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About Dr. Standiford Helm Jr

Dr. Standiford Helm Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Laguna Woods, CA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Helm has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 15 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Standiford Helm Jr is Good. Dr. Standiford Helm Jr has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 15 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Standiford Helm Jr is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Pacific Coast Pain Management Center

24902 Moulton Pkwy Ste 200
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
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Dr. Standiford Helm Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Pain Medicine
  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Gingivitis (Gum Disease)

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Very good doctor for pain management

Dr Helm was my doctor for around a year. I had to change due to he was a few hours away and the drive was very painful. Dr Helm went way above most doctors and was able to get a year of access to a heated pool for me to do aqua therapy. He has to submit a lot of paperwork and appeals to get this approved for me as I am in the workers' compensation system. This pool therapy did help me and now I am doing land therapy. Without this kind hearted no nonsense doctor helping me I would have been still stuck. I told him I want to get back to work but did not receive enough physical therapy to get me there due to limits in the California work comp system. I now have a chance of getting better due to what he did for me. He also gave me SI joint injections that eased my pain. I do not understand the negative comments. He is an honest straight forward doctor, and I like this about him. I will never forget what you did to help me Dr Helm. Mary C

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Big Disappointment

This doctor used to be a decent and professional human being; a long time ago, but not anymore, based on my experience. He is downright verbally abusive towards me, as well as condescending and sarcastic, he stopped listening a long time ago, and seems to always be in a hurry to get out of the room . Not sure what happened to him, but he doesn't seem to be concerned about the welfare of his patients--at least, from my observations. This has been my experience alone. I don't recommend him..

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Want a rude Dr?

Heaven forbid you have an emergency and need to speak to this Dr. after hours! Completely rude and condescending! He was always the on call Dr. when I was going to this office. Never was he any help!

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Check my yelp review regarding these people ...Complete Morons is the nicest way to describe the support staff of this doctor....

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One Star

I hate to say this but it seemed more of a pill mill clinic to me.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Regional Top Doctors

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  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Ucla Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Standiford Helm Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • 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 Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • 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
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Pacific Coast Pain Management Center, 24902 Moulton Pkwy Ste 200, Laguna Woods, CA
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