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Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Sports Medicine
American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 2007
Joined Virginia Mason - January 2003
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I have seen several podiatrists for my foot problem, and Dr. Heit has far surpassed each of them in diagnosing and treating the pain. He is an expert in podiatry and I would recommend him highly.
Dr. Heit is great. He examined my foot and X-rays and quickly diagnosed the problem
Friendly Doctor. Thank you!
Not a lot of time taken to explain injury and healing process. Felt rushed.
I´ve recommended Dr Heit to my son & my son was able to run a marathon because of his care.
dr. Heit is is a model that Virginia mason should strive for for their physicians
Dr. Heit was outstanding.
I looked up Dr. Heit´s bio and was impressed with his background as well as his publication on the part of my foot that was injured. His explanations were complete and his advice was founded on solid reasoning coupled with his own experience.
As with most providers, both physicians and ARNPs, at VM, Dr Heit was very thorough in his medical evaluation, complete in his explanations of my condition, and provided a prognosis and an inexpensive specialized medical device that I had not heard of or conceived. I came away with a plan which was my goal in this appointment.
Really liked him.
Dr Heit was very encouraging. He made me feel understood and very well cared for. He is personable and took the time to recommend and encourage use of an app for running. I have already recommended him to family members.
He´s simply the best.
My provider spent 25 minutes with me with more than 50% of that in face to face contact time and counseling of my problem.
Dr Heit makes a very bad situation tolerable by explaning what´s wrong and letting me know all available options to help ease the pain
#6. - The follow up care instructions were verbal and it would have been nice to have them also written down on the info sheet that was sent home with me.
Dr. Helt is outstanding - he listens, is compassionate, explains things well and clearly and with no condescension. Top notch!
Very good experience.
Dr Heit has an exceptionally consistent, respectful, pleasant and attentive communication/education style. It is a pleasure to encounter a doctor so skilled.
#1 attribute is that I have confidence in Eric Heit´s technical skill. #2. He is very approachable so it´s easy to ask questions. #3. As is the case here, he brings up my x-rays, a visual which helps him explain what is going on. That VM has the systems which facilitate pt. care AND teaching is super.
I appreciated that he took the time to address all of the issues I am having with my foot and also has new ideas of possibilities of treatment
Excellent listener. Felt confident in his physical exam skills and ability to arrive at diagnosis. Excellent technical skills.
Dr Heigt did a great job on my other ankle a couple years ago so it was great to see him again for my new problem. He´s very good at getting to the root of my problem and making recommendations
Love Dr Heit. He always explains things so I understand and is very gentle.
I have recommended this doctor many times...
Dr. Heit is one of the best doctors I´ve dealt with. Very well-rounded & sharp.
this provider understands my concerns and is very helpful
Professional, friendly, attentive, reassuring, good sense of humor.
definitely would recommend
Excellent care & treatment.
Sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery
California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, 2000
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Veteran’s Hospital - American Lake Division, Lakewood, Wash., 2001
Podiatric Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA, 2002
Podiatric Surgery, Virginia Mason Sports Medicine, Seattle, 2003
“I enjoy educating patients, involving them in the decision making process, and helping them take an active role in their recovery. I have found that with just a few minutes of extra time spent, we can often find solutions to very complex and long-standing problems.”
“The complexity of the foot and ankle makes it a very challenging specialty; however the rewards of helping people live without foot and ankle pain gives me great personal satisfaction.”
On Virginia Mason
“I chose to work for Virginia Mason because of their continued commitment to providing the highest quality of care possible to the patients we serve.”
Professional Activities and Awards
Director, "Fit Feet," Special Olympics of Washington Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Associate Professor, California School of Podiatric Medicine, Sports Medicine Curriculum
Eric Heit, DPM - Curriculum Vitae