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Dr. Neil Ellis

Anesthesiology
St Petersburg, FL
14 years experience male

Locations

Florida Medical Pain Management

St Petersburg, FL

Address

6333 54th ave N, St Petersburg, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Amerigroup

Cigna

About

Bio

I am an Interventional pain physician practicing in St Petersburg florida. I am originally from Toronto and came to the US for undergrad in California to study marine biology. I realized I would rather keep marine biology as a hobby rather than a career. I completed my bachelors in biology then a four year Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which I followed with a one year apprenticeship in Hangzhou China. I followed that with Med school in VA and then residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Interventional Pain management at UF in Florida. My hobbies are basically anything around the water.

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

202 Answers
87 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs. It is wor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
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Yes: For a c-section the preferred mode of anesthesia is a spinal. In these cases a small amount of local anesthetic and opiate is injected next to the sp... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
See a dentist: Could be due to a cavity. Get it checked out by a dentist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
A few things: Get checked out by your primary care. It could be food sensitivities, gallbladder problems, ulcers or a few less common things. Get it checked out an... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
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Can be similar: Classically, kidney pain is severe flank pain, but of course there is overlap. See a doctor and they will help you separate the two.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
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Sometimes: If the pain is deemed catastrophic or due to organic problems that could evolve to urgent/emergent surgery then a hospital will admit a patient. For ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Yes: The best way to decrease sensitivity and reduce premature ejaculation is through breathing techniques and imagery. Meet with a sexologist and they ca... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Depends: Pain can be for many, many reasons. Start with seeing your primary care and they will help you decide if you need to see a specialist. Rheumatologis... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
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Why?: These are medications that should be taken as directed or can have serious side effects.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Maybe: Slow down and see if your back pain goes away. If it does not, see your primary and they can help set you up with some conservative treatments.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
See a doctor: If you have a kidney infection you should see a doctor and get treated. An untreated kidney infection can turn quite serious.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs such as you... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney, gall bladder or append... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Find: Find people to do it with. It makes it more fun and then you have someone to help motivate.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
A few things: Could be due to migraines or food sensitivities. Could be secondary to stress or medication rebound. While you are young, it is still worth getting ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Should not need: You shouldn't need anything after drawing blood. Try ice. If the pain has not gone within a few days get a doctor to take a quick look at it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Start with primary: Try physcial therapy and nsaids. Tell your higher-ups about your problem and they may help you have a more ergonomic work station to try and alleviat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Pain psychology: There are a variety of techniques that include guided imagery and breathing exercises that can increase your pain threshold.Talking to a pain psycholo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Depends: Depending on the timing, associations and severity of your abdominal pain it could range from very benign conditions to things that could be more worr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
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Uh....: You should probably get checked out by your primary care provider and they will be able to help make a good diagnosis and hopefully provide you with a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Probably ok: Pain in the lower left abdomen is quite common as a result from different foods, constipation or diarrhea. If your pain is very severe or not resolvi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs. It is wor... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Provider preference: There are many ways to provide pain relief after surgery. Different providers may have techniques they prefer or think is best.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Could be serious: Chest pain could be from a variety of things ranging from muscle tears, joints, referred pain and pain due to poor blood flow to the heart. It is wor... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
When you think : Basically, you should have rectal pain evaluated by a primary care doctor.They shoul help you with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. If you are havin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Maybe infection: Pulsating pain with redness or heat could be a sign of infection. See your primary care and hopefully it is an easy fix.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Both should work: They are both nsaids and should work well. Different people seem to respond better to one NSAID vs another. Try both and see which works for you.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Depends.....: At your age it is likely to be muscular in nature. Certain positions can trigger muscle spasms in some people. Try a heating pad and gentle massage. I... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
How do you know?: How do you know it is pain in your spermatic cord? See your primary care provider and they can help make a diagnosis and send you to a urologist if ne... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Depends: It depends what they used for anesthesia. Some agents will show up on uds and some will not.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Could be many things: It is worth getting evaluated by your primary care. Pain in the extremities could be due to poor blood flow from a variety of things, nerve problems ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
They could: Excess pressure or twisting could result in breast pain. Try to find a position before you fall asleep that minimizes discomfort and use pillows if po... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Could be many things: It is worth getting checked out and ruling out anything serious and put your mind to rest. Hopefully it is an easy fix.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Depends: If you are having pain due to constipation, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) will help.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Yes: Unless you are not supposed to be taking nsaids, they are a good combination for pain relief.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
A variety of things: Lidocaine ointment can be used to numb the skin prior to superficial procedures or IV placement. It can also be used in skin hypersensitivity or compl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Talk to a doctor: Some pain is normal. Severe, prolonged pain is not. It also depends on what your other symptoms you have. Get checked out and they can help clarify.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Different: The first number is the amount of hydrocodone, the second is the amount of Acetaminophen (tylenol).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Depends: It could be due to muscle spasm or strain, joint issues, pain from the center of the back or your kidney to name a few. Get checked out by your primar... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Uh...: There is no particular reason honey should be good for leg pain. Are you talking about eating it or rubbing it on your leg? Either way, there is noth... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Different things: The treatments for gas and the treatments for vaginal pain are different. See your primary care and the can steer you in the right direction.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Depends: Is the pain due to tooth injury? Is it due to fracture? Do you have an infection? Have you healed and are now having a burning pain? Your primary car... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Start: Start slowly and make it part of your waking routine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Could be many things: Typically left sided chest pain is looked at very seriously. It could be from ribs, joints or the muscle. It could also be a sign of a heart attack.... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Depends: It could be a reaction to clothing, abrasion due to trauma or an infection. See your primary care or gynecologist and they can likely help you withou... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
14 years experience
Not too bad.: I have no personal experience with this, but if the pain was excruciating or terrible then no one would get their lips pierced. Make sure it is done ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ellis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ellis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I googled this answer. Thanks for posting it. I have a Suprep colonscopy prep coming up.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much. My PCP sent me to PT for my 4th time for neck/back
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thankyou so much I always worry about medication combinations.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

SHANDS HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Gainesville Region, FL - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Gainesville Region, FL - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Gainesville Region, FL - Summer
2013
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