Dr. R.David Heekin, MD

Dr. R.David Heekin, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(106)
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Dr. R.David Heekin, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in Jacksonville, FL. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.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

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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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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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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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heekin to family and friends
4.4
based on 106 total reviews (31 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (106)

  • 5
    (86)
  • 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

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

in Jacksonville, FL |
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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in Jacksonville, FL |
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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Jacksonville, FL |
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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in Jacksonville, FL |
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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in Keystone Heights, FL |
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 accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
    Blue Select
    NetworkBlue
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Gold
    Gold Choice
    Gold HMO
    Gold Plus
    Gold Plus Choice PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    UMR

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Hospitals where Dr. Heekin has admitting privileges

Saint Vincent's Medical Center Riverside
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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