Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

    • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease

    • Nuclear Cardiology - Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiologists

  • Administrative titles

    • of Cardiovascular Medicine - Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel -- Petrie Division

  • Fellowships

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

4 East 88th Street, Suite 1ANew York, NY 10128

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Pateint Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

07/26/2018
"Excellent!"
07/24/2018
"I like Dr. Hecker, my husband & I are going to him a long time, he is very thorough."
07/16/2018
"Dr. Hecker has been my doctor for over 20 years."
07/07/2018
"Dr Hecker is a very good listener and responsive to all my concerns needs and questions. I feel very confident in his medical care and recommendations for follow ups."
06/26/2018
"Dr. Hecker is a wonderful dr. Very smart and professional. I highly recommend him. "
06/23/2018
"I was very impressed and happy dr hecker went out of his way to reach out to another dr to discuss my health"
06/22/2018
"My wife and I have both been seeing Dr. Hecker for about 15-20 years. We both very much appreciate his excellent medical care and his concern and understanding about our medical problems and treatment."
05/22/2018
"Dr. Hecker is simply, the best"
04/30/2018
"After seeing Dr Hecker and interacting with him I always know that he cares and his advice his for my good"
04/23/2018
"Dr. Hecker is a tremendous physician and I am truly fortunate to have him as my PCP."
04/19/2018
"I wish every dr. out there was as patient and knowledgeable and friendly as Dr. Hecker. "
04/07/2018
"All very good."
04/01/2018
"Dr. Hecker is nothing less than the best doctor I have ever visited."
03/28/2018
"Dr. Hecker is the BEST in every way."
03/02/2018
"Dr. Hecker - very pleasant & caring. I am very fortunate to have been in my doctor-"
02/13/2018
"Dr HECKER is an extraordinary doctor and wonderful person. I have been his patient for 10+ years."
01/25/2018
"Dr. Hecker is an excellent physician. I have recommended him to others."
01/22/2018
"Dr. Hecker is an excellent physician."
01/15/2018
"Dr. Hecker is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone."
01/05/2018
"Dr. Hecker has my complete confidence."
12/22/2017
"Dr. Hecker is my cardiologist for many, many years and he is absolutely the best!"
11/20/2017
"I have been a patient of Dr. Hecker for many years and trust him completely. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
10/28/2017
"I have been a patient of Dr. Hecker for over 20 years and have complete trust and confidence in him. He is an excellent physician in every aspect."
10/23/2017
"it's hard to make these decisions from one visit"
10/20/2017
"Dr. Hecker is an excellent care provider."
10/09/2017
"Dr. Hecker is a superb Dr.. He has been my Dr. for 20 plus years."
09/17/2017
"Dr Hecker is always very caring"
09/11/2017
"Excellent service, excellent doctor!"
08/29/2017
"Dr Hecker spent 50 minutes with me discussing all my issues and questions."
08/25/2017
"Dr. Hecker has been my primary physician over 15 years and over 15 years and he has always taken the time to explain issues at hand and guided me along with his recommendation in the right direction. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Hecker to anyone who is looking for a doctor that puts his patients first."
08/24/2017
"Dr. Hecker is a caring and knowledgeable physician. He seriously cares about his patients, and is devoted to them."
07/29/2017
"As usual, Dr. Hecker is the best in all respects."
07/25/2017
"Dr. Hecker is an "EXCELLENT" physician - THOROUGH and VERY COMPASSIONATE & have UTMOST CONFIDENCE in him."
07/18/2017
"Never had any bad experience. My doctor is a very good doctor, he take plenty of time with me & explaining every things with me I have no problem with Dr. Hecker he is a very good doctor."
07/17/2017
"Dr. Hecker is simply amazing!!!!"
06/21/2017
"Upon finding out that I am in the Emergency, Dr. Hecker... rush to his office, took all my documents & came to the Emergency Room to help & consult the staff there. He really saved my life. This is unusual."
06/17/2017
"good"
06/11/2017
"Care provider was very accommodating in repeating information I needed to understand completely."
05/31/2017
"good experience"
05/23/2017
"I have been seeing this doctor for over twenty (20) years. If he was not the best, I would not be seeing him. He is part of why I am so healthy at 71 years."
05/20/2017
"good"
05/10/2017
"Dr. Hecker is an excellent physician."
04/22/2017
"Excelente"
04/18/2017
"Dr. Hecker is tops, in my estimation. He is the poster-Doctor for primary-care physicians. He does everything right. He does not talk down to the patient. Patients these days know a lot about medicine due to TV, newspapers and magazines. Dr. Hecker is thorough, carefull, respectful and an all-around terrific physician and person."
04/10/2017
"Dr. Hecker has a good beside manner and explained everything every thing I needed to know."
03/30/2017
"Appears to be very dedicated and knowledgeable to his work. Listens attentively with concern."
03/22/2017
"Dr. Hecker is exceptionally praiseworthy - an outstanding cardiologist and Doctor."
03/19/2017
"An MD with multi-specialties: internal medicine cardiology and nuclear cardiology are not "care providers". they are highly trained physicians."
03/13/2017
"Every thing was satisfactory."
02/20/2017
"Dr. Hecker is absolutely the BEST! I am in the best of hands with Dr. Hecker."
01/16/2017
"Dr. Hecker is able to put me at ease and explain any procedure or prescription in detail at a level I understand."
11/22/2016
"My prior story speaks for itself. Dr. Hecker is the best!"
10/29/2016
"Everyone very nice"
10/28/2016
"All good so far."
10/24/2016
"Excellent. #1. Dr. Lawrence Hecker/staff."
08/30/2016
"I have been a patient of this provider for years and my experience with him has always been excellent. I would definitely recommend him and his team."
08/21/2016
"Dr. Hecker is one of the best doctors in the world."
08/07/2016
"I am careful about selecting doctors Dr Hecker is a WINNER I have been with him for years he cares."
07/25/2016
"Very good doctor."
07/13/2016
"Dr. Hecker is without doubt, the absolute BEST."
07/13/2016
"I definitely recommend Dr Hecker. he is a good diagnostic Doctor and has recommended specific Drs when needed that I was happy seeing and resolved my issue at hand."
06/29/2016
"I have been treated by Dr. Hecker for at least 15 years and have always received the most excellent care."
05/18/2016
"This is an excellent doctor & I have known him for years as such."
05/14/2016
"Dr. Hecker seems to be inherently knowledgeable and nice."
04/27/2016
"Too rushed/showed little compassion or empathy/seemed insensitive."
03/01/2016
"Dr. Hecker is the best!!"
02/26/2016
"He (Dr.) he listened to my input into my care: Medicine, test & appt."
02/23/2016
"Good experience."
02/13/2016
"He was too busy inputting data into the fields of his database. I got, at best, 40% of his attention, 20% was the norm.This is a mill. Plain and simple."
12/28/2015
"Very good."
12/10/2015
"Dr. Hecker always gives his time doesn't rush and is very reassuring. He discovered my prostate cancer early on & basically saved my life."
11/17/2015
"I appreciated that Dr. Hecker apologized for the late time. He and his staff are wonderful and considerate. He always take the time to listen to my concerns and treats me with respect and care."
09/23/2015
"Good experience."
08/31/2015
"The provider exceeded my expectations."
08/06/2015
"Good experience all the way."
06/01/2015
"Very patient about hints and concerns."
04/13/2015
"Always good. I have recommended Dr. Hecker to several of my friends."
03/11/2015
"Care provider was caring and capable and documented all of my concerns & discussed them with me."
02/18/2015
"Dr. Hecker has always been available to me whenever I have needed him."
01/29/2015
"Good."
01/29/2015
"The office was busy but everyone was attentive."
01/09/2015
"Very very fine doctor & staff."
12/30/2014
"Dr. Hecker is a good listener pay attention, to my problems and is very caring. A great physician."
12/09/2014
"Dr. Hecker's the BEST. He reminds me of "GP" my parents took me to as a child. And, that's good!!!"
09/22/2014
"Visit was short, because provider was running late and I had to go to work (waiting time was almost 1 1/2 hr. wait)."
09/05/2014
"Dr. Hecker is the BEST!!!"
07/22/2014
"I will definitely go back to him next time I need a dr. in NYC."
07/18/2014
"I am seeing Dr. Hecker for many years and have confidence in him and like him very much. My husband also is a patient."
05/16/2014
"Very good."
05/01/2014
"Excellent care!!!"
03/31/2014
"I have recommended Dr. Hecker to friends who liked him."
03/13/2014
"Top medical care & attention."
01/08/2014
"Dr. Hecker is a caring professional."