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Dr. Matthew J Ellis has the following 3 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.
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A little good luck and a lot of good doctor. First appt. next day due to a cancellation, late afternoon last day before he began vacation. Thorough overnight familiarization with my wife's lengthy med. history. Course of pursuit decided during appt. Dr. Ellis indicated though late in the day he would try and arrange tests and appointments with Pulmonary and Oncology colleagues next weekday, and tests. On way home, a call from Dr. Ellis (while driving to his vacation flight) indicating he was able to arrange all. Day after a call from vacation asking if all went well.Our visits and his care have not diminished since.
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On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2016)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
16 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2002
Dr. Matthew J Ellis accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsDuke University Medical Center, 200 Trent Dr, Durham, NC
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