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
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 12/13/2018, 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

81 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.3
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

13 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr Hekman and staff always go above and beyond. very pleasant. and most importantly very thorough.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr Hekman is very personable and excellent clinician.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr Heckman was very engaging as my last primary care physician of 21 years is retiring . Although feeling she could never be replaced, Dr Heckman made me feel very assured about taking him on as my new primary care physician. Dr Heckman payed attention to all my concerns involving my health and concerns with medication this persistent cough I have as well as erectile disfuction Dr Heckman assured me he would look into every concern I have and come up with best possible solutions.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr Heckman took much time to listen and explain everything. He is very thorough and seemed genuinely concerned about my welfare. He is the very best and I recommend him to everyone I can.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

dr. Heckman is fantastic. really listened to me. is genuine about helping his patients. took a lot of time with me. i look forward to having him be my pcp for a long time.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I have already recommended *Dr. Hekman to other LGBT friends and coworkers. His outreach is truly a blessing.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

excellent experience with this Healthcare provider!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

Dr Hekman is a genuine person who genuinely cares for his patients. I appreciate him as a professional and as a person. He explains things so I understand and goes above and beyond regarding any of my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Hekman is an excellent Doctor who puts his patient's needs first and that is why I continue to see him for as long as I have.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

I think the world of Dr. Hekman and think that he does an incredible job taking care of me and my family. He not only demonstrates his medical knowledge, but he also profoundly cares about us. He is the epitome of "World Class Care".

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Heckman and his staff are very.nice, skilled, courteous, and efficient. Scheduling a physical is daunting.

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