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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (9)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John Ellington is Excellent. Dr. Ellington has been reviewed by 28 patients who have provided 9 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.5
Promptness 4.4
Courteous Staff 4.5
Accurate Diagnosis 4.2
Bedside Manner 4.2
Spends Time with Me 4.1
Follows Up After Visit 3.7

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Ellington graduated from Wake Forest University, Winston Salem. He has 15 awards.

2011 Reviewer for the Journal Foot and Ankle International
2007 Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Resident Research Award
2004 Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
2009 Resident Teaching Award, CMC Orthopaedics
2004 Richard L. Burton Research Achievement Award, Wake Forest Univ School of Medicine
2000 Cameron Applied Research Center Excellence in Research Award
2007 North Carolina Nano-Biotechnology Research Award
2000-2003 North Carolina Medical Association Academic Scholarship, Iredell County
2001 Wake Forest University School of Medicine Research Award
2010 Invited JBJS website creator and editor of foot/ankle website
2008 Basil Boyd Annual Research Award
2008 AOA Emerging Leaders Program
Patients' Choice Award (2014 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014 - 2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)


Dr. Ellington has 10 hospital affiliations:

  • Presb Orthopaedic Hospital 
  • Presbyterian Hospital Matthew 

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Additional Information
Dr. John Kent Ellington MD and MS is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 8 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics.
Where does Dr. John K. Ellington practice?
Dr. John Ellington has 1 office location.
Dr. John Ellington practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics near Charlotte, NC.
See Charlotte Orthopedic Surgeons and Charlotte Surgeons.