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About Dr. Paul C Helfgott

Dr. Paul C Helfgott, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Montebello, CA, with another office in Whittier, CA. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Helfgott is affiliated with Usc Keck Hospital, Beverly Hospital and St Jude Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul C Helfgott is Great. Dr. Paul C Helfgott has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paul C Helfgott is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Neurology Consultants Medical Group

101 E Beverly Blvd Ste 206
Montebello, CA 90640
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Neurology Consultants Medical Group

12291 Washington Blvd Ste 303
Whittier, CA 90606
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Specialties

Dr. Paul C Helfgott has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Stroke
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Electromyography

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Five Stars

HORRIBLE!!!!! First of all didn't See Doctor until 6 months after initial call for appointment. When I finally seen doctor about my migraines without any MRI or any other tests he just tried to throw pills at the problem. I asked if I didn't need test done he said would it make you happy if I order you an MRI. My response was as a doctor shouldn't you figure out the problem? He's nothing but a pharmaceutical doctor. If you need a real neurological doctor don't see this one.

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The best Neurologist in LA

Dr Helfgott is four star and I would give him six if I could. I am a 15+ year patient. I sympathize with relatives and caregivers of patients with severe mental problems, but from a patient's point of view, I want a Doctor who sees ME as the patient. Dr. Helfgott is that person. I am a partially controlled epileptic without possibility of improvement.

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Classic God Complex

When I asked if there was still swelling in my brothers brain Dr. Helfgott seemed to be appalled that I had the nerve to question him. He said his physical exam was the only test necessary to declare my brother brain dead and recommend taking him off all life support. He backs this up with his many years experience of treating people who do not wake up after the third day spend the rest of their lives like a vegetable. If that is true why does he wait 14 days to tell this to the family. My guess is more money in his pocket. The vegetable remark seems to imply a Persistent Vegetative State a diagnosis that is much to early to make, also brain dead and a Persistent Vegetative State are two completely different conditions. When another doctor from his practice came in with a test result that showed brain swelling he tested his reflexes and said his pupils were responsive, he said you have to give it time because he is still young so he has a chance at recovery. Bottom line: stay away from this doctor and all doctors in the same office. But if you are looking for PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE then Dr. Helfgott is the man to see.

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Finally got an answer

Dr. Helfgott was the only Dr. that took the time to evaluate my Mother completly.Unfortunately, the news was not good she had Alzheimers and Parkinson's but at least we finally knew what we were dealing with. This diagnose was confirmed by him spending about 40 minutes or so asking my Mom to do many different things and medical test. My Mom passed away in Jan. 2010 but I could never thank Dr. Helfgott enough for the answers and guidance he gave during her illness.I have referred other patients to him.

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No need to write. He doesn't ever deserve a iece of my comments.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Lac Usc Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paul C Helfgott accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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