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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 1/18/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

234 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

32 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

The staff is and always are great. The Dr I would not reconnend

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr Hellman was the first doctor I've seen in years who genuinely listened to my ongoing issues, offered medical "practice" and gave me actionable steps to take to resolve my issue. He didn't suggest (another) MRI or CTScan... he listened to my issues, concerns and practiced his skills on me. Refreshing!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

I'm bless to have been assigned to Dr. Hellman.I'm very please with the service render by this doctor. Doc's warm personality was quite comforting. Overall, I feel safe being under his care.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Hellman is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Doc was great! Very personable and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Great guy! Very personable and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Everyone working, either at the front desk, to nurses, and doctor made my visit a pleasant experience. Have already referred 2 people

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

This was my first time to Cleveland Clinic and seeing Dr. Hellman. He was excellent. I was super nervous and scared about getting my first colonoscopy but the doctor was amazing and explained everything in detail and I feel so much more comfortable. He was one of the only gastric doctors with high stars in our area. I'm driving from Boynton Breach and glad I made that choice after meeting Dr Hellman.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

outstanding discussion with the doctor and knowing his ongoing plans for me

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

If there was a 20 on this scale, I would give that to the doctor! EXCELLENT!!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I would recommend Dr Hellman to anyone n everyone he was wonderful n caring

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Doctor and nurse are nice. They make me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Hellman to several people. He is a true professional and cares very much about his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

he is a very good doctor and knows how to not waist your time or go through endos you do not need!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

felt very comfortable talking with the Doctor..

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

A very good experience with the doctor an staff

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Hellman is a joy to work with. He is knowledgeable and offers sound advice and is not reticent about telling the truth.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Everyone from the person at the door to the medical assistant to the doctors were great!

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

I had a good experience speaking to Dr. Hellman. He listened to what I had to say, and then he answered my questions.

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