All professionals at Hecker Dermatology Group, PA maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Following a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Dr. Melanie Hecker entered medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, completed an Internship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and her dermatology Residency at New York City’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. As an Attending at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, she was the Dermatology Clinic Chief, Director of the Clinical Research Unit, and the department’s expert on nail dermatology. Dr. Hecker is skilled in the treatment of hair loss, nail disorders, and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Hecker is also recognized as an expert in Skin of Color, which requires a different approach to dermatologic treatment.
The Doctors Hecker have published numerous articles on dermatologic therapies and cosmetic treatments, appeared on radio and television, and are active members of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Dermatology Foundation.
Our medical practice treats the widest variety of skin conditions from acne to psoriasis. Most importantly, we recognize, diagnose, and treat skin cancers, looking to catch them before they become life- threatening. We are fully aware that the incidence of skin cancer is on the rise, and we believe that twice yearly skin examinations ensures great skin health. Skin cancers are the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the United States. More than a million estimated new non- melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year. The Doctors Hecker believe that causes for the increased incidence of skin cancer include an aging population, improved detection, an increased use of tanning beds, and environmental factors such as depletion of the ozone layer.
Of course, Cosmetic dermatology does play a vital part of the practice. Drs. David and Melanie Hecker are skilled in current laser treatments for eliminating wrinkles, tattoos, brown spots, and spider veins. They also use fillers, Botox and chemical peels to enhance skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Hecker has been serving the South Florida area since 1999. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Hecker completed his fellowship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, one of the most well-respected hospitals in the nation. David J. Hecker M.D. has been published in many esteemed publications including the Mount Sanai Journal of Medicine.
In 2010 David Hecker and his wife Melanie decided that the best way to serve their clients was to start their own practice, Hecker Dermatology Group. Hecker Dermatology Group is now one of the technologically advanced dermatology groups in South Florida. Their goal is to provide the latest treatments and excellent care to their patients.
David Hecker M.D. and Hecker Dermatology group serve the communities of Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, Boca Raton, and Boynton Beach.
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Dr. David Hecker completed his undergraduate work at Princeton University and then attended the University of Florida School of Medicine. He served his Dermatology Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he was Chief Resident. He completed a Dermatopharmacology Research Fellowship at Mount Sinai where he published numerous articles on Dermatologic and cosmetic-related conditions.
Dr. David Hecker has served as a reviewer of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, and Cutis. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Broward County Medical Association. Dr. Hecker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. David Hecker’s practice serves the communities of Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, Boca Raton, and Boynton Beach. He has several areas of expertise in the field of Dermatology, including skin cancer, psoriasis, acne, eczema, geriatric dermatology, and cosmetic surgery. Here at Hecker Dermatology Group, PA, we pride ourselves on easy-to-get appointments and excellent quality of care.
Dr. Hecker is fully aware that the incidence of skin cancer is on the rise, and believes that twice yearly skin examinations ensures great skin health. Skin cancers are the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the United States. More than a million estimated new non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year. Dr. Hecker believes that causes for the increased incidence of skin cancer include an aging population, improved detection, an increased use of tanning beds, and environmental factors such as depletion of the ozone layer.