I was telling my son one day that I was just not feeling right, I was having terrific headaches and felt lethargic. He said I should see his Dr and made me an Appointment for the next day, Dr Heidrick ordered labs and a CT scan of my head. I had bleeding on the brain, a stroke, caused by high blood pressure. The bleeding had stopped so surgery was not needed but Dr H had me see a neurologist… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
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
Southern Illinois University
Family Practice 1988-1990
Chief Resident, Family Practice 1989-1990
Normandy Osteopathic Hospital
St. Louis, MO
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
Mercy Southwest Hospital
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
Dr. Heidrick is knowledgeable and very courteous to patients. He will call you back in minutes. I was at a meeting in which he received a call from a patient and he took the call rather pass it. His knowledge is fantastic. A great DR. and a great person too.
Dr John Heidrick has been instrumental in my fight against my illness. He always takes extra time to explain his findings from my tests and answers all my questions. He he is thorough and persistent, especially when trying to get insurance to cooperate for a prescription he feels is detrimental to my health. His saying is: if they dont agree Ill just beat em up
I feel blessed to… See more
We as an entire family feel that Bakersfields finest Doctor... Dr John T Heidrick, DO, FAAFP is part of our family. Ive been going to him for 13 Years on March 17, 2018 and he has seen my pre teenagers grow into young women with children and they are also his patients. I am not only spoiled by the wait time or lack of with MDVIP. I couldnt imagine not being blesses to continue under Dr.… See more
I experienced a bit of a medical emergency and called Dr Heidrick. The receptionist advised me to come in to the office right away. Dr Heidrick saw me the moment I arrived, diagnosed the problem, and mapped out a course of action which led to the successful resolution of my situation. Very impressive performance by Dr Heidrick and his staff.
He is also quite good on the electric… See more
Thank you Dr Heidrick. Youve always been a great doctor to Jim and I, but now with MDVIP we couldnt be happier. Its amazing to have such personalized care and I love the office setting and staff.
Also, thanks for making me a health champion and not Jim. Hes very jealous and I love that!
Dr. Heidrick is always so willing to go the extra mile to help. He takes the time to explain all the issues.
I'm glad to be his patient
Dr. Heidrick has been our primary care physician since 2004. We followed him from his private practice to his MDVIP practice. He always spends quality time with us as we discuss any health issues were having. Our annual wellness exam is priceless! This is the most thorough exam weve ever had! Dr. Heidrick appends nearly an hour reviewing these results and lifestyle changes we can make.… See more
Dr. Heidrick and his staff are the best there is. I feel very lucky to have him help me navigate the aging process for my elderly mom. I seriously don't know how I would do this without him and his staff, knowing I can reach him 24/7 instead of a random answering machine telling me to call 911 if this is an emergency.
I also want to point out his brilliance in diagnosing problems… See more
My husband and I are both gratified to know that our physician and staff are so accessible and knowledgeable. Dr. Heidrick keeps his promises about returning calls, promptly discussing test and lab results and calming fears about possible outcomes. He and his staff are compassionate and concerned about us, and we know they are there for us whenever we need them. We feel more secure than we… See more