Dr. Melanie Hecker, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 61

Dr. Hecker
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Hecker Dermatology Group

3500 Ne 5th Ave Pompano Beach, FL 33064

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Dr. Melanie Hecker, MD is a Dermatologist in Pompano Beach, FL. Dr. Hecker has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Dermatologic Oncology than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Broward Health Imperial Point and Broward Health North. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hecker to book an appointment.


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3.5

Based on 41 ratings

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  • Office environment (25)
  • Staff friendliness (24)
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  • Appointment was rushed (13)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (13)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (12)
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This review isn’t about Dr. Hecker, it’s about the P.A.. I will never come back to this practice again. I was treated SO rudely. I was chastised for questioning the fact that I feel the surgery site is infected. Her ego surpasses her compassion or any bedside manner. She reluctantly took a culture and talked down to me as if I was a child. I left there unnecessarily upset over something that I felt needed attention. If I treated clients like she treated me, I’d be out of business.
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Kathleen Durden in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea , FL – Mar 06, 2019
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This is actually about one of her Pad I saw for a suspicious mole that I'd actually picked off for the most part. That's not the issue. If you want to be treated like a human being and with someone who has the ability to empathize or smile or spend more than 5 Seconds looking at you keep looking. The medical assistant at the front desk was very nice but she can know where near offset the way the PA treat you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Rocklin, CA – Oct 09, 2018
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I got my appointment mixed up and arrived 10 days early but the office staff work a miracle and got me in so I didn’t have to come back. The doctor and staff were caring and informative. I felt like a VIP rather then just an appointment.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Judi Casey in Margate, FL – Sep 08, 2018
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OFFICE STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY, NURSE WAS GREAT..DR. MELANIE HECKER WAS SO CALMING AND RELAXED, I WAS SO NERVOUS SHE PUT ME AT EASE.....WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HER ...PROFESSIONAL YET PLEASANT, EASY TO TALK TO
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
What could be improved
No results
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DENA in FL – Jun 01, 2018
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Dr. Hecker is a great Dermatologist! She is always available to her patients and provides the latest technologies that will help patients. Currently, they are using low dose radiation to cure basil and squamous cell cancers. The treatment is painless, requires no cutting, leaves no scares or bleeding. The Hecker Dermatolgy office is professional and well run. The staff provides excellent communication. Appointments are very easy to obtain. Waiting time is minimal. I highly recommend her.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Mike Serota – Mar 22, 2018
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Dr. Hecker was amazing in the treatment of my recent bout with bezel cell cancer on my nose. Believe me once I was diagnosed with bezel cell I was very scared and concerned surgical treatment would really be disfiguring.. Dr. Hecker recommended a new radiation treatment their office just started to use. That treatment option worked great! Cancer gone and no scaring. Thanks Heckerderm! I am one happy patient. RP
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Ricky in Boca Raton, FL – Dec 12, 2017
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I went to see Dr. Hecker after hitting road blocks with other dermatologists and was so pleased to finally be treated as a patient and not a number. I presented many different concerns. Dr. Hecker addressed each question and explained the pros and cons of different treatment options. She helped me complete a full skin care plan to address all my needs. And the office staff Melissa, Brittney, and Jannay were very nice and helpful. Great office!
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Traci in Pompano Beach – Oct 20, 2017
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The last few years I have been a patient of both doctor David Hecker and doctor Melanie Hecker. Both are very professionals, caring and know their expertise well. I have visited the Pompano Beach office for cosmetic and for health procedures. Recently I had a red rash appear from nowhere on my back, I called the office and they were able to see me right away. Doctor David prescribed a cream and the rash was gone in a few days. I alway have been very happy with the customer service provided by
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Caio Andrade in Ft Lauderdale, FL – Sep 17, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Hercker for years. She is so committed to my health and concerned that I feel confident when I walk through the door. She always calls to check on me after I've had a procedure.
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Boca Raton, FL – Aug 25, 2017
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Dr. Melanie Hecker is the most professional doctor. My 21 year old daughter's hair started to become very thin. she walked use through the whole problem found out what was wrong and she worked out a plan. She was kind, caring and followed up with us every step of the way. The best doctor!!!!! I wouldn't go to anyone else.
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Leslie Stempel – Aug 25, 2017
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Prompt attention excellent customer service, and most of all Dr Melanie took care of my worries and problems with good advice and medical care , very happy with Hecker Dermatologist services
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Martha in Pompano – Aug 16, 2017
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After years of hopping from skincare specialist to the next, I finally received the treatment I needed with Dr. Hecker. My acne has nearly completely cleared!
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Desiree in Miami, FL – May 05, 2017
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I waited in the waiting room for two hours. That's right. Two hours. The receptionist promised the wait would be 20 minutes. It was two hours. But I finally saw Dr. Melanie Hecker. In my view, she has very poor people skills. I found her rude and arrogant. Her listing skills were poor and her communication skills were equally poor. This is a doctor who does not think things through, does not apply logic, and talks down to her patients in my opinion.
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James in Pompano Beach, FL – Dec 01, 2016
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Dr. Hecker attempted to remove a squeamish cell from my arm the size of a pin head. She used an assistant without asking me. She left me with an erratic incision 2 1/2 inches long with 14 stitches which she did in her office. It became very infected and she did not return my phone calls. I had to see another doctor for the infection and to have the stitches eventually removed. I would never advise anyone to see her.
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Tom in Pompano Beach, FL – Sep 26, 2016
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Dr. Hecker was impressive and professional. She helped me remove my tattoo so that I could move onto a more professional job. Thanks again for everything that you did for me and my family
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David in Delray Beach, FL – Apr 22, 2016
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Dr Hecker helped me as I had a lot of skin issues and couldn't get the blemishes off of my face. She assisted in clearing up my skin before my wedding and for that I am forever thankful.
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Joe in Delray Beach, FL – Apr 22, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dermatology is more than skin deep.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Education

Mt Sinai Sch Of Med, Dermatology
Residency Hospital
1993
Internship Hospital
1983
Mba Nyu
1981
Nyu
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Melanie Hecker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hecker frequently treats Mohs Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Dermatologic Oncology. See all practice areas where Dr. Hecker specializes.

Where is Dr. Melanie Hecker, MD's office located?

Dr. Hecker's office is located at 3500 Ne 5th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hecker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hecker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hecker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (954) 783-2323.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Dr. Hecker typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Dr. Hecker typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Acne
Excision of Skin Lesion
Skin Discoloration
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Hecker typically treats 54% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Skin Cancer
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Dr. Hecker typically treats 60% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Skin Infections
Ringworm
Fungal Nail Infection
Itchy Skin
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Hecker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Diseases
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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(954) 783-2323

Dr. Hecker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Locations

Hecker Dermatology Group

Hecker Dermatology Group3500 Ne 5th Ave Pompano Beach, FL 33064
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Hecker Dermatology Group, PA

Hecker Dermatology Group, PA7401 N University Dr Ste 203 Tamarac, FL 33321
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Broward Health Imperial Point

Fort Lauderdale, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

Broward Health North

Pompano Beach, FL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Holy Cross Hospital

Fort Lauderdale, FL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average