Dr. Stephen Helper MD
Family Practice Physicians — Bakersfield, CAContact Dr. Helper
Dr. Stephen Helper specializes in family practice in Bakersfield, California. Details of Dr. Helper's 39 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at Ohio State University are available on your free doctor report.
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9500 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Family PracticeFamily Practice
A family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family, and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The family physician receives a broad range of training that includes internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Special emphasis is placed on prevention and primary care of entire families, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate..
Dr. Stephen Helper accepts the following plans for Blue Shield of California at 9500 Stockdale Hwy
- Active Choice
- Active Start
- Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company
- Blue Shield of California PPO Network
Insurance plans and networks accepted by a doctor are not necessarily universal across all locations at which the doctor practices. This can be affected by many factors such as different group practices, hospital affiliations and working arrangements at those locations. Checking that the doctor you are visiting and the facility they are at are in-network providers for your insurance plan can save you money and headaches later from surprise medical bills.
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Helper is affiliated with 1 hospital:
Bakersfield Heart Hospital
3001 Sillect Ave
EducationDr. Helper attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and graduated in 1974 having 39 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
Patients may also know Dr. Stephen Helper MD as:
- Stephen D Helper
- S Helper
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