Dr. Richard D. Heekin, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 60

2627 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Dr. Heekin's Experience

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Dr. Heekin's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Heekin Performs

  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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Hospital Quality

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Baptist Medical Center
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside
4201 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216

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Patient Satisfaction

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Heekin Orthopedic Specialists
Heekin Orthopedic Specialists
2627 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Heekin Orthopedic Specialists
232 Ponte Vedra Park Dr
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
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    Dr. Heekin's Experience

    Dr. Heekin's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Excision of Tibula or Fibula
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement Revisions
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement Revisions
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
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    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Heekin

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Florida.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Best Doctors, 2010- curr
    • Jacksonville Business Journal Health Care Hero, 09/02/2008
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Graduated in 1985

    Internship Hospital

    U. S. Army Garrison Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Complete in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    U. S. Army Garrison Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Complete in 1991

    Fellowship Hospital

    Anderson Research Institute
    Complete in 1994
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Heekin & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Heekin's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 4 hospitals where Dr. Heekin has admitting privileges:

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    • Baptist Medical Center

    • Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside

    • Southeast Georgia Health System - Camden

    • Lake Butler Hospital Hand Surgery Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Heekin

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heekin to family and friends

    63 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Heekin's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    62 responses
    same as
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    62 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    62 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 61 responses
    longer than
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    Experience with Dr. Heekin
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    63 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    63 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    63 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    63 responses
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    Is Dr. Heekin accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • AARP
    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
    • Aetna
    • AvMed
    • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • GEHA
    • Golden Rule
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Mayo Clinic
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Meritain Health
    • MultiPlan
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    Office Locations

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    Heekin Orthopedic Specialists
    2627 Riverside Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    (904) 634-0640 (Office)
    (904) 634-0203 (Fax)
    B
    Heekin Orthopedic Specialists
    232 Ponte Vedra Park Dr
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
    (904) 634-0640 (Office)
    C
    Heekin Orthopedic Specialists
    10475 Centurion Pkwy N Ste 220
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (904) 634-0640 (Office)
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    Heekin Orthopedic Specialists
    2300 Park Ave Ste 203
    Orange Park, FL 32073
    (904) 634-0640 (Office)
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