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Dr. Ray Helms, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Helms

Dr. Ray Helms, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in Libertyville, IL. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago and specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology.


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(847) 816-0600

Dr. Helms accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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. Helms' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helms treats Atrial Flutter more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Helms treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helms treats Heart Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Helms treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helms treats Arrhythmias more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Helms treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Paroxysmal

Dr. Helms' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pacemaker Therapy for Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

Personalized Care. Long Clinic Visits. 24 Hour Availability.

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Loyola University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
University of Illinois
Residency Hospital
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
Duke
Undergraduate School

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Dozens publications including abstracts, papers, and chapters. Mostly on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.,

Dr. Helms' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Helms

4.6

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
87.5%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.25%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
6.25%
(1)

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Dr. Helms has a wonderful bedside manner, is a straight-shooter, is very clear, and is very punctual. His staff is warm and friendly and a breath of fresh air.
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2nd to none!
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Dr Helms is an exceptionally intelligent, well-versed & well-informed, as well as extremely congenial, cardiac physician. He "knows his stuff" & conveys it to you in a way you can understand. He does not try to push surgical intervention before trying other approaches. I drove 50 miles just to...Read More
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Doctor Helms is a very good doctor. I would recommend him. Unfortunately he has a terrible office staff you would have to deal with.... Renee and Susan....they're are aweful. Definitely shouldn't be working in the customer service field. Rude...Rude...Rude... Go elsewhere.
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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....Read More
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