Dr. Barbara Heller, DO

Dr. Barbara Heller, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Female  |  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Barbara Heller, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Lombard, IL. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

DuPage Medical Group

1801 S Highland Ave # 220

Lombard, IL 60148
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
  • HealthPlus

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Top Care Areas


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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 66% of peers
Coccygeal Pain
more than 29% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 28% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Heller "Work with my patients to determine the specific cause of their ailments then design a specific treatment program to address. This may include specific PT interventions, always start with the least invasive, least expensive treatment that meets the patient's needs."


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Rush Presby St Luke's Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heller has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heller's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heller to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Heller's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Naperville, Illinois |
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
in Lombard, IL |
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"
in Lake Zurich, IL |
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.
Chicago, IL |
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.
in Wheaton, IL |
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.
in Schaumburg, IL |
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!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Heller accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 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
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Pipefitters
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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