Dr. Jay Heidecker, MD

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Dr. Jay Heidecker, MD is a Pulmonology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Heidecker has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. He graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham and Northwest Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Jay Heidecker, MD

Birmingham Pulmonary Group

2660 10th Avenue South #528 Birmingham, AL 35205 ()
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DR. HEIDECKER IS A VERY PATIENT AND CARING DOCTOR. THE IS VERY THOROUGH IN EXAMINATION AND QUESTIONING.
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KEN TANKERSLEY – Mar 26, 2021
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Dr. H is a great Doctor. He will always listen and try to find solutions. He is a very intelligent person with a kind demeanor. I would highly recommend him.
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Debra Taylor – Oct 28, 2020
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Dr Heidecker, unlike most doctors really listens to you. He has impressive knowledge and had a answer or suggestion
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bruce Brenner in Hayden Al – Feb 08, 2018
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I'm a patient of Dr. Jay Heidecker at B'ham Pulmonary Group. He became my Pulmonary specialist after I was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital after having a Pulmonary Embolism in the ER. I was in the hospital for eight days and was very sick. I now have stage 2 COPD and my life has forever changed. Dr. Heidecker has been honest about my disease and treatment plan. There is no cure, however, he is willing to try new medicines and cares about me and my quality of life. DEBORAH ANDERSON
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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DEBORAH ANDERSON in Birmingham – Oct 13, 2017
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He's. A very good doctor.I would love to tell the whole world about how good of a person he and his staff is.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kisha Walker in Sylacauga Ala – Mar 23, 2016
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Dr. Jay Heidecker, MD is a Pulmonology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Heidecker has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

2000
University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Jay Heidecker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Heidecker frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Heidecker specializes.

Where is Dr. Jay Heidecker, MD's office located?

Dr. Heidecker's office is located at 2660 10th Avenue South #528, Birmingham, AL 35205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Heidecker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Heidecker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Heidecker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 933-9258.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Dr. Heidecker is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
Emphysema
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Dr. Heidecker is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.

Dr. Heidecker is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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Dr. Heidecker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Birmingham Pulmonary Group

Birmingham Pulmonary Group2660 10th Avenue South #528 Birmingham, AL 35205
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