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Alan F. Helmbold DO

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"If somebody asks me what I do, I often say I’m an electrician of the heart."
My Medical Specialty: Cardiology
Provider Focus: Electrophysiologist
Related Departments: Cardiovascular Care
male | Speaks: English

Primary Phone: (785) 270-4000
Primary Fax: (785) 270-4177


I specialize in electrophysiology, which is a subspecialty of cardiology which deals with arrhythmias, electrical abnormalities of the heart. One of my functions, if someone asked me what I do, I often say I’m an electrician of the heart. I put in pacemakers and defibrillators and take them out if they need to be removed. We do ablations for patients with arrhythmias of the heart — any arrhythmias: supraventricular tachycardias, afib, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia — we do the full spectrum.

How would your friends or spouse describe you?

I’m an honest person. I believe in always doing the right thing, no matter what, and treating everyone like they’re a family member. I take a lot of pride in that.

Why did you choose to work at Stormont Vail Health?

My wife and I were looking for a small town that also had a hospital that could provide all of the medical care that we needed to support what I do. And then we just fell in love with Topeka — loved the local schools, and fell in love with the hospital and all of the things that it could provide. And I feel like, from a cardiovascular standpoint, that Stormont provides better care than really any other hospital in the region.

Dr. Helmbold is part of the Watchman Device implantation team.

Board Certification

American Board Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board Internal Medicine (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)


Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

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Internal Medicine
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, TX

Internal Medicine
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, TX

Medical School
Philadelphia Coll of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

This Provider Practices at:

Cotton O’Neil Heart Center

929 S.W. Mulvane St.
Topeka, KS 66606-1677

(785) 270-4000
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