Charles V. Helming, MD
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1977
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1970
General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, 1971
General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, 1972
Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center,
New York, 1975
Joint Replacement, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, 1976
Joined Virginia Mason
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Dr. Helming was very thorough, explained a lot, took time testing me, and gave me every confidence that he knew what the problem was. He instilled much confidence and I left the appointment feeling he was truly professional and caring.
Dr. Helming diagnosed my hip and knee replacement and referred me to excellent doctors at Virginia Mason in Seattle. The care he has given me is superb!
Dr. Helming is a tremendous asset to VM.
Dr. Charles Helming is very thorough, and I have every confidence in his analysis of my shoulder problems. I would highly recommend him to anyone having joint problems.
Dr. Helming is "the best"!
I feel extremely fortunate to be in this health care system!
Dr. Helming is an outstanding physician. I have the utmost confidence in him. I have recommended him & that person has recommended him. I wish my former PCP were a comparable physician.
Dr. Helming was outstanding - gracious, kind & gentle.
I was impressed with Dr. Helming, his concern & explanation of treatment.
Dr. Helming is excellent. He takes time to explain diagnosis, treatment & options. What a wonderful dr. My wife & I both see him & we´re so pleased w/him.
Dr Helming is an outstanding person..... He has always shown patience and kindness.
What can one say - Dr. Helming is a gem!
I have been impressed at what a good listener Dr. Helming is, which I did not expect because of his demographics.
Dr Helming creates a professional, relaxed and thorough experience. Walked away with feeling confidence in his care.
It was very good. I had a cortisone injection in my hand. The procedure was painless, and fast. I felt very cared for by Dr. Helming.
Dr. Helming was friendly and helpful, while he isn´t sure about my medical problem, I feel that I can move forward through Virginia Mason proper (Seattle) for a more definitive diagnosis - I´ve got options.
Dr. Helming is a wonderful physician. Listens carefully, never talks down, discusses your options, thoughtful consideration before ordering tests. I scheduled an appt. w/him because I was so impressed by the quality of his care. I have recommended him to friends.
Dr. Helmimg was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, took time to explain radiology images & answer my questions. He made me feel secure in the treatment choice being my best option for successful healing. I have the utmost confidence & trust in him as my orthopedic physician.
Dr. Helming and I have a long standing relationship and I think he is terrific. He is crystal clear in his assessment and advise. Great doc.
I have seen Dr. Helming a few times over many years and have always been very happy with the care i receive. I´m very glad he has stayed at VM!
Dr. Helming is caring, patient, and a very good listener. I trust his skills and advice.
was out standing. One of my favorite doctors of all times
I like him because he´s nice, easy to talk to about my symptoms, and he spends enough time paying attention to the concern.
I was received warmly and given full exam and explanation.....couldn´t have better care
Dr. Helming is the epitome of a "physician." He is completely focused on me during my visit, never seems in a hurry, is very clear in explaining his thought process in arriving at his treatment plan, answers my questions so I understand my options & is warm & witty (dry sense of humor). I consider him to be a Virginia Mason TREASURE.
Dr. Helming has been my orthopedic consultant for a number of years, is extremely competent and continues to provide good advice for the several issues I have had. I highly recommend him to anyone with orthopedic conditions requiring medical care.
over and above expectations
Dr. Helming really cares about this patients and takes time with them.
Dr. Helming may have been the best doc. I have ever seen.
Dr. Helming is a true professional who gave me good, no-nonsense answers & quickly arranged my physical therapy.
He talk to me very nicely and clearly. He told me what to do in case the problem gets _____ and told what to do to get it better.
Dr Helming speaks to me as an equal, he explains his thoughts and all medication options.
I felt the whole visit was like visits to doctors used to be. I felt my problem was fully & compassionately addressed. #8. Best ever!
My confidence with Dr. Helming exceeds "very good".
Anxiety & fears soothed by doctors, diagnosed & treatment plan.
Spent considerable time with examination and very candid with evaluation.
Already HAVE "recommended him to others".
Dr. Helming is the best! Have recommended him to others and they all speak well of him.
Dr. Helming is so good. a huge wealth of knowledge and a lifetime of experience.
Listened carefully, expressed great concern, suggested/prescribed follow-up treatment.