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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 165 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 165 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.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.5
    163 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.5
    161 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.6
    163 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.7
    158 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.5
    163 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.5
    162 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.5
    159 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.5
    162 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.3
    160 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.0
    163 ratings


    Comments (12)

    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
    Aug 28, 2019
    dr heller is low key. personable and informative  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2019
    Dr. Heller was great. I appreciated her approach to my issue and the way she presented my options as well as her recommendation.  
    4.9
    Aug 06, 2019
    Dr Heller is the best  
    4.9
    Aug 04, 2019
    She actually looked at me and talked with me instead of sitting in front of the keyboard.  
    5.0
    Jul 02, 2019
    Out standing patient care, professional, courteous with a wealth of knowledge. She makes you feel better because of the concern she shows for your health.  
    5.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    Dr. Heller is an exceptional doctor.  
    5.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    *Dr. Heller was very nice and was concerned with the way I was feeling.  
    5.0
    Jun 05, 2019
    Dr. Heller thoroughly explained each element of the test. She often checked with me to make sure I was doing okay.  
    5.0
    May 23, 2019
    *Dr. Heller is an "excellent" doctor! I hope she stays in practice for a long time to come!  
    5.0
    May 15, 2019
    it was a great experience! And I feel relief I have more of an answer to my problem and a goal to meet!  
    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  
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