John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Family Medicine
6001 Truxtun Avenue Suite 380C
Bakersfield, CA 93309 Get Directions
John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00every 3 months
900.00every 6 months
1,800.00each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As a board-certified primary care physician, I nurture close relationships with my patients and provide them with the same compassionate and personal medical care I would expect for my own family. In my smaller MDVIP-affiliated family practice, similar to a concierge practice, I have the time to get to know my patients well beyond their immediate symptoms. I have the tools to proactively address all areas of health from nutrition, fitness and emotional well-being to managing chronic illness.

With my 25 years of experience, I offer families comprehensive care - geriatrics, "well-woman" examinations, including pap tests, and well-child and adolescent exams. I also have extensive experience dealing with urgent care, dermatology, minor office surgery, casting of simple fractures, joint injections and numerous other procedures. In a world of 10-minute care, my patients are perhaps most impressed that I dedicate two to three hours for their comprehensive wellness appointments. I offer same-day/next-day visits, am available during and after hours and all appointments begin on time and are unhurried. My patients are a part of an old-fashioned practice with state-of-the-art medical technology.

My Bakersfield, California office team is awesome! Everyone is friendly, compassionate and dedicated to making your visits efficient and memorable. As a personal doctor, my goal is to guide my patients on a path to optimal wellness so they can enjoy healthy, active lives. We serve patients in Bakersfield, Tehachapi, the Kern River Valley area, Lamont, Delano, Arvin, Shafter and throughout Kern County. I see patients at both Mercy Hospital of Bakersfield and Mercy Southwest Hospital.

Dr. Heidrick's Credentials

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Southern Illinois University
Springfield, IL
Family Practice 1988-1990
Chief Resident, Family Practice 1989-1990

Normandy Osteopathic Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Rotating 1987-1988

Medical School:
Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines, IA
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1987

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1983

American Board of Family Practice
Mercy Hospital of Bakersfield
Mercy Southwest Hospital
President/Treasurer, Preferred Family Care Physicians - A Medical Corporation, Bakersfield, CA 1996-2014
Medical Director, Optimal Hospice, Bakersfield, CA 1997-2002
Board Member, Foundation for Medical Care of Kern County, Bakersfield 1997-2002
Chair, Department of Family Practice/Pediatrics, San Joaquin Community Hospital 1995-1997, 1999-2002
Chief of Service, Family Practice, Kaiser Permanente, Bakersfield, Physician-in-Charge, Ming Avenue Office, Kaiser Permanente, Bakersfield, CA 1993-1996
from Martha A in CA March 2, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Thank you Dr. Heidrick for putting up with my HIGHS and LOWS. Not many Doctors would do this. You have been helpful in more ways than one. Love and Blessings. Martha V.

from Maureen in CA March 2, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

We have been going to Dr Heidrick for +/- 25 years. He is easy to talk to and explains everything thoroughly and in terms I can understand. He spends time with you.
Since he joined MDVIP we can get an appointment that day or the next. His staff are friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. While on a family vacation in Hawaii he returned my call. He answered his cell phone one morning… See more

from Mary in CA March 2, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

In simple terms,
I left from a medical group and became part of a medical family when I became Doctor Heidrick's patient

from Kent in CA March 2, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Doctor Heidrick has picked up problems in my health that could have lead to death several times during our doctor-patient relationship over the years. His humor and friendliness match his skills as a physician and he is greatly appreciated.

from Katie in CA March 1, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Dr. Heidrick was our physician long before he joined MDVIP, so there was no doubt that we would follow him over to his new practice. So spoiled now, that it is difficult to imagine going back to traditional health care. Kudos to Dr. Heidrick and his wonderful staff!

from Kaye in CA March 1, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Dr. Heidrich is always there for his patients and I know first hand I can count on him to take care of me! I broke my thumb in 4 places this past summer and thanks to Dr. Heidrich I immediately got in to see him, then I got an x-ray, saw another doctor who decided I would need surgery and got my thumb wrapped up and splinted - all in less than 3 hrs. This would not have happened without Dr.… See more

from Stephanie in CA March 1, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Dr. Heidrick goes out of his way to connect on a human level and provide his patients with as many options for their care as possible. Having a doctor who is available and genuinly wants to fight for his patients is amazing!!

from kelly in CA February 28, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

I'm getting older now and unfortunately having to deal with more Doctors. It always amazes me how my experiences vary from Doctor to Doctor. I am so lucky to have Dr. John Heidrick as my primary Doctor. He understands how things interact and explains things in a way even I can understand. I wish all Doctors were like Doctor Heidrick and to top it off he is just a nice guy. His staff is… See more

from Martha in CA February 28, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP
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My doctor, John Heidrick, is wonderful.. He was our doctor before MDVIP. We loved him then and joined MDVIP when he started because we liked him that much. I love the program. I lost my husband 23 months ago. He called to see how I was every few days afterwards and has helped me so much with the grieving. Now, being alone, just knowing that he is always there to help is a very safe… See more

from Rosa in AZ February 28, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP
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Dr. Heidrick diagnosed an early stage of breast cancer and immediately put together a great team of Doctors to treat me. Dr Heidrick took all my calls, no matter the time or day of the week, to answer my questions and ease my anxiety during this process. We truly believe that due to Dr. Heidricks quick and professional actions, he saved my life. Mr. Heidrick I can never thank you enough.… See more