Dr. David Helft, MD

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Pediatric Wizards 1310 W Eau Gallie Blvd Ste C Melbourne, FL 32935 Get Directions
Dr. David Helft, MD
Dr. Helft was born and raised in New York. He completed his Bachelors of Science Degree(BS) at the State University at Albany in 1992. He then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he completed his Masters Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine(MSPH) in at Tulane University in 1994. He earned his Medical Degree(MD) at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1998, and his Pediatric Residency was completed at Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 2001. He moved to Florida following the completion of his residency in July of 2001. His first 2 years in private practice occurred in Titusville, at North Brevard Children's Medical Center. He then moved to Melbourne in July of 2003 and started Pediatric Wizards in July of 2004. He is the proud father of a 9 year-old boy, and has 2 dogs.

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Dr. Helft's Care Philosophy

My philosophy of taking care of children is quite simple...your child will receive exactly the same comprehensive, individualized care that I give my 8 y/o son. Pediatric Wizards prides itself on what we call The Magic of Caring. Our entire staff is trained to provide both patients and their caregivers the finest medical care available. We specialize in newborn care, prevention of illness through vaccinations, and healthy eating.

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Pediatric Wizards1310 W Eau Gallie Blvd Ste C
Melbourne, FL 32935
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Dr. Helft's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Helft says...

Dr. Helft was born and raised in New York. He completed his Bachelors of Science Degree(BS) at the State University at Albany in 1992. He then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he completed his Masters Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine(MSPH) in at Tulane University in 1994. He earned his Medical Degree(MD) at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1998, and his Pediatric Residency was completed at Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 2001.

He moved to Florida following the completion of his residency in July of 2001. His first 2 years in private practice occurred in Titusville, at North Brevard Children's Medical Center. He then moved to Melbourne in July of 2003 and started Pediatric Wizards in July of 2004.

He is the proud father of a 9 year-old boy, and has 2 dogs.

Dr. Helft's Care Philosophy

My philosophy of taking care of children is quite simple...your child will receive exactly the same comprehensive, individualized care that I give my 8 y/o son. Pediatric Wizards prides itself on what we call The Magic of Caring. Our entire staff is trained to provide both patients and their caregivers the finest medical care available. We specialize in newborn care, prevention of illness through vaccinations, and healthy eating. 

Dr. Helft says...

At Pediatric Wizards, we offer a wide range of services...from healthy babies through adolescents up to 21 years old. We specialize in preventive medicine, i.e. healthy lifestyle, safety, immunizations and any topics related to keeping your child well. The sick conditions we treat include, upper respiratory infections, ear infections, strep throat, influenza, constipation, headaches, rashes, urinary tract infections, abdominal pain, injuries, bronchitis, allergies, asthma, pneumonia, acid reflux, learning disorders(dyslexia, speech delay), behavior disorders(anxiety, ADHD), burns, hearing and vision issues, and any other condition one could think of. If we don't know the answer, then we will find out, and/or refer to a specialist to treat that specific condition.

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

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma in Children
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Breathing Disorders
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cat Scratch Disease
  • Chickenpox
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Croup
  • Dermatitis
  • Developmental Delay
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Eye Disease
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Food Allergy
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hives
  • Human Parvovirus B19 Infection
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Migraine
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Roseola
  • Scabies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Short Stature
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech Delay
  • Strep Throat
  • Thrush
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicella Zoster
  • Warts

Education

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Louisiana State Univ Hsc

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Louisiana State Univ Hsc

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    State University Of New York

    Graduated in 1992

  • Other Education
    Tulane University School Of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Child & Adolescent Medicine
  • Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • General Medical Practice
  • Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Concierge Medicine
  • Pediatric Dysmorphology
  • Pediatric Integrative Medicine
  • Social Pediatrics

Procedures Performed

  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Neonatal Care
  • Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care