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Heekin Orthopedic Specialists


Heekin Orthopedic Specialists
Total Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Pain Management, and Spine Surgery
Back Row: Gavan P. Duffy, MD • R. David Heekin, MD, FACS • Robert K. Hurford Jr., MD, PhD • Max C. Lincoln, M • Stephan M. Esser, MD  • Kevin P. Murphy, MD • Paul D. Shirley, MD
Front Row: Timothy L. Sternberg, DMD, MD • Kenneth O. Cintron, MD, FAAOS • Rahul V. Deshmukh, MD • Chris R. Goll, MD
RIverside • Orange Park Southside • Ponte Vedra  904.634.0640 •
Board Certification: All Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Physicians
Founded in 2001 by Dr. R. David Heekin, Heekin Orthopedic Specialists has established their group as a different kind of orthopedic practice. Unlike some organizations, all of the doctors at Heekin Orthopedic Specialists are fellowship-trained in their area of specialty. ‘Fellowship-trained’ requires a voluntary, additional year of preparation and skill refinement post orthopedic residency to become an expert in a desired area. The group has grown from a standalone, total joint replacement practice to now including the full gamut of orthopedic subspecialties with ten topnotch orthopedic surgeons, a pain management specialist, and a non-operative sports medicine and spine specialist.  In June of this year, Heekin Orthopedic welcomed Dr. Aaron Bates, a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist, and in August, will be welcoming their fourteenth provider, Dr. Jorge Acevedo, a fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist.  In addition to adding two new highly trained specialists, Heekin Orthopedic also opened their fifth location in Clay County.  With the growth to fourteen fellowship-trained physicians and five locations, Heekin Orthopedic Specialists continues to show they are dedicated to providing Northeast Florida with the highest quality of orthopedic care.

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