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Jeremy Heffner, MD

Dr. Heffner is a general surgeon in the Lima area. He is affiliated with Lima Memorial Health System and Hardin Memorial Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
22 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
21 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Heffner saw more varicose veins patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Allen County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Allen County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Heffner saw concussion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Heffner saw more inguinal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Allen County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
24 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw more biliary tract disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Allen County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw goiter patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw open wound patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Heffner saw umbilical hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw gallstones patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
15 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
15 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw coronary artery disease (CAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Heffner saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw diverticulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw sebaceous cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Heffner saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
14 doctors
Top 15%
14 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
17 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw heart disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
17 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
17 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
20 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
22 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Heffner saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Allen County area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Heffner’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Heffner 30%
Predicted for his patients 17%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Heffner’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Heffner’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Heffner’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Heffner’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Heffner’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Heffner’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Heffner’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Heffner’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Heffner’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Heffner sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Mercer Health
1003 Bellefontaine Ave
Lima, OH 45804
363 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2006
  • St. Elizabeth Health Center
    INTERNSHIP
  • St. Elizabeth Health Center
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    FELLOWSHIP

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Heffner is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Lima Memorial Health System
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Hardin Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield