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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Palliative Medicine Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Palliative Medicine Hospital For Advanced Medicine Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Palliative Medicine Pottsville
700 East Norwegian St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Palliative Medicine Justin Dr Danville
100 Justin Dr
Danville, PA 17822

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  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
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Ellison, Neil Michael, MD, FAAHPM, FACP Visit Geisinger.org for information on Neil Michael Ellison, MD, FAAHPM, FACP. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Associate, Palliative Medicine
Overall Rating:
4.3 out of 5
1 31 ratings
3 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Palliative Medicine, Board Certified, 2010

Education:

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University 1973

Residency:

  • Medical College of Virginia Hospitals 1975

Fellowship:

  • National Institutes of Health 1978
    Oncology

Clinical Interests:

Medical and psychological management of symptoms and issues associated with incurable disease, usually with a prognosis of two years or less.
Management of symptoms related to incurable disease including pain, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, intestinal obstruction, delirium and confusion, constipation, nutritional issues, and appropriate hospice referral issues.
Patient and family discussions and decisions regarding incurable disease issues.

Related Interests:

Pain:
Providing educational programs for health care providers on topics including pain, ethical issues in pain management, pain assessment and management, cancer pain management, advanced pain management.
Palliative medicine:
Establishing a comprehensive palliative medicine program, breaking bad news and other difficult communication issues, ethical issues in pallliative medicine, symptom management at the end of life, artificial hydration and nutrition, overview of Hospice, death pronouncement workshop for house staff, artificial hydration and nutrition, psychosocial conferences, palliative and supportive medicine case discussions
Providing educational programs for the community (the public as well as local college students) in end-of-life issues
Promoting interactions between generations within the community
Encouraging non-financial legacy work and discussion of difficult end of life issues such as treatment options and advance directives.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine - Fellow

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.4 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.4 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.3 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.4 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.2 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.2 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.4 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.2 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.1 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.2 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Sep 29, 2015
This is the worse care provider I ever had in my life, and I'm 63 yrs. old!!!
Aug 26, 2015
This caregiver is a very essential part of my dad's care and he is excellent at what he does.
Jul 8, 2015
I absolutely LOVE *Dr. Ellison! He took his time and explained everything to me and my parents. The next visit he saw us and wasn't suppose to see anyone that day. I could feel the compassion he has for his patients.