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Dr. Derek Helton, MD

Oncology
4.5 (8)
Accepting new patients
23 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Derek Helton, MD

Dr. Derek Helton, MD is an Oncology Specialist in Vista, CA. They specialize in Oncology, has 23 years of experience. They graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Poway, Tri-city Medical Center and UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest.

Dr. Helton works at UC San Diego Cancer Center in Vista, CA with other offices in Encinitas, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Colorectal Cancer, Secondary Malignancies and Anal and Rectal Cancer along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Helton's Office Locations

  1. 1
    UC San Diego Cancer Center
    910 Sycamore Ave Ste 370, Vista, CA 92081 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
  2. 2
    UCSD Cancer Center
    1200 Garden View Rd Ste 200, Encinitas, CA 92024 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions

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  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
  • Palomar Medical Center Poway
  • Tri-city Medical Center
  • UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest

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    May 18, 2021
    Everyone in Dr. Hilton’s office is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The nurses always remember you, talk to you, make you feel welcome and wanted. Dr Helton makes sure you get any information needed and always makes sure to ask if you have questions, always leaving feeling you are welcome and cared about. I am so blessed to have them for my team!
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    About Dr. Derek Helton, MD

    Specialties
    • Oncology
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    Years of Experience
    • 23 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1801992839
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    Education & Certifications

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    • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Derek Helton, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Helton is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Helton has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Helton has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Helton has seen patients for Colorectal Cancer, Secondary Malignancies and Anal and Rectal Cancer, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Helton on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    8 patients have reviewed Dr. Helton. The overall rating for this provider is 4.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Helton.

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