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Howard Jay Heller, MD

Endocrinology
Accepts New Patients
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About
Howard J. Heller, MD is fellowship trained and board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Heller treats all adult endocrinology disorders, except for reproductive endocrinology. His key interests include mineral disorders such as osteoporosis, kidney stone prevention, metabolic bone disease, disorders of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Dr. Heller is also interested in diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia and thyroid disorders. He also performs thyroid ultrasounds, ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsies and bone mineral densities in the office. Dr. Heller earned his medical degree from the University of Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He stayed on campus to complete his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Following his fellowship, Dr. Heller joined the University of Texas Southwestern faculty, rising to Associate Professor during his 11 year stay. During that time he treated patients, performed clinical research, published articles and chapters, and taught fellows, house staff and medical students. Dr. Heller is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans. The physicians of Endocrinology Specialists of North Texas stay current on the latest discoveries and provide Endocrinology training to residents of Internal Medicine.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenChildren (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Ut Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tx (1989)
  • Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1989)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, UTSW Medical Center (1990)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UTSW Medical Center (1992)
  • Fellowship: UTSW Medical Center (1996)
Certifications
  • Endocrinology - American Board of Internal Med/Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Howard Jay Heller, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(279)
Overall: 4.8*
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Apr 3, 2020
Professional
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Mar 27, 2020
Always courteous and pleasant, he practiced careful COVID-19 protocol (as well as did his medical assistant). As always, listened and answered all questions and concerns.
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Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Heller & his staff truly care about my health & well being.
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Mar 22, 2020
excellent Doctor and staff
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Mar 20, 2020
very friendly pleasant visit
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Mar 16, 2020
really listens to me
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Mar 15, 2020
have been treated by Dr Heller and staff for approximately 10 years says it all. I would highly recommend him to all
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Mar 14, 2020
Dr Heller encourages openness and communication.
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Mar 12, 2020
I love how Dr. Heller takes time to write personalized notes about what you discussed during your office visit.
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Mar 10, 2020
Always excellent!
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Mar 9, 2020
I'm always impressed with the care and interest Dr. Heller provides to my health.
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Mar 7, 2020
Dr. Heller not only addressed my ongoing condition, made suggestions for improving overall health, but, also explained in depth issues concerning upcoming dental work. he is wonderful.
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Mar 6, 2020
Dr. Heller is one of the better care providers I have experienced. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding endocrinologist.
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Mar 4, 2020
Dr. Heller is personable, knowledgeable and takes time to speak to, listen and ask questions of the patient. I felt heard and well taken care of.
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Mar 2, 2020
Excellent care.
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Mar 1, 2020
Dr. Heller and his entire staff are extremely friendly, courteous, take time to explain my medical condition and what they are doing to help me treat my Diabetes in connection with my other health issues in detail that I can easily understand. I feel fortunate to have Dr. Heller as my endocrinologist.
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Feb 16, 2020
Dr Heller is always friendly, concerned, prepared and thorough.
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Feb 12, 2020
Excellent care
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Feb 10, 2020
Dr. Heller is very personable and takes his time to understand patient needs. He also responds well to email via the BSW Patient Portal. I like the convenience of being able to communicate simple questions to him by email. This is my first experience with an endocrinologist; I highly recommend Dr. Heller.
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Jan 23, 2020
I have been to many doctors and Dr Heller was the most through doctor I have ever had. He was extremely friendly and easy to understand. He explained everything that he saw in my records and was sure that I had any questions answered. He sent me an email when my tests had been done to let me know what he saw. I would recommend him to anyone.
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