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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sub Specialty:
Pain Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy
UPMC St Margaret

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
237 Patient
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MD, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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May 20, 2019

thank you so much for understanding and figuring out why I am having the issues I am; I look forward to living a better life if it is true that therapy is all I need : )

May 17, 2019

Dr. Helm is ALWAYS professional, kind, and takes time during my appointment to review my care. I am most appreciative of talent and treatment.

May 17, 2019

Dr. Helm is excellent!! Thank You!!

May 13, 2019

Dr. E. Helm is one of the best physicians i have seen over the last 15 years. He exemplifies what an excellent physician should become & should be considered a role model. He listens, provides feedback, communicates with other physicians and explains findings.

May 13, 2019

Dr Helem is the best he help me a lot

May 13, 2019

dr helm is a great dr and seems to really care about getting you better

May 06, 2019

Dr helm is a outstanding specialist!! he has helped me come a long way with my health. he is always there for me when needed!!!

May 06, 2019

I was referred to Dr. Helm for pain that remains unaddressed after having seen many UPMC providers. I wasn't sure what to expect from the visit, but he and his resident were both perhaps the most attentive, thoughtful physicians that I've seen since the onset of this pain. I felt very included in the discussion of routes of treatment, and so appreciated being present for their thought process in considering differential diagnoses throughout the whole appointment. Overall, my experience with Dr. Helm and his resident has been the best, by far, that I've received from clinicians since this issue arose- at no point during the appointment did I feel discounted or not fully heard, which is crucial to my comfort and trust in a provider as I deal with this. It's obvious that Dr. Helm and his residents thoughtfully consider each of their patients as individuals, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone struggling with difficulties like chronic pain. What an asset he is to UPMC!

May 01, 2019

Excellent doctor and staff

May 01, 2019

Dr. Helm and ALL his staff are great! very pleasant experience