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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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
I would be most concerned about the cushions within the knee joint called menisci. If these are torn they can cause difficulty with pain and locking ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
A uterine myoma is a muscle tumor in the wall of the uterus. With time, sometimes these benign tumors begin to degenerate and form small areas of calc... 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 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
The MRI is an excellent imaging test that requires lying very still within a tube; the technician will move the table into the tube slowly at the begi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lab results : For the ALT is a liver enzyme and is elevated. The AST,another liver enzyme test , is in the normal range however. The remainder of the lab results no... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
When doing an upper endoscopy, a gastroenterologist may identify lesions and refer to them as being likely benign. This means that given their experie... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Attention issue: It is very important that you consult a pediatrician who has experience in treating young children with attention deficit issues. The selection of a m... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Behavioral health: Medications like lamotrigine are not prescribed through this service because it is very important for you to have regular follow up by your behavioral... 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Pregnancy and sugar: There is lots of sugar in ice cream in addition to fat. The way your body uses sugar while pregnant can be different and with very high sugar meals, y... 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Shoulder pain: Most of the time this is from a strain or an overuse injury to the muscles that control your shoulder. These muscles are known as the rotator cuff and... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lexapro is ineffective antidepressant and anti anxiety agent. 1 characteristic of the medication is that it has a slow positive onset. The fact that y... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
If a gallstone becomes stuck in either the duct leading from the gallbladder or the common bile duct which is further away from the gallbladder, the o... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
A short course of ibuprofen as you have described should not cause an appreciable change in your testosterone level. If you had been given stronger pa... 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Keytruda : Since this is a treatment that is used for cancer, the patient's immune system is compromised and is at higher risk for developing other issues to inc... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
This type of injury is very painful and very slow to heal. It helps to avoid sitting on hard surfaces. Use a donut device to sit on, even in a warm ba... 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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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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Complication: After having a viral infection sometimes you can have a complication like sinus infection, ear infection, pneumonia. This is best assessed in person b... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hand burn : With the entire finger being burned and it causing problems for this period of time it would be recommended that you see your primary doctor to have t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Pain with radiation : Pain in the lower back region that radiates to the lower extremity area would need to be evaluated by your doctor. The possibilities could include a h... 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Exposure to pollens or other irritating airborne substances can stimulate your immune system to cause symptoms of head and neck, throat, nose and ears... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
It would be important for your doctor to look at the actual numbers of your iron studies and your complete blood count. If your ferritin level, this i... 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 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lab results : You can do a telemedicine visit with a doctor to discuss results and possible next steps. Or you can talk with the provider who ordered the tests. It ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Choice of soap : Generally speaking it is good to select a so that is mild, with no fragrance and not drying. Examples would be plane white Dove soap, or Dove body was... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
It sounds as though she could have what is called a stye or the medical term is hordeolum. The small glands along the edge of the eyelid can become pl... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Abdominal pain : Pain in the lower left part of your abdomen is often related to the descending portion of the colon and rectum. This can be from pouches called divert... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Testicle position : Within the sac that contains the testicles, a cord is attached to the testicle called the spermatic cord. It contains blood vessels and nerves. The le... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Growth: These parameters sound normal. At 23 years old; your growth plates of your long bones (legs,spine etc) have closed and growth in height usually stops ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Abnormal bleeding: .Bleeding that occurs after your menopause, is concerning. It is very important to have your women's health provider evaluate you completely. Sometime... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
At your age it is very important if you find a lump in or around your testicle to have it checked by your doctor to see if further imaging, like ultra... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell. The absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) is used to tell how many lymphocytes are in the bloodstream rather tha... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably 1 of the most helpful things you could do would be to rest your voice. When you lose your voice from straining, singing, the vocal chords and... 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 member asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lower back strain: One of the best initial treatments to reduce spasm and pain to the area is ice for 20 minutes on the area every 1 to 2 hours. Your physician can presc... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Melatonin : The usual dose range of melatonin is from 3 mg to 10 mg to be taken at bedtime to help regulate the cycle of sleep. Melatonin is a natural substance t... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Lip injury: It will be important to have a doctor see your injury to determine where it is located, how extensive it is and is it secondarily infected and require... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Insect bite: It depends on what stung you-some wasps carry bacteria that could show signs of cellulitis more quickly-like Strep. Most often after a sting the area ... 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Would definitely recommend that your healthcare provider examined these lesions in person. The symptoms you have mentioned can be consistent with a he... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
These fluctuations are still within the range of normal. Remember that alkaline phosphatase is produced in bone and the liver. These levels can fluctu... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Pre CT med: Usually it is recommended that you take your usual prescribed maintenance medicines before a procedure like this with a minimal amount of water.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Vein enlargement: I would suggest that a physician see you to verify that this is indeed a vein or vascular structure. If so, it may be due to an underlying circulation... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Burning pain: Most people describe nerve related pain as burning or stinging, sometimes numbness. If the sensation moves into the leg it can be due to compression o... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Post Flagyl : Metronidazole is a very potent antibiotic that can irritate the bowel and upset the normal bacteria in your bowel. Lots of fiber and fluids and perhap... 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
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Very good evening Dr. Ellis! Thank you very much for this information!
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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.

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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