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

625.00 every 3 months
1,250.00 every 6 months
2,500.00 each 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, personal approach to medical care as I would my own family. In my smaller MDVIP-affiliated family practice, I have the time to better get to know my patients well beyond their immediate symptoms. I have the tools to better address many areas of health proactively, from nutrition, fitness, and emotional well-being to better managing chronic illness. 

With my 25 years of experience – eight in my MDVIP-affiliated office – I offer families comprehensive care outside of the MDVIP Wellness Program services, from geriatrics to well-woman examinations, including Pap smear tests, well-child and adolescent exams. I also have extensive experience with urgent care, dermatology, minor surgery, casting of simple fractures, joint injections and numerous other procedures.

In a world of usually 10-minute care, my patients are perhaps most impressed that I can dedicate approximately two hours for their comprehensive wellness program appointments. I offer same-day or next-day visits. I am reachable during and after hours, and appointments begin on time and are unhurried. My MDVIP-affiliated practice also offers services, including comprehensive, advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests, that go far beyond those found in concierge medicine practices. I believe my patients feel they are part of an old-fashioned practice with advanced tools and technology. 

My Bakersfield, California, office team is awesome! Everyone is friendly, compassionate and dedicated to making your visits efficient and memorable. As a private doctor who provides personalized care, my goal is to guide my patients on a path to as optimal wellness as possible so they can enjoy healthier, more active lives. We serve patients in Bakersfield, Tehachapi, the Kern River Valley area, Lamont, Delano, Arvin, Shafter and throughout Kern County.

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

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Heidrick

from Thomas in CA April 14, 2021 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

I want to express my deepest gratitude for Dr. Heidrick and his Staff for all they have done to help my husband and I through his near death medical crisis. Before we attended our first meeting at MDVIP, my husband had an out of town Primary Care Provider and was not ready to accept follow up medical treatment in Bakersfield. After our first meeting with Dr. Heidrick I was hopeful we were in… See more

from Karen in CA March 26, 2020 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP
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I was very ill and needed more antibiotic's late Friday night on a 3 day weekend and I drove to the 24Hr Pharmacy and requested the Pharmacist to Please call my Dr. on his cell and get the refill approval she needed. She insisted that No Doctor would answer on a holiday weekend and for me to call back in 4 days to see if it was ready. I begged her to just call the… See more

from marilyn in CA March 17, 2020 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

On a routine check up my husband, Grant, mentioned getting heartburn on his daily morning walk. He told Dr. Heidrick that it usually went away after he walked a block or so. The doctor immediately made Grant an appointment with a heart specialist. Within the next few days he had an angiogram followed by a triple heart transplant, one of them being the "widow maker". I'm so glad Dr. Heidrick… See more

from Kelly in CA March 12, 2020 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Dr Heidrick has made a huge difference in my quality of life. He has the ability to diagnose what the Specialist can't. He brings understanding to the complicated waters of modern day medicine. His staff is top notch, there are very diligent and caring.

from Sylvia in CA March 2, 2020 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

Dr. John Heidrick has been my doctor for more than 10 years. When I knew that he was leaving the old office to join mdvip I didn't think on joining. After a few months and several bad diagnosis, I contacted him and became part of mdvip. I trust him with my life and I feel very lucky to be able to be his patient.

from Barbara July 23, 2019 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

I am beyond grateful for Dr. Heidrick and MDVIP! I just moved my parents (who are 94 years old) from Arizona to Bakersfield, Calif. to be closer to me. The night before we were to move my folks into the senior living apartment, my dad had to go to the hospital. He was in heart failure. We called Dr. Heidrick and he recommended the best emergency room and hospital. They stabilized my dad and… See more

from Loretta March 27, 2019 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

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

from jon May 23, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

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.

from Angela in CA March 29, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

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

from Karen in CA March 28, 2018 for John T. Heidrick, DO, FAAFP

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