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Howard Jay Heller, MD

Endocrinology

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About Howard Jay Heller, MD

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. 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 SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
Cigna - Great West POS
Cigna - Great West PPO
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1989)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, UTSW Medical Center (1990)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UTSW Medical Center (1992)
  • Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, UTSW Medical Center (1996)
Certifications
  • Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism - 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 Aug 25, 2020, Howard Jay Heller, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (203) for Howard Jay Heller, MD

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Jan 11, 2023
JUST FINE
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Jan 7, 2023
Dr. Heller listens to his patients.
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Jan 5, 2023
He's outstanding
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Jan 4, 2023
Care for his patience easy to talk to explains why is changing my medication
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Jan 1, 2023
Dr. Heller is a very conscientious, patient-oriented physician. He goes above & beyond in his treatment. For example, he suggests books, movies, podcasts, and practical tips that provide helpful information as it relates to my condition. No other physician I've ever been to does this.
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Dec 30, 2022
Knowledgeable, excellent bedside manner and confident in Dr. Heller's care.
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Dec 27, 2022
Very thorough & listens.
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Dec 24, 2022
Best doctor I've had in my 76 years. I have total trust in him.
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Dec 22, 2022
Good visit with Dr Heller.
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Dec 22, 2022
Dr Heller is always patient and listens to my concerns
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Dec 22, 2022
Very knowledgeable about his line of work. A very caring person.
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Dec 21, 2022
Dr Heller is so thorough in regards to his visit summaries. I have often texted him through the health portal with questions and he has never hesitated to respond. He is very informative.
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Dec 18, 2022
Dr. Heller was very informative.
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Dec 14, 2022
Simply the best
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Dec 13, 2022
Very thorough and caring
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Dec 10, 2022
Dr Heller is compassionate and listens. He's thorough in his exam
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Dec 10, 2022
Excellent care! Great doctor! I am so glad that I have him to take care of my health issues. He is always right on top of things.
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Dec 7, 2022
Dr. Heller is thorough and takes the time to explain test results and his reasons for anything he is questioning.
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Dec 2, 2022
Excellent..answers all questions..very thorough
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Dec 2, 2022
Dr. Heller has good bed side manners. He's available when I need him.
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Dec 2, 2022
Good
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Nov 30, 2022
Dr. Heller listens to me and takes the best physician I have ever had.
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Nov 29, 2022
He listens and responds clearly!
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Nov 25, 2022
Dr Heller has the best bedside manner and I always feel like he really cares about taking the time to help you. He is also always up to date on the latest research to give the best treatment.
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Nov 24, 2022
He is always so thorough with his inquiries concerning your health and our discussions.
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Nov 24, 2022
Doctor Howard is Doctor Howard Doctor Howard Heller is a good doctor.He's is very compass very thorough.
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Nov 24, 2022
Very caring and thorough
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Nov 18, 2022
He's thorough and treatment is working. Would rather have blood drawn then see him after for questions but guessing he needs to evaluate current symptoms to determine labs. But would be nice to go over its appointments. Dr Heller is professional, very compassionate and a terrific doctor. I gave complete faith in his care
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Nov 18, 2022
Dr. Heller is so patient, informative and caring. At end of each visit, he always asks if I have any questions. So many doctors don't ask that question. Just tell you what to do and that's it
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Nov 18, 2022
Listens well and spends good time addressing concerns.
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Nov 18, 2022
I receive expert care from Dr Heller and his staff.
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Nov 17, 2022
Excelent doctor, very informative and great personality. I trust Dr Haller totally.
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Nov 16, 2022
Always a great experience. Dr Heller Is a true professional. Trust his judgment and expertise. Very caring.
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Nov 16, 2022
Dr. Heller is a good listener and carefully monitors my progress.
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Nov 11, 2022
Dr Heller is never in a hurry, always takes time to make everything clear.
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Nov 10, 2022
Excellent
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Nov 4, 2022
He is a very good doctor he cares and listens.
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Nov 3, 2022
Dr. Heller is knowledgeable and is very thorough!
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Oct 31, 2022
Dr Heller is very thorough when we meet with him. He asks lots of questions and explains things very well and is genuinely concerned with my health issues. We like that he communicates well with us through MyChart.
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Oct 31, 2022
So knowledgeable , makes a extra effort to explain, to listen to my concerns, and to give me advice .. To help improve my health.
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Oct 28, 2022
Very nice and ask lots of questions to make sure he covered all my concerns He made sure all of my concerns were addressed
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Oct 28, 2022
His experience in research is especially comforting. He asks more questions and appears genuinely interested in information and nuances of medical care.
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Oct 26, 2022
To start he see his patients, not a nurse like other Drs. He is meticulous and inspired confidence. I feel confident in his care.
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Oct 25, 2022
Dr Heller is an amazing person and a wonderful doctor. He cares about his patients!
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Oct 25, 2022
Dr Heller continues to be a very compassionate and caring provider. He goes above and beyond the call of duty at every encounter. He has superb communication skills, not only explaining details of care but is also a great listener. I highly recommend Dr. Heller to anyone seeking top notch care.
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Oct 25, 2022
Dr Heller is an excellent doctor, worth driving extra distances to see!
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Oct 22, 2022
Dr. Heller is an excellent physician, and he is always kind and caring.
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Oct 21, 2022
Dr. Heller is courteous and professional in addressing my concerns. I am very happy with his treatment of me.
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Oct 18, 2022
I drive an hour each way to see Dr. Heller because he is so good despite there being other endocrinologists closer to me.
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Oct 15, 2022
Very knowledgeable
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Oct 15, 2022
Dr Heller is caring, attentive and informative.
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Oct 15, 2022
Good listener
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Oct 14, 2022
I nave known Dr Heller since he was a medical student at utsw so I trust him
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Oct 13, 2022
I love him so, l have already recommended him!!
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Oct 12, 2022
Very complete, informative and friendly.
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Oct 5, 2022
Very professional and knowledgeable
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Oct 5, 2022
He's as thorough and "in your court" as it gets. He advises how to think prevention and how to fix issues.
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Oct 5, 2022
Good attentive physician
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Oct 1, 2022
Very professional and caring.
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Sep 30, 2022
Dr. Heller is genuine! He asks questions and waits for answers. He goes overboard with patience and care.
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Sep 30, 2022
Personable, caring, knowledgeable
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Sep 30, 2022
Always pleasant to work with. Shows concern for my health. Updates my file and provides a copy to my on each visit within 24 hours.
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Sep 29, 2022
Dr. Heller answered all my questions and concerns that I had regarding the ultrasound done before the appointment.
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Sep 28, 2022
Very informative and easy to talk to. Very pleasant person.
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Sep 26, 2022
Dr. Heller is thorough, caring, and patient. At my last visit, he carefully explained forms of treatment that I need.
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Sep 23, 2022
Always informative and helpful. Never seems to be in a rush.
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Sep 23, 2022
He is very efficient and caring.
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Sep 22, 2022
Very through and always addresses any questions or concerns.
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Sep 21, 2022
He is the most professional doctor I ever have seen. He never rushes and provides me with the best write - ups for ongoing care.
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Sep 19, 2022
Dr Heller is very thorough and knowledge.
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Sep 17, 2022
So thorough, kind and competent!
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Sep 17, 2022
Spends adequate time and explains in detail and will address all concerns.
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Sep 14, 2022
Dr. Heller is the nicest Doctor I've ever been too. He takes his time when I have my appointment. I don't ever feel rushed. It's a great change from other appointments.
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Sep 14, 2022
Dr. Heller is always so pleasant and more thorough than most other Dr.s Always prepared and follow up us immediate.
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Sep 11, 2022
Dr Heller provides an opportunity and comfort that allows you to speak openly. He also wants you to take all situations and evaluate what can be done better.
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Sep 9, 2022
The most caring and knowledgeable Dr
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Sep 9, 2022
Always a thorough exam and is very personable and answers all questions.
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Sep 7, 2022
Great
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr Heller was very attentive to my concerns and listened to my needs. He gave me sage advice and suggestions to help me regain better health.
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr. Heller is always very thorough, but this time he has gone above & beyond. He helped me get x-rays & follow up care for pain in leg causing difficulty walking.
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Aug 22, 2022
A+
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Aug 18, 2022
He cares. Ab me as a person
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Aug 18, 2022
Best Doc In the world
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Aug 18, 2022
He is a wonderful attentive listener.
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Aug 18, 2022
Love Dr Heller
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Aug 17, 2022
Gives excellent advice
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Aug 12, 2022
Kind and listens to my concerns. Dr. Heller is the best
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Aug 9, 2022
Takes time to answer questions
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Aug 9, 2022
Dr. Heller has always provided me with excellent care. He is intelligent, understanding, and compassionate.
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Aug 6, 2022
My first visit with Dr. Heller. He asked lots of questions and seemed genuinely interested in me and my health.
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Aug 5, 2022
Very professional, knowledgeable, and personable
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Aug 5, 2022
I have been doctored by Dr Heller for many years and continue to have good health but not super health only due to age and several health issues.
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Aug 5, 2022
Listens to what I have to say. Genuine concern for me & my health.
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