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Almost the worst it could have been
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on March 15th, 2020
I went to Dr. Ellenburg for a recurring issue I was having regarding food. My first appointment to see him was a month before I was moving out of state for college. The wait time to get in to see him was over an hour (minus the several times we had to call his office to get ahold of them). First, he blatantly criticized me for the way I was handling the issue. Then while he was examining me he made me feel very uncomfortable (holding my hands twice for an unknown reason). I went with my mother, and it wasn't until my father dropped in that he treated the situation seriously. Then, after doing a general allergy test that had little reaction, he told me I could go into anaphylactic shock if I ate certain foods, but did not prescribe an epipen or make any further suggestions. I had to go to get blood drawn at a different location, and Dr. Ellenburg's office did not send the correct tests and would not tell the people who were taking my blood what the correct tests were. So they ended up taking twice the amount of blood they should have so I wouldn't have to come back. It took weeks to get the results from Dr. Ellenburg. My mother called them 8 times, and it wasn't until the day I was moving away that his office decided they would schedule an appointment. He found the results of the tests to be inconclusive and did not give me any advice to deal with the issue I had been having. If you can go to anyone else other than him, please do. The wait time alone is enough, but the experience afterwards sealed the deal for me.
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE w/DR. ELLENBURG
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on June 8th, 2019
I've been a patient of his practice for many years. He's the owner of the practice and obviously only cares about the money and not the quality of care for his patients. He berated me as a father would do a child. Find another doctor, he's just a horrible person and doesn't know how to deal with people on a professional doctor/patient level.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on January 31st, 2019
Dr Ellenburg is rude and nasty, changes medications because he and his staff are too lazy to fill out prior authorization forms and makes negative comments about dealing with TNCare. He also tells people how “old school” he is...then rants about dealing with insurance companies instead of focusing on patient care. Horrible experience.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on September 10th, 2018
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on October 14th, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on July 21st, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on May 27th, 2015
Once in the room your wait time before the doctor to actually come in is about an hour or longer.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on April 8th, 2015
We love Dr. Ellenburg
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on April 11th, 2013
Dr. Ellenburg has seen 2 of my teens and Dr. Singer has seen 1 of my teens. Both docs were courteous and concerned with their overall health and allergies. They took extra time and interest with my kids. Dr. Ellenburg was instrumental in referring my daughter to a rheumatologist when he became concerned about her elevated ANA levels, which led to her arthritis diagnosis. He was genuinely friendly and encouraging. I'm sorry to hear that some patients did not have a good experience with him. We will continue to see him as our allergist.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on November 5th, 2010
Self-verified patient of Dr. Donald T Ellenburg - Posted on October 29th, 2010
Waited over 2 hours to be seen by the PA. PA stated she was taking my daughter off of allergy shots and was doing well. She went to confer with Dr. Ellenburg who came into the exam room. He had never seen my daughter before or even talked to my family before. He gave my husband and I a long speech about how we where harming our child (by having pets). He was rude to us and made myself and my daughter cry. Then proceded to demand us to get rid of all our pets. There is a right way and wrong way to go about things, and he was totally rude. Instead of stating " This is how I feel and yadda, yadda, yadda" He came in the room and said " You are harming your child, get rid of all your pets. Don't let her be outside, no pumpkin patch, no corn maze, no hike in the woods, no being around grass, no pets." Personally I feel that I can't put her in a bubble and I am not going to keep her from being a child. As a parent I will limit her exposure to allergens when possible but we have to live. As a family we can not stay inside all the time. Again, he was very rude to us in the manner in which he spoke to us. I have never been talked to like that by a anyone in all my life. I have since changed to another allergist who was much nicer and didn't make us wait 2 hours to be seen.