Dr. R.David Heekin, MD

Dr. R.David Heekin, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. R.David Heekin, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1985 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2 Shircliff Way Ste 605

Jacksonville, FL 32204

Contact Information

(904) 328-5979

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
  • 13 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Heekin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Baker’s Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hip Resurfacing
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Heekin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Heekin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Heekin "Medical Director of Orthopedic Center of Excellence, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Vincent's Riverside Fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. R. David Heekin has performed more hip and knee operations than any other surgeon in the state of Florida. In addition, he has also compiled one of the nation's largest independent hip and knee registries housed by the Heekin Institute of Orthopedic Research (HIOR). Medical implant manufacturers, medical scientists and other surgeons rely on Dr. Heekin's expertise and pioneering research. Shouldn't you?"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Heekin "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."

2  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Spinal Cord Injury
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18  Procedures

  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors, 2010- curr
  • Jacksonville Business Journal Health Care Hero, 09/02/2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Heekin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heekin's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heekin to family and friends
107 total reviews (32 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (107)

  • 5
    (87)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Heekin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (32)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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