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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Derek Helton is Excellent. Dr. Helton has been reviewed by 17 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.9
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Derek Helton, FACP, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

  • He has special expertise in 2 areas:
  • Cancer
  • Hematology Hematology/Oncology Oncology

Education & Awards

Dr. Helton graduated from Loma Linda University. He has 5 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2012 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
San Diego County
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)


Dr. Helton has 18 hospital affiliations:

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas 
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Derek Anthony Helton FACP and MD is a male Internist, has 12 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.
Where does Dr. Derek A. Helton practice?
Dr. Derek Helton has 1 office location.
Dr. Derek Helton practices Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology near Vista, CA.
See Vista Internists and Vista Oncologists.