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

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin Conditions
  • Sports Injuries
View all 13 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • 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 12/21/2019, 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

96 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Hekman is wonderful!!!! He really listens, and then responds. I am lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I respect Dr. Hekman. He is easy to talk with and forthcoming whenever I have concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Having been with Dr. Hekman for over 10 years I wouldn't have chosen anyone else. He is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I couldn't be happier with this provider. His empathy and deep knowledge is spot on.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Hekman is always thorough, patient, and helpful, a really great practitioner.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

excellent experience, in person or video, Dr. Heckman's professionalism and care is outstanding

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Hickman always strives for excellence! he shows cares in all aspects and offers supports and guidance.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

dr. hekman is very respectful and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Great (as always) experience. Doctor Hekman is a true and caring professional who exceeds my expectations on a consistent basis. He is sincere in his concerns for my health, and I'm blessed to have him as my Primary Physician.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Hekman has always been amazing. This visit was no different.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Hekman is both very professional and very kind. And he has a good sense of humor too.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Hekman (my first visit) was outstanding! Very thorough and addressed all of my health concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I cannot say enough nice tings about Dr. Hekman. He is professional, respectful and extremely courteous and caring. It is super difficult to get an appointment with him and that is the only drawback but he is outstanding so that comes with the territory.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

I appreciate the ability to contact the Dr through technology!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr Hekman always reviews our discussion and then provided me with information regarding the shingle shot that I have been avoiding getting because of my concern about my immune system as a result of chemo. he explained there was a new inoculation available.

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