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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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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Botsford General Hospital
Famington Hills, MI USA

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Tulane University
New Orleans, LA USA


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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

255 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

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Hellman is my husbands doctor and is highly recommended I feel very confident and comfortable with him

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr Hellman was very knowledgeable and took the time to hear my concerns. Provided options and I am already improving. He suggested a follow up appt which I have scheduled. Great experience.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Very clean, great doctor's , nurses, staff, good experience

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Have to wait on outside testing so doctor can provide a solution to my problem.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Can't follow up with cure till tests come back so doctor can design treatments.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Great service from Dr Hellman. His calm approach and reassurances helped to lessen my fears

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr Hellman was great.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Love this Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

I've been a patient of Dr. Hellman for over 10 years. He's very friendly and caring. Always made me feel welcome. Yes, I'd definitely recommended him to anyone who needs a GI

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Dr Hellman was awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Hellman has been the best Doctor, He took the time to get to know me as a person ,just not as patient.He also took the extra steps into finding out why I've been so sick, and started treating me for my illness. Thank you again for having such Excellent Doctors and Great staff.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Hellman is excellent with explaining the issue, options, and his bedside manner. I would highly recommend him as a doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2022

I was so happy to have a caring doctor. He was happy ful of energy and very attentive. The best!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Hellman was prompt and professional as always

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Hellman was excellent Have a go back to him again without hesitation and recommend him to any of my friends. Asion the nurses working with him are also excellent and I would recommend them without hesitation as well

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


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

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