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Edward Helmer, MD

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My specialty:
Radiology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I am a diagnostic neuroradiologist, and have been in practice since 1970.

Biography

I earned my undergraduate degree at UCLA. I attended UCSF School of Medicine, followed by a diagnostic radiology residency and neuro-imaging fellowship at UCLA. Between 1978 and 2014, I spent one to three months every year as a one-man medical practice in the Bora village of Brillo Nuevo in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. I have been a ceramicist for 30 years, and I am an avid reader.

About my practice

I love my practice, both here and in the Amazon jungle.

How I thrive

I stay well by maintaining a wide variety of interests. I love spending time with my kids. My two dogs (Beagles rescued from a research lab, where they lived for five years of their life) give me a lot of happiness, and I hope the feeling is mutual. I have been in a men's group for over 30 years (we meet once a month and retreat once a year) and we help each other deal with life issues. In recent years, I have been practicing mindful meditation. How do I thrive? The bottom line is: find joy with life.

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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Radiology Department
4867 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • After-hours advice
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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

UC San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco , CA

Board certification

Diagnostic Radiology

American Board of Radiology

Medical training

Internship

Rotating

Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology

University of California: Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Fellowship

Neuro-radiology

University of California: Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1970

Active license information

License number

A22174

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1982752978
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This page was last updated on:

11/19/2018