Dr. David Helfrich, MD

Rheumatology  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. David Helfrich, MD
Dr. David Helfrich, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Helfrich is affiliated with Upmc Mercy, Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Saint Clair Hospital.

1350 Locust St

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Dr. David Helfrich, MD

Dr. David Helfrich, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 8 More

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Dr. Helfrich's Experience

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Dr. Helfrich's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
68

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mercy Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Helfrich has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helfrich's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helfrich to family and friends
4.2
based on 20 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Helfrich's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Carnegie, PA |
Dr. Helfrich is, hands-down, the best rheumatologist in the area. I've been his patient for almost 20 years. He's helped me not only in my time of flare ups, but when I was in a remission as well. He takes his time with you and his communication to other physicians who care for you (i.e. PCPs) is excellent. He coordinates care with everyone. I couldn't imagine managing my disease with any other physician. His office staff is so kind and understanding.
in Oakdale, PA |
I took the time to get my medical records from prior biopsies, and an MRI that was done in the same hospital as the DR OFFICE, and when I got to my appointment, the Dr said his office lost my medical reports, and he never bothered to look at my MRI of my foot has numerous lumps on the bottom and causes me great pain. He ordered labs, and X-rays. never saw him again, NO FOLLOW UP, NO REFERRALS, NOTHING, IF U DON"T HAVE RA HE NEVER SEES U AGAIN, AWFUL PRACTICE FAMILY DR DIDNT GET CLINICAL NOTES
in Pittsburgh, PA |
He explained my condition and offered several ways to treat it. He spent ample time with me and I was very satisfied with his recommendations.
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Dr. Helfrich accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Helfrich has admitting privileges

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Rd
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
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Saint Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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Upmc Mercy
1400 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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