Dr. R D. Heekin, MD

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Dr. R D. Heekin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Heekin Clinic 2 Shircliff Way Ste 605, Jacksonville, FL 32204 Get Directions
(904) 328-5979

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Medical Director of Orthopedic Center of Excellence, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Vincent's Riverside Fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr....   Read More

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      Dr. Heekin's Review Details
      4.3 based on 78 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      in Jacksonville, FL |
      Dr. Heekin repaired my missionary friend's broken ankle. He has replaced the knees of 4 family members also.
      Jacksonville, FL |
      Dr. Heekin replaced both of my knees 6 days apart. I could not have gotten a better outcome. In my opinion he is #1!in his field.
      in Jacksonville, FL |
      BEST ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR IN FLORIDA AND BEHOND. KIND ,DOWN TO EARTH,CARING AND ENGAGING WITH THE PATIENT..
      in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL |
      Dr Heekin is the best.... Other Dr wanted to do shoulder surgery... Dr Heekin gave me a cortisone shot with physical therapy and I am as good as new....Thank goodness I did not do surgery with the other Dr.......Dr Heekin took care of my torn meniscus knee last year as well....I am a surfer with a very active lifestyle and Dr Heekin has kept me in top shape...Great staff always there for you...Thanks again Doc......Ralph N. Pone Vedra Beach
      in Satellite Beach, FL |
      I had a terrible experience with Dr Heekin's PA Jackie, She gave me cortisone injections in both knees by mistake on May 6 2016 delaying both of my knee replacements at least 3 months. My sole purpose of driving 200 miles to their offices was to schedule my knee replacement operations. Jackie introduced herself but did not ask why I was there.She told me to roll my pants legs up and lay on the table. I was looking at the ceiling when I felt a needle. She did not follow proper procedure
      in Clay County, FL |
      I wouldn't even consider another doctor. Reputation, knowledge, and consideration outstanding.
      in Jacksonville, FL |
      Yes you wait sometimes. But it is because he cares about his patients! I have not had surgery with the dr yet, but I know several people who have. I've only heard good things. He is being very conservative with my hips. I have felt no pressure for surgery and I appreciate that.
      in Jacksonville, FL |
      Dr. Heekin does the most knee replacement surgeries in Florida. That is why I went to see him. He was great. I instantly trusted him. That's why he did my surgery. I am so glad he did. My results are outstanding. I am coming along nicely in my recovery!
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      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 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
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • 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
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Procedures Performed

      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • 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
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Total Hip Replacement
      • Total Knee Replacement
      • Trigger Point Injection

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences

        Graduated in 1985

      • Internship Hospital
        U. S. Army Garrison Walter Reed Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1986

      • Residency Hospital
        U. S. Army Garrison Walter Reed Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1991

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Anderson Research Institute

        Completed in 1994

      • Undergraduate School
        Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences

        Graduated in 1980

      Awards & Recognition

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

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Heekin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Heekin says...

      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?

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      Dr. Heekin's Care Philosophy

      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.