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John H Helzberg, MD

Gastroenterology
Call to make an appointment 816-932-4655

Education

Medical School
Univ of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Residency
Med/Internal, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Fellowship
Med/Digestive Diseas, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Gastroenterology

Academic Titles

  • Marion Bloch Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • clinical liver disease
  • endoscopy / colonoscopy
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • cholestatic liver disease
  • chronic hepatitis

Biography

Dr. Helzberg has been at Saint Luke's for more than 25 years. He strives to deliver compassionate, optimal medical care to patients. 

He is board certified in gastroenterology. 

Awards:  
  • Kansas City Super Doctor 2007- 2013
  • Best Doctors in America 1996 - 2012
  • Top Physicians in America 2002 - 2012
  • Top Doc in Kansas City, 435-South Magazine 2013
  • Best Gastroenterologist in Kansas City 2007, 2008, 2009, Kansas City Magazine

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE WEST
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO

Publications

1. Helzberg, J.H., Pinnick, R., Grantham, J.J.: Refractory hypercalcemia: management with     intravenous fluids and furosemide. J. Kansas Med Soc 40:16-9, 1983.

2. Snavely, S.R., Helzberg, J.H., Bodensteiner, D.C., Plapp, F.V., Davis, J.W., Hodges, G.R:     Profound neutropenia associated with benzylpenicillin. South Med J. 76:1299.

3. Helzberg, J.H., McPhee, M.S., Zarling, E.J., Lukert, B.P.: Hepatocellular carcinoma: an unusual    course with hyperthyroidism and inappropriate TSH production. Gastroenterology 88:181-7,    1985.

4. Helzberg, J.H., McCallum, R.W.: Flexible sigmoidoscopy: safety and usefulness in the geriatric    patient. Geriatrics 40:105-7, 1984.

5. Helzberg, J.H., Greenberger, N.J.: Peritoneovenous shunts in malignant ascites. Dig Disease Sci    30:1104-7, 1985.

6. Helzberg, J.H., Boyer, J.L.: Primary biliary cirrhosis. In: Bayless, T.M., ed Current Therapy in    Gastroenterology and Liver Disease 2:397-400. B.C. Decker, Philadelphia, 1986.

7. Conn, H.O., Helzberg, J.H.: Portal hypertension. In: Gitnick, G.C., ed Current Hepatology 6:131-   238. Year Book Medical Publishers, Chicago, 1986.

8. Rigas, R., Rosenfeld, L.E., Barwick, K.W., Enriquez, R., Helzberg, J.H., Batsford, W.P.,     Josephson, M.E., Riely, C.A.: Amiodarone hepatotoxity: a clinicopathologic study of five cases.    Ann Intern Med 104:348-51, 1986.

9. Helzberg, J.H., Spiro, H.M.: “LFTs” test more than the liver. J Am Med Assoc. 256:3006-7, 1986.

10. Helzberg, J.H., Brown, M.S., Smith, D.J., Gordon, E.R.: Metabolic state of the rat liver with    ethanol: comparison of in vivo 31 phosphorus nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with    freeze clamp assessment. Hepatology 7:83-88, 1987.

11. Helzberg, J.H., Boyer, J.L.: Primary scherosing cholangitis: In: Gitnick, G.D., ed Current     Gastroenterology 7:336-44, 1987.

12. Helzberg, J.H., Boyer, J.L.: Primary scherosing cholangitis: a review of clinicopathologic features   and comparison of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Gastroenterology 92:1869-75, 1987.

13. Ludwig, J., Rosen, C.B., Lindor, K.D., Helzberg, J.H., Watson, K.R.: Chronic cholestasis in a    young man. Hepatology 20:1351-5, 1994.

14. Genzlinger, J.L., McPhee, M.S., Fisher, J.K., Jacob, K.M., Helzberg, J.H.:Significance of    retroperitoneal air after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with sphincterotomy.    Am J Gastroenterology 94:1267-70, 1999.

15. Helling, T.H., Helzberg, J. H., Nachnani, J.S., Gurram, K.: Predicators of nonalcoholic     steatohepatitis in patients undergoing bariatric surgery: when is liver biopsy indicated? Surg Obes   Related Dis.5:612-7,2008.

16. Selden, M.A., Helzberg, J.H., Waeckerle, J.F., Browne, J.E., Brewer, J.H., Monaco, M.E., Tang,    F. O’Keefe, J.H.: Cardiometabolic abnormalities in current National Football League Players. Am   J Cardiology 103: 969-71, 2009.

17. Selden, M.A., Helzberg, J.H., Waeckerle, J.F.: Increased cardiovascular mortality in professional   football players: fact or fiction?  Am J Med 122:811-14, 2009.  

18. Selden, M.A., Helzberg, J.H., Waeckerle, J.F., Browne, J.E., Brewer, J.H., Monaco, M.E., Tang,    F., O’Keefe, J.H.:Elevated alanine aminotransferase in current National Football League players:   correlation with cardio-metabolic syndrome markers, obesity, and insulin resistance. Southern    Med J 102:1003-6, 2009.

19. Helzberg, J.H., Waeckerle, J.F., Camillo, J.Selden, M.A., Tang, F., Joyce, J.A., Browne, J.E.,    O’Keefe, J.H.: Comparison of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in professional baseball    players.  Am J Cardiology 106:664-7, 2010.

20. Helzberg, J.H., Camillo, J., Waeckerle, J.F., O’Keefe, J.H.: Review of cardiometabolic risk factors   among current professional football and professional baseball players.  Physician and SportsMed   38:1-6, 2010.

21. Camillo J., Helzberg, J.H.:  Obesity and metabolic syndrome in football players. Can J Diabetes.486-7, 2011.

 

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville