Dr. James Heltzer, MD

Dr. James Heltzer, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Heltzer, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Bethesda, MD. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Heltzer is affiliated with Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

6430 Rockledge Dr Ste 270

Bethesda, MD 20817

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Heltzer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 93% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Progressive High Myopia
high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Heltzer "I am dedicated to providing the highest level of medical care in a warm, comfortable, and compassionate environement."
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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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Johns Hopkins U/Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Calif Pacific Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Tufts New Eng Eye Ctr/Oph Cons Of Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Erdbrink Award for Outstanding Resident Research Presentation at the Barkan Meeting, 1998
  • Chandler-Grant Glaucoma Fellow, 1999-2000
  • Teaching and Presentations Award, Tufts-New England Eye Center, 2000
Media & Publications

Dr. Heltzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heltzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heltzer to family and friends
4.3
based on 20 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Heltzer'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 Comments (1)
Silver Spring, MD |
Dr. Heltzer is very knowledgeable, patient, and explains things thoroughly. He and his staff are efficient and kind.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Heltzer accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Heltzer has admitting privileges

Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
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