Ophthalmology

Craig J. Helm , MD

Helm Vision Group
27420 Tourney Rd Ste 100
Valencia, CA 91355

(661) 383-2950

Overview

Dr. Craig J. Romero Helm obtained his bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from UCLA, where he was also a varsity gymnast. Dr. Helm went on to pursue his medical education at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Lousiana, where, based on academic achievement, he was selected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Afterwards, Dr. Helm completed residency training in ophthalmology at the prestigious UCLA/Jules Stein Eye Institute. He continued fellowship training at UCLA in cornea and refractive surgery and uveitis.

During his fellowship he was honored to be selected as a Heed Fellow. After completing fellowship training, Dr. Helm served in the United States Air Force at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center for three years. Dr. Helm has coauthored numerous scientific papers and book chapters. While in Virginia, Dr. Helm was an active faculty member at the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. After leaving the Air Force in 1996, he established a successful private practice in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, where he specialized in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and laser vision correction.

In 2001, Dr. Helm moved to Santa Clarita to establish a premiere practice, excelling in delivering university-level care in a new state of the art setting. His practice focus remains cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and laser vision correction. He lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and children. His outside interests include woodworking, guitar, piano, singing and staying in shape.

***The Palmdale location is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday. Please call for specific hours/days***

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: N/A

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Specialties

Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Education and Training

Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana Graduated N/A

Main Location

Fax: []
Website: www.helmvisiongroup.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sun-

Other Locations

Helm Vision Group
619 w Avenue Q Ste C
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 383-2950

Fax:
Website:https://helmvisiongroup.com/index.htm
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon-
Tue9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed-
Thu9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Fri-
Sat-
Sun-

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oscar Insurance CA
  • PHCS PPO
  • Self Pay
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance