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Barbara A. Heller, DO

Philosophy of Care

I work with my patients to determine the specific cause of their ailments then design a specific treatment program to address. This may include specific PT interventions, always start with the least invasive, least expensive treatment that meets the patient's needs.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.5
Based on 178 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Physiatry
    • The Spine Center
    • Years in Practice: 39


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Physiatry


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Specialize in the non-surgical care of back, neck, hip, and shoulder problems as well as sports related injuries. As a certified Physical Therapist, as well as Physiatrist, I use exercise, occasional spinal injections, ergonomics and medicines to achieve reduction of pain and improvement in function.


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Hiking, cross country skiing, weight training, skate boarding, dogs and cats.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
    Graduation Date 04/1988
    Degree D.O.
    Honors Basic Science Awards in Biochemistry and Physiolog

    RESIDENCY
    School Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
    Title Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Memberships

    • American Medical Association
    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Chicago Medical Society
    • Illinois Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • North American Spine Society
    • International Spinal Injection Society
    • Physiatric Assocation of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
    • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.5
    Based on 178 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.4
    176 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.6
    175 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.6
    177 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.7
    173 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.6
    176 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.5
    176 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.5
    174 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.5
    176 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.4
    174 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.1
    176 ratings


    Comments (9)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    5.0
    Mar 19, 2019
    *Dr. Heller gave a couple of examples that helped explain the "mechanics" of our bodies - Nerves, muscle, etc.  
    1.3
    Dec 05, 2018
    worst experience I have ever had with a doctor  
    5.0
    Aug 25, 2018
    The woman is a saint.   
    5.0
    Aug 08, 2018
    Exceptional patient care, bed side manner, Professional and Great Personality. They don`t get any better.  
    5.0
    Aug 03, 2018
    Dr Heller is an outstanding Provider of health care. She treated me successfully several years ago and she has again done. a great job on my latest health issue. I have recommended her to several See more  
    5.0
    Jul 17, 2018
    Dr Heller is helping me work through so many specialists and information and suggestions. I greatly appreciate her frankness and her seeking ways to help within my spinal pain and joint issues.  
    1.9
    Jul 03, 2018
    I think she is a little "nutty."  
    5.0
    Jun 22, 2018
    Listened to me and clean explanations included ME in decision on testing and methods toward cure.  
    4.3
    Jun 10, 2018
    the Dr. was great  
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