Dr. Steven Helm, MD

Dr. Steven Helm, MD

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Dr. Steven Helm, MD is an allergy & asthma specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1977 and specializes in allergy & asthma, allergy & immunology, and more.Read his story

535 Jack Warner Pkwy NE Ste C

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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Hives
very high
more than 94% of peers
Angioedema
high
more than 89% of peers
Asthma
high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Helm's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Helm "I was born and raised in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Then I attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and followed that with three years of residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. I had asthma and allergies from infancy and found myself drawn to patients who had similar problems. New advances in diagnosis and treatment had begun to revolutionize what could be done for these problems and I enjoyed taking care of those who had such conditions, so I decided to specialize in this field. I was fortunate enough to be able to undertake two years of specialized training in adult and pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Medical College of Georgia which is one of the premier training programs in the country. This qualified me for getting my boards in Allergy and Immunology. I am from Texas, but am proud to have lived in Tuscaloosa for over two decades and have raised both of my girls here."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Helm "Because of my own experiences with allergies, asthma, and eczema, I do not consider these to be trivial problems and can appreciate the toll that even minimal symptoms can have over a long period of time. I am especially concerned that patients will adapt to their condition and begin to think that frankly abnormal problems are "normal for them" and tolerate changes which can become permanent.

From personal experience I know questions to ask which are not found in textbooks

I want to deliver cutting-edge care to my patients, but not burden them with unnecessary or overly expensive approaches. There is no point to having a prescription if the medicine is unaffordable. As medicine and insurance changes, it is necessary to try to keep healthcare as reasonable and affordable as possible.

I try to give each patient the time and attention they deserve and never want to rush a visit. My patients deserve my full attention and consideration for all of their problems"

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7  Specialties

  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Adult Allergy
  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Child & Adolescent Allergy
  • Pediatric Allergy
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

2  Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

26  Conditions Treated

15  Procedures

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Breath Testing
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Environmental Allergy Testing
  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Lung Spirometry
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Patch Testing
  • Xolair® Therapy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Kans Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Med College Of Georgia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Helm has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helm's Reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Steven Helm, MD
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Dr. Helm has been my allergist for the past two years. He has been incredibly helpful in diagnosing my food allergies and setting up allergy shots to combat my chronic sinus issues. He is very personable and always avaible to answer questions or refill a prescription. I would highly recommend him...Read More
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