Dr. David Ellis

Family Medicine
DAVENPORT, FL
44 years experience male

Locations

Family Telehealth PLLC

Davenport, FL

Address

254 Loma Del Sol Dr, Davenport, FL, US
Directions

About

Bio

The relationship that I form with my patients is the foundation of their care, allowing me to tailor the management of their health to their unique journey. My past experience as both a teacher and medical officer, in addition to working as a physician, helps me understand each patient’s individual needs. As our relationship grows and matures, I hope to become a trusted friend, partner, and helper in the life events that happen to all of us. When I’m not working, I enjoy keeping up with my two grandchildren and looking after my Australian Labradoodle, Tucker!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Hawaii, North Carolina, Texas

Doctor Q&A

489 Answers
52 Agrees
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Leg lump: A lump in this area of the leg is best examined by your doctor because it could be related to a clot in the vein, a lymph node or aninfection that is ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Blood from mouth: Blood from the mouth can be from a number of causes to include mouth and gum area, your tube to the stomach (esophagus) or even you lung or airway. Sm... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Diarrhea : If you do not have fever or blood in your stool, but rather have loose stools that are frequent after eating certain foods, you can try a 24 hourperio... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ear pain: You will need either a face to face visit or video encounter to have your ear evaluated. It is best to be able to see the ear canal and ear drum on an... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Migraine: When migraine or mixed migraine headache becomes more frequent or chronic,there are medications or combination of meds that can help.Topamax can be us... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Facial numbness : With these symptoms localized to 1 side of the face, the nerve that provides sensation to your face could be affected. The best way to sort out possib... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Neck pain: People who have severe arthritis or disc problems in their neck can have pain, numbness not only in their neck but also in the shoulder, arm and into ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Testing: Fortunately the testing to determine pregnancy is quite sensitive and would help clarify this for you. An early morning urine specimen in the hands of... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
CSF leak: You will need to see a neurosurgeon who can guide some very sophisticated testing and imaging to determine the presence of a leak - this will then all... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
The newer CPAP devices are much smaller and the interface with your nose and mouth devices are much more comfortable and manageable. I would check wit... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Frequent urination : When someone feels thirsty in spite of drinking lots of water, it would be important to screen for early diabetes or other metabolic problems that cou... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
This type of flow for 1 day after your period has ended is not troublesome. If the bleeding were to occur for longer periods of time after your period... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Urine analysis: I would suggest that you find an urgent care clinic that could do a quick urine analysis to make sure you do not have an underlying infection or somet... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Nasal discharge: With this history I would advise you to immediately seek medical attention preferably through an emergency department. Your history of head trauma, le... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lithium is a very difficult drug to control especially when you are taking other medications and supplements. In general any supplement that can affec... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Tremors : Causes for this type of hand movement can range from medication side effects, family history of tremors, Parkinson's disease. It is important for a ph... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Dizziness : Causes for dizziness can include inner ear disturbance, dehydration, heart rhythm issues, some neurologic issues. As you can see it is important for y... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hematoma: Hematomas are bruises into the skin or even the under layers of the skin. They usually resolve. But if there was oral contact with the skin and the sk... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hemorrhoid surgery: This is very difficult surgery,pain after the operation is common. Warm baths (put warm-hot water in tub and sit in it) 3-4 times a day helps. Avoid s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lower abdominal pain: Lower abdominal pain in women can be a complicated issue to evaluate because it can be issues involving the urinary tract, the uterus and ovaries, the... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Some guarding in stopping medications like citalopram can be very dangerous and uncomfortable for the patient. Highly recommend that this person see t... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Doxycycline is a very safe and commonly used medication when acne requires an oral antibiotic. Other measures that may reduce the need for an oral ant... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Headache: Awakening with a headache is a concern that needs to be discussed with your doctor. Possible problems that can be associated with this type of headach... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Pain management: You can buy a substance called turmeric over the counter. The other option for pain control includes the use of cold packs on the area or an over-the-... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
COVID exposure : You are currently 12 days after a possible exposure to the COVID virus. Also it sounds like your symptoms have markedly improved. However, with family... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
A lipoma is a collection of fat and connective tissue that is indeed movable and soft and sometimes quite large. A lymph node is more firm and small u... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Olanzapine : This medication is a very potent anti-psychotic medication used for people with significant psychiatric illness like schizophrenia. The effects of the... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Reflux : Some patients do take the medication Pepcid along with a different family of medicines like Prilosec. This is usually done with particularly difficult... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Loss of sight : When someone has complete loss of sight in 1 or both eyes, all of sudden, it is extremely important to seek emergency help at an emergency department ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Low heart rate : If there are symptoms of dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness with a heart rate less than 60, it is best to see your doctor and/or a cardiologist. If ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Menstrual change : If you have noticed that your menstrual period s different than your usual period and if you are sexually active, not using contraception, then it wou... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
If your testicle is rotating but not causing pain, the blood supply to the testicle is not being interrupted. The danger however, is if the rotationbe... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
COVID exposure : If you are living in close proximity to a person who has the COVID virus, it is important to practice social distancing, handwashing, masking and also... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Often when a muscle is strained or injured it will go into spasm. When the muscle is massaged it can irritate the muscle and cause more pain and more ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Naegleria fowleri: This ameba is found in contaminated fresh water sources. The transmission to humans is through inhalation of contaminated water with this particular p... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Maxillary sinusitis: With an abscess in the area of the maxillary sinus and continued pain, I would notify your doctor of the continued symptoms. These symptoms may requir... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Prenatal : With a balanced diet, adequate hydration and general health, pregnancy is usually healthy and will progress without complication. The addition of pren... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
TSH : The values you mentioned for TSH are acceptable and a change in the dose of your thyroid replacement would need to be discussed with the prescribing d... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
In an otherwise healthy person, a low white blood cell count along with symptoms of not feeling well are consistent with a viral infection of some sor... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
If the physician on this service wrote a prescription for you, it will be sent electronically to the pharmacy that you have listed in your account. Yo... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Post cath : It is always a good idea to report these symptoms to your cardiologist who performed the procedure. That being said, the area where the calf is done, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Within the range of normal total testosterone levels in men the range can be from 250 up to 800 nanograms per L. These levels vary with the time of da... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
A barium swallow test is usually a plain film x-ray image while you are swallowing the contrast material to better outline the esophagus. The amount o... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Flank pain : Early in pregnancy with pain that is localized to 1 side should be evaluated by your obstetrician. Some of the possibilities for pain in this particul... Read More
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A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Any physician on this service would be glad to refill medications for this person. I would recommend that you register her and make an appointment to ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Foot pain : Removing a sesamoid bone may not improve foot pain. Usually there is pain that is caused by the surrounding connective tissues, muscle and joints that... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Finger cyst : It is important for your provider to examine this area. In this area as you could have a cyst along the tendon that attaches to the end of your finger... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Early pregnancy: The earlier that you can see your OB doctor after determining that you are pregnant, the better the chances of accurately dating your pregnancy accur... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hypertension: In most age groups hypertension is defined as 140/90 or greater. In this particular case, the things that can reverse this can include reducing salt i... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Skin irritation : Frequent showering, especially if the water has a lot of minerals in it, hard water, and a soap that is irritating or drying is used; the cold weather... Read More
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Testimonials
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Sep 19, 2021
Hello, Dr Ellis. can I please get a prescription for an UTI, I had it before. frequent urinating and burning
HealthTap member
U are 100% right Dr.My symptoms disappeared yest. I have a hormone imb
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Thank you for your answer to my question. It is greatly appreciated.
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Very good evening Dr. Ellis! Thank you very much for the information!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TX
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1982

Awards

Meritorious Service Medal - United States Army
Liberation of Kuwait Medal and S.W. Asia Medal, United States Army
Legion of Merit, US Army

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
Texas Academy of Family Physicians
Christian Medical and Dental Association

Publications

Association of An Interruption In Family Practice Residency Training with Change in In-Training Examination Scores: A Comparison of Two Military Resid...
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