Position: Family Practitioner, Internist, Geriatric Specialist (elderly care)
Organization: Dr. Arthur James Helfat MD., Inc.
Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
When it comes to patient care and involvement in the community Dr. Helfat goes above and beyond in providing the care and education needed, no matter if it is at his office, hospital, Skilled Nursing facility or home. Dr. Helfat is always ready to help and care for his geriatric patients.
What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Dr. Helfat have had 39 years of impeccable service. Early this year, he was named Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association. Beyond his board certification and clinical expertise, being named a physician of Excellence requires exceptional leadership skills, involvement in teaching fellow healthcare professionals, involved in clinical research, as well as dedication to providing volunteer services. His unique contributions truly merit community-wide recognition.
Dr. Helfat is a true Hero and deserves to be recognized as one, he will be the Senior Care Physician of the Year.
There are hundreds of testimonials from patients and family members thanking Dr. Helfat for his outstanding service, kindness and his personal involvement with each patient and their families.
Mar 1st, 2011
My Mother has been under Dr. Helfat's care for the last 2 years. I am so pleased that she has such a good doctor. He's always thorough in his examination of her and very respectful and kind. His office staff is very helpful and will not hesitate to notify Dr. Helfat if there's a problem with my Mom. Every time that I have had a concern he has personally called me back. He's truly one of a kind and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
• Under Graduate:
University of Illinois B.S. Pharmacy 1967
• Medical School: University of California, Irvine. Doctor of Medicine 1974
U.C.I and Long Beach VA. Internal Medicine 1975 thru 1977
• Post Graduate:
University of Southern CA, LA. Doctor of Pharmacy
o Work Experience:
Long Beach Veteran Hospital, Staff Physician 1977-7978, Private Practice, Anaheim 1979 to Now Hospitals: Anaheim General Hospital
West Anaheim Medical Center,
La Palma Community Hospital
St Joseph’s Hospital
• Board Certification
American Board, Internal Medicine 1978
American Board, Geriatric Medicine 1998
Geriatric Medicine recertified 2008