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About Dr. David E Halpern MD

Dr. David E Halpern, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tampa, FL, with other offices in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL . He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Plastic Surgery. Dr. Halpern is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital and St Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa. He speaks English.

Dr. Halpern has received 4 awards.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David E Halpern is Great. Dr. David E Halpern has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David E Halpern is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. David E Halpern has 3 locations

get directions TAMPA BAY PLASTIC SURGERY INC
120 S Fremont Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
get directions MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
2901 W Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33609
get directions 1St Care Medical
799 W Lumsden Rd
Brandon, FL 33511

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Specialties

Dr. David E Halpern has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David E Halpern has the following 3 expertise

  • Liposuction (Lipectomy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Breast Implants (Breast Implantation)

Reviews

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Highly recommended - reconstructive rhinoplasty for my wife

I rarely, if ever, write reviews to endorse a person or service but it wouldn't be right if I didn't fully articulate just how amazing our experience has been with Dr. Halpern. My wife was hit in the face by a softball which severely broke her nose, damaged her orbital socket, and damaged her right sinus cavity. Dr. Halpern himself said it was one of the worst fractures he'd ever seen in his 30+ year career. My wife is an actress so there was an obvious aesthetic concern in addition to our general fear and anxiety about how to handle this. Dr. Halpern recommended immediate surgery and we trusted his suggestion for this based entirely on the confidence he instilled in us when we met with him. The surgery was traumatic and invasive, especially having never gone through this before. But when he came out to the waiting room to update us, he informed us that the surgery was an absolute success. Since then we've certainly still had to manage her pain on an hourly basis but the most amazing and unexpected benefit we received was his constant outreach, availability and attention to my wife. Later he told us "I marry all of my patients" and that has absolutely been our experience. He's been available via phone anytime we've needed him regardless of the question. He even met us at the ER unexpectedly the other day to help alleviate some unanticipated intense pain that my wife was experiencing. This surgery was a huge leap of faith for us and it turned out to be a surprisingly comfortable experience which is completely attributed to Dr. Halpern's personal attention and care. I would absolutely recommend his service to anyone who is looking for a plastic surgeon in the Tampa area. I would even go so far as to make myself available to anyone who needs to hear a personal testimony about our experience or needs a reference of any kind. We are forever grateful to Dr. H and his team.

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Amazing

I went to Dr. Halpern after two 9 lb babies and 2 C-sections, one of them was an emergency C section. My one flat stomach was a wreck. No amount of exercise would get ride of the tummy role or the love handles on my back. Dr. Halpern did a series of tests and diagnosed me with a hernia and other post baby muscle and fascia damage. Dr. Halpern did an amazing job with my entire procedure and I am extremely happy with the results. I wanted someone with his background and expertise to help me get my abdomen back together via a mini-adominalplasty. His staff is also so friendly, helpful and amazing esp after the surgery and through the healing process. Other plastic surgeons wanted to just do lipo but I knew that this would not be enough. Dr. Halpern fixed my hernia and reattached everything where it was suppose to be in my abdomen. I am so thankful I went to an expert so that I only had to do this once. I highly recommend Dr. Halpern as he is the head of Plastics and Tampa General and also a hand surgeon.

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Terrible Experience

Dr Halpern spent maybe 3 minutes with me on each appointment. Treatment didn't work and his bedside manner is atrocious.

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Foot Ulcer treatment at wound center

Excellent Dr Halpern Healed My Foot Ulcer when My Ortho Surgeon Ignored me and Patients Love Dr Halpern at Wound Center

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Wow

The nurses were first rate, but the doctor experience was terrible. His ego will blow you out of the room, you get little to no time with the Dr. His bedside manner is juvenile, I'm incontinent, had an accident when I was sick and Halpern made a loud spectacle of it. I would not recommend, after talking with others in the many 2 plus hour waits, I switched. Top it off, I followed all his advice and didn't heal.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Halpern is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1987

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. David E Halpern Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
    • Humana Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

More about Dr. David E Halpern

For more information, please visit: www.davidhalpernmd.com

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