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Ron Hekier, MD

Dr. Hekier is a surgeon in the Texarkana area. He is affiliated with CHRISTUS St Michael Health System and Wadley Regional Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
19 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw more pressure ulcer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Texarkana area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
Top 5%
Dr. Hekier saw chronic skin ulcer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.
Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw sleep disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw more leg ulcer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Texarkana area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.
Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw osteoarthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.
Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw arthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
12 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
13 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Hekier saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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

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Top 25%
18 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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

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

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Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Hekier saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw bowel obstruction patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.
Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Hekier saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Texarkana area. Learn more.

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

Related services provided

Top 25%
12 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Hekier 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 Texarkana area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Hekier accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $7,963 – 15.3k
Gallbladder removal (open) $6,204 – 17.8k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,414 – 13.1k

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Hekier’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Hekier 43%
Predicted for his patients 29%

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. Hekier’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Hekier’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. Hekier’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Hekier’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. Hekier’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
75%
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. Hekier’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Hekier’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. Hekier’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Hekier’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.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Hekier’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Hekier 93%
Predicted for his patients 78%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery 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. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

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

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Hekier’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  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 outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Hekier’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Hekier’s rate of outpatient 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.

Locations

Dr. Hekier sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

2717 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX 75503
997 miles away
Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center
703 E Marshall Ave
Longview, TX 75601
1,062 miles away
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Good Shepherd Medical Center
700 E Marshall Ave
Longview, TX 75601
1,063 miles away

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Credentials
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1997
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

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

  • CHRISTUS St Michael Health System
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Wadley Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield