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David John Helfrich, MD


Internal Medicine

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Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Mercy

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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478 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Bethel Park Rheumatology
2000 Oxford Dr.
Suite 680
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Office Phone:
(412) 854-3491


Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

UPMC Mercy Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Medical School,
Pittsburgh, PA

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November 02, 2015

Dr Helfrich was very pleasant, patient and considerate

October 30, 2015

Dr. Helfrich is an extremely knowledgeable, personable, and compassionate physician.

October 29, 2015

Excellent care was provided during my visit.

October 26, 2015

I always have good care and all my questions are answered.

October 23, 2015

Dr Helfrich is my favorite physician. I respect his knowledge and expertise with a needle when I need a joint injection. He show compassion and concern more than any physician I know and I am involved with a few due to my arthritis. He is up to date on his knowledge, skills but he puts the patient first and the computer and knowledge second which I find refreshing. When he is with a patient you get his entire attention and he thinks before answering your questions. I am thankful to be able to see Dr Helfrich as his skill is top notch but his kindness and empathy are healing and are rare in today's medicine.

October 23, 2015

Dr. Helfrich inherited my care when my previous Rheumatologist retired, at least 15 years ago. Throughout these years Dr. Helfrich and his staff, especially Mark and Debbie, have become family. You could not ask for a more caring staff that work together so well. Earlier this year I encountered some major issues with my RA. For several months I was in contact with Dr. Helfrich and Debbie on a weekly basis, many phone calls and several office visits trying to rectify my RA turmoil. Debbie was an angel when I called in with my concerns and updates and her voice was so reassuring that everything was going to be ok. At one point Dr. Helfrich even rearranged his schedule to provide me with a block of time to evaluate me. He wanted some testing done immediately and Debbie jumped thru hoops to get everything scheduled for that day. Unbelievable! I feel so safe in their hands, knowing that this is the best possible care I could ever receive anywhere. FYI, Dr. Helfrich did solve my health issues and my next appointment is not for 6 months!! You are so lucky to have him on your staff.

October 20, 2015

Treatment very effective

October 15, 2015

Staff work well together as a coordinated group.

October 14, 2015

have known Dr. Helfrich for many many years --I would & have recommended him to family & friends. I have trusted my family members to his expertise for over 30 years.

October 14, 2015

Very knowledgable and efficient.

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