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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male • Age 49

1000 Towne Center Blvd Ste 701
Pooler, GA 31322
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Dr. Hightower Jr.'s Specialties

  • Family Medicine

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Saint Joseph's Hospital - Savannah
11705 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419
Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds St
Savannah, GA 31405

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SOUTHCOAST MEDICAL GROUP
SOUTHCOAST MEDICAL GROUP
1000 Towne Center Blvd Ste 701
Pooler, GA 31322
Southcoast Medical Group
Southcoast Medical Group
9 Chatham Ctr S Ste C
Savannah, GA 31405
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    Dr. Hightower Jr.'s Experience

    Specialties

    • Family Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Family Practice
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
    • Inappropriate personal relationship with patient(s)  (2/6/2014)
    • Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
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    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Georgia
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (4/1/2013)
    • Action Taken: License Restricted
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    • State: New York
    • Inappropriate personal relationship with patient(s)  (1/5/2012)
    • Action Taken: Probation
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    • State: Georgia

    0 Board Actions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Mercer University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1993

    Residency Hospital

    Memorial Health University Medical Center
    Complete in 1996
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hightower Jr. & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Hightower Jr.'s Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Candler Hospital

    • Saint Joseph's Hospital - Savannah

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Hightower Jr.

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.5
    • 22 Star Ratings
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    3.5 out of 5

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    3.5 out of 5

    22 responses

    Dr. Hightower Jr.'s Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.8 out of 5

    22 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    22 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4 out of 5

    22 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    20 responses

    Experience with Dr. Hightower Jr.

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.5 out of 5

    22 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.8 out of 5

    22 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.7 out of 5

    22 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.7 out of 5

    22 responses

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    Office Locations

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    SOUTHCOAST MEDICAL GROUP
    1000 Towne Center Blvd Ste 701
    Pooler, GA 31322
    (912) 748-2280 (Office)
    (912) 748-4988 (Fax)
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    Southcoast Medical Group
    9 Chatham Ctr S Ste C
    Savannah, GA 31405
    (912) 527-7211 (Office)
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