Dr. Paul Hellstern, MD

Dr. Paul Hellstern, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

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

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Top Care Areas

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

very high
more than 99% of peers
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Hellstern'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.

1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

1  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

89  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hellstern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hellstern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hellstern to family and friends
29 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hellstern'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 (8)

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...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 &...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...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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