Dr. Barbara Heller, DO

Dr. Barbara Heller, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Female  |  
62 y/o
22 reviews

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  • 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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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 PT interventions, always start with the least invasive, least expensive treatment that meets the patient's needs.Read more

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Dr. Heller's Performance
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
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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Dr. Heller's 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 PT interventions, always start with the least invasive, least expensive treatment that meets the patient's needs.

Dr. Heller says...

Specialize in the non-surgical care of back, neck, hip, and shoulder problems as well as sports related injuries. As a certified Physical Therapist, as well as Physiatrist, I use exercise, occasional spinal injections, ergonomics and medicines to achieve reduction of pain and improvement in function.

Dr. Heller's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Chicago College Of Osteopathic Med

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush Presby St Luke's Med Center

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

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