Dr. Martin McElya, DO

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5917 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX, 75254

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Dr. Martin McElya is a native Texan. He grew up in Dallas and attended Bryan Adams High School. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to admission to medical school he worked as a commercial pilot and flight instructor. Upon graduation from medical school in 1995 from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center he accepted internship and residency positions at Columbia Medical Center Dallas Southwest. Dr. McElya opened Neighborhood Medical Center in October of 1998. He is on staff at Medical City Hospital of Dallas and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, and numerous other professional organizations.

His style of practice is warm and compassionate and he can often be recognized in the office by his tennis shoes as he dashes from room to room in an effort to keep the patients wait time to a minimum. He specializes in ADD and ADHD diagnosis and treatment. He lives in North Dallas with his wife and three children. His interests away from the office include traveling, snow skiing, outdoor activities and time with his family.

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Excellent quality care. The wait time/"overall" experience and quality of care are seperate measurements. This question is irrelevant. Maybe the wait time can be correlated with patients' satisfaction with care

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Very pleased as always. Wait time for my appointment was less than 5 minutes from arrival to being seen. Staff was professional and quick. The doctor was knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.

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I made an appointment with the office previously and waited so long to be seen I had to leave (an hour past my appointment time had passed before I left). I had already paid at the front desks request or I wouldn't have returned. However, I made another appointment since they already had my money. This time was no different. I was in the waiting room well past my appointment time and then waited in the Dr. room for a very long time as well. Definitely wouldn't recommend or return due to lack of timeliness nor concern for time.

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Very professional! If you've never been try them out.

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Very professional.

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I think the lady that checked me out was new. She could certainly work on her bedside manner.

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It was a good experience. Dr McElya was personable and competent.

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Not crazy about the Dr who saw me today. He seemed unprofessional and not at all as friendly as the others I have seen at this office. Hope I don't have to see him next visit.

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Everything was great, however from the time I checked in to fill out my new patient forms to the time I checked out, I was at the officer for 2 hours. I hope that will not be a regular occurrence with each of my visits.

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He was very good and professional. I will be going back.

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Waiting time has increased over the years... Wait time has went from 30 minutes to 1 hour wait before being called to the back!!! Another 1 1/2 hours before you are seen by a Doctor!!! Overall waiting time is RIDICULOUS! however, doctors and staff are very nice and professional.

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Wait time was awful. Appointment scheduled for 11:45. Showed up to the office at 11:30. Did not get called out of waiting room until 12:30. Just for a simple prescription re-fill.

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Pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. Will be going back in one month for follow up.

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I was recommended to visit Dr McElya by a friend who has been seeing him for years! He is wonderful, energetic and compassionate to my needs and care! I was very impressed at the time he spent talking with me as a new patient and for my follow up visits! Very pleased with them!

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Very thorough and quick.

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Very impressed with him. Very nice doctor

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He gets busy at times but tries to keep his schedule on time.

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Love Dr. McElya but spending 1.5 hours in waiting area and nearly 3 hours total at the office was unacceptable.

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It took well over an hour to see someone. I just don't really have that long to wait. They blamed it on a large number of walk-ins. As far as I'm concerned, appointments should come first. Otherwise, why am I making appointments?

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Be prepared to wait a long time as this place is extremely busy. Dr. Martin McElya is exrtemely nice doctor however and the visit was worth my wait.

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40 year old male professional - good general health and average fitness Dr McElya is perfect for me. He is high energy and a straight shooter, which might not be for everyone. He is also pleasant and genuine. He listens and discusses any and all options for care including lifestyle and whole health options, which I appreciate. The staff is efficient, helpful, and perfectly friendly. If you need your doc to coddle you, he might not be your guy, but if you're serious about being healthy and appreciate a practical approach, I highly recommend Dr McElya.

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I felt that Dr. McElya's bedside manner is lacking significantly. It is clear that Dr. McElya is in practice to benefit his revunue rather than deliver quality medical care to his patients. It is sad for another professional such as myself to see that the medical field is still saturated with professionals who do not uphold the benefit and satisfaction of the patient. Very disappointing.

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He was very attentive and kind.

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Very energetic. Very thorough on what and why. Made me feel very comfortable.

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He was Awesome !!!

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Love this doctor! Has very flexible hours and easy to get an appointment but they charge like a primary care not an urgent care so my health insurance covers more of the bill. Dr McElya is also extremely friendly and runs a very efficient office they get you in and out. His staff and nurses are all very nice.

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I love Dr. McElya......pure and simple.

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Dr. McElya is energetic, personable and engaging. His knowledge of all things medical is unsurpassed. I have recommended him to others who have also had great experiences at his practice. Also you can't beat the office hours.

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Every visit at this office is a pleasant one. I recommend this practice to everyone I know!

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Everything went great!

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Appointment was at 11:30, didn't see doctor until 12:30. Arrived on time. ZocDoc did not speed up anything as far as "checking in" online.

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I feel comfortable talking to him and he takes his time explaining things.

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Dr. McElya's services are efficient and the uttermost quality! He carefully listens to your symptoms and delivers a diagnosis targeting the root of the issue and the causes of your illeness, rather than just offering a bandaid. My daughter has been under his care over 10 years and she would not choose another doctor. The nurses and technical staff are just as excellent.

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My visit with Dr. McElya, was great. Very professional service, friendly staff, and nurses that engage conversation while your check up!

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Dr. McElya is knowledgeable and very courteous. He actually listens to his patients and help them.

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The most incredible Doctor I have ever seen. He knows medicine and health like no other professional. He's friendly, funny, quick and listens to everything you have to say instantly responding with expert and accurate medical advice and remedies that have always cured the issue. Absolutely amazing!

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Great. Quick and wonderful listener.

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Love Dr. MAC. He's the best!

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This is an excellent Doctor. He prescribed blood pressure medicine that brought my BP into the normal level. I was very satisfied with my care.

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Dr McElya and his staff are fantastic. I have been a patient for many years and have always been treated in a highly professional manner. His open office is wonderful. He and his staff have always been available and quick to provide excellent service.

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