Dr. Rima Himelstein, MD

Pediatric Medicine •  Female • Age 61
Dr. Himelstein
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Smedley Wellness Center - Adolescent Medicine

1 Medical Center Blvd Chester, PA 19013

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(610) 490-1755

Dr. Rima Himelstein, MD is a Pediatric Medicine Specialist in Chester, PA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine medical school in 1986. She is affiliated with Delaware County Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Himelstein to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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(610) 490-1755

Dr. Himelstein accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Personal Choice PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Himelstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

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First time meeting this doctor, took my minor daughter for a check up. After a pleasant,detailed meeting w/ a resident physician, Dr Himelstein came into the room to continue the appointment and TOLD me to leave the room during the exam. I asked my daughter if SHE was comfortable with that and with her ok,I left. Returned about 15 min later and knocked on the door. Dr. H cracked the door and said "we're not done", simultaneously shutting the door in my face. I saw my daughter was fully gowned and sitting on the exam table. Irritated by her action, and not wanting to make a scene, I asked to speak w/her across the hall,and expressed my concern, telling her that it was not only unprofessional but highly inappropriate. She denied doing so,then apologized. We returned to the exam room and continued the appointment. She made several condescending comments in replying to my questions then left the room. Nemours is great..this new doc, not so much
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Dr. Himelstein always stresses how important it is to take my birth control pill at the same time each day, but the only times I’ve been late is waiting DAYS for her to refill it. It has happened at least a dozen times. A doctor’s job is to care about his/her patients and do everything in their power to provide them with quality care. If I can’t even rely on this doctor to refill a simple birth control prescription, how can I rely on her for the rest of me feminine health?
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Anonymous 19 year old woman in Broomall, PA – Jul 02, 2018
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Dr.Himelstein took her time explaining my daughter's unique situation. She is very friendly and made my daughter feel comfortable immediately. Her staff are courteous and knowledgeable. We left her office with a solid plan and she answered all of our questions. We didn't feel rushed or dismissed. Dr.Himelstein is awesome, I highly recommend her expertise.
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Care Philosophy

My philosophy of care is to listen well, address each of the patients' concerns, help patients help themselves, respect all patients, and take care of...Read more


  • Pediatric Medicine

Board Certifications


Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Medical School


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Smedley Wellness Center - Adolescent Medicine

Smedley Wellness Center - Adolescent Medicine1 Medical Center Blvd Chester, PA 19013

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Delaware County Memorial Hospital

Drexel Hill, PA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average