"Dr. Heck has been in private practice in Modesto since 1994. His special interests include patient education, wound healing and holistic medicine. He enjoys exercise and volunteers with Liga International on mission trips in Mexico. Dr. Heck has two sons and attends Our Lady of Fatima Church."
"St. Luke's Family Practice St. Luke’s innovative approach combines Direct Primary Care to our Benefactors with charitable care to the uninsured of our community. St. Luke’s Mission To establish a self-sustaining non-profit organization for the delivery of free outpatient health care, consistent with the Catholic tradition, to uninsured persons ineligible for government programs. Private Physicians Unparalleled access and time with your personal physician. Providing the care you need, when and where you need it. Free Care – Uninsured Recipients are those less fortunate who do not have health insurance and do not qualify for government programs. They can also obtain primary medical care without charge. 2 CHALLENGES St. Luke’s Responds to Two Troubling Challenges The deterioration of enduring doctor-patient relationships - Many patients today feel like their doctor is too busy for them. “Service” is a tired cliché. Choices are sharply limited by insurance. Rather than focusing on your medical concerns, doctors today spend too much time on authorizations and payment. There are still millions of uninsured Americans. - Worse yet, millions of Americans still have no health insurance. Despite the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) tens of thousands of Stanislaus County residents have no access to primary medical care. Most are “working poor” families. One in four Californians under age 65 is without health insurance for at least part of the year. One Solution St. Luke’s Family Practice is a non-profit organization that bridges the gap. We provide primary health care to two very important groups — Benefactors and Recipients. Benefactors are individuals and families who have health insurance and are blessed with the ability to support the work of St. Luke’s Family Practice. They receive their primary care from one of the physicians at St. Luke’s Family Practice. Recipients are those who do not have health insurance and do not qualify for government programs. They can also obtain primary medical care without charge from St. Luke’s Family Practice."