Dr. Ray Helms, MD

Dr. Ray Helms, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
(12)
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Dr. Ray Helms, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiology doctor who practices in Libertyville, IL. He is 46 years old.

114 W Rockland Rd Ste 202

Libertyville, IL 60048

Contact Information

(847) 816-0600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

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Atrial Flutter
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
Arrhythmias
high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Helms "Personalized Care. Long Clinic Visits. 24 Hour Availability."
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Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Heart Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pacemaker Therapy for Heart Failure
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • Duke
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Dozens publications including abstracts, papers, and chapters. Mostly on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helms' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helms to family and friends
4.8
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Helms' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Gurnee, Il. |
Very knowledgeable, and shows interest in the person sitting in his office, not just the patient! Always responsive to my questions and any concerns, and always explains the technicalities of what he is doing in terms that I can understand. I have complete trust in his judgement and skills. Dr....more
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in Grayslake, IL |
Ray Helms is that rare physician who actually listens to you, answers your questions, and wants to be a partner in managing your health. I have complete confidence in his skills and judgment. Bonus: He's also a super personable human. I haven't felt this well in many years.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Helms accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Platinum PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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