Dr. James Heltzer, MD

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Dr. James Heltzer, MD

Dr. James Heltzer, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Bethesda, MD. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Heltzer is affiliated with Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

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Dr. Heltzer's Care Philosophy

I am dedicated to providing the highest level of medical care in a warm, comfortable, and compassionate environement.

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Dr. Heltzer's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Heltzer is very knowledgeable, patient, and explains things thoroughly. He and his staff are efficient and kind.
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Dr. Heltzer's Care Philosophy

I am dedicated to providing the highest level of medical care in a warm, comfortable, and compassionate environement.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins U/Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Calif Pacific Med Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tufts New Eng Eye Ctr/Oph Cons Of Boston

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo