Dr. Helise B. Bichefsky, DO

Dr. Helise B. Bichefsky, DO

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Internal Medicine | Female | 56 years old

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Care Philosophy

It has always been my philosophy that the most important trait of a good physician is that the physician listens to the patient. The physician and patient need to work together, in unison, to come up with a care plan that will be most beneficial for the patient. Addressing not only the obvious medical disorder, but also how the person interacts with the day to day challenges. I always advise toward a healthy lifestyle, addressing lifestyle choices, exercise and diet.Read more

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Dr. Bichefsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bichefsky to family and friends
4.3
based on 48 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Bichefsky'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 Reviews (5)
The wait period can be up to an hour. Good luck if you expect the doctor to call you back within a day.
in West Chester, PA |
My experience about a month ago. 5:45 arrival. 6pm appointment 6-7pm waiting room 7-8:25pm doctor's room. 8:25 - 8:30pm actual doctors appointment. Half hour to one hour total wait time could be acceptable. About two and a half hours is unnacceptable. It hasn't been just one time or just at an specific time. The wait times are extreme almost every time.
in Coatesville, PA |
Dr Bichefsky truly cares about the whole being of her patients. She actually spends time with them to get to the real issues
West Chester, PA |
If you make an appointment at this office, take a sleeping bag with you! I waited an hour and a half past my appointment time to see the doctor, who then got interrupted 3 different times while in the room with me. First of all, who has that kind of time to sit and wait for the doctor? I certainly don't, and my time is just as important as hers is. And the interruptions are inexcusable. I think she is smart, and probably a good doctor, but I won't be returning. Just can't wait that long.
West Chester |
I arrived at 5:15 for a 6pm appointment and was in the waiting room until 7pm. Then I waited another 20 minutes in the doctors room to be seen by Dr. Bichefsky for all of 10 minutes. (routine med check.)
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Dr. Bichefsky's Care Philosophy

It has always been my philosophy that the most important trait of a good physician is that the physician listens to the patient. The physician and patient need to work together, in unison, to come up with a care plan that will be most beneficial for the patient. Addressing not only the obvious medical disorder, but also how the person interacts with the day to day challenges. I always advise toward a healthy lifestyle, addressing lifestyle choices, exercise and diet.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Addiction
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Allergies
  • Atypical Mole
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Mole
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Hospital Of Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Lankenau Hosp & Inst For Med Rsch

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Temple University
    Widener University

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Allergy Testing
  • Breast Exam
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Hair Removal
  • Immigration Physical Examination
  • Immunization
  • Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Spirometry
  • Wellness Examination