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Heekin Orthopedic Specialists

Back Row: Gavan P. Duffy, MD • R. David Heekin, MD, FACS • Robert K. Hurford Jr., MD, PhD, Max C. Lincoln, MD • 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

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 top-notch orthopedic surgeons and a pain management specialist amongst four different office locations.

In May of this year, Heekin Orthopedic welcomed their tenth provider, Dr. Max Lincoln, a double fellowship-trained joint replacement specialist. The practice will also be adding two more physicians before 2014 in order to continue expanding their continuum of patient options and care, including Dr. Stephan Esser, a non-operative sports and spine specialist currently completing his fellowship training at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. “Our constant growth and forward-thinking attitude in healthcare is an absolute manifestation of our desire to keep providing the very best for our patients. We are committed to being leaders in the orthopedic community and to expecting excellence in all that we do,” shared Marc Williams, CEO of Heekin Orthopedic Specialists. With a fifth clinical office scheduled to open this fall in Clay County, Heekin Orthopedic Specialists continues to show they are dedicated to providing Northeast Florida the highest quality orthopedic care.

Areas of Expertise: Total Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Pain Management, and Spine Surgery
Board Certification: All Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Physicians
Locations: Riverside • Orange Park • Southside • Ponte Vedra