Dr. Margaret Helton, MD

Geriatric MedicineFemaleAge 62

Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Margaret Helton, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Chapel Hill, NC and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY in 1987. She is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital. Her office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Margaret Helton, MD

UNC Family Medicince Center

590 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Make an Appointment

(919) 966-0210

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
    Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

Save money with free prescription discounts

Optum Perks and Healthgrades are subsidiaries of RVO Health.

Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Helton's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Helton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helton treats Cellulitis more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Helton treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Painful Urination (Dysuria)

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helton treats Painful Urination (Dysuria) more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Helton treats this condition more than 85% of her peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helton treats Migraine more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Helton treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
Hide other areas of care

Dr. Helton's conditions and procedures:

  • Cellulitis
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Migraine
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal Diverticulitis
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Diabetes Mellitus
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Immunization Administration
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance carrier and choose your plan type

Dr. Helton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Helton


Based on 4 ratings

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Dr. Helton has been my doctor for over 20 years. She's always friendly and also professional. She never makes you feel rushed, she listens to any concerns I may have and is very down to earth. I would recommend her to anybody. As far as I'm concerned, she's the very best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Jerald Collins in NC – Sep 24, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Margaret Helton, MD?
I went to see Dr Helton for dizziness she diagnose me with Vertigo, and refused me any medication, until I went back to Family Practice and was seen by another physician which prescribed me medication, for 10 days now I've still been very dizzy, not as bad as I was when I was seen by Dr Helton on Oct 30th 2016,which refused to do anything to help me, and informed me that this Vertigo would have to go away on its on. She was not considering the fact I had work and school. I would not recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Williamson in Mebane,NC 27302 – Nov 10, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Margaret Helton, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Helton?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

I became a provider because I enjoy the blend of science, ethics, humility, compassion and cultural awareness that characterizes the modern practice of...Read more


I became a provider because I enjoy the blend of science, ethics, humility, compassion and cultural awareness that characterizes the modern practice of medicine.


  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications


Medical School


  • English
  • Dutch


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Margaret Helton, MD?

View contact information to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Margaret Helton, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

What conditions does Dr. Margaret Helton, MD treat?

Dr. Margaret Helton, MD frequently treats the following conditions: Cellulitis, Painful Urination (Dysuria), and Migraine. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Margaret Helton, MD's office address?

Dr. Helton's office is located at 590 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Margaret Helton, MD fluent in?

Dr. Margaret Helton, MD is able to speak English and Dutch. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Margaret Helton, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Margaret Helton, MD is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Margaret Helton, MD have?

Dr. Margaret Helton, MD has over 35 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Margaret Helton, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4/5 for Dr. Margaret Helton, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.


UNC Family Medicince Center

Unc Urgent Care At the Family Medicine Center590 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Helton is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

University of North Carolina Hospital

Chapel Hill, NC

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2023)