Roger V. Hecker, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, IL 60048

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Office: 847-566-5200

Fax: 847-566-5522

Meet Roger V. Hecker, MD

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Credentials

Education

  • Earl K Long Medical Center
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • SIHO PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 574 patient ratings.

Comments

July 29, 2020 1:44 PM

Provider concerned with my specific issues.

July 29, 2020 1:44 PM

good and productiv experience

July 27, 2020 2:06 PM

He seemed to "rush" me thru the process.

July 20, 2020 3:43 PM

I received excellent care with Dr. Hecker as well as the attending nurse - He is a great doctor and truly a terrific professional in his field.

July 20, 2020 3:43 PM

I have great confidence in Dr. Hecker and feel blessed to have him as my doctor

July 2, 2020 12:00 AM

We are very happy we found Dr. Hecker. He is thorough and touches all his bases.

June 29, 2020 6:42 PM

Thank you Dr Hecker for focusing on My health issues and concerns at every visit. Thanks for always listening.

June 29, 2020 6:42 PM

I hate going to the Doctor. It causes me anxiety every time I think about my health. Dr Hecker always takes the time to listen to all of my multiple health issues and doesn't rush me out if the office with unanswered questions.

June 29, 2020 5:08 PM

Discontinuing provider. Disappointed with doctor. I find the doctor's demeanor disrespectful.

June 19, 2020 10:46 AM

excellent

June 19, 2020 10:46 AM

good

May 28, 2020 1:27 PM

This provider's (specifically) care has seemed to begun to deteriorate. Spends time rushing thru information and seems 'put out' when asked to explain things.

May 28, 2020 1:27 PM

Exploring finding a different primary care provider because of his poor people skills.

May 13, 2020 8:48 AM

This was a telemedicine visit due to COVID-19. Video call worked very well and Dr. Hecker was very through and professional.

May 4, 2020 8:37 AM

Excellent phone visit since coronavirus.

April 27, 2020 5:54 PM

Slight connection problem but once connected Dr. Hecker was thorough, professional and helpful.

April 27, 2020 4:21 PM

Very enlightening - thank you Dr. Hecker Godspeed!

April 16, 2020 8:32 AM

Dr. Roger Hecker is great.

April 14, 2020 11:54 AM

Good conversation.

March 30, 2020 4:13 PM

Thorough and well done

March 30, 2020 1:20 PM

Dr. Hecker has been my "primary care physician" for the past 3 years - I am very pleased with his efforts advising me with various health issues including cancer - A heart attack and general health issues.

March 29, 2020 7:39 AM

So far so good.

March 27, 2020 5:30 AM

He is very attentive to what I have to say. He spends enough time to explain enough to show he cares about his patients.

March 23, 2020 2:01 PM

he seemed to talk over me and dimiss my health concerns . I was hoping for further follow up and I didn't get that. I will be changing primary doctors.

February 17, 2020 4:44 PM

Sometimes he interrupted me. He mixed up some of the medications I was taking.

February 17, 2020 1:52 PM

Dr. Hecker always provides excellent health care.

February 17, 2020 1:52 PM

Always good experience at their office.

February 9, 2020 4:07 AM

very hurried told me we have to hurry I'm running behind only have time to discuss one thing showed little or no interest in what I had to say

February 9, 2020 4:07 AM

this was one of the worst experiences I have had at this clinic although this was not my regular Dr I just felt that he was not interested in my problems because he was in a big hurry to get on to the next one as a whole I have been disappointed in the past couple of visits to this clinic and feel like because my health care plan is Medicare and Tricare for life that I'm not important and the Dr just wants to get me in and out to get on to the next not the first time I have been told we can't discuss that we only have 15 min with you that being said I'm very seriously considering finding another health care provider

February 4, 2020 4:41 PM

Good

February 4, 2020 12:36 PM

We were disappointed with the service this provider gave. He did not seem to genuinely care and did not seem to care about the issues we discussed or my health history or the ways to improve my health - It was basically... visit & information provided did not really help.

February 4, 2020 12:36 PM

My main provider, internists, was not available, so I agreed to see Dr. Hecker, I felt that he was not "engaged" in my care or concerned with my wellbeing; but that he had a time limit, as well as lack of attention to detail and options - I'm a positive, but I think I remember him commending Rx that I am allergic to.

February 4, 2020 7:06 AM

excellent doctor!!!!

January 31, 2020 11:55 AM

Dr. Hecker is a treasure of knowledge compassion concern and caring. He is professional and personable beyond expectations, always.

January 31, 2020 11:55 AM

Visiting with him is always a pleasure, I receive knowledge, and care I did not know I needed. He is thorough beyond all expectations always.

January 28, 2020 1:22 PM

Good routine visit.

January 28, 2020 1:22 PM

Pleasant visit with all the staff & my doctor.

January 25, 2020 10:55 AM

everyone in that office was very nice and very helpful! the doctor was great makes me feel very comfortable with him and the staff. when they draw blood never feel it and they are very well trained in do there job. all are very great!!

January 20, 2020 5:35 PM

Dr Hecker is a very smart, personable physician and we value his advice and inputs regarding our health

January 20, 2020 3:49 PM

The appointment was very rushed. Dr. was always looking at watch and talking about staying on schedule.

January 20, 2020 1:52 PM

was a great experience

January 20, 2020 1:52 PM

excellent

January 13, 2020 7:25 PM

Dr Hecker always seems to be too busy and is dismissive of me. when I have tried to address this he always has excuses.

January 13, 2020 6:44 PM

Dr. Hecker is a supremely intelligent, thorough, patient, professional. He is personable, humorous, fun to interact with; he shares his inordinate knowledge easily and without making me feel uninformed. He is careful to research on the spot any and all new meds prescribed for interactions and contraindications. We are so very pleased to be in Dr. Hecker's care and could not ask for anyone more involved with and interested in our well-being.

January 13, 2020 6:44 PM

Visits with Dr. Hecker are always excellent and we look forward to them. He is our friend, confidant and we trust his judgment implicitly.

January 7, 2020 4:52 AM

I thought Dr. Hecker was very thorough in our initial visit. He spent a lot of time talking about my medical history and my health concerns.

January 6, 2020 2:04 PM

Dr. Hacker is a great dr. and person. He saved my life by sending me for a x-ray I then had cancer lung surgery.

January 6, 2020 10:35 AM

Dr. R. Hecker is a good doctor I just wish he would speak slower and louder.

January 3, 2020 10:03 AM

Very efficient.

January 3, 2020 9:49 AM

I had to wait for 1 hour before doctor showed up. Nurse did not even come to tell me about the delay.

December 28, 2019 12:52 PM

Excellent visit. No problems.

December 24, 2019 2:45 PM

good doctor.

December 23, 2019 2:06 PM

He was already annoyed from having car problem when I came in. He didn't want to be there, was irritated with what I was trying to tell him. He interrupted constantly so that I could not describe my overall experience. The medicine he prescribed me is not working but I will never contact him again for anything. I will go see another doctor elsewhere.

December 4, 2019 12:03 PM

Dr. Hecker is one of the best internists I have met. He is thorough, understanding and also funny with his corny jokes. Always feel I am in good hands with him.

December 4, 2019 12:03 PM

Dr. Hecker is great! He does not sugar coat anything and was extremely complimentary to make about my weight loss journey. I completely trust him too.

December 1, 2019 3:40 PM

Dr. Hecker is a very thorough doctor who is intent on giving me the best care. I was, however, somewhat put off by his abrupt attitude while he was focusing on the task at hand.

December 1, 2019 12:17 PM

It is always a pleasure to speak to Dr. Roger Hecker. He is an excellent physician.

November 25, 2019 6:10 PM

Dr. Hecker is great!

November 20, 2019 7:09 PM

Feel quite comfortable with this doctor.

November 20, 2019 7:09 PM

never got the papers describing my last visit. was told the refrigerator went out and could not get the second shot I was going to get. nobody called me about this and without the paperwork I don't know what the other shot of the two it was.

November 19, 2019 5:01 PM

fine visit always good to see the DR.

November 16, 2019 10:28 AM

Advocates phone system is a Nightmare! When I call my doctors office I am routed to a call center, it is not convenient at all.

November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Hecker has paid close attention to my health concerns regarding bronchitis and my difficulty breathing. He has alternating medications when necessary and assisted me with a follow up visit recently that will involve contacting other specialist to further determine the causes of my breathing difficulty. I'm very appreciative for his help

October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

A good place I always like to visit for my healthcare.

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hecker is a very attentive provider. He was very nice during my visit & made me feel comfortable.

October 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I had Bronchitis and had been to see an Immediate Care Doctor. What was prescribed was not helping. Dr. Hecker prescribed meds that helped me right away. Finally got some relief and sleep.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Becker is very thorough and methodical in working through my health issues, and he does it in a very friendly, relaxed manner.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

The office was quite busy and I had to wait a little longer than usual. When Dr. Hecker did see me he did spend an adequate amount of time with me and accomplished what needed to be done.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Hecker. always so knowledgeable about what's going on with my health. He is very personable and kind. I have been sick lately due to exacerbated asthma, he was able to find an antibiotic for the bronchitis I was fighting and a perfect mixture of prednisone and Symbicort to get my asthma under control

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Hecker is an excellent provider.

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Very thorough. Very responsive to my list of questions & possible tests I may need. Good website portal for scheduling appts., checking test results and emailing the doctor.

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Hecker is an excellent physcian.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good. Left feeling we were doing a good plan for good health.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I had to wait a long time to see the Doctor once I was in the examination room; however Dr. Hecker apologized saying their were complications with his previous patient. Dr. Hecker correctly diagnosed the pain in my hands, and prescribed medication which effectively reduced the pain. Dr. Hecker also discussed tips that would lessen the chance of having the pain reappear in the future. Overall it was a positive experience.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent care informative concerned and very very helpful.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Hecker is great. The "upgraded" computer system is horrible. I can't believe that records could get so messed up on a copy operation.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel Dr Hecker is extremely knowledgeable and am confident in his diagnoses and treatments. but each time I have Seen him he makes me feel like he is always rushed and too busy and he complains about it. I do not care! He asks me questions about my meds etc when it's right there in my file, but doesn't let me answer. He makes me feel like I am interrupting him when I try to ask questions. I walk out aggravated with him.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Have been seeing Dr. Hecker for several years. Always professional, knowledgeable, and providing good health care.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

He is a bully, offensive and rude.

September 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Hecker is a good Dr. but I feel he is too stressed because he always seems that previous appointments before mine have put his day off schedule and therefore he seems a bit rushed. It could be because he takes the time to answer a lot of questions a patient has and that puts him behind schedule. But I do appreciate the fact that he will answer your questions even when too rushed.

September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Sometimes I have to wait more than 30 minutes in waiting room. I think that needs to be improved. I am very happy with my provider's overall services.

September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Always felt Dr. took good care of me.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

very satisfied with my visit. Got the appointment on the same day I called. He listened and really understood my condition and prescribed the the appropriate medication. He took time explaining everything inspite of his busy schedule.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I was "MyAdvocate" app for making appointments and ask questions, find it is useful and helpful, better than calling and leave _____ type.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hecker is very efficient; check-in staff at reception desk could use some fine tuning.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

on time very friendly

September 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I am diabetic and am supposed to see Dr. Hecker every 4 months. Due to personal and work-related issues, I had not been able to see him for 9 months. I was feeling very guilty about that, but Dr. Hecker did not make me feel badly or guilty. He understood where I was coming from, and instead motivated me to do better. Dr. Hecker has an excellent "bed-side" manner, meaning he really knows how to listen to his patients, address their concerns, and communicate to them things they can do to improve their health care goals.

August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

provider seemed rushed curing apptprovider spent too much focus on trying to type in computer

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Great, I really appreciate the way we are treated with Dr. Hecker. This is not to say we may no disagree, but we work things through.

August 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Very informative

August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I scheduled to talk with my primary care dr., Dr. Hecker about mental health. he was not empathetic or sensitive to my needs. He did not help me to feel supported or comforted - instead he was rather cold and I also felt rushed.

August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hecker is compassionate, thorough, informative and brilliant. He genuinely seems to care about me and diesn't judge ir make me feel like a nimber.

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Normally I see Dr. X. I do like my doctor and he's good at returning phone calls and follow ups with his nurse, unfortunately he wasn't available when I needed to be seen. but Dr. Hecker had an opening. I wish he was more compassionate and gentle, I won't see him again.

July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent visit

July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

much better than last time.

July 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hecker is professional and personable; we love visiting with him; he always provides up to date information on all medical issues and prescriptions. He is terrific!

July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Very enjoyable.

June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Very helpful

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hecker is always very good. I only wish that he was still at his office location in Mundelein. That office felt less corporate and cold.

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Hecker has been my internist since he joined Advicate Health here. He understands my health need very well, and always focuses on taking care of impor rant issues. It is easy to get appointment to see him. He follows up promptly after office visit and tests results, and communicate to me very well.

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