Dr. Neil Ellis Joins Physician Partners of America in Tampa

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Double board-certified physician, researcher, also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine

Neil Ellis, M.D., M.T.C.M.

Neil Ellis, M.D., M.T.C.M., joins Physician Partners of America

PPOA is already moving forward as a leader in the latest interventional, minimally invasive spine techniques. I am happy to be part of the research team to offer even more cutting-edge options to patients.

Physician Partners of America welcomes Neil Ellis, M.D., M.T.C.M, to its Tampa practice at 4730 N. Habana Avenue. Dr. Ellis will join Dr. Jorge Leal, as an interventional pain management specialist in the clinic, which is the company's busiest in Florida.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Ellis is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is an expert in all pain conditions, with extensive experience in spinal cord stimulator placement. He is also enthusiastic about adopting cutting-edge minimally invasive spine techniques.

Dr. Ellis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Santa Cruz and earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency and fellowship in Anesthesia and Interventional Pain Medicine at UF-Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.

Before attending medical school, Dr. Ellis completed a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, Calif., and completed a one-year apprenticeship in Hangzhou, China. He chose to pursue interventional pain management after being successfully treated for an injury using minimally invasive procedures.

While he no longer practices TCM, its focus on treating the whole patient – which also forms the core value of PPOA – resonates with him.

“I am the type of physician who enjoys getting to know my patients as people and treating the whole person,” he says. “I think it’s important to form a connection with them.”

Dr. Ellis has participated in global research in new spinal pain treatments. He served as the lead investigator in one worldwide study bringing new treatments to patients with herniated discs. He was also the first investigator to treat humans with an intradiscal anti-inflammatory medication.

“PPOA is already moving forward as a leader in the latest interventional, minimally invasive spine techniques. I am happy to be part of the research team to offer even more cutting-edge options to patients.”

Patients can make appointments, including same-day visits, with Dr. Ellis starting Dec. 3 at the office, located at 4730 N. Habana Ave., Suite 104, Tampa, Fla. 33614. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Physician Partners of America

Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is a national healthcare organization focused on strengthening the doctor-patient relationship, improving patient outcomes and leading the fight against the opioid crisis. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Tampa, Fla., PPOA and its affiliates share a common vision of ensuring the wellbeing of patients through interventional and minimally invasive treatments, primary care, orthopedics and laser spine procedures. Its model allows its physician partners to focus on caring for patients in the face of increasingly complex administrative requirements. For more information about Physician Partners of America, visit http://www.physicianpartnersofamerica.com.

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