Dr. Eric Heiden, MD

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Dr. Eric Heiden, MD
Dr. Eric Heiden is the knee, shoulder and sports medicine specialist at Heiden Orthopedics. Although many claim "sports medicine" to be their specialty Dr. Heiden embodies the term like no other orthopedic surgeon. Earning more medals in a single Olympics than any previous Olympic athlete and setting 15 world records in his speed skating career, Dr. Heiden is a true American sports icon. At the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games, he won the Gold in all five speed skating events, including sprint and distance, while setting four Olympic records and one world record. After retiring from speed skating, Dr. Heiden began a second career in cycling. He quickly rose to the top, winning a United States Cycling Championship and competing with the 7-11 team in the 1986 Tour de France just a few years later. By 1991, Dr. Heiden had earned his medical degree from Stanford University and was ready to begin his third career – what he considers his life work – as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. In 2006, Dr. Heiden and his wife, Dr. Karen Heiden, relocated to Park City and worked at "The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)," In 2008, Drs Eric and Karen Heiden established their own orthopedic practices in Park City and Salt Lake. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Heiden finds that his experiences skating and cycling help him form a unique connection with his patients, many of whom are injured athletes.

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    Heiden Orthopedics2200 Park Ave Ste D100
    Park City, UT 84060
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    (435) 615-8822Get Directions

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    Dr. Heiden's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heiden to family and friends
    4.0
    based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)
    Dr. Heiden's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (3)
    Salt Lake City, UT |
    Dr. Heiden explained possible solutions well, listened to my concerns and was very friendly. His staff is very helpful, overall a great experience.
    in Park City, UT |
    Injured on the slopes in Canyons, and as a Physician working in the U.K., I could not have asked for better care from Dr Heiden and his team. I fractured tibia and fibula, had surgery within 4 hours of accident and within 48 hours only required Tylenol for pain relief. Thank you.
    in Park City, UT |
    A little late for my survey. Had Rotator Cuff surgery performed by Dr.Eric Heiden in 2009. Surgery went well and rehab program provided was excellent. My shoulder is 100% with full range of motion and strength as originally. It's almost bionic now. The Chicago Cubs should consider signing me as one of their starting pitchers... Dr. Heiden a champ before and now with gifted hands, talent and dedication to patients.
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    Dr. Eric Heiden is the knee, shoulder and sports medicine specialist at Heiden Orthopedics. Although many claim "sports medicine" to be their specialty Dr. Heiden embodies the term like no other orthopedic surgeon. 

    Earning more medals in a single Olympics than any previous Olympic athlete and setting 15 world records in his speed skating career, Dr. Heiden is a true American sports icon. At the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games, he won the Gold in all five speed skating events, including sprint and distance, while setting four Olympic records and one world record.

    After retiring from speed skating, Dr. Heiden began a second career in cycling. He quickly rose to the top, winning a United States Cycling Championship and competing with the 7-11 team in the 1986 Tour de France just a few years later. By 1991, Dr. Heiden had earned his medical degree from Stanford University and was ready to begin his third career – what he considers his life work – as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.

    In 2006, Dr. Heiden and his wife, Dr. Karen Heiden, relocated to Park City and worked at "The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)," In 2008, Drs Eric and Karen Heiden established their own orthopedic practices in Park City and Salt Lake. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Heiden finds that his experiences skating and cycling help him form a unique connection with his patients, many of whom are injured athletes.

    Dr. Heiden's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

    Education

    • Medical School
      Stanford University

      Graduated in 1991

    • Internship Hospital
      University of California At Davis / School of Medicine

      Completed in 1991

    • Residency Hospital
      University of California Davis Medical Center

      Completed in 1996

    • Fellowship Hospital
      American Sports Medicine Institute Birmingham AL

      Completed in 1997

    • Undergraduate School
      Stanford University

      Graduated in 1984

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    • Sports Medicine
    • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection