Accepting new patients

Dr. David Helfrich, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Helfrich
1350 Locust St Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number


Dr. David Helfrich, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in rheumatology.


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Helfrich accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Dr. Helfrich accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Pennsylvania
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Helfrich's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Helfrich's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteopenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helfrich treats Osteopenia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Helfrich treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helfrich treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Helfrich treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helfrich treats Arthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Helfrich treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Helfrich's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. David Helfrich, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Helfrich's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Helfrich

4.2

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(16)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
20%
(4)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Helfrich?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Helfrich's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. David Helfrich, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Helfrich, MD?
Reply
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
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Helfrich, MD?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option18
thumbs down icon option4
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Helfrich, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Helfrich?

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Helfrich treats patients.

Learn more

Saint Clair Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

Upmc Mercy

Pittsburgh, PA