Dr. Richard Hellman, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 76

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Dr. Richard Hellman, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in North Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 47 years. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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MY latest visit in 37 years, As always Great experience to see my health care provider.
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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!
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always excellent
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Very informative. Kept on schedule. ??
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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.
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A great specialist that emulates total professionalism and knowledge. 100 % confident in him and his services.
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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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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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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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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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(816) 533-3144

Dr. Hellman accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Hellman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Vitamin D Deficiency
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Dr. Hellman treats Vitamin D Deficiency more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hellman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

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

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

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 and internationally. Throughout his 50-plus years in medicine, he has emphasized a patient-c...

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Of Kansas Hospital
Residency Hospital
1972
U Kans Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1967
University Of Kansas Hospital
Internship Hospital
1966
Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University
Medical School
1972
1967
1966

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017
  • Inaugural Innovation Award, 2015
  • 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
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Chicago Medical School, 2000
  • Dr. Hellmanreceived special recognition by the Kansas City Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, 2007
  • Named Best Doctor in America by Ingram's Magazine, 2000
  • Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2016

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