Dr. James Helgager, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 74

Dr. Helgager
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Orthopedic Specs Of North County

3905 Waring Rd Oceanside, CA 92056

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Dr. James Helgager, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Oceanside, CA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Helgager has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Northwestern U, School of Medicine medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Tri-City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Helgager to book an appointment.


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  • Staff friendliness (8)
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
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I felt from the very beginning that I was in good hands. Dr. Helgager is a premier orthopedic surgeon. Due to his superb technical and surgical skills, I still have 2 great knees 8.5 years later. I interviewed 5 doctors before selecting Dr. Helgager as my surgeon for my knees. My right knee was extremely deformed. I am forever grateful to Dr.. H.!!!
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Jeordie Fellner – Apr 01, 2020
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Dr. Helgager is one of the best surgeons period. He replaced both of my knees in 2012. Never had a problem since. Would highly recommend Dr. Helgager.
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Craig – Feb 18, 2020
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Rude, entitled, and egotistical. Looked at me like I was an idiot when asking questions, as is my right and responsibility as a patient. Took forever to be seen and make appointments, and I felt extremely rushed like my visit was keeping him from bigger and better things.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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The Best Doctor ever, he is more then a brilliant, very profecional , knowledge, highly recommend . Last December I done my surgery - hip replacement , I'm 54 year old, was very- very worry about it. But, he did a great job, was so easy and fast for recovery, I'm different person right now . I'm so lucky to find right Doctor and I recommend for everybody , you will be happy . Thank you Dr. Helgager .... I wish we have more Doctors like him. Rare Doctor... Thank you , Thank you, Thank you...
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Helgager, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Oceanside, CA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Helgager has...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Northwest
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Northwestern
Residency Hospital
1973
Calif Davis-Sacramento Med
Internship Hospital
1972
Northwestern U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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What are Dr. James Helgager, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Helgager frequently treats Knee/Lower Limbs. See all practice areas where Dr. Helgager specializes.

Where is Dr. James Helgager, MD's office located?

Dr. Helgager's office is located at 3905 Waring Rd, Oceanside, CA 92056. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Helgager

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Helgager treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Helgager treats other conditions, please contact the office at (760) 724-9000.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Helgager typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

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Knee Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Sprain
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Dr. Helgager's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(760) 724-9000

Dr. Helgager accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sharp Health Plan
Gold Value

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Orthopedic Specs Of North County

Orthopedic Specs Of North County3905 Waring Rd Oceanside, CA 92056
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