Charles V. Helming, MD

Charles V. Helming, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

138 Patient Ratings
44 Comments

Bainbridge Island

Department
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Specialty
Orthopedics

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1977

Education
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1970

Internship
General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, 1971

Residency
General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, 1972
Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center,
New York, 1975

Fellowships
Joint Replacement, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, 1976

Joined Virginia Mason
January 2003


Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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May 2017
Very good.

May 2017
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.

April 2017
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!

April 2017
Dr. Helming is a tremendous asset to VM.

April 2017
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.

March 2017
Dr. Helming is "the best"!

February 2017
I feel extremely fortunate to be in this health care system!

February 2017
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.

February 2017
Dr. Helming was outstanding - gracious, kind & gentle.

February 2017
I was impressed with Dr. Helming, his concern & explanation of treatment.

February 2017
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.

February 2017
Dr Helming is an outstanding person..... He has always shown patience and kindness.

February 2017
What can one say - Dr. Helming is a gem!

January 2017
I have been impressed at what a good listener Dr. Helming is, which I did not expect because of his demographics.

December 2016
Dr Helming creates a professional, relaxed and thorough experience. Walked away with feeling confidence in his care.

November 2016
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.

November 2016
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.

November 2016
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.

November 2016
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.

October 2016
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.

October 2016
Excellent doctor!

October 2016
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!

September 2016
Dr. Helming is caring, patient, and a very good listener. I trust his skills and advice.

September 2016
was out standing. One of my favorite doctors of all times

August 2016
I like him because he´s nice, easy to talk to about my symptoms, and he spends enough time paying attention to the concern.

August 2016
I was received warmly and given full exam and explanation.....couldn´t have better care

August 2016
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.

July 2016
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.

July 2016
over and above expectations

June 2016
Dr. Helming really cares about this patients and takes time with them.

June 2016
great doctor

June 2016
Dr. Helming may have been the best doc. I have ever seen.

May 2016
Dr. Helming is a true professional who gave me good, no-nonsense answers & quickly arranged my physical therapy.

May 2016
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.

March 2016
Dr Helming speaks to me as an equal, he explains his thoughts and all medication options.

March 2016
I felt the whole visit was like visits to doctors used to be. I felt my problem was fully & compassionately addressed. #8. Best ever!

February 2016
My confidence with Dr. Helming exceeds "very good".

February 2016
Anxiety & fears soothed by doctors, diagnosed & treatment plan.

January 2016
Spent considerable time with examination and very candid with evaluation.

January 2016
Already HAVE "recommended him to others".

January 2016
Dr. Helming is the best! Have recommended him to others and they all speak well of him.

November 2015
Dr. Helming is so good. a huge wealth of knowledge and a lifetime of experience.

October 2015
Great guy.

July 2015
Listened carefully, expressed great concern, suggested/prescribed follow-up treatment.