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About Dr. Badalin Helvink

Dr. Badalin Helvink, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Poway, CA. She has 26 years of experience. Her specialties include Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine and Neurology. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

22 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Badalin Helvink is Great. Dr. Badalin Helvink has been rated by 22 patients. From those 22 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Badalin Helvink is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Palomar Medical Center Poway

15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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Specialties

Dr. Badalin Helvink has the following 4 specialties

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Expertise

    17 Expertise

  • Osteopenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Senility
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Dementia Testing
  • EOL Care
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Issues/Testing
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Confusion

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Reviews

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LEFT NAPLES WITHOUT NOTIFICATION TO PICKUP MEDICAL RECORDS

DR. HELVINK HURRIED CLOSED HER NAPLES, FLORIDA PRACTICE LAST FALL. I NEVER RECEIVED NOTIFICATION REGARDING CLOSURE OR WHEN/WHERE TO PICK UP MY MEDICAL RECORDS. I AM NOW TRYING TO CHANCE THEM DOWN. DR. HELVINK HAS FAILED TO RESPOND TO MY PHONE CALLS.

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MusicProf

Dr. Helvink is an extraordinary doctor in a very difficult specialty. Unfortunately, her insistance on cash payment UP FRONT instead of insurance is a hardship for this particular patient; and has been an obstacle for me.

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Five Stars

My overall experience with Dr. Helvink has been professional,and solutions oriented. She has helped me work through my issues with compassion and clinical expertise. I would definitely recommend Dr. Helvink. After many years of problems, she was the physician who gave me an accurate diagnosis ofbeing bi-polar.I feel that I have gotten excellent care from her.

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Very timely wait for Dr and never had a problem in her office or with refills.

Dr Helvink is very personable and professional she is also very caring, if yoiu have a problem with a rx it is probably because you didnt call it in soon enough, sometimes a wait but this is because she takes her time with all the patients, I really like her and have gotten very good treatment.

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Two Stars

Untimely refills. Allows patient to go several days without refilling medications. Always a 30 minute plus wait beyond the appointment time.

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  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • Assam Medical College

    Graduated in 1992

  • University Of Virginia

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Badalin Helvink accepts the following insurance providers.

  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Palomar Medical Center Poway, 15615 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA

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