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Totally switching doctors today. I've been 'trying' to go here for about 4 years and I think I've seen the doctor a total of 2 or 3 times. Every other time I have had to see the nurse practitioner, who was not very companionate AT ALL. Today I call trying to see someone in the office, due to a reaction to an antibiotic and possible strep again, and I'm told there is nothing available at all. Said they can take my symptoms over the phone and have a nurse call me. Just tired of not actually seeing the doctor that I signed up to see, and never being able to get an appt for obvious ill reasons.
Dr Ellena is an excellent doctor. Very personable. Office staff is also very friendly. I wouldnt go to any other doctor.
The medical staff are very unpleasant, especially Alex. She does not greet patients with a warm welcome or friendly hello. Her disposition is abrupt, arrogant and angry. Never a smile, just a mean look. Other staff members treat patients like they are an inconvenience. All the bad reviews are true. I have also had those same experiences. Concerns are met with anger instead of making improvements. I am in the process of finding a Primary who cares about patients instead of making excuses for bad behavior.
He's so good that even when I lived in Kansas I came back to see him every 3 months. He was quick to diagnose a very tricky disease. Wouldnt trade him for the world!
I already have changed doctors and am very pleased with my new internist. The physician assistant made me cry on two occasions and this should never happen at a doctors office. Phone calls not returned, office staff was caught in several lies and there is no follow up. I feel this is a very incompetent office.
easy bedside manner, great doctor
Dr Ellena and his NP are both VERY professional in their demeanor ! I leave the office feeling confident my health is in good hands
I had to leave De Ellena because he refused to see me as a patient and i was always seeing his physican assistant. Once I sent an xray cd of my neck, that sat on his desk for 3 months. His PA is a joke, i have never experienced such lack of ethical and professional work issues in my entire life. I would never recommend Dr Ellena!
Dr. John Ellena is a breath of fresh air. Hes been my primary care provider for over 20 years since I moved back to St. Louis. Dr. Ellena has never rushed an appointment, he makes you feel comfortable in sharing information and ensures you understand what hes saying. I appreciate that his appointments are timely. There has never been an extended wait to be seen. Dr. Ellena is an outstanding physician, and I would highly recommend him and his office staff.
Good Dr, hard to get appointment with him.
We have been with Dr. Ellena for many years and really like the time he takes with us and his followup after hospital stays. If you at Missouri Baptist, he checks on you every day and sees that you get the proper care.
Very compassionate with great diagnostic skills
dr ellena gave me the impression that he did not have enough time to spend with me. his misdiagnosis caused me a lot of stress, time and expense. never again!
Long time patient who is leaving this practice due to chaos in office (prescriptions not filled, no call backs, miscommunications), inability to diagnose or deal with complicated health issues, a THREE month wait to see him so I wound up always agreeing to see a nurse who was NOT qualified to handle my issues. I urge people to read the reviews in 2011 and 2012. They are spot on.
I have been a patient of Dr. Ellena's for many many years!!! He is fantastic!!! He takes the time to meet with you to discuss your concerns. Awesome doctor!!!! and individual!!!
Best doctor on the planet. Kind, caring and willing to help anytime day or night...that is one terrific doctor and an even better human being
Dr. Ellena has been my doctor for over 20 years and I wouldnt go to any other doctor. He has always been very personable and caring. He always spends extra time if needed. I have never felt rushed like a lot of doctors do. I would always highly recommend him to everyone. He is the best doctor anyone could have.
Worse procedure for making appts. I have ever encountered. You sometimes have to call 5 or 6 times and wait 5 to 15 minutes on hold and sometimes even more before getting your call answered.
Dr Ellena is a wonderful provider. He takes care of my complete family. This is the most caring provider I have ever seen. I would rate Dr Ellena as an Excellent doctor.
Not a good diagnostician. He may be fine with the simple stuff, but I would not trust him with anything potentially life threatening. I liked his personality at first and his staff seemed pretty competent, but I quickly found out he just doesnt know much about medicine, or how go about figuring out what is wrong.
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