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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very thorough, caring and professional with a great staff. Wait times are minimal. Your concerns and privacy are the if upmost importance. I have been going to Dr. McElya for years and have never had a bad experience. I would recommend his practice to anyone.
He really made an effort to explain and to make sure I understood the current and future actions taken to alleviate the issue. He was also energetic and in a very good mood, which, being a doctor's office, makes you feel more relaxed.
Dr. McElya was very friendly. I only waited a little over 30 minutes to see him, which was a big improvement from the last time I went to Neighborhood Med. Center. Last time I went I also had set an appointment and waited 1 hour and 45 minutes. So 30+ minutes was nice.
You're not just a number here. I've been coming here for over 12 years because I'm taken care of consistently by Dr. McElya and his wonderful staff.
I've been going to Neighborhood Medical Center for over three years and have only praise to offer. Kind, caring, prompt and knowledgeable. Everyone I've encountered is professional and courteous. It doesn't get any better than that!!
Great. Friendly staff and the Doctor was very knowledgeable and straight to the point. Not to mention incredibly understanding!
This may have topped all the visits I have had there. I stay faithful to the practice there and out of the few disappointing wait times I don't mind coming back.
I loved everything about my visit! The providers and the staff were awesome. I highly recommend :)
I had a great experience the entire staff was helpful and kind. I'm glad to have a new doctor
The staff and doctors were all very friendly and understanding.
It was great
Short wait time, Fantastic Doctor.
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
Great doctor with a lot of energy.
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.
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.
Very professional! If you've never been try them out.
I think the lady that checked me out was new. She could certainly work on her bedside manner.
It was a good experience. Dr McElya was personable and competent.
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.
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.
He was very good and professional. I will be going back.
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.
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.
Pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. Will be going back in one month for follow up.
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!
Very thorough and quick.
Very impressed with him. Very nice doctor
He gets busy at times but tries to keep his schedule on time.
Love Dr. McElya but spending 1.5 hours in waiting area and nearly 3 hours total at the office was unacceptable.
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?
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.
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.
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.
He was very attentive and kind.
Very energetic. Very thorough on what and why. Made me feel very comfortable.
He was Awesome !!!
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.
I love Dr. McElya......pure and simple.
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.
Every visit at this office is a pleasant one. I recommend this practice to everyone I know!
Everything went great!
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.
I feel comfortable talking to him and he takes his time explaining things.
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.
My visit with Dr. McElya, was great. Very professional service, friendly staff, and nurses that engage conversation while your check up!
Dr. McElya is knowledgeable and very courteous. He actually listens to his patients and help them.
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!
Great. Quick and wonderful listener.
Love Dr. MAC. He's the best!
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.
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.
He is always sharp about possible treatments and caring. Don't know that I could ask for more.
Wait was longer than expected. But the doctor was funny and nice just rushed.
I was really pleased with Dr. McElya. He gave me some information that help me make some long term health decisions. He is most helpful and I look forward to visiting again.
I love Dr. McElya. He's a great doctor and answers your questions. It's his nursing staff in his back office that I'd horrible. Rude, never listen to questions, names or requests on the phone. Never call back. The only nurse that is competent and is so sweet and ALWAYS introduces herself is mrs Martha. She has always been so nice and patient.
Great visit, waited was than 5 minutes before being seen. If you book an appointment online, you won't wait. If you walk in, you probably will because they are so busy.
Been going to him for years. So sweet and gets you in and out of there fast.
I live in Rockwall and feel after 20+ years of Doctors not listening to me and feeling like I am just a number after lots of research I found Dr. Martin McElya. After my first appointment from the phone call to schedule, the greeting at front desk/check in, Doctor, check out. I got in my car and cried of happiness that there was hope. I was NOT a number I was a person and there is hope. Someone cares and listened to me. I am now going for all my medical issues from family care to OBGYN issues. I would advise anyone that when you feel there is no hope and no one listens don't give up go see Dr. Martin McElya:)
Awesome,great customer service, friendly staff.
Solid clinic for emergency and weekend services
Has always been really friendly and so has all of the office workers. I would recommend this practice to anyone. MIke
When i got there, the staff seemed very friendly. Only had to wait about 15 minutes in the waiting room-- which I anticipate was helped by the fact that i filled out all of my paperwork online and had already provided my insurance info. I was seen pretty quickly by the doctor, and he was very friendly, personable, and professional. My only critique would be is that i felt a bit rushed while talking to him, although I understand he probably has a ton of patients, and I still got everything that i needed assessed. Definitely will be seeing him again! Highly recommended!
I liked him very much - felt really comfortable with him.
I was there for an unusual need - to get a prescription for my glaucoma drug that was prescribed in UK but had to be re-prescribed in America. My son went online to find a professional in the general area and suggested Dr. McElya It was a good suggestion. It worked great and efficiently. I also noticed the photos on the wall in the clinic of Dr McElya and his family doing greta things in Africa. I am international for the past 35+ years (although Texan through and through) and his and his family's contributions in the developing world is fantastic.
He listened to my needs. I didn't feel like he was trying to hurry me through the door.
Great office staff and facility.
It is always great, he is so nice! No long wait times which is so nice too
Dr McElya is the best doctor I have ever had in my life. He is hands down the most knowledgeable, kindest, fastest most attentive and intelligent doctor I have ever seen. His intelligence and diagnostic capacity is amazing as he is able to diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of his specialization accurately and rapidly. Never have I met a more kind, intelligent physician. His staff is extremely stellar as well being super kind and working fast and hard to get you in and out! Bravo Dr. McElya and staff!!
doesn't make you feel rushed. He listens to your concerns. Addresses any issues that you may have. Explains any treatment that you may require.
He's in and out so quick. He knows we are on our lunch breaks and helps us to get the information we require right away. Great doctor, really listens to you.
Dr McElya and his staff are fantastic! They listen to your concerns, tirelessly answer any and all questions and is the most punctual doctors office I've ever been to! It doesn't get any better than that! Top notch!
He was awesome
I was extremely pleased with the staff and the Doctor. Everyone made me feel welcome and comfortable. I have found my primary! I love this practice.
I think that the overall process was fairy quick and concise especially since I was a new patient. I think the doctor was very kind and aware of all possibilities to treat the issue. I would consider the location and doctor again if I need to see someone in the future.
This is what a PCP should be all about. Beautiful facility, great nurses, and a great follow up system. I could not be more pleased with my experience.
Very friendly and timely. We don't have insurance and he was understanding and helpful. His nurse was knowledgable, helpful, and efficient. His med techs were ok.
I have seen Doctor McElya just once, but I think he is a very professional Doctor. Moreover he is nice and friendly. I had a very good first impression.
He so nice! I am seeing him for help with weight loss and he is very understanding and encouraging. It's great to finally have a doctor that doesn't make you feel guilty for being overweight, instead he make you feel good about the progress being made. I would highly recommend his services!
I feel very comfortable discussing my health problems with Dr. McElya. He is very concerened with your health issues. I wish more physicians would show the concern and interest.
I really liked visiting here and felt that I was in good care with Dr. McElya. The office provides a wide range of services that allow me to consolidate doctor visits. I feel like they are attentive, personable, and friendly people.
Dr. McElya is awesome. If you make an appointment, there is almost no waiting. I was thankful that he was an option for PCP after I changed insurance.
Shortest wait time I've ever had for a dr. Appt! Great clinic hours
The entire staff is very friendly and efficient. Dr.McElya is very personable and friendly! You really feel like he is listening to what you have to say or ask! Great Doc!
Dr. McElya takes his time with each patient and is one of the best diagnoticians. He is kind and clear on his evaluation.
Great! Easy fast and to the point.
Appreciate that he explains why I need to take medication in a certain manner and what alternatives are available.
Today was my first visit as a new patent to see Dr. McElya. He was kind, courteous and caring. Very bubbly and vibrate personality. I was seen very quickly. My appointment time was 10:15 A.M. and I was on my way by 11:15. Very pleasant experience.
good as usual
Great experience, very friendly!!
This was my 2nd time seeing Dr McElya. I only see him when my real doctor isn't available or if I need a quick refill on medication. He's very spastic, practically runs in and out of the office when you see him, this is how he was both times. It's a bit jarring and makes you feel like he's only concerned with getting to as many patients as he can in under 7 minutes. He's very rushed and doesn't listen very well, after telling him the same thing twice he finally heard me. He also isn't very thorough. I wouldn't recommend him as a full-time go-to doctor, or for any serious concerns or issues but he'll do in a pinch when you need medication refilled. The nurses aren't all that friendly. The phlebotomist, the same one both times, is very friendly and professional but other than her, they're all pretty insipid. They took blood on both visits. The first visit 2 years ago they called me within a few days with the results of my bloodwork. This time, they said it would be 7 days. It has now been 2 weeks and they have promised twice to see why the blood work results are not in, they say they will call me and let me know, and both times they have broken their promises and never apologizing. I'm not concerned so much about the results as the fact that I paid for them and they keep making and then breaking their promise and I plan to take those to my primary doctor so I don't have to get blood drawn again. When I call about it they're rude and dismissive, and have been every time. This is basically a patient mill where you go for a quick antibiotic or if you have a cold or something. This is not a place you want to go to for a long-term patient relationship - it feels more like an ER than a doctor's office and they really don't seem to care. I won't be going back and neither will anyone I know.
Great mannerisms and really easy to talk to.
I got to see Dr. Kim and she was amazing. The Office with nice and friendly staff
Highly energetic and perhaps a little bit quirky, I've known Martin McElya for years and he is dependable, frank and honest, with no bureacratic nonsense.
He's quick and he LISTENS!! That's very important to me.
Dr McElya is a great physician. He will take the time to listen and assess, but without wasting your time!!! Very helpful and received excellent advice and care.
We really liked Dr. McElya's bedside manner. He listened to our concerns and he suggested various options for treatment. We'll for sure go back to see him again.
Great doctor listens to all of my concerns and has always taken good care of me. within a 24 hours of every visit I'm back to feeling great! Awesome doctor, I'm glad I decided to try his practice.
one of the best doctors I have ever been too. he asked the right question's, listens closely to what your saying , and really try's to find a answer for you. I have been going to him for over 10 years now and feel totally comfortable with DR Mcelya and everyone of his staff members. he's one of the few doctors left that actually care about their patients
Never before had a doc who was just a regular person. He is so personable.
Amazing doc! Full of positive energy and made my experience enjoyable! Best doctor I have been to! :)
best dr. visit ever. Got what I needed and I was out. Dr McElya listened and had me fixed up in no time!
Booking on line was very efficient and I was able to avoid additional office wait. The office was very organized and had great bedside manner; Dr. McElya was both caring and efficientI received diagnosis, treatment, an RX and was back at work in less than an hour!
Dr McElya was such a good doctor when I first visit his office 4 years ago, he would listen to you,and give you the treatment that you need. Thru the years he became so busy so in order to catch up with the patients he will be with You only 5 minutes at most. I was there for my annual physical and he didn't do all the check ups. He has the knowledge but not enough time for his patients.
Love Dr McElya he listens cares and is a great Dr
Very energetic and effecient.
Fast and friendly staff!
I hate the wait time, but I love his service. He and his staff are excellent.
Very professional, Staff is great - Funny - just nice people !! Highly recommend Dr. Martin McElya and his staff !! JC
I know he has my best interest at heart THANKS DR McELya!!
Was my first visit. He worked fast, but thorough. Very nice guy. I liked him.
Very helpful and calming.
the people who work in the front they are not nice, and they don't care about the patient, I was waiting for 4 hours befor i gat to see the doctor. The doctor is nice.
First time i met dr mcelya, he came in very happy and put me right at ease. And im anxiety when it comes to dr office
Yes, easy to get appt, great hours.
I did make an appointment but the office was very busy and I did have to wait about an hour so you may want to plan accordingly. I've only been once so I will update if the long wait was a one time thing. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. I plan to go back for regular medical needs.
Visit went well!
He is a very attentive Doctor that listens to your issues. He took the time to go through with me about my condition and explained to me the routes of different treatments. He was very detailed. The wait time was a little long because he has many patients. It is definitely worth the wait. The staff were very nice too.
Unfortunately, they have been behind schedule every appointment I have ever had. I always wait between 30-45 minutes past my appointment time before I'm taken back to a room.
I was annoyed that I scheduled an appointment at 10:30 and didn't get seen until around or after 11:30 an had about 6 people who came in after me go before me. However, when I mentioned it to the nurse, she said they probably didn't know it was an appointment or missed it because appointments come first. Needless to say, I was more annoyed at that because it made me feel like I wasn't really important...and I'm the patient. :( Other than that, he was friendly, prompt and thorough as always.
Very professional and thorough!
The wait time was long, but that's understandable. Especially because they had an emergency with one of the patients. They are an office that functions as a family clinic and an urgent care clinic, and I don't know of any place better. The fish tank is pretty awesome as well. If you do have to wait, try to be understanding of the other patients needs. Martin makes his time your time, and if you need help they will help you. Also the dude who cleans the fish tanks on Monday picked up sand in the magnet. Which may or may not scratch the glass. I didn't see any scratches though.. It must be of the highest quality.
Never saw Dr McElya except once or twice. Always saw PA or Nurse Practitioner who never got the treatment right. I decided to give him one last chance in 2014 and he refused to see me because I saw other doctors that made him uncomfortable. He was very rude and demeaning this last visit.
Excellent no complaints love the service and the atmosphere is welcoming def would recommend anyone to go there.
I always go to his office for my primary and urgent care. Very satisfied.
Dr. McElya and his staff always let me make appointments for the same day which is very convienient for me. I never have to wait long and I am treated like a patient should be. They listen and understand and always make sure that I get an opportunity to let them know if anything else is bugging me. I would recommend Neighborhood Medical Center to anyone.
He was very kind and took the time to help me understand what was going on with me.
i thought he was very thorough and approachable. Quick on his feet! Very good beside manner.
Everyone was polite and informative. The lady who did my vitals however, seemed pre-occupied, and indifferent to my reasons for my visit. Also, after I spoke with the doctor, I waited 35 minutes before a nurse came to take my blood. I had been fasting since 12am; my blood was drawn at 11:35am. While I was waiting, an employee walked by with two large bags of Olive Garden got food. I was told several employees took "lunch", and the clinic was short-staffed.
very good and he was very personable and informative.
Prompt & efficient in office during visit. Friendly & energetic doctor who is easy to talk to.
Everyone was so pleasant and I was seen quickly and all of my concerns were addressed....
Awesome doctor! Lot's of energy and he prescribed me great medication that handled all my symptoms.
He was attentive and listened to my issues and concerns. Would recommend him to family and friends!
Great doctor and well-run practice.
Most visits I was seen within a good time after checking in. My last visit though was the worst. I was taken to a patient room and forgotten. I waited for almost a half hour, poked my head out to see what the problem was, and was assured that some will see me shortly. Over an hour later I was on my way out the door when a couple of Doctors saw me, walked me back to the room and took care of business. No apology was given, the Doctor was short with answers and I was out the door...with him shortly behind me.
In and out in about 30 min total every time. :)
This doctor was fantastic! His office staff was organized & friendly. The nurse I saw was very knowledgeable about what I was there for, as well as extremely friendly & understanding. The doctor was prompt & listened to my past history with understanding. His treatment plan was excellent and I liked how he provided me with two different options with both of their pros & cons. I highly recommend this doctor!
Martin McElya and team are just awesome lets see when will I get recover from my throat infection. Going great keep it up !!!
I enjoyed my first time here to see doctor McElya. My visit with him was quick and efficient and he listened to all of my concerns and answered all the questions i had and explained everything i needed to know and made sure i understood.
Unprofessional will never go see him again. Felt like he just wanted to medicate me and get me out of there.
It's weird....even if you have an appointment scheduled you still wait a long time in the waiting room & then the exam room to be seen. Lots of walk-ins it seems and a line is formed to be seen. I would think apt times would be honored but this hasn't been the case in the last 3 visits we have made here. So....be prepared to wait a long time...
Very professional. Great aquatic tank! :) Overall good visit, and very prompt.
Dr. McElya is a thorough, kind and excellent physician and his entire office and clinical team are very courteous and professional. The entire team here take the concept of speed to see the clinician to a whole new level of efficiency! I highly recommend this office>
Quick and to the point. Also very friendly and answered my questions.
I felt rushed and invalidated. I appreciate the refference. However, I left feeling as though he thought, " this girl is too crazy. I can't help her. Maybe this other woman can." He spoke too fast and had very little explanation for reasons why my medications may have been prescribed originally when asked. I asked for other options and was given an "are you stupid?" look and called "chronic" and he implied I was to have already known the 2 medications I'm prescribed were highly addictive. One is an anti-depressant and have never been told it could be addictive. I don't even drink! I left hopeless. Which is very discouraging bc my original visit was how to develop a plan to get off ALL medication. Very disappointed.
Very professional staff and attentive. Very clean office. Thank you.
It was a fine experience, everything was quick- easy. and the doctor did not have much "fluff" to him, he got straight to the point and solved the problem at hand, I would wish for no other doctor at this time, I don't go to the doctor's for a social stake-out I got what I needed and I was on my way, nothing else to say except recommend him for those who just want to see the doctor for medical reasons, not social ones.
was a very nice place, extra clean, people very nice, was very nice and pleasant. thanks
I always feel like I belong. My only drawback is that I often feel rushed. Other than that, they are friendly and professional. I highly recommend Dr. McElya.
He's a whirlwind!
Martin was very nice and friendly, however he seemed rushed and nervous like he was either overworked or over-caffienated... either of which could be true. However, he did answer my questions and concerns and got the issue taken care of very quickly.
The wait was absolutely rediculous 2 hours the nurses in the back where sitting around chatting instead of helping along the process for the patients, I will never be back, however the PA Toni Smith that helped was nice and professional!
Very professional highly energetic and straight forward
I would definitely recommend this Dr.! He was great.... great bedside manner and i had to take my 3 year old with me cause daddy was working Dr. Martin was wonderful with her and all her questions and interruptions! Also the nurse who brought me back and took my vitals was great and great with my daughter too who wanted her vitals done too ;o) great office and staff I'm sticking with this one!
I went in and had asked to please speak with him for one moment and his new addition Toni was extremely rude and I know dr mcelya would never had said or treated me in such a rude manner 1. Depart Dallas North Tollway 2. Take ramp right for N Dallas Pkwy toward Spring Creek Pkwy / Tennyson Pkwy: 0.5 mi 3. Make a U-turn to stay on N Dallas Pkwy: 200 ft 4. Take ramp left and follow signs for Dallas North Tollway South: 300 ft 5. Take ramp right and follow signs for N Stemmons Fwy: 5.5 mi 6. Take ramp left and follow signs for I-35E South: 0.75 mi 7. Keep right onto US-67 S: 6.5 mi 8. Take ramp right for J Elmer Weaver Fwy / N US-67 S toward De Soto / Grand Prairie: 10 mi 9. Turn left onto FM-1382 E / S Belt Line Rd: 0.75 mi 10. Turn right onto Whitley St: 0.75 mi 11. Turn right onto road: 300 ft 12. Arrive at road on the left: 200 ft
Overall seems very knowlegable. Will kno if the medicine works. Very energetic, buy felt kinda rushed. Feels more like a carenow than a doctors office.
He is a wonderful doctor even took my husband there to see him need more doctors like him
He was very knowledgeable, professional and helpful.
Waited too long before I was walked in by a nurse, then waited long to get my blood drawn.
very busy clinic
High energy! Very friendly, very helpful.