James Hekman, MD

Department Community Internal Medicine
Primary Location Lakewood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Preventive Health
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin Conditions
  • Sports Injuries
View all 14 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2008

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
2004

Internship - Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
2001

Medical School - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1996

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1991

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health,Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, Preventive Care and Hyperlipidemia

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/27/2016, Dr. Hekman has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

126 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2017

Have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Herman & the time he spends with me even though he has big administrative duties.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2016

No bad experiences

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2016

Again, very thorough

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2016

Dr. Hekman is a caring and excellent physician and has provided excellent care and concern for the past 7 years.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2016

Very professional.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2016

It seems to me that my PCP has a tough assignment. Although I am not rating him as high as the specialists I have seen that is only because it is difficult for him to be absolutely optimal given the time constraints. Dr. James Hekman is a great young physician and I can't imagine that there is a better one in the Clinic system.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2016

knowledgable and empathetic

Reviewed on May 31, 2016

Extremely pleased with Dr. Hekman. Staff as well.

Reviewed on May 9, 2016

Dr. Hellman is the best physician I've ever seen. His demeanor, professionalism & attitude are second to none Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have him on staff.

Reviewed on May 9, 2016

Great!

Reviewed on May 9, 2016

Dr. Heckman has wonderful bedside approach. I have come to trust and admire his professional opinion.

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