain and distraught. When I expressed my concerns after the surgery she said I was a risk to her practice and advised me to find another surgeon. I felt like she turned against me because things didn't go well with my surgery. I've never had a really bad experience from surgery except with McLemore. I have asked for a review of my case because I think she made some professionally inappropriate decisions during the operation.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Not Human  |  show details
Dec 17th, 2011

After reading these other reviews you would think I saw a different Elisabeth C Mclemore, MD. She was just a foul beast of a person who came into the room and was just plain rude and mean to my wife and myself. Forget about beside manners, how about trying to be semi-human.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Best colorectal surgeon  |  show details
Jun 21st, 2011

Truly one of the finest surgeons I have ever met. You MUST see Dr. McLemore if you want a surgeon who is not only technically talented, but also has great interpersonal skills. She's the BEST.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Aug 22nd, 2010

Dr. McLemore is not your typical surgeon... she is kind, caring and treats her patients as humans and not just something to cut open and take apart. She is very open and willing to answer questions. I owe her my life & would recommend anyone that needed a colon/rectal surgeon to go to her.