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Dr. David Ellis

Primary Care, Family Medicine
DAVENPORT, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Family Telehealth PLLC

Davenport, FL

Address

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

About

Bio

American Board of Family Medicine certified, Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians. Recently transitioned from a full time family medical practice in a busy outpatient employed position. I have been incorporating telephone encounters into my practice for over 40 years and video encounters within the past 5 years. Ages of patients are generally about 4 years to all geriatric patients. I enjoy all aspects of family medicine to include targeted women's health issues and men's health issues. I enjoy pediatric medicine and have a practice history of doing over 500 obstetric deliveries along with the care of infants and children. Previously served as a physician executive and associate professor in family medicine with 30 years leadership experience.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Hawaii, North Carolina, Texas

Doctor Q&A

510 Answers
56 Agrees
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Usually by age 16 the long bone growth plates which contributed to your height have closed and you will not gain more height at that point. This is a ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Cysts : Thornwaldt cysts are congenital cyst that occur in the nose and throat area primarily. In order to evaluate them for further treatment it is necessary... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Pseudotumor cerebri: Most signs and symptoms are related to the increase in pressure within your cranium (head). This pressure increase leads to visual disturbance, headac... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Bowel issues: Regarding your bowel complaint, I am most concerned about the length of constipation accompanied by burning. I would suggest you see your primary care... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Anx/depression : It is important for you to be able to discuss your symptoms with your doctor or with a trained medical professional who deals with behavioral health. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
New Depo Tx: The start of depo can carry with it some symptoms you mentioned but i would suggest you have your doc review your history and do an office exam to mak... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Gland pain: With stimulus from extreme sour or sweet, your saliva and/or parotid gland could have reacted-like a spasm. Or is some cases it can be a small stone i... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Irritated airway: If you have asthma,emphysema or are a smoker and have this exposure,your airway could be irritated for a longer period of time.It is concerning that y... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Hypothyroidism: After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism and taking medication to replace the thyroid, and then stopping the medication, it would be helpful to have ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Anxiety meds: Buspar is a non-sedating anti-anxiety med that should be taken regularly for people with mild anxiety if prescribed by your doctor. Meds like Zoloft (... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
COVID exposed: It would be advisable for you to be tested to see if you have the COVID viral antigen present. If so, continued quarantine may be necessary. Also, you... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Right sided pain : It is unlikely that the vinegar has caused the symptoms you describe. However with pain in this area there are possible other causes like gallbladder ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Meloxicam : Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory medication used to reduce pain from inflammation in joints or other tissues. Side effects include stomach irritation... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Lazy eye: If this is "lazy eye" or a condition called amblyopia, placing a patch on the "good" eye for 2 hours at a time can help strengthen the eye that needs ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Persistent vulvitis: There are other possible causes for your symptoms that a PAP and cervical biopsy may not detect. If you have had Herpes infection in the vulva/genital... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Abdominal pain: I am most concerned about your pain being from a kidney stone that is moving from the kidney to the bladder. The best way to confirm is to have a urin... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Sunscreen: A high SPF sunscreen (over 50) or so protects your skin from the harmful radiation from the sun. Over along periods of time if your skin is exposed to... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Premature ejaculatn: Premature ejaculation is a common occurrence among men with mild sexual dysfunction. Your doc would need to check your general health,testosterone lev... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
TB in pregnancy: In women who have high risk from active TB while being pregnant, rifampin is used under the close observation of their obstetrician and there are othe... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Work note : The work note should be attached to a visit where the provider can speak with you about your symptoms and make an assessment formally. You can do this... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Work note: Yes you can call the patient line to discuss the issue that will keep you from work. The doctor can then write the note and you would have access to ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Fluconazole 150 mg daily for oral thrush is usually effective. However, if the fungal infection is extending down into the esophagus and causing pain ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
IUD removal : Most of the IUDs currently have a hormone associated with the device, progesterone. If the IUD is removed, the hormonal stimulation is also removed. I... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Your tetanus coverage is good. Watch the wound on your hand and if you have pain, or redness or swelling, go to an urgent care doc for a look. Also ma... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is put out by the pineal gland in your brain. It helps control the sleep rhythm depending on the time ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
If this is a recent injury or strain, the duration of treatment with medicine could range from 5-10 days. If the problem becomes longer, the addition ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Please have your son seen by his pediatrician who may also ask a urologist to locate his testicles. If they are not in the scrotum it is very importan... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
If you have been trying to get pregnant for over 1 year, it is important to have your own health evaluated as well as your partner’s health. Infertili... Read More
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
By now the medication should be out of your system. You should check with your doctor regarding the dose of nifedipine. It may be what the dose needs ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Frequency of urinationcan indicate a possible urinary tract infection, enlarged prostate gland that keeps the bladder from completely emptying. With a... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Heart rate : This could be an equipment issue. A way to check that is to count your pulse at the rest, over the radial artery or the front part of your neck over t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
I would recommend that you take your dose today as soon as it is possible. The least amount of time between doses is very important so that you do not... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Chest wall injury. Ice cubes in a Ziploc bag placed directly on the skin of your chest for a 20 minute period, repeat every 1-2 hours and alternating ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Infection : It would be helpful to have the child's paediatrician examine him. The symptoms mentioned are consistent with an upper respiratory infection that can ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
When you take multiple antibiotics the normal healthy bacteria in your colon can be affected and the balance upset. It is helpful to take a daily dose... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
There is a tube that runs from your throat up behind the eardrum that equalizes pressure between your inner ear and outer ear. Sometimes with allergie... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
The normal menstrual cycle can vary from 28-35 days in length. The initial part of the cycle which includes the days of menstrual flow is a variable t... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Cervical stenosis : With a diagnosis of cervical stenosis along with symptoms whether it be in your upper extremities or otherwise would warrant a close consultation with... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It would be important to take your clindamycin at least 4 times daily. If it is not possible to take it every 6 hours it is reasonable to take it with... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Possible infection: I would recommend that you see a physician as soon as possible as you could have a post surgical infection or complication that needs immediate attent... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Excessive bleeding: Since her doctor has prescribed medical therapy for excessive bleeding and the IUD is in place, I would recommend she see her women's health doctor fo... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Multinodular goiter: Usually best monitored with periodic ultrasound exams to track size and configuration of the goiter. Also important to have your doctor check thyroid ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Breast pain. : Pain in your breast is always best evaluated completely in the office by your provider followed by a good image at the radiology suite. A diagnostic m... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Pelvic discomfort: Sciatica and anxiety are not usually associated with pelvic discomfort. If you have had pelvic surgery or delivered children vaginally you can definit... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Itching : Itching of the skin in the absence of pain most often is from a substance or an insect bite that has irritated the skin and caused a reaction. An init... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Vistaril: Vistaril is hydroxyzine, an anti histamine used for issues such as nausea, dizziness. It usually causes drowsiness and dry mouth but is not known to c... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Headache: Causes for headache can be many to include muscle contraction headache which begins at the base of the neck and can spread to the front of the head,li... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Zopiclone: This medication is primarily used in adults for sleep and is not available in the United states. The medication is similar to the family of medicines ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Hemorrhoids : In addition to the use of lubricating suppositories, it is important to add lots of fiber to your diet, lots of fluids, sit in a very warm bath at lea... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Quarantine: It is correct that 10 day quarantine is recommended from test date. I am assuming that your test was negative but it is important for you not to retur... Read More

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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
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr. Ellis, thank you for your reply it makes a lot of sense and I can now seek treatment.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thanks a lot Dr I'll make sure I see one tomorrow morning.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you Dr! I will go see a physician

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...

Virtual Visit Ratings

5.0
183 ratings

20 top reviews

42-year-old male
Dec 6, 2021 Joshua, TX
Thank you very much Dr. Ellis. Not too often Dr.'s this day in age will listen to their patience with an open mind and take what they say into consideration. So I really appreciate the ones still out ...Read More
36-year-old female
Dec 6, 2021 Midland, TX
71-year-old female
Dec 6, 2021 TX
Dr. Ellis is GREAT! Very kind & helpful. Very glad I tried HealthTap, will continue with them & with Dr. Ellis...THANK YOU!
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