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Dr. Mark Elliott

Emergency Medicine
Englewood, CO
37 years experience male

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Office

Englewood, CO

Address

Englewood, CO
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About

Bio

Emergency Physician for 25 years, and Medical Director for Trauma Center. Now specializing in assisting clients with Weight Loss Solutions and Preventative Health Options.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Check local resource: If you are having issues with hospital bills- first contact the "patient representative" for the hospital. Many times payment plans can be worked out... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Metabolic Syndrome: Your wt indicates you are at risk of metabolic syndrome. If your ekg shows no obvious heart attack- and blood work shows no immediate danger- than yo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Check Local Plans: This all depends upon your own coverage and also your local weight loss bariatric centers. You need to check with your local bariatric center- make s... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Pop blisters: If they are from poor shoes, hiking, etc, pop the blisters but do not remove the skin. The skin still serves as a protective barrier. Then apply a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Abdominal pain: In a female- lower right side pain is usually a problem with the ovaries- twisting, a cyst or a tubal pregnancy. Also appendicitis needs to be consi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Should be OK: If it was 21 hours ago- odds are everything should be fine as the glass has passed through your stomach. Now simply watch for pain and any blood in y... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Steady progress: Losing weight quickly is usually not the answer, the solution is find a program you can stick to and lose weight gradually but keep it off. My success... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Check pulses: Easiest way is to check pulses- if you cannot feel pulses on top of foot or behind the bony part of the ankle (on the inside of the ankle)- then sug... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Watch Ratios: The key is to balance your carbs and protein. First stay away from sugar filled soft drinks, drop the candy and drop the starchy foods. For more suc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Abdominal pain: Right side pain under the ribs is usually gallbladder related- because of stones or a blockage of the gallbladder, or poor function. Gallbladder pain... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Absolutely- the key however is looking at what type of dinner and of course the number of calories. Make sure the calories are within your goals, and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
It depends: It all depends on pain, and the amount of bleeding. Many women miscarry on their own without any problems if it is very early in the pregancy. If yo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Exam and Films: You must be going because of pain or an injury. You will get an exam- but also you most likely will need x-rays as the orthopedist does specialize in... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Moderate protein: The most important thing for seniors is to maintain muscle mass with any weight loss program, should have a goal of at least .4 grams protein per poun... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Sometimes: Yes- you can have some normal abdominal pain due to stretching of ligaments. I would be worried if the pain however becomes severe- especially in eit... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Moderate protein: All recent studies show the best long term program is a moderate protein approach. The key is to balance protein and carbs with a goal of at least 20%... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Confusion: Hope this is not happening to you- final stages is increased belly size due to fluid collection- and also increased confusion due to too much ammoni... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It depends, minor breaks are ok with a short cast, more significant breaks need a cast up past the elbow, depends a lot on pain level with any movemen... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
It depends: The average cost in 2009 was about $1, 300 per visit- but it all depends on the reason. An ankle sprain is much cheaper than a heart attack! the rea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Already Created: The american board of emergency medicine was created in 1979- and the professional agency is the american college of emergency medicine. http://www.a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, have had several patients who do not actually have to have a cast if the break is small with no angulation or displacement, but it always heals ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Mayo Clinic: Hashimotos is usually a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, making it underactive. Try this mayo clinic review: http://www.Ma... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Hopefully you will continue to improve- the goal of the emergency room is to improve your situation- or at least give you treatment to correct the pr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Seek help: Sorry this is the problem for you, you are doing the right thing by seeking help. Suggest you call local police agency and ask for victims assistance ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Huge Problem: It is actually a huge problem- especially in the elderly. In the elderly and in the teenage age group- suicide is one of the highest causes of death.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: That is not uncommon, however if the swelling gets worse or you are having calf pain contact your doctor as there would be concern about a blood clot.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
No problem: Cystex has Aspirin like product and mild antibiotic, which should not interact with tylenol (acetaminophen) #3.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
? Hernia: If you are female- concern is hernia vs ovarian cyst. If male- first concern is hernia giving pain if both areas. Would be concerned if pain is wor... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Protect sleep: First make sure your evening does not include any caffeine or stimulants. Also suggest no late night computer as this also interfers with good sleep.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Not needed: This is basically double the recommended dose in 4 hours, risk is bleeding and also risk to kidneys. This is not dose needing emergency care, but make... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Time Factors: Sorry you are experiencing this. Many emergency rooms understand this is a problem and attempt to have private rooms, but even our department occasi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Short stay unit: An ed obs unit is usually a short stay unit- patients are placed there when they are expected to only be in the hospital less than 24 hours- dependi... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Possible bleeding: If you have actually torn the tendon or muscle, with gravity some of the potential bleeding may move down the arm and show up at the wrist.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Watch Carbs, alcohol: Cirrhosis means liver damage- you need to cut out any alcohol and decrease carbs- excess carbs add to fat collection in the liver which leads to worse... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Many answers: If you are referring to actual injuries (trauma)- it depends on the location of the impact. Blunt trauma (like a car accident) can cause rupture of s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Agree- Whey Protein: I consider whey protein the best source- as it is animal based and gives you the proper Amino Acids you need to build muscle. It also contains the nee... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Gallbladder pain can be sudden- usually associated with eating- but can also leave a constant pain. It is common for the pain to radiate to the back ... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Concern is infection: First concern is infection- would make sure it is not warm or significantly red- if so you need to see your physician for possible antibiotics, nerve... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Medications: The best thing you can take is an accurate list of medications or take the actual bottles with you.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Address: Just give them an accurate address- they have the technology to find any correct address. It is their job.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Elliott is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Elliott is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks
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Thanks for your quick reply! Many thanks doctor
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Thanks for your quick reply! Common sense!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians
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