Dr. Barbara Heller, DO

Dr. Barbara Heller, DO

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationFemaleAge 66

Accepting new patients

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(630) 338-0204

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Dr. Barbara Heller, DO is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Lombard, IL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Heller to book an appointment.

Locations

DuPage Medical Group - Official

New Patient?
(630) 338-0204
Orthopaedics1801 S Highland Ave Lombard, IL 60148
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DuPage Medical Group - Official

New Patient?
(630) 338-0204
Physiatry636 Raymond Dr Naperville, IL 60563
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Dr. Heller's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Heller

1.9

Based on 30 ratings

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She took the time with me that most Dr. will not do. I appreciated her honesty.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 28, 2021
WORSE DOCTOR EVER! SHE IS A BULLY AND HAS NO CONSIDERATION FOR PATIENTS. 1ST AND LAST APPOINTMENT WITH HER AS SHE WOULDN'T EVEN LISTEN TO ME WHEN I WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN MY PAIN. SHE MADE AN ASSUMPTION ABOUT ME AS SOON AS SHE SAW ME. PLEASE DO NOT GO SEE HER IF YOU WANT PAIN RELIEF.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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IL – May 21, 2019
This doctor is very crabby and judgmental. She made me very uncomfortable and even criticized my primary doctor’s treatment. Very bad attitude. I have never met a doctor like this before. I was afraid to open my mouth. I answered her snotty questions as briefly as possible. I will never have this doctor treat me for anything. Doctors are supposed to help people and care for their patients, not make them feel worse.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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IL – Apr 20, 2019
Dr. Heller has helped me with back, shoulder and knee issues. She is personable, deferential and respectful. She has taken the time to ask questions and provide information. She has explained the various treatment options and supported my decisions. I can recommend her wholeheartedly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tim Sullivan in Oakbrook Terrace – Feb 19, 2018
Tim Sullivan, thanks for sharing your wonderful...Read More
I love Dr. Heller. 14 years ago. I had a stroke and through the years I’ve. Had trouble with falling due to dragging my left foot. I had much rehab, but the problem was never corrected. Dr. Heller, who after a few minutes, diagnosed my problem, drop foot. She sent me, with prescription, to a place that makes leg braces. I can report the following: I stand up straight when I walk, I walk with confidence without fear of tripping, and my quality of life is greatly improved. My wife and I thank you
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Marty Arlen in Wheaton, Il – Jan 28, 2018
Rude, off-putting, and horrible bedside manner. She does not listen. She is argumentative. She has zero patience. She dismissed my complaints. Within minutes she stated that there is probably nothing that can be done to help. I ended up terminating the exam and walked out. Why DMG still has her on staff is beyond me. I have never reviewed a doctor before but she wins the prize now! She needs serious professional remediation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Glen Ellyn – Dec 20, 2017
Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a...Read More
Got a cortisone injection in hip ...have had 1in hip before and. 3 in back by different Dr.. In Naperville, not only did I never feel numb it hurt so bad like none of the other 4 I was screaming to stop and 4 people had to hold me down. I bit down so hard in pain broke a $1000 veneer on front tooth and will be calling them/ their Corporate in the morning...no one but no one should ever... Have to go through this much pain and be awake ever !!! Something was NOT right ... Never again going back
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Naperville, Illinois – May 11, 2017
She is very rude seems like shes always in a bad mood. Forces you to move a certain way to check for pain and even yells at you if you tell her your in pain.she dont listen to the patients concerns, if its not her way it doesn't matter to her.deceiving not trust worthy.10/10 Would not recommend stay away from this "Dr"
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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John in Lombard, IL – Jan 13, 2017
Over the past 15 years I have had several cortisone shots from Dr. Heller for back and sciatic pain with spinal stenosis, including in the last 2 years. Each time she has been competent, courteous, professionally accurate, and I have been pain free because of her treatment. I cannot recommend her highly enough to my friends and colleagues--I am an RN.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Evelyn S in Lake Zurich, IL – Jul 06, 2016
36 years experience!?! Of what?!? She told me I had a muscle cramp...a few days later I was at immediate care with a possible meniscus tear! I don't have a medical degree, but I know more than this lady! She doesn't let you say anything or answer her questions. She doesn't listen...which might help with the proper diagnosis! Her appointments are blunt and cold. A WASTE of my time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Jul 05, 2016
I had multiple compression fractures. Heller's diagnosis was lumbago. She sent me to the wrong therapy which made it worse. When I told her the therapy wasn't working, she acted like I was trying to take advantage of my company disability. I should have had an x-ray. Finally went to orthopedic surgeon who was shocked at my condition and placed me in a back brace for several months. She has had a detrimental effect on my quality of life. Stay away from her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Dale Hahn in Wheaton, IL – Mar 31, 2016
I would like to update my post on Barbara Heller. I went and had another EMG done at Barrington Orthopedic and let me tell you, it was a Night and Day difference! There was absolutely no pain! I flew through the EMG with no problems. This leads me to believe that Barbara Heller should Not be administering any EMG tests! If she had a bad day that day, She should have stayed home! I called Concentra's corporate office and filed a complaint! Stay away from this doctor!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Joey in Schaumburg, IL – Jan 13, 2016

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Heller's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heller treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Heller treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heller treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Heller treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heller treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Heller treats this condition more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Heller's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Upper Back Pain

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(630) 338-0204

Dr. Heller accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Medicaid
Cigna
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Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Pipefitters
POMCO Group
Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
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Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

Work with my patients to determine the specific cause of their ailments then design a specific treatment program to address. This may include specific...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1992
Rush-Presby-St Luke's Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1989
Chgo Coll Osteo Med
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Barbara Heller, DO?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (630) 338-0204, and for other questions, call (630) 790-1872.

Is Dr. Barbara Heller, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Barbara Heller, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Heller frequently treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Osteoarthritis of Hip. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Heller treats.

Where is Dr. Barbara Heller, DO's office located?

Dr. Heller's office is located at 1801 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Barbara Heller, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Heller has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Heller is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Downers Grove, IL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)