Jeffrey Heckert, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine
20251 John J. Williams Hwy.
Lewes, DE 19958 Get Directions
Jeffrey Heckert, MD, FAAFP
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Annual Membership Fee

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

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

The foundation of primary care is prevention. Preventive medicine has been my passion throughout my career. Always looking for a better way to provide these services for my patients, it has been frustrating to live within the confines of the traditional practice of medicine. I have 30 plus years of experience and am excited to be able to offer my patients individualized and personalized care, all while having my undivided attention.

I first moved to the Lewes/Rehoboth area when I was 17 years old. I found that I was pulled toward the medical field after working many years as a Lifeguard with the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, providing emergency first aid services. I still remember receiving a call from my father, while at work, telling me that I had been accepted to medical school. In fact, he was so impressed that the school had sent me a personalized letter that read: “Welcome to Jeff” (really it meant “Welcome to Jefferson Medical College”).

After four years of medical school in Philadelphia and three years of family medicine residency at the Medical Center of Delaware (Christiana Care), I finally opened my first practice in 1991 in Rehoboth Beach. Fast Forward to today, my partners and I have been able to build the largest and most successful primary care practice in Sussex County, something I am extremely proud of and grateful for.

My wife and I live in Lewes with our dog Rhett. We enjoy spending time on the water, as there is nothing like the feeling of freedom leaving the confines of the shore and heading out in to the Atlantic for some fresh air. I am an avid woodworker; I have always loved building things and have recently tried to master woodturning.

All of these experiences have molded the way I practice medicine. Utilizing my engineering background daily as I solve problems to both diagnose and prevent disease. I look forward to being your personal physician and working together to help you be the healthiest version of yourself.

Dr. Heckert's Credentials

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Medical Center of Delaware (Christiana Care)
Wilmington, DE
Family Medicine 1990-1992

Medical Center of Delaware (Christiana Care)
Wilmington, DE

Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1989

University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering 1981

Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Beebe Medical Center
Top Doctors in Delaware 1999, 2002
Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University 2000-present
CEO and President, Mid-Atlantic Family Practice 2011-present
Board Chairman, Delmarva Health Network 2013-2016
Certified Physician Executive, American Association for Physician Leadership
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Association for Physician Leadership
Delaware Academy of Family Physicians

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Heckert