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Dr. Benjamin Helgemo, MD

Pediatrics ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Helgemo

Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics

2040 Tamiami Trl Ste C Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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(941) 629-4464


Dr. Benjamin Helgemo, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1993 and specializes in pediatrics.


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Dr. Helgemo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
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Cigna PPO
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Dr. Helgemo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acne
  • Acquired Angioedema
  • Acute Behavioral Diseases
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Meningitis
  • Acute Pain
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Audiometry
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Biopsy
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enteritis
  • Fever
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heartburn
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Newborn Dehydration
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Newborn Noninfectious Diarrhea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Tension Headache
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Helgemo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Helgemo

3.5

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
56.52173913043478%
(13)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
13.043478260869565%
(3)
1 Star
26.08695652173913%
(6)

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The best part of a visit with Dr. Ben is his strive for what is best for the kids. The second best thing is his crazy shirts. The bright, colorful patterns are a hit with the kids. 10/10 best pediatrician is Charlotte County!
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My sons have been seeing Dr.Helgemo since 2008 when we moved to Florida. We have always had a good experience there. As at all doctors offices there can be a wait, but you will appreciate it when your child is the one needed the extra time for a diagnosis! Friendly staff and great office helpers! Sad my oldest is going to have to find another doctor, since he's in college now!
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I look at these reviews, especially the unfavorable ones. It is sad to know that when people have one bad experience with something, they take to the internet to bash. I have been taking my daughter to Dr Ben/Dr Liou for 11 years. Sure, times have changed. There are days my wait is a little , longer than usual, but I expect that. They are very popular. I have never met more compassionate Drs or staff, ever. I've never had an unpleasant experience, nor have I been treated poorly. Highly recommend
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Terrible, no passion, receptionist(s) clearly hate Their jobs, lack of knowledge, no call backs, dirty, and scheduled time is about an hour off.
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Patient since 2009. My experience recently has changed. Dr. Lou sees my son, which diagnosed him as having allergies. Although I have not heard any allergies giving someone a fever and coughing fits at night. To make a long story short. I take him twice to the pediatricians in a period of 2 weeks, which change from allergies to a cold. They tell me to give medicine, which I do. Nothing works, so I decide he needs to go to the hospital, he has pneumonia. They couldn't figure that out.
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Used to be a great odoctor. Always friendly and had time for you. That changed though. Stopped having time to listen to your concerns. For years I knew something was off with my daughter but he wouldnt listen to me. Turns out she is high functioning autistic and if she had gotten help when she was younger she wouldnt be struggling now. She is to old for what is offered now.
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Biography

Dr. Benjamin Helgemo, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1993 and specializes in pediatrics.

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Greenville Memorial Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Greenville Hospital System
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Florida
Medical School
1989
Florida State University
Undergraduate School
1996
1996
1993
1989

Awards