Dr. Barbara Heller, DO

Dr. Barbara Heller, DO

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Female  ·  
64 y/o
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Dr. Barbara Heller, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. She specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

DuPage Medical Group - Official

430 Pennsylvania Ave # 240

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Background Check

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
Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heller treats Spine Disorders more than 61% of her peers

Dr. Heller treats this condition more than 61% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Gait Abnormality
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heller treats Gait Abnormality more than 52% of her peers

Dr. Heller treats this condition more than 52% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heller treats Spondylosis more than 45% of her peers

Dr. Heller treats this condition more than 45% of her peers

Dr. Heller's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Upper Back Pain

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

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1992
Rush Presby St Luke'S Med Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Chicago College Of Osteopathic Med
Medical School
1992
1988

Awards

Dr. Heller's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Heller

1.8

Based on 29 reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
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
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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
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
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
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