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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Wellington
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Endoscopy - Upper
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Liver Enzyme Tests
  • Abnormal Liver Imaging
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Drug Induced Liver Disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Liver Disease
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 32 Specialties +
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Biography

About David Hellman, DO

David Hellman, DO is a board certified gastroenterologist. He joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2019 and practices at the Wellington office and the Coral Springs Family Health Center where he performs all his procedures. For the prior 25 years he worked in Boynton Beach in private practice. He served as Chairman of the internal medicine department, Chairman of the Endoscopy Committee and member of Credentials Committee at Bethesda Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Hellman was awarded the first Caring Excellence Certified Physician award on behalf of Caring Excellence Certified Employee Caregivers of the Bethesda Memorial Hospital of Boynton Beach, Florida. He's worked as an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University Medical School, teaching third and fourth year medical students. 

His interested include all aspects of gastroenterology including screening colonoscopy, EGDs for GERD, liver diseases, pancreatic diseases, diseases of the gallbladder, celiac sprue, diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

His personal interests include bike riding, gardening, weight training, fishing, traveling and spending quality time with family. He believes in living a healthy lifestyle and teaches the importance of healthy food choices and exercise to enjoy life to the fullest.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2019

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Botsford General Hospital
Gastroenterology
Famington Hills, MI USA
1994

Residency - Shands Medical Center at the University of Florida
Internal Medicine
Jacksonville, FL USA
1992

Internship - Columbia Hospital
Rotating Internship
West Palm Beach, FL USA
1989

Graduate School - Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
DO degree
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
1988

Undergraduate - Tulane University
Biology
New Orleans, LA USA
1984

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/16/2022, Dr. Hellman has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

240 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr Hellman listened, was very insightful and caring

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr Hellman was very informative and had an idea of what my problem may be. He issued me 2 tests to find out. I liked him

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Outstanding doctor, very caring and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Hellman and staff were excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr Hellman is exceptional in his ability to listen and give feedback and include patient in his suggestion about their care. That is extremely rare in health care. In all my encounters with him he treats me as a person not a random pick like a lottery number

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I love it, the personnel were really kind and attentive, also the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

David Hellman is a noble doctor .

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

I came for a second opinion. Dr. Hollman gave that to me, very experienced and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Very good experience with the doctor

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr Hellman was very rude n arrogant. His demeanor was poor. His attitude was uncalled for n I will not return to his office. He needs someone to set him straight as to whom he should be courteous to as we pay his salary. Well I won't be one of them. If I wasn't so shocked I would have told him to his face he needs an attitude adjustment.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr Hillmen Sat with me and explained The entire procedure, the risk factors, and the treatment to follow.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Hellman was great and very proactive! He saved my life in having me get an emergency CT scan which didgnosed a necrotic appendix

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. David Hellman is just wonderful in every way. He is very attentive, listened my concerns, explained the process of the procedure step by step. I felt at ease about my procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Hellman is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

I have known Dr. Hellman for over 20 years and he has saved my life a few times. There is no finer doctor,

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

I had Dr. Hellman perform a Coloscopy on me In 2018 and he was fantastic, so I have followed him to his new location at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Hellman listened and answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Felt that dr. Helman listens to my concerns. Takes time to explain things and is not pushy.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Excellent, compassionate doctor cared about my health and made me feel important.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Hellman knew I had a problem. He listened took notes.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

DOCTORS INFO WAS VERY CLEAR AND INFORMING ENJOYED MY VISIT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Very good experience with the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Very helpful Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Hellman was wonderful as I did not feel rushed as he took the time to explain everything. I did not feel like I was just another number.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

DR Hellman was the first person at the Cleveland Clinic who took the time to review my entire history, he was extremely helpful and was able to address my issues he can help with and set me up with a direction/appointment for who I need to contact for my other issues. He put me at ease immediately, listened and was able to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

wouldn't trade him for nothing in this world, one of my favorite Doctor's.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

dr. Hellman is always a professional I've followed him from his practice in boynton

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

a short call, it went well, plenty of time to speak with the doctor.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

everything at this point couldn't be better. Doctor was very professional. told me right up from on what he thought we should do & schedule my next appointment. so will take it one step at a time.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

The provider took the time to review my chart ahead of my visit. He answered my questions thoroughly and gave me clear and easy to understand information.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

I enjoyed meeting the doctor, he was very personable and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

I am very positively impressed by Dr Hellman's approach to me as a patient. Very well mannered , professional, respectful, informative, patiently answered all my questions and concerns. Helped me schedule my endoscope ASAP.Also during the process of my endoscope all nurses made me relaxed and comfortable . I'm truly grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

The doctor expressed genuine concern for my symptoms and how they are affecting my daily life.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr. Hellman and his ability to articulate my problems and his future plan of care for my health issues. I had read some of the negative reviews about Dr. Hellman but I decided that I would go ahead and I personally requested Dr. Hellman when I scheduled the initial appointment. He's very straight forward a quality in a person that I can relate to.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

dr was very professional

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Very impressed with Dr Hellman. allowed me to ask numerous questions, never felt rushed and receiving clear and pertinent information as to Dr Hellmans observations and recommendations.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

dr. Hellman is caring, concerned and informative.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Mason recommended Dr Hellman.He is absolutely wonderful.Very kind and concerned to get to give a precise diagnosis ordering test.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

facility appeared impeccably clean. The staff was engaging and welcoming. The doctor was highly skilled and knowledgeable from what I can tell so far. I am very pleased to have found this doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Hellman was excellent. He immediately put me at ease regarding my symptoms, possible causes and procedures going forward. It has been particularly difficult for me to address my illness and Dr. Hellman could not have made me more comfortable or informed.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Hellman was very understanding about my situation and was also very knowledgeable about IBS which was very encouraging to me as most doctors really don't understand how bad it can get. He immediately made a plan of attack and a goal to get me out of pain. Extremely pleased with my visit with him.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Everything and everyone was very professional and friendly. Especially Dr. Hellman and nurse Jessica. Great listeners.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

he is a very good doctor and very professional!

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