Dr. Simon Helfgott, MD

Dr. Simon Helfgott, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Simon Helfgott, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology.

60 Fenwood Rd

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 732-5325

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Temporal Arteritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Helfgott'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

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

80  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Montreal Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Montreal Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Brigham Womens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Helfgott has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helfgott's Reviews

2.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helfgott to family and friends
15 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Helfgott's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I was disappointed with my meeting with Dr. Helfgott. I came to him for a second opinion. He was preoccupied during our meeting and did not listen to a word I said but rather read over my charts and texted. He reordered all of the same tests the results of which did not change. He inexplicably...more
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sooo terrible!! ordered some tests which I never heard about. I finally started calling every day,{it had been a month} He was furious with me. A real jerk. Went to a great Dr. at MGH. The tests I never got results on showed RA!!
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I was not allowed sufficient time to complete my paperwork before seeing this doctor. They took me in ten minutes early. This would not be a problem but for the fact that he based his entire diagnosis on not what I said, but on the incomplete paperwork. I was rushed before, during, and after the...more
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Very skilled doctor who clearly has a lot of experience. His diagnostic and research skills are strong and were helpful to me. Unfortunately I felt rushed, and issues like pain management, impact on everyday life and future treatment planning were given little time.
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