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Internist, Oncology Specialist (cancer)
11 years of experience
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License & Identifications

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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 14 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.9
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.0
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 4.0
Spends Time with Me 4.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.0

Specialties & Research

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

  • He has special expertise in 1 area:
  • Hematology Hematology/Oncology Oncology

Education & Awards

Dr. Helton graduated from Loma Linda University. He has 4 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2012 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 - 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
San Diego County
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


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 11 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.
Where does Dr. Derek A. Helton practice?
Dr. Derek Helton has 4 office locations.
Dr. Derek Helton practices Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology near Vista, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Encinitas, CA.
See Vista Internists and Vista Oncologists.