Dr. Richard Hellman, MD

Dr. Richard Hellman, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 77

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Hellman, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Hellman has more experience with Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, and Metabolic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hellman to book an appointment.


Locations

Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates, PC

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(816) 533-3144
Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates, PC2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 1250 North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hellman

4.7

Based on 62 ratings

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I trust Dr. Hellman with my life and have for about thirty years. When we moved to Wyoming from Kansas CityI drove beck for appointments. He and his staff are the reason I am alive today.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Helen B. McKinney – Jun 23, 2020
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He is very caring. Your health is his top concern. He gives you the tools you need to achieve your goals.
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Carolyn Fjeld – Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. Hellman is very thorough and I always feel he is truly engaged in my overall health. I feel like I can speak openly with him and he truly cares about my well being. I would highly recommend him and his staff.
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Chanda – Mar 12, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Hellman. My health continues to be very good with the guidance of Dr. Hellman and his team. It is not unusual for me to spend 30-40 minutes with him when I am there for an appointment. He always takes the time to answer all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Feb 08, 2020
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Great visit and went over everything. He took his time to talk with me without being rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Luther Salonen – Dec 05, 2019
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It is always very nice to see Dr Hellman he helps with suggestions that are real and helpful and he listens to what is going on with you and really listens !
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Diane Rotolo – Nov 26, 2019
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Dr. Hellman is an awesome person and doctor !!! Enjoyed my visit !!! Thanks for taking care of me Dr. Hellman and staff !
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Michael E. Orrison – Nov 15, 2019
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MY latest visit in 37 years, As always Great experience to see my health care provider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 26, 2019
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Dr. Hellman took the time to explore serious health issues until I had a good understanding of what was involved. He takes my health very seriously and has the expertise to deliver. Kudos!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JHM – Sep 19, 2019
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always excellent
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Sep 01, 2019
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Very informative. Kept on schedule. ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rodman Brandt – Aug 29, 2019
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Every staff member I've communicated with perform at the top of their game--likely relating to Dr. Hellman's vision and mentoring. I'm certain that the care provided by Dr. Hellman is the best that is possible. I feel fortunate to have found these people for my health care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Ed Kendrick – Jul 11, 2019
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A great specialist that emulates total professionalism and knowledge. 100 % confident in him and his services.
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Dean Yee in Topeka, KS – Mar 08, 2019
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Dr. Hellman is a very soft spoken, caring physician who really takes the time to know you and look at all your issues with compassion to come up with the best treatment plan possible. I left there feeling hopeful and cared about!
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Kathy in Fort Leavenworth – Dec 20, 2018
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Anyone with diabetes will be extremely pleased with the knowledge and compassion that Dr Hellman has. He has been MY doctor for 35 years and my health has improved dramatically since I started !!!
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Judy in Olathe , KS – Dec 14, 2018
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I do recommend him to anyone I meet who has diabetes. He is an exceptional physician. He listens to you and does not discount anything you express. You can almost see the “wheels” turning in his mind as he process what you are telling him. He is through and an excellent diagnostician. When you have lab work done you always get the results after he reviews them as he keeps in mind what you shared with him. Wait time is reasonable because he always gives YOU the time needed to care for you.
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SLP in North Kansas City/ Greater Kansas City, MO – Nov 29, 2018
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I liked the fact that lab tests were done, bone scan completed, and new labs ordered for review to address my health concerns the same day I met Dr. Hellman and Mindy.
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SK Connor in Independence, MO – Oct 25, 2018
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Dr Hellman listened to me and took his time with me. Was very Thorough and kind. I was impressed by his calm and pleasant demeanor.
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Oct 18, 2018
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I have recommended Dr. Hellman to several friends. He is excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kansas City, MO – Oct 04, 2018
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they keep a close watch on labs
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Oct 01, 2018
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Dr. Hellman accepts the following insurance:

American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Select
Blue Traditional PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Coventry Health Care
Freedom Health
Freedom Network
Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
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Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hellman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hellman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hellman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (816) 421-3700.

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes Type 1
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Diabetes Type 2
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Continuous Glucose Monitoring
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman performs Continuous Glucose Monitoring more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Hellman performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman treats Thyroid Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman treats Hypothyroidism more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hyperparathyroidism
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic disorders specialists diagnose and treat issues related to metabolism, including obesity, adrenal gland disease, and hypokalemia, through lifestyle changes and medication.Compare with other Metabolic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman treats Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Calcium Metabolism Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman treats Calcium Metabolism Disorders more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Hypercalcemia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hellman treats Hypercalcemia more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

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Dr. Hellman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Hellman has been a leader and innovator in the practice of diabetes care and also in the areas of patient safety and performance measurement both locally...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Education

University of Kansas Hospital
Residency Hospital
1972
U Kans Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1967
University of Kansas Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

  • Named Best Doctor in America by Ingram's Magazine, 2000
  • Inaugural Innovation Award, 2015
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017
  • Dr. Hellmanreceived special recognition by the Kansas City Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, 2007
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Chicago Medical School, 2000
  • Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2016
  • Dr. Hellman was named a Distinguished Reviewer for Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association that is consider to be the leading clinical diabetes journal in the world., 2007

Media & Publications

  • >He was named a Distinguished Reviewer for Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association that is considered to be the leading clinical diabetes journal in the world. He was also asked to join the editorial board of Diabetes Care. In addition reviewing medical manuscripts, Dr. Hellman,

Memberships & Affiliations

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Professor

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North Kansas City Hospital

North Kansas City, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

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