Dr. Derek Helton, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Derek Helton, MD
Derek Helton, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist and medical director of cancer services at our Encinitas and Vista locations. He specializes in the treatment of a broad range of solid tumor malignancies and benign and malignant blood disorders. He has a special interest in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile duct and anal cancers.Dr. Helton’s current research involves in clinical trials in gastrointestinal oncology. He has presented research on a variety of subjects, including sarcomas, myelodysplastic syndromes and leukemia.Dr. Helton is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. During his medical training, he completed a hematology and medical oncology fellowship at UC Los Angeles and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he received recognition as the Most Outstanding Medical Subspecialty Fellow two years in a row. He completed his internship and served as chief resident during his residency at UC San Diego. He earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University. Dr. Helton is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Medical Association.

1200 Garden View Rd

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Derek Helton, MD

Dr. Derek Helton, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • 17 More

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Neuroendocrine Tumors
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more than 96% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Uc Los Angeles, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Helton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helton to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews
Dr. Helton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Helton accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Community Care Network HMO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    SmartCare HMO
    Tricare
    WholeCare Network HMO
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
    Molina
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Blue Choice
    Gold Value
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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