Dr. Maxwell A. Helfgott, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 67

1133 20th St NW Ste B150
Washington, DC 20036
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street North West
Washington, DC 20010

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Helfgott,Hargett & Pluznik, M.D.
Downtown Office
1133 20th St NW Ste B150
Washington, DC 20036
Helfgott,Hargett & Pluznik, M.D.
Helfgott,Hargett & Pluznik, M.D.
3200 Tower Oaks Blvd Ste 210
Rockville, MD 20852
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    Dr. Helfgott's Experience

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Contact Lens Services
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Orbit Evisceration
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
    2
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypertensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Esotropia
    • Exophoria
    • Exotropia
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
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    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Heterophoria
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Migraine
    • Monofixation Syndrome
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nystagmus
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Posterior Scleritis
    • Presbyopia
    • Pterygium
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Stye
    • Trichiasis
    • Uveitis (Iridocyclitis)
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci
    Graduated in 1972

    Internship Hospital

    Saint Vincent's Hospital

    Residency Hospital

    Wash Hosp Ctr
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Helfgott & Staff

    • English
    • French
    • Italian
  2. Healthgrades

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    Dr. Helfgott's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Helfgott

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helfgott to family and friends

    4 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Helfgott's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 4 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Helfgott
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    4 responses
    above
    national average

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    Office Locations

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    Helfgott,Hargett & Pluznik, M.D.
    Downtown Office
    1133 20th St NW Ste B150
    Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 296-4900 (Office)
    (202) 293-3409 (Fax)
    B
    Helfgott,Hargett & Pluznik, M.D.
    3200 Tower Oaks Blvd Ste 210
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 770-2424 (Office)
    (301) 770-2555 (Fax)
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    Helfgott,Hargett & Pluznik, M.D.
    Washington Hospital Center Office
    110 Irving St NW # 1A-1
    Washington, DC 20010
    (202) 877-5329 (Office)
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