Dr. James Heltzer, MD

Dr. James Heltzer, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. James Heltzer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in ophthalmology.

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Dr. Heltzer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  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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6  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.


  • 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
20 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Heltzer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Heltzer is very knowledgeable, patient, and explains things thoroughly. He and his staff are efficient and kind.
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