There are many reasons why patients choose Heekin Clinic for their joint health needs. Here are just a few:


Knowing that you will be cared for by the absolute best can ease a lot of your worries. Only the Heekin Clinic can offer you a one-on-one relationship with Florida’s top orthopedic surgeon, R. David Heekin, M.D., F.A.C.S. He performs more joint replacement surgeries than any other surgeon in Florida, making him one of the most experienced and most sought after joint replacement surgeons in the nation.


For 30 years and counting, Dr. Heekin has set the standard in orthopedic care for all of Florida.

Whether its minimally invasive surgery or preoperative education, Dr. Heekin has been setting the curve in joint replacement surgery for decades.


Dr. Heekin understands that patients worry about more than just their surgeon.  Dr. Heekin is Medical Director of the Orthopedic Center of Excellence at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. Here, every one of his patients follow a Total Joint Program that he helped design at the one of the best hospitals in the region for total joint surgery.  The Orthopedic Center of Excellence has been awarded the Joint Commission’s prestigious quality certification since 2009. In 2013 it was named among top 5 in the nation for knee surgery by Consumer Reports.


An independent surgeon rating system found at determined that Dr. Heekin’s patients fare better than patients treated elsewhere with regard to complications. Because our patients do better, they can look forward to more mobility and less pain in their lives. Learn more at


The Heekin Institute for Orthopedic Research is dedicated to continuous improvement in the field, and Dr. Heekin is focused on optimizing his patients’ outcomes through superior surgical technique and outstanding follow-up care.

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