John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Family Medicine
6001 Truxtun Avenue Suite 380C
Bakersfield, CA 93309 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

450.00per quarter
900.00per semi-annual
1,800.00per 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 brett February 15, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Dr Heidrick is the best he was my doctor before mdvip. I had my mom sign up ,she is also very happy with the Mdvip experience.

from Gordon and Mary Ellen February 1, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

My husband and I have been very pleased members of MDVIP. We have always had good experiences with Dr. Heidrick. He is very personable, takes his time explaining in detail our health status; and his experienced staff is second to none. Dr. Heidrick is very knowledgeable in the field of medicine. After taking us through comprehensive testing, he has always been able to diagnose our conditions… See more

from TERESA April 13, 2017 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

I had bronchitis. My exray were clean. I was well, except that I was in terrible pain. My chest and ribs hurt a great deal. I made an appointment and Dr. J. HIEDRICK got me right in, quickly. We had a second exray taken. The results were the same. Bronchitis was gone. I suggested I might have pleurisy. Dr. HIEDRICK said, He wasn't sure, He sent me home. With in an hour I got a… See more

from Sylvia March 28, 2017 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

I want to thank you Dr. Heidrick because you're my piece of mind. I use to go to Ojai California to consult a doctor (2 1/2 hr. trip), until I met you. I trust you with my life!

from Lawrence March 28, 2017 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

I've known Dr. John Heidrick for probably 25 years and he has been my physician for all of those. He has found things that were a concern to my well being and got on them right away. If he couldn't fix me he immediately set me up with a team that could.
When my wife was diagnosed with ALS Dr. John Heidrick was the one to send her out of town to Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. I… See more

from Martha March 26, 2017 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

It is nice to have a Doctor you can see immediately if you have something wrong. The Staff is equally efficient on relaying messages to him. He responds in a timely manner.

from Patti March 24, 2017 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Dr. Hedrick is my hero! What he has done for me and my family for years, has caused us to never want to see anyone else. He is knowledgeable to a degree that surpasses other doctor's knowledge, caring, patient, always explains things and even draws pictures to help us understand, gives patients his time and never rushes, takes calls and texts before and after office hours, and he hired… See more

from Cynthia February 26, 2017 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

I love telling others about our local physician and our MDVIP network of support, and I always say that the reason I come to see Dr. Heidrick in Bakersfield, California is so that I can stay healthy and stay away from him! Another thing that inevitably comes up during discussions about MDVIP is the cost. I have tried to find ways to let my friends know that the cost of being part of the… See more

from Nora in CA March 31, 2015 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

In December 2014, I received a very scary diagnosis of potential wide-spread ovarian cancer. Dr. Heidrick held my hand through-out the entire process of testing and surgery and made sure I had referrals to the best doctors to manage my care. Dr. Heidrick called and texted me frequently and spent a lot of time explaining confusing terms to me. Most importantly he was encouraging and… See more

from Donald in CA February 11, 2015 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Dr Heidrick is the BEST

Annual Membership Fee

450.00per quarter
900.00per semi-annual
1,800.00per year