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Dr. Deborah B Hellums has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Deborah B Hellums has the following 6 expertise
- Weight Loss
Dr. Deborah B Hellums has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Deborah B Hellums is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Hellums saw myself and three of my children while my family was stationed at Ft Campbell, and she is by far, the best doctor that we have ever saw. I have often stated that I wish that with every PCS we make, we could somehow wave a magic wand and have her transferred with us. She made my kids very at ease, and I never doubted anything she told me. In fact, I often have a lot of concerns about PCSing to a location because of the health issues that my children have, but I would welcome going back to Campbell because I know that my children will receive the best care possible under her.
Dr. Hellums goes beyond just looking at test results--she uses her judgment, research and referral to specialists to get to the bottom of a problem. She also is approachable, listens to the patient POV and is not a dictator (e.g., "It's my way or go find another physician")as some doctors with ego complexes.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
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.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
16 Years Experience
Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2002
Baylor College Of Medicine
Dr. Deborah B Hellums accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
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