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About Dr. Achala K Ellepola

Dr. Achala K Ellepola, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Irving, TX. She has 31 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Ellepola has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Achala K Ellepola is Good. Dr. Achala K Ellepola has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Achala K Ellepola is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Childrens Health Clinic

1111 W Airport Fwy Ste 143
Irving, TX 75062
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Specialties

Dr. Achala K Ellepola has the following 1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Achala K Ellepola has the following 5 expertise

  • Vaccination
  • Physical
  • Check-up
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Immunization

Board Certifications

Dr. Achala K Ellepola is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

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Dr wrote a note in a custody battle stating "he should stay with dad and step mom until symptoms are better"

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Terrible!

I absolutely detest going to this office! She treats you like you're an idiot and asks questions in the most demeaning way possible. She has never been helpful for my children nor given me any sort of helpful information. My daughter has had a lot of hospital stays, a lot of health issues, and this doctor (whom we moved to from our favorite pediatrician because we moved states) acts like I don't know anything and she's the expert. Excuse me, were you her pediatrician then? No! The staff is rude and unhelpful. Everytime I call, even in a slight emergency, they put me on hold FOREVER and they never have any appointments available. It's more helpful to go to the Urgent Care. I hate this office and do NOT like the staff!

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Five Stars

Dr. Ellepolla has been our pediatrician for over 10 years. She is one of the most ethical and knowledgeable doctors in her field. After meeting several referred doctors with packed waiting rooms, we were thrilled to find her. She doesn't take patients just to add to her list and pocketbook, she gets to know the families of her regular patients. This is not a drop in for a last minute physical office. Those types of people are better suited to go to "care now". Dr. Ellepolla has always been accessible for questions and appointments for my children. They are now 14 and 17 yrs old. We know how fortunate we are to have her care for our children. She has always gone over and beyond and we adore her as do many families in Coppell! She is one in a million!

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Questionable billing

Doctor does bloodwork and bills as $80 "surgery" in addition to office visit and lab fee. Routine visit and bloodwork billed as medical. 1st and last time to use this doctor.

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Very Unprofessional and rude -- refuses to fill out school physical form!!!

Don't recommend at all. I went to her because she was the only pediatrician that had an after school appt so I could do my child's physical.I had to get my child's physical done so she could do Athletics the next day at school. Dr. Ellepola didn't have the guts/courage to fill out a standard physical form from LISD school district. Neither would she fill out the spinal exam form. What kind of doctor is this who refuses to fill out a plain school physical form?She acted like she had never seen one --- "I'll do it in the morning its getting late"...we call the next morning and she had still not done it...after 16 hours and a lot of drama, she says she will not do it. Needless to say my child had to sit out for Athletics that week.She charged us and our insurance company real money, but didn't give us our money's worth at all. Couldn't even fill out a physical form which basically puts in writing your exam.Stay away from her....she is weird.One of office staff was nice and sweet talker(she has been there 4 months) and snookered me in to an appointment.She also hounded me as to why I didn't go to my "regular doctor" where we went last year....oh so I can't change doctors if I want to????!!!! My "regular doctor" was 20 minutes away and she didn't have an after school appointment that week. Gee Wiz.Would give the doctor a negative rating, but it only goes from 1 to 5

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Peoples Friendship University Of Russia

    Graduated in 1987

  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Achala K Ellepola accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Imagine Health - SmartCare
    • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • Scott and White
    • Scott and White PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Childrens Health Clinic, 1111 W Airport Fwy Ste 143, Irving, TX

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