Dr. Paul Hellstern, MD

Dr. Paul Hellstern, MD

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55 y/o
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Dr. Paul Hellstern, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Crystal River, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Gastroenterology Associates

6410 W Gulf To Lake Hwy

Crystal River, FL 34429
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Quality Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • WellCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hellstern's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellstern treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hellstern treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastroparesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellstern treats Gastroparesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hellstern treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellstern treats Constipation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hellstern treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hellstern's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
All Types of Food Poisoning
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
Anoscopy
Autoimmune Diseases
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Benign Tumor
Bile Duct Procedure
Biliary Atresia
Blood Disorders
Cancer
Celiac Disease
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Cholelithiasis
Cirrhosis
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Dehydration
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Diarrhea
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Duodenal Ulcer
Duodenitis
Dysentery
Dysphagia
Endoscopy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enteritis
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Ulcer
Esophageal Varices
Esophagitis
Fecal Impaction Removal
Food Poisoning
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastric Ulcer
Gastritis
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastroparesis
Heartburn
Hemochromatosis
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hepatitis C
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Hepatotoxicity
Hernia
Ileus
Indigestion
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Ischemia
Intestinal Obstruction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lactose Intolerance
Liver Biopsy
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Liver Diseases and Disorders
Malnutrition
Manometry
Mesenteric Panniculitis
Nausea
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Non-Neonatal Jaundice
Pancreatitis
Peptic Ulcer
pH Probe
Pinworm
Pyloric Stenosis
Reflux Esophagitis
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomal Ulcer
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Unexplained Weight Loss
Viral Enteritis
Viral Hepatitis
Viral Infection
Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul Hellstern, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Crystal River, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1995
    University Of Arkansas
    Fellowship Hospital
    1995
  • 1993
    Wright State University
    Residency Hospital
    1993
  • 1991
    Wright State University
    Internship Hospital
    1991
  • 1990
    Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1990

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

Dr. Hellstern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hellstern

3.4

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
51.724137931034484%
(15)
4 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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2 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
1 Star
31.03448275862069%
(9)

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In my opinion, office was dirty. MA did not close door when she took me in the office and took vitals. Dr did not introduce himself to me. Just asked, so what are your complaints. Said I needed colonoscopy. Did not inquire if I had any allergies to anesthesia, etc. Which I do. Did not do a...Read More
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Dr Hellstern worked me in next day after I told staff I had chronic diarrhea for 2 months He immediately took me off the harmful antibiotics my GP had me on & wanted to give my gut a month to straighten out. 2nd visit: still no change in diarrhea, we now have scheduled gallbladder ultrasound &...Read More
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Nightmare form hell, and i wasn't even the patient.
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Dr. Paul A. Hellstern has been our physician for nineteen years. He is knowledgeable, confident and extremely caring. We both had colonoscopy and endoscopy. He explains the procedure in detail and the findings in layman's terminology. When I was in the hospital he explained the upcoming tests and...Read More
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This D. not only saved my life by the right diagnosis but rushed me into the liver transplant program at Shands. Because of his caring and ability to care HAS GIVEN ME 8 MORE YEARS TO MY LIFE SO FAR. HE HAS always LISTENED TO ME, ASKED THE RIGHT QUESTIONS AND GIVEN ME THE BEST CARE
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
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Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Blue Choice Test PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Quality Health Plans
Tricare
TRICARE Prime Remote
UnitedHealthCare
Evercare
Fiserv
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Veteran Administration Plan
WellCare

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