Dr. Frank Heckl, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 67
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Dr. Frank Heckl, MD
Dr. Frank Heckl is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy at New Mexico Orthopaedics. Before joining New Mexico Orthopaedics in 1986, Dr. Heckl practiced with Albuquerque Orthopaedic Associates. As an elite athlete in swimming,Dr. Heckl first gained respect for the field as a result of being treated by various orthopedists throughout the years. The science proved to be increasingly fascinating to him and resulted in a lifelong career choice. He has found special interest in arthroscopic procedures of the knee to the point where he has super specialized in reconstructions of the ACL. Dr. Heckl has a focused partnership with each of his patients in which he pledges to deliver the quality care that every one deserves in return for an active participation in each individual's return to an active and healthy life. He is also a faculty member of the New Mexico Orthopaedics Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Heckl donated his time as a physician volunteer at the Summer Olympic Games in 1984. He has also served as a team physician for the USA National Swimming Team at the Drug Offensive International Swimming Championships in Australia and for the USA Swim Team at the Goodwill Games in Seattle and he served on the New Mexico Governor's Council on Physical Fitness from 1988 to 1991. In his free-time, Dr. Heckl is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time in Bible study. He can also claim the unique privilege and once-in-a-lifetime experience of once having operated on a cheetah at the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque.

201 Cedar St SE Ste 6600

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 724-4300

Dr. Frank Heckl, MD

Dr. Frank Heckl, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
more than 89% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
28

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
9

Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Calif Irvine Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Calif Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Nm Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heckl has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heckl's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heckl to family and friends
3.2
based on 33 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Heckl's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Sandia Park, NM |
Dr Heckl met with me regarding a knee injury. He immediately x-rayed and schedule and MRI after hearing about the injury and taking time to watch/fell the movement of my knee. He mentioned he suspected an ACL tear and fully explained next steps including the MRI for confirmation of soft tissue damage, PT, focus exercise that was limited to closed chain movement and PT. If surgery is needed, he explained the ways the surgery could be done and his suggestions for a woman my age and activity level.
Stanton, CA |
What a waste of time. He is not going to help you. I have a problem with my ACL ongoing for 6 years now. He is not even willing to fix me. More rude than I've ever experienced in medicine. Told me to lose weight. I lost 24 pounds in a month of hard work and determination and he didn't even bat an eye.
NM |
Great dr. Will not just tell you what you want to hear, but will give you his unvarnished opinion. He is responsible in prescribing medication and exhausts non-operative alternatives first. He also does not write off those over 40 who want to remain very active in high impact sports but helps resolve the underlying issues. Dr. Heckyl will spend as much time as you want explaining and answering questions.
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Dr. Heckl accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
    Commercial

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Hospitals where Dr. Heckl has admitting privileges

Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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