Richard Carl Heckmann, M.D.

Psychiatric Medicine

Mental Health Advisor


Dr. Richard Heckmann is a distinguished medical professional who earned his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His extensive medical journey began with an internship in neurology and internal medicine, followed by a residency in psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, all at the prestigious Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Heckmann's dedication to his field is evident through his Board Certification in psychiatry. With a wealth of knowledge amassed over nearly four decades, Dr. Heckmann has seamlessly navigated various patient care settings, including private practice, the Veterans Administration, and Corrections. His holistic approach to patient care extends beyond the confines of conventional medicine. While he prescribes psychiatric medication when necessary, he firmly believes in acknowledging the multifaceted nature of human beings. Recognizing that we are not merely biological entities, Dr. Heckmann emphasizes the importance of considering one's mind, emotions, family history, childhood experiences, social connections, and spiritual beliefs. He values the significance of past treatments in shaping an individual's current condition. Dr. Heckmann firmly advocates for an informed decision-making process. He ensures that patients fully comprehend their diagnoses and the array of treatment options available to them. Patients under his care are empowered to make choices that resonate with their unique needs, dispelling the notion of a one-size-fits-all approach. Dr. Richard Heckmann's commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care exemplifies his dedication to the art and science of psychiatry.