Dr. Helen Wu, MD

Dr. Helen Wu, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 59
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Helen Wu, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Boston, MA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

800 Washington St # 450

Boston, MA 02111

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pterygium
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trachoma
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Kellogg Eye Center University Michigan
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wu to family and friends
3.2
based on 20 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Wu's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I LOVE Dr. Wu. She is the most caring doctor. The comment about her being after money is completely absurd. I have been going to her for many years. Staff who check your vision at Brookline office take you quickly. Wait for Dr. Wu can be a little longer, but has never been excessive for me. I...more
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She only cares about $$$ very unethical
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Boston, MA |
I took my Dad here and we waited 7 hours. Saw every student in Boston before seeing Wu. All she wanted was for him to have cataract surgery. She gave no details and just kept pushing the operation. I have zero need to line her pocketbook. Should be ashamed of herself
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Marlborough, MA |
I took my mother to see Dr. Wu in Boston and like others we waited about 3 hours. It would have taken less than 30 minutes if her and her staff were more efficient. We spent most of the time waiting... Not sure how she is as a surgeon as my mom's eye sight is not better after the surgery.
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in Franklin, MA |
Laser Surgery - Dr. Wu did a great job from initial consult to follow-up call post-surgery. Very caring doctor who took the time to explain procedure in detail and answered all my questions. Highly recommend her.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wu accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Wu has admitting privileges

Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
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