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About Dr. Archie A Heddings

Dr. Archie A Heddings, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kansas City, KS. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Surgery. Dr. Heddings has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Archie A Heddings is Great. Dr. Archie A Heddings has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Archie A Heddings is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
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Dr. Archie A Heddings has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

    Trauma surgeons treat patients who come to emergency rooms and require surgery after any kind of accident. They know how to act quickly, assess the patient’s condition, and decide on a course of action. They work fast to coordinate with other physicians and specialists in the hospital if needed, such as neurosurgeons and radiologists, so they can properly diagnose the injury and stabilize patients.
    Common trauma injuries include bleeding, burns, brain or other internal injuries, shock and loss of limbs. Because they treat patients in traumatic situations, they’re also typically skilled in offering some level of emotional support to help the patient cope with confusion and grief that may result from their accident.

  • Expertise

    23 Expertise

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Bone Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Fracture (Ulna Fractures)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Laminectomy
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Closed Fractures
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Leg Fracture (Tibial Fractures)
  • Knee Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture (Radius Fractures)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement
  • Hip Fractures
  • Arm Fracture (Humeral Fractures)
  • Surgery


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Cruel Doctor. An embarrassment to our state funded hospital.

Dr Heddings was rude and cruel. He treated us with incredulous disrespect , name called , raised his voice and frightened the patient. There is no amount of technical knowledge that he could posses that could justify this inhuman treatment. You cannot make this stuff up. Right out of a horror movie. Stay away from this man

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Saved my brother's arm/hand

Dr. Heddings performed emergency surgery on my brother's hand to save the nerve and tendons. Later on, while my brother was still in ICU, Dr. Heddings operated on his arm to close a large wound. I have to say he is a great surgeon. After the surgery he came out and talked to our family for a long time and was very compassionate. His nurse, Tonya is also excellent. Very caring and friendly. I would recommend Dr .Heddings to anyone because I believe he saved my brother's arm & hand and he is a very talented surgeon.

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Calm, cool and collected

I like to think Dr. Heddings saved my arm. After breaking my elbow, I was worried I wouldn’t find a doctor able to fix my arm. The type of break I sustained amazed and stumped the ER doctor, X-ray techs and an orthopedic specialist at a different hospital. That was before I saw Dr. Heddings. With my arm all slung up in a temp cast, high on pain meds, and scared out of my mind my arm would be forever jacked, I walked into Dr. Heddings office. He sat down, looked me straight in the eye and told me how it was. He was direct, honest and totally genuine. He answered every question, chased away every fear, and didn’t let me leave until his nurses made sure I was as comfortable as possible in my temporary cast and sling. He scheduled my surgery two days later and visited me twice afterwards in recovery. A year later, me and my three plates and about a dozen screws couldn’t be happier or healthier. Dr. Heddings is, hands down (or up, woohoo!), the nicest and most involved doctor to ever care for me. If you live anywhere near the Kansas City area and you’re in the market for an orthopedic surgeon, do yourself (and your bones!) a favor and see Dr. Heddings!

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saved my left arm

Dr Heddings would not give up on my arm after i came into the er after a motorcyle wreck i was a wreck. he tried 3 different time the on the 4th and finall he did save my arm i a what the call a profound brekulor plexes i was not suppoes to mave any felling or movement in it for about 1 to 2nd a half years but 3 months into my recovery i could feel my shoulder and move left leg was also amputated above the knee.. all and all dr archie heddings is my hero.

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awesome doc

Dr. Hedding helped care for my husband's arm after it was almost shredded by a car accident. He was wonderful,compassionate and gentle. It has been 7 years ago and we still talk about what an impression he made on us.You will be blessed if you need an ortho doctor.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2014, 2016, 2013, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2011, 2014, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Archie A Heddings accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Kansas City
    • BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry KS PPO
    • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Medica Choice
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

University Of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS
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