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Qualifications and Experience
"When I was a child, I had bad feet and so I spent a lot of time at my Uncle Ronnie's podiatry office. This gave me the opportunity to talk with him at length about what he did for a living. He was extremely happy with his profession and said he enjoyed his work because it changed people's lives for the better. Spending time with Uncle Ronnie talking about feet changed my life for the better, too, as it was the deciding factor in my applying to podiatric medical school.
I want my patients to receive the latest treatments and that's why I have completed extensive postgraduate training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and continued education with many fellowships in peripheral nerve surgery and arthroscopic surgery."
Board-Certified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot & Reconstructive Rear foot & Ankle Surgery
Fellow: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Residency: Harris County Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Houston, TX
DPM: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
BS: Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH
Member: American Podiatric Medical Association, Texas Podiatric Medical Association (Past Vice President), Harris County Podiatric Medical Society
Advanced Training: Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Ankle Arthroscopy, Reconstructive Rear foot & Ankle Surgery
Former Chief Of Surgery: Oak Bend Medical Center, Richmond, TX
Assistant Director: Harris County Podiatric Residency Program
Past Adjunct Faculty Instructor: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, California College of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, West Houston Medical Center
In his free time, Dr. Hetman enjoys spending time with his wife, Rhonda, and his children, Zoe and Jake. He likes to play golf and play the guitar, as well.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Hetman and his staff were efficient, friendly, and professional. The Dr took his time with me and was attentive to the details of why I was there. He was thoughtful in his responses and I never felt like my "15 minutes" were up. It was one of the better Dr visits I've had in recent years.
Took extra good care of me when I had an unrelated medical issue...very sweet, caring people.
The office was very efficient. Dr. Hetman was kind and laid back and most importantly, I felt better after the appointment.
Amazing and respectful doctor. Very smart and listens carefully
This was my first time to see a podiatrist and I would highly recommend Dr. Hetman. The nursing staff were also very nice and when I told one that I am a weenie, she got "Robert" to give me my shot. He is very good. I appreciated her being sensitive my fearfulness. Dr. Hetman has very good bed side manner. Very easy to talk to.
Dr. Hetman is a wonderful doctor. My wait time was less than 5 minutes, the staff is friendly and he always takes the time to answer my questions.
He was very nice and professional. He made me feel at ease but, when I received my diagnosis I had to wait two weeks to get the prescription and when I called to check the status I had to wait on the phone for 20 mins and then when I hung up and called back they placed me on hold again. I am not sure if I will go back but, he is a very good doctor personality wise. His office is too busy to cater to his patients.
Dr. Hetman and his staff were kind and professional. They took the time to address all of my concerns and were very thorough in diagnosing my problem. Dr. Hetman gave me several treatment options and discussed the pros and cons of each. I had a great experience from start to finish. Thank you, Dr. Hetman and staff!
Always nice to me, I did not proceed with my surgery this year, but probably next year. My feet are still bothering me but other issues are better after he treated me. I have neuromas and bunions and gee just horrible feet. Hopefully next year we can sort out the bunions thanks for everything Dr Hetman!
Very satisfactory and informative.
Very professional yet personable. Very good bedside manner which was good with my older father. Highly recommend him.
Excellent staff and clean facilities. I was checked for Dr. McArthur for a toe nail problem and he made the nail removal procedure quick and not painful at all.
Good. Don't like shots but will bring relief to plantar faciatis.
I was disappointed with my appointment with Dr. Hetman. I am a sensitive person and I felt that he and his staff were rude, sarcastic, and didn't seem to care about my issues. I did schedule a follow-up appointment and am willing to give him a second chance because I have heard positive things about him from other people. Maybe next time will be better.
Dr. Hetman was very professional and patient. He asked questions about what pain or problems I was having. He then gave his diagnosis stating when there was a possibility of more than one cause for pain or problems. He gave direct answers and provided additional information for my follow-up questions. He gave his opinion on different remedies and gave reasons for his primary remedy solution as well as information about alternatives solutions. He provided recommendations for physical therapy so that I could find therapy closer to home. His office personnel were friendly, professional and provided a level of service over and above what I expected. This was from the check-in when I arrived in office through the interview to get health info and x-rays, ultrasound and additional recommendations such as night splint and orthotics. I would recommend Dr. Hetman and his team to anyone who is having foot/ankle pain or problems. I know that I will be taking my wife and daughter to Dr. Hetman.
He is wonderful! Can't say enough good things. He is knowledgable, compassionate, good sense of humor, and discusses everything with you making sure you understand your problem and proposed solution. Great staff!!
Dr. Hetman is a very thorough doctor but with a laid back personality and sense of humor that puts you at ease. He is always great with my son (who has Autism and gets quite stressed). Additionally, (and maybe most importantly to us!) their P.A., Robert, is absolutely amazing! He is so patient and sweet and really makes my son fee at ease before, during and after the procedure.
They took the time to explain to me on what was wrong and how he can help me.
I was a new patient so the wait time was slightly longer than I think it would have normally been. Although, Dr. Hetman made up for all of that with his awesome personality and ability to make me feel more comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable situation (toe nail removal). I have already recommended him to my Mom! Thank you, Dr. Hetman!
Very pleasant doctor and staff
OK, brief for my situation. Will be back in a couple of weeks w/neurologist at Hetman's office. We will see how it all goes at that time for future visits.
My favorite dr.
I appreciate how he makes you feel comfortable and try to keep your mind off of what is going on.
Excelente Doctor.! :-)
Dr. Hetman is excellent at diagnosis and implements treatment plan efficiently and competently without drama.
Dr. Hetman is has the best bed side manor. He jokes and makes every visit seem easy.
Very friendly, but everything just went so fast, this was my first appointment, I would like to see my x-ray report and discuss with the doctor next time. I have another follow up appointment, so we'll see how it goes as I really need to sort out my foot issues! :o)
He was a very laid back doctor. His staff and the doctor made me feel very comfortable in a not so comfortable situation. Would highly recommend Dr. Hetman!
Very comfortable with all the staff!! Great doctor!!
The staff was kind of uppity and slightly rude. It was almost like you were inconveniencing them. Dr. Hetman came in and he was nice enough but he is very rough. I had issues with my foot and he gripped it tight and kept pushing and poking. Even yelped several times when he was poking and pushing. While I understand he had to zone in on the spot he didn't have to hulk grip it. He did an xray and there was nothing and he said that there was a particular condition apparent. He suggested a treatment that didn't/hasn't worked and said if it did not work we would have to do surgery. At check out I was charged more than my co-pay and he was in network . . . . is that legal? Also per the treatment he suggested I got a second opinion and come to find out it is possible arthritis. Won't be going back.
Very professional, knowledgable and easy going. Would definitely recommend him to my friends.
New patient and it was awesome. The office staff wasgreat. Dr. Hetman did not rush, explained everything completely, and answered all of my questions. Would recommend without any hesitation.
He is an Excellent Doctor! His staff is awesome!
A good experience. Well done.
Excellent experience from setting the appointment to the visit. EVERYONE in his office was pleasant and professional. The doc gave a quick and correct diagnosis and explained the treatment thoroughly. All of the other patients in the office seemed very happy as they were smiling and interacting with the staff. Highly recommend!
Staff was friendly and helpful. I did have a long wait but Dr. Hetman and his staff apologized. Dr. Hetman discussed his diagnosis and the cost before proceeding.
he is an excellent doctor
Dr. Hetman last treated me in 2005 but still remembered me! I love his dry sense of humor together with his down to earth "this is the problem; this is what we can do to relieve your pain today". I have every confidence that Dr. Hetman will ensure a good outcome for me no matter what that may be. He is warm and funny in his bedside manner with his patients and his staff (many I still recognize) enjoy his banter while still getting the work done. I highly recommend him and foresee him in my future for many years to come.
Very thorough and professional. He listens to your concerns. Talked in terms I could understand. The staff also is very personable. I would highly recommend Dr. Hetman to anyone having any type of foot problem.
Very friendly staff and doctor. Would recommend to family.
Very friendly office staff, courteous. Wait time was reasonable. Dr. Hetman was very friendly, interested in getting to know you. Addressed problems. Would recommend to others.
Very friendly staff and doctor. Highly recommend.
Dr Hetman was very friendly and personal and most of all objective about the possible procedure. I did not particularly like the option he gave me (I hoped for an easier solution) But he was correct, I was wrong. I appreciate his honesty.
Dr. Hetman is very knowledgeable and I trust what he says. Very attentive and wants to help you.
I like the whole team there, very frendly always make me smile.
Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. He and his staff were very friendly and professional and I felt within a few minutes that we had known each other for years. It really was a pleasure to have met Dr Hetman.
It was good to know that having experienced my problem himself, that he knew what I was going through.
Dr Hetman has a good sense of humor and his staff was pretty entertaining during a mix up when one patient took another patient's appointment
I felt like he didn't listen to me and that he was rude. I will never go to this doctor.
Dr Hetman was great, his professionalism and sense of humor helped to relax me and feel at ease.
Easy, breezy! Extremely professional, warm and genuinely caring about all aspects of your health ... not just your feet.
Great doctor and thorough. Made me feel a easy quickly
The doctor was very professional and had great bedside manner. He also took interest in the concerns i expressed.
very thorough exam
Dr. Hetman's assistant who worked on my feet was excellent!
Very professional. Very good technology. Comprehensive treatment. Relaxed atmosphere. Good experience for first appointment.