Provider Profile

John H Helzberg, MD
Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

John H Helzberg, MD

Gastroenterology
Call to make an appointment 816-932-3550

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 Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor

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 benyzlpenicillin. 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