Dr. Ralph D. Hellams Jr., MD

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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male • Age 55

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Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1602 Skipwith Road
Richmond, VA 23229

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    Dr. Hellams Jr.' Experience

    Specialties

    • Family Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Family Practice
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    • EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
    • Mole Removal
    • Pap Smear
    • Pelvic Exams
    • Physical Examination
    • Urinalysis
    • Wart Removal
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    • Allergies
    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • High Cholesterol
    • Hypertension
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Injuries
    • Obesity
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pneumonia
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    Background Check for Dr. Hellams Jr.

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Virginia.

    1 Sanction

    • Inappropriate personal relationship with patient(s)  (3/23/2010)
    • Action Taken: Suspension
    • Summary: Dr. Ralph Donaldson Hellams, Jr.; License # 0101056184

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician may have violated certain laws and regulations relating to the practice of medicine and surgery in the State of Virginia. The Virginia Board of Medicine has concluded that a substantial danger to the health or safety of the public warrants this action.

      Action Taken:

      The board has Summarily Suspended the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Virginia.

      May 6, 2010-Order

      The physician in late 2007 or early 2008 engaged in a romantic relationship with a patient that became sexually intimate in June 2008 and the physician failed to terminate the practitioner-patient relationship. The physician continued to function as the patient's primary care provider until approximately March 2009 when the patient transferred her care to another provider and the physician continued to prescribe medications for the patient until May 2009.

      The Virginia Board of Medicine has ordered that the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery is continued on Indefinite Suspension . The suspension shall be Stayed subject to the following terms and conditions:

      1. The physician shall complete fifteen hours of board approved continuing medical education in professional boundaries.
      2. The physician within thirty days of the stay of suspension of his license shall enter into counseling with a board approved mental health provider.
      3. The physician shall remain in counseling for a minimum period of twelve months and shall ensure that his therapist submits quarterly reports to the board.

      May 17, 2010-Suspension Stayed

      The Virginia Board of Medicine has received verification that the physician has completed the board's continuing medical education requirement.

      The suspension of the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Virginia has been Stayed and the physician has a current active license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Virginia.

      April 11, 2011-Terms Terminated

      The physician has complied with the terms and conditions of the 05-06-2010 Order. The Virginia Board of Medicine has terminated the terms and conditions placed on the physician's license. The physician currently has a full and unrestricted license in the State of Virginia.

    • State: Virginia

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
    Graduated in 1995

    Internship Hospital

    Med College Of Virginia
    Complete in 1996
    Med College Of Virginia Of The Virginia Commonwealth University Blackstone Family Practice
    Complete in 1996

    Residency Hospital

    Blackstone Family Practice Of The Med College Of Virginia Of Th Virginia Commonwealth University
    Complete in 1998
    Med College Of Virgina
    Complete in 1998

    Undergraduate Schools

    Hampden-Sydney College
    University Of Richmond
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hellams Jr. & Staff

    • English
    • French
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Hellams Jr.' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

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