Dr. Scott Helmers, MD

Dr. Scott Helmers, MD

Non-Surgical Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
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Dr. Scott Helmers, MD is a orthopedic specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Usuhs F E Hebert Sch Of Med in 1990 and specializes in non-surgical orthopedics.

4650 Palm Ave

San Diego, CA 92154

Contact Information

(619) 528-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Helmers performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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more than 73% of peers
Fracture
normal
more than 54% of peers
Femur Fracture
normal
more than 27% of peers

Dr. Helmers's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

84  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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40  Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Usuhs F E Hebert Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Naval Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Naval Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Naval Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • U Wash Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Helmers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helmers' Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helmers to family and friends
8 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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

Dr. Helmers' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Helmers is very patient, understanding and answered all my questions. He spent more than enough time with me, and I never felt rushed. I feel he is very good at what he does, and would recommend him to anyone needing a high quality surgeon.
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The worst Doctor I’ve had!!!! Didn’t care, laughed when I came back to see him for the 2nd-3rd time (my fault for going back, but thought well maybe that I’m back he’ll actually help me?! NOPE!) Asking why am I back? Saying nothing was wrong with me?!!! I wish I could give him the pain I’m having!!...more
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He requested Dr. Steinhoff order a CT scan, Bone scan, MRI and blood work because an x-ray showed a slightly hazy smear on my left femur. I had several hip x-rays in the last year at Kaiser but neither doctor bothered to reference them. He did not review the scans until the office visit and I had...more
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I saw Dr. Helmers two weeks ago. I've been with Kaiser for years and never ran across such a doctor as him. He was rude from the moment he walked in the door. He basically told me rudely wait ten years when you need a total knee replacement. After weeks of swelling, popping and pain in my knee...more
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