Dr. Wendy M Helkowski MD Physiatrist

Dr. Wendy Helkowski is a physiatrist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Mercy. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and has been in practice for 22 years. Dr. Helkowski accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 5 doctors at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and one of 24 at UPMC Mercy who specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Physiatrist: General Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education & Medical Training

Thomas Jefferson University
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1993–1996

Cooper University Hospital
Internship, Preliminary Year, 1992–1993

Jefferson Medical College
Class of 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified 16 years in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Autonomic dysreflexia: incidence in persons with neurologically complete and incomplete tetraplegia.
Helkowski, W.M., Ditunno, J.F., Boninger, M.

Resident research education in physical medicine and rehabilitation: a practical approach.
Boninger, M. L., Chan, L., Harvey, R., Pine, Z. M., Helkowski, W., Garrison, C. J., Tran, T., Levin, H., Levy, C. E.

Durkan gauge and carpal compression test: accuracy and diagnostic test properties.
Wainner, R. S., Boninger, M. L., Balu, G., Burdett, R., Helkowski, W.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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