Lawrence Paul Hecker, MD

Northwell Health Physician Partners

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score:
4.7

Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology

Practice locations:

  • NSLIJ - Progressive Medical Associates
    90 East End Avenue
    New York, NY 10028
    Fax: (212) 734-2366
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    Accepting new patients
  • NSLIJ - Progressive Medical Associates
    161 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    Fax: (212) 734-2366
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    Accepting new patients
  • North Shore-LIJ Medical PC
    30-16 30Th Drive
    Astoria, NY 11102
    Fax: (212) 734-2366
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    Accepting new patients
  • North Shore-LIJ Medical PC
    4 East 88th Street
    New York, NY 10128
    Fax: (212) 734-2366
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    Accepting new patients

Clinical details

About your doctor

  • Male
  • Fluent in English

Board certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional & Academic details

Affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Administrative titles

  • of Cardiovascular Medicine - Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Academic titles

  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Medical school

  • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Residencies

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel -- Petrie Division

Fellowships

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Insurance providers/plans accepted

We accept most major health insurance plans. If your plan is not listed below, please call the office to discuss your options.


  • 1199SEIU
    • 1199SEIU
  • Access Medicare
    • Gold Plan
    • Pearl Plan
    • Platinum Plan
  • Aetna Health Insurance
    • Aetna Choice POS
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Health Network Only
    • Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna Limited Benefits Insurance Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO) Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Voluntary Group Medical Plan (indemnity plan)
    • Elect Choice
    • HMO
    • Managed Choice POS
    • Open Access Aetna Select
    • Open Choice PPO
    • Quality Point-of-Service (QPOS)
    • Signature Administrator's Plan
    • Traditional Choice
  • Affinity Health Plan
    • Child Health Plus
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare Advantage
  • Affinity Health Plan (Exchange)
    • Affinity Essential American Indian
    • Affinity Essential Bronze
    • Affinity Essential Catastrophic
    • Affinity Essential Gold
    • Affinity Essential Platinum
    • Affinity Essential Silver
  • AgeWell New York
    • BeWell (HMO SNP)
    • CareWell (HMO SNP)
    • FeelWell (HMO SNP)
    • FIDA
    • Medicare Advantage
  • AmidaCare
    • Live Life Advantage HMO SNP
    • Live Life Plus
    • True Life Advantage HMO SNP
  • CareConnect Health Plan
    • CareConnect Bronze
    • CareConnect Bronze H S A 70%
    • CareConnect Catastrophic
    • CareConnect Gold
    • CareConnect Large EPO
    • CareConnect Platinum
    • CareConnect Silver
    • CareConnect Silver Cost Share
    • CareConnect Tradional Gold 20/40
  • CenterLight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare Direct Complete Plan HMO SNP
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • CenterLight Healthcare Total Plan HMO SNP
  • CIGNA Healthcare
    • Cigna Choice Fund Open Access Plus
    • Global Health Benefits
    • GWH-Cigna
    • GWH-Cigna Open Access Plus
    • Indemnity
    • Managed Care Plans: HMO or POS Open Access
    • Managed Care Plans: LocalPlus
    • Managed Care Plans: Network Open Access
    • Managed Care Plans: Open Access Plus
    • Managed Care Plans: Primary Care Physicians HMO or POS
    • Managed Care Plans: Primary Care Physicians Network
    • PPO or EPO Plans
    • Shared Administration OAP
    • Shared Administration PPO
    • Strategic Alliance
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan Advantage for Nursing Home Residents HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Classic Zero Premium HMO
    • Elderplan Extra Help HMO
    • Elderplan for Medicaid Beneficiaries HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Medicaid Advantage HMO SNP
  • EmblemHealth (Exchange)
    • Select Care Basic HMO
    • Select Care Bronze D HMO
    • Select Care Bronze HMO
    • Select Care Gold D HMO
    • Select Care Gold HMO
    • Select Care HD 6300 Bronze
    • Select Care Healthy NY HMO Gold
    • Select Care HMO 35/55 Silver
    • Select Care HMO 40/60 Gold
    • Select Care Platinum D HMO
    • Select Care Platinum HMO
    • Select Care Platinum POS
    • Select Care Silver D HMO
    • Select Care Silver HMO
  • EmblemHealth (GHI)
    • ConsumerDirect EPO
    • GHI Alliance 365 Day Hospital
    • GHI Alliance Value Plan
    • GHI Brooklyn Healthworks Max
    • GHI Brooklyn Healthworks Total
    • GHI City of NY Health Benefits Program
    • GHI EPO/PPO
    • GHI EPO/PPO HSA
    • GHI EPO/PPO Share
    • GHI Flex Select/EPO Hospital Benefits PPO
    • GHI Medicare Choice PPO
    • GHI Medicare Dual Eligile (PPO SNP)
    • GHI Network Access PPO
    • GHI Small Business Advantage Plan
    • HMO Plans
    • InBalance EPO
    • Medicare Group Access (PPO)
  • EmblemHealth (HIP)
    • EmblemHealth CompreHealth EPO
    • EmblemHealth CompreHealth HMO
    • EmblemHealth EPO/PPO
    • Family Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus R
    • HIP Access I & II Plans (VYTRA HMO)
    • HIP Choice Plus Direct Pay POS
    • HIP Classic Network HMO
    • HIP HMO Direct Pay
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicaid R
    • HIP PPO Self
    • HIP Premium Network EPO/PPO
    • HIP Premium Network HMO/POS
    • HIP Prime Child Health Plus HIP KID
    • HIP Prime Network EPO/PPO
    • HIP Prime Network HMO/POS
    • HIP Select EPO Plans
    • HIP Select PPO Plans
    • HIP SmartStart Network for EPO
    • HIP VIP Medicare Access
    • HIP VIP Medicare Advantage
    • Medicare Dual Eligile (PPO SNP)
    • Medicare VIP Essential (HMO)
    • Medicare VIP Premier (HMO) Group
    • Vytra / HIP HMO Access I & II Plans
    • Vytra / HMO
    • Vytra / SmartStart
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Child Health Plus
    • Direct HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO/POS
    • Direct POS
    • DirectShare
    • Empire Prism EPO
    • Empire Prism PPO
    • Empire Total Blue
    • EPO
    • Healthy New York
    • HMO
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlueSMSmartValue Plus
    • PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Exchange)
    • Bronze Direct Access
    • Bronze Guided Access
    • Core Direct Access
    • Core Guided Access
    • Essential Direct Access
    • Essential Guided Access
    • Gold Direct Access
    • Gold Guided Access
    • Platinum Direct Access
    • Platinum Guided Access
    • Preferred Direct Access
    • Preferred Guided Access
    • Premier Guided Access
    • Premiere Direct Access
    • Silver Direct Access
    • Silver Guided Access
  • Fidelis Care
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • Fidelis Dual Advantage
    • Fidelis Dual Advantage Flex
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage $0 Premium HMO Plan
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage Flex Plan HMO-POS
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage Without RX HMO-POS Plan
    • Medicaid
  • Fidelis Care (Exchange)
    • NY State of Health (Exchange)
  • Health Net Federal Services
    • Tricare Program North Region
  • Healthfirst
    • Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst AssuredCare HMO SNP
    • Healthfirst CompleteCare HMO SNP
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst Life Improvement Plan HMO SNP
    • Medicaid
  • Healthfirst (Exchange)
    • Bronze Leaf Plan
    • Gold Leaf Plan
    • Green Leaf Plan
    • Platinum Leaf Plan
    • Silver Leaf Plan
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    • Child Health Plus
    • Health Plus Medicare Advantage
    • Medicaid
    • Medicaid Advantage
    • Medicaid Advantage Plus
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • Humana
    • Medicare HMO
  • Liberty Health Advantage
    • Dual Power HMO SNP
    • Preferred Choice HMO
  • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare Access
    • MagnaCare Backstretch Employee Services Team (B.E.S.T.)
    • MagnaCare Client List ASO/PPO
    • MagnaCare National Access
    • MagnaCare Perferred PPO
    • MagnaCare Standard PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • MultiPlan Inc.
    • BeechStreet
    • MultiPlan
    • PHCS
  • New York State Medicaid
    • New York State Medicaid
  • Quality Health Plans of NY
    • Medicare Advantage Platinum Plus NY
    • Medicare Advantage Silver NY
    • Medicare Advantage Silver Queens
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
    • Medicare Advantage
  • The Empire Plan
    • NYSHIP
  • UnitedHealthcare
    • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA)
    • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Choice
    • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Choice Essential
    • UnitedHealthcare Catalyst
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare North Shore-LIJ Advantage
    • UnitedHealthcare North Shore-LIJ Advantage Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Catastrophic HMO
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 73AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child 73AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 6.15.30 94AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 6.15.30 Child 94AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 9.20.40 87AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 9.20.40 Child 87AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare Options Non-Differential PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare (Community Plan)
    • Family Health Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare (Exchange)
    • UnitedHealthcare Bronze Compass $3,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Catastrophic Compass $6,600
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $1,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $600
    • UnitedHealthcare Platinum Compass
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $2,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $250
  • UnitedHealthcare (Oxford)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential H
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan 2i
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan i
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic H
    • AARP Medicare Complete Plan I
    • Exchange
    • Freedom Plan
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • LibertySM
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Bronze NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Gold NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard PPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard PPO
    • Primary AdvantageSM
  • US Family Health Plan
    • Tricare Prime Program PPO
  • WellCare
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • Healthy Choice
    • Wellcare Access
    • Wellcare Choice
    • Wellcare Rx

Patient ratings & comments

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Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
4.8
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.7
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.7
Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
4.7
Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
4.7
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care (if any)
4.7
Degrees to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
4.8
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
4.6
Your confidence in this care provider
4.8
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.7

Patient comments

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

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07.25.2016
Very good doctor.
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07.13.2016
Dr. Hecker is without doubt, the absolute BEST.
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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.
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06.29.2016
I have been treated by Dr. Hecker for at least 15 years and have always received the most excellent care.
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05.18.2016
This is an excellent doctor & I have known him for years as such.
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05.14.2016
Dr. Hecker seems to be inherently knowledgeable and nice.
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03.01.2016
Dr. Hecker is the best!!
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02.26.2016
He (Dr.) he listened to my input into my care: Medicine, test & appt.
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02.23.2016
Good experience.
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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.
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12.28.2015
Very good.
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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.
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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.
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09.23.2015
Good experience.
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08.31.2015
The provider exceeded my expectations.
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08.06.2015
Good experience all the way.
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06.01.2015
Very patient about hints and concerns.
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04.13.2015
Always good. I have recommended Dr. Hecker to several of my friends.
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03.11.2015
Care provider was caring and capable and documented all of my concerns & discussed them with me.
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02.18.2015
Dr. Hecker has always been available to me whenever I have needed him.
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01.29.2015
Good.
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01.29.2015
The office was busy but everyone was attentive.
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01.09.2015
Very very fine doctor & staff.
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12.30.2014
Dr. Hecker is a good listener pay attention, to my problems and is very caring. A great physician.
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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!!!
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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).
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09.05.2014
Dr. Hecker is the BEST!!!
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07.22.2014
I will definitely go back to him next time I need a dr. in NYC.
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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.
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05.16.2014
Very good.
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05.01.2014
Excellent care!!!
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03.31.2014
I have recommended Dr. Hecker to friends who liked him.
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03.13.2014
Top medical care & attention.
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01.08.2014
Dr. Hecker is a caring professional.

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