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Dr. Donald Heitman, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

A sports medicine specialist, Dr. Donald Heitman looks after the communities of Brooklyn, NY, and Englewood, NJ. He earned his medical degree from New York University. Post this, he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Heitman also finished his fellowship training in sports medicine at Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation. Currently practicing at the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders/BP Ortho, Dr. Heitman manages a wide array of patient concerns, including gym and sports injuries, fractures, and bruises. He is an active member of many societies, such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Heitman is a skilled orthopedic surgeon. He spends time with his patients to explain to them their condition and provides suitable options available before moving on to surgery. He understands that patients are generally tensed about surgery, and hence with his jovial and friendly attitude he calms their nerves and makes them feel at ease.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1780845636

Office locations

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders/BP Ortho

Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics

1414 Newkirk Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders/BP Ortho

The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

177 North Dean Street, Suite 301

Englewood, NJ 07631

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Doctor seems very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
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This was one of the most unpleasant experiences I have ever had with a doctor. I went for a knee problem. He told me I was fat. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to my worst enemy.
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Another insurance Doctor...,will wait 3 to 4 weeks before ordering an MRI.
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Very thorough examination. Very friendly staff.
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Dr. Heitman was friendly and thorough.
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if doctor Donald Heitman recommends a surgery for you, get a second opinion.
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He was thorough and listened well to my concerns. Would definitely visit him again.
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I felt he was very experienced and qualified and his staff very professional
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Unfortunately I've been to a lot of orthopedists for injuries and know the drill. Dr. Heitman was knowledgable and confident. So far so good! Staff was pleasant and efficient, verified appointment time.
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Great Doctor who listens to your concerns.
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Brilliant - great experience, nice people from recpetion to radioalogy and nice doc
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I was very pleased with my visit, everyone was helpful! Dr. Heitman gave me his time, attention, and his help with my problem...I would refer him to everyone I know. Thank You
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the visit was ok.. since this was my first visit.. too early.
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Horrible wait time. I had consulted him twice and had to wait for almost 2 hours on both the occasion.
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I would say neutral because I could not understand the root cause of my coccyx area pain through the conversation
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very attentive,very informative and devised a plan of action to fix ailment in first visit.
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Doctor is very knowledgeable and helpful. The wait times have been consistently long. This has been the longest wait time. Took me in 4:15 PM for a 3:30. It is now 5:31 and have not seen the doctor yet
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Waiting time during the appointment was a little long.
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Wait time was Worst...I was waiting in a room without any updates from the receptionist..finally I had to leave the hospital without seeing the doctor...Even in my previous appointments I had to wait for more than an hour and today itturned out to be even worst...I see no sense in scheduling an appointment.
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Very professional. Great sports focus and geared my treatment around what I wanted in order to continue to compete in my sport. Understands people who train and compete and what's important in recovery. Glad I came here
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yes...PA came in first then doc after my xrays...normal amoutn of witing time for a specialst. doc gave me amount of time that i needed answered all my questions, various tests.
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10 mins appointment took a lot of time. Doctor was good.
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Very knowledgable and quick to get to a diagnosis. He gets a PA to see you first and go over the particulars, so as not to waste your time.
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Really good manner about him and evaluation was direct and to the point!
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Doctor was good But wait is always 3-4 hours after appointment time given
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Bedside manner was poor. He really didnt take enough time to really understand my complaint. Not going back for my follow up. Plus, never got a call to confirm my appointment.
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Their location in NYC is up and coming, so I understand that the office was extremely sparse and there would be a few hiccups. However, they use the urgent care next door for X-Rays, so I had to pay two co-pays- think they should have notified me about this when I confirmed the appointment. Also - Dr. Heitman splinted me up and had me report back in a few weeks with no indication or what the problem was (besides that is was not broken) or what the next steps could be - think there could have been some more thoroughness esp considering the wait.
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they should not offer 8 AM appts, or could have at least called to tell me office was not opening until later - unprofessional for multiple patients to be sitting in an empty office. they blamed traffic but i came fromNJ and had no trouble so this excuse is unacceptable. was very confused about where to go and the phone number did not know he worked at this address. also, was sent for an unnecessary x-ray next door and was left alone to change with a computer logged in! the MA did not even bother to log out or close out another patient's chart, luckily i am not a thief - but that is very careless and anti-hipaa.
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Excellent doctor, once I got in to see him. The wait was very long.
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Incredibly long wait time. Doctor was nice, but to wait 1.5 hrs for a 5 minute visit is pretty ridiculous. While I was waiting I heard him outside my door having social conversations with his colleagues. Boo.
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A 15 minute appointment took an hour and a half to complete.
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Very good visit. Very attentive doctor. Good advice. Improvement recommended - the documents filled out on zocdoc aren't the ones they use themselves (so you still need to fill out a few pages of docs). Would be much more efficient ifthe docs filled out online are the ones they could use. Also - still a mix up with my prescription. Never got phoned in to pharmacy and still waiting for a call back to remedy after two phone calls in two days. Operations within office seem to need some fine tuning, albeit everyone is very nice.
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The visit went great.
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Excellent explanation if my problem and a clear plan if action
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Great
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