Dr. R.David Heekin, MD

Dr. R.David Heekin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. R.David Heekin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2 Shircliff Way Ste 605

Jacksonville, FL 32204

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (12/8/2016)View details
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Dr. Heekin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gait Abnormality
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heekin treats Gait Abnormality more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Heekin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heekin treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Heekin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heekin performs Knee Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Heekin performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

Dr. Heekin's conditions and procedures:

  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Limb Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Runner's Knee
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

At the Heekin Clinic, we believe that pain-free mobility is key to your health and happiness. When you can't do the things you love, it affects every aspect of your life. That's why the new Heekin Clinic is on a mission to give the people of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida the best orthopedic care anywhere, starting with you.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1994
Anderson Research Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1991
U. S. Army Garrison Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1986
U. S. Army Garrison Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1985
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
Medical School
1980
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
Undergraduate School
1994
1991
1986
1985
1980

Awards

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

Dr. Heekin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Heekin

4.4

Based on 111 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.8018018018018018%
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1 Star
11.711711711711711%
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Two knee replacements within 6 months with no missteps, nothing to deal with except recovery. One year later, I forget that I even had it done, it is so absolutely natural. Dr. Heekin is a star in his area of medicine. Wonderful to deal with, helpful and knowledgeable staff and very organized office. Recommend him most highly.
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Dr. Heekin has given me my life back after my PCP ignored my clear symptoms and sent me straight to " pain management" which was useless! Dr. Heekin is brilliant, straightforward, kind, and clear. What more could a patient ask for? Dr. Heekin has many years of experience and is very well regarded and trusted.
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I am so blessed that I was referred to Dr.Heekin from one of my current Doctors.Everyone knows of him and his reputation, success and just all around wonderful person and Doctor to have! I know I am safe in his hands. Thank you sap much Sir and to your staff as well, they are all so professional and helpful.And we get to leave with warm smiles and comfort if knowing it's all clear from John :) what a delight he is, very professional,friendly and so helpful. Thank you all so much.
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This man is beyond amazing! He is kind, caring and compassionate with his patients. I first visited Dr. Heekin regarding knee pain(ACL surgery years prior diff. Doc) in 2011. He was very patient and listen provided a thorough examination and a cortisone shot. In 2013 I visited him again for recurring unexplained hip pain after extensive testing and a cortisone shot which only worked for 2 weeks, he replaced my hip without issues. He is the only Ortho for me god bless him! TKR soon in Dec.
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As a person born with a dislocated hip, i have endured some degree of pain or limp throughout my life despite traction interventions at age 4 (in the 60s such things often went unnoticed at birth. ) Between 50 and 55 my hip got worse and worse. I was walking with a cane. Ibuprofen was my best friend. After dr #1told me i had to lose 100 lbs first, i got dr H's number from a delighted double hip patient. Two mos later, with a two week old hip, i feel great. Staff,dr and hospital top notch! Thx!
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Happy with the surgeon and my knee replacement. He's the best known in town. Wouldn't go to anyone else.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Heekin for the past 6 years. Dr. Heekin has replaced both of my hips and my left knee. All 3 surgeries were correctly diagnosed and performed without any problems. If you have any mobility problems with your hips or knees I would highly recommend you schedule an appointment with Dr. Heekin and his staff. My follow up visits are scheduled with either Dr. Heekin or Mark his assistant. Mark is great at explaining your procedure and answering any questions.
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The Doctor and staff were absolutely professional and friendly. The organization of the office and its communication with the hospital was excellent.
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Dr. Heekin is one of a kind. He goes well beyond what I would expect from a doctor. He cares for his patients and that's not a facade. There is no other Orthopaedic surgeon in Norteast Florida that comes close to his outstanding surgical skills, his bedside manner and most of all his desire to relieve his patient's pain and suffering.
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I was very concerned and yes, a bit scared. Dr. Heekin caused all of that to disappear. Personal, professional and honest. Concern about the individual patient was obvious from the moment Dr. Heekin walked in the room. Very pleased with him personally and professionally. Office staff was exceptional.
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Knowledgeable, professional, treats patients with respect and full attention.
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I was a little nervous approaching the subject of eventual knee replacement surgery and within minutes of meeting Dr. Heekin felt completely reassured that his diagnosis would be thorough, accurate and encouraging. And I was right!
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VERY NICE LISTENED TO MY NEEDS AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHING VERY WELL I FELT REALLY COMFORTABLE WITH THE STAFF AND THE DR !!!!! THANK YOU :)
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This was first visit and had a lot of questions concerning my needs. Wow, what a wonderful group. Dr Heekin was so easy to talk and understand and the staff was wonderful as well. They put my mind at complete ease and I know for sure that Dr. Heekin will be the only one taking care of me from here on out with all my orthopedic needs. Thank you guys so much for putting my mind at ease with this entire process.
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My appointment was a great medical experience. The intake was prompt, courteous and reassuring. The treatment was professional and effective. The post-op instructions were reassuring. Will return anytime I have any Orthopedic problems. Can highly recommend the practice. Jim Campbell
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Dr. Heekin performed my total hip replacement surgery for me a year ago. I went in today for the final appointment with Mark, one of the PA's. Everything has stayed in place and I no longer have pain in the hip - very good recovery. Dr. Heekin and Mark are very professional and I love them both. Actually, all of the staff is very professional and helpful.
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Dr Heekin is professional, caring, and highly skilled. It is obvious that he genuinely cares about one as a patient and instills this with staff.
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Love, Love, Love, this Doctor and his office staff.. Love the two physical therapist (Tava and Laura) assigned to me after my knee replacement. Best recovery after only 4 months.
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With the many referrals I had received when asking for a knee specialist Dr. Heekin came highly recommended . I called to make an appointment expecting to be on a waiting list only to be seen in the same week .... Wow ... since procrastinating until I could hardly walk , I was happy to be able to get right in. "Thankful for the awesome teamwork! Great staff!" When meeting Dr. Heekin I was very comfortable and confident that my health was in perfect hands!
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Dr. Heekin is amazing! You have to understand that he is a very busy surgeon. That being said you must understand that you'll see PA's. My total knee replacement and recovery went very well. No problems at all. Dr. Heekin is highly skilled, personable and caring.
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