Dr. Ruth E. Higdon, MD

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology • Female • Age 59

750 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Dr. Higdon's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
2635 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
St Marys Cancer Center Gynclgy
St Marys Cancer Center Gynclgy
750 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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    Dr. Higdon's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Gynecologic Oncology

    Board Certifications

    • Gynecological Oncology, 2011
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011
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    • Colpopexy
    • Colposcopy
    • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
    • Endocervical Curettage
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
    • Hysterectomy - Open
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Vulvectomy
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    • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Cervical Polyps
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
    • Endometriosis
    • Fallopian Tube Cancer
    • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Pap Smear Abnormalities
    • Perimenopause
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Scleroderma
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Vaginal & Pelvic Prolapse
    • Vaginal Cancer
    • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
    • Vulvar Cancer
    • Yeast Infections
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    Background Check for Dr. Higdon

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Colorado.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of Missouri / Columbia Campus
    Graduated in 1982
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Higdon & Staff

    • English
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Higdon's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Higdon

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Higdon to family and friends

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    4 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    5 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 5 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Higdon
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    5 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    5 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    5 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    5 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Higdon accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    St Marys Cancer Center Gynclgy
    750 Wellington Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 298-7500 (Office)
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