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Eric Heit, DPM
Eric Heit, DPM
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

137 Patient Ratings
35 Comments

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Department
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 341-3000

Specialties
Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Sports Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 2007

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2003

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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May 2017
Dr. Heit is great. He really goes out of his way to explain the situation to me. I never feel rushed and he takes great care in dealing with my problem. If it was not for his suggestions and help, I would not be able to continue my walks. He knows how important walking and working out is to me. I can´t thank him enough for his expert advice and care.

May 2017
Dr. Heit is very engaging and knowledgeable. He explains thoroughly and seeks patient interaction.

April 2017
Dr. Hiet was extremely attentive. Listen to what my concerns were and addressed them in a clear direct way. Was reassuring and helpful.

March 2017
Dr. Heit is an extremely efficient and empathetic person.

March 2017
Dr. Heit is wonderful. I had a couple of questions and he didn´t rush me through the appointment. he answered my questions very thoroughly.

January 2017
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.

January 2017
Dr. Heit is great. He examined my foot and X-rays and quickly diagnosed the problem

December 2016
Friendly Doctor. Thank you!

November 2016
Superior care

November 2016
Not a lot of time taken to explain injury and healing process. Felt rushed.

November 2016
I´ve recommended Dr Heit to my son & my son was able to run a marathon because of his care.

October 2016
dr. Heit is is a model that Virginia mason should strive for for their physicians

October 2016
Dr. Heit was outstanding.

September 2016
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.

September 2016
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.

August 2016
Really liked him.

August 2016
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.

August 2016
He´s simply the best.

August 2016
My provider spent 25 minutes with me with more than 50% of that in face to face contact time and counseling of my problem.

July 2016
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

July 2016
#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.

June 2016
Dr. Helt is outstanding - he listens, is compassionate, explains things well and clearly and with no condescension. Top notch!

June 2016
Very good experience.

June 2016
Dr Heit has an exceptionally consistent, respectful, pleasant and attentive communication/education style. It is a pleasure to encounter a doctor so skilled.

June 2016
#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.

May 2016
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

May 2016
Excellent listener. Felt confident in his physical exam skills and ability to arrive at diagnosis. Excellent technical skills.

May 2016
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

March 2016
Love Dr Heit. He always explains things so I understand and is very gentle.

February 2016
I have recommended this doctor many times...

February 2016
Dr. Heit is one of the best doctors I´ve dealt with. Very well-rounded & sharp.

December 2015
this provider understands my concerns and is very helpful

December 2015
Professional, friendly, attentive, reassuring, good sense of humor.

November 2015
definitely would recommend

October 2015
Excellent care & treatment.

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Special Interest(s)
Sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery

Education
California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, 2000

Internship
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Veteran’s Hospital - American Lake Division, Lakewood, Wash., 2001

Residency
Podiatric Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA, 2002

Fellowships
Podiatric Surgery, Virginia Mason Sports Medicine, Seattle, 2003

On Patients
“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.”

On Specialty
“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

Curriculum Vitae
Eric Heit, DPM - Curriculum Vitae