Dr. David L. Higgins, MD

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Dr. David L. Higgins, MD

Sports Medicine | Male

Maryland Sports Medicine Center 17904 Georgia Ave Ste 215, Olney, MD 20832 Get Directions
(301) 232-1050

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David L. Higgins, MD at Maryland Sports Medicine Center's state-of-the-art facility in Olney, Montgomery County, provides physical therapy, orthopedic care...Read more

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Our family have used Dr. Higgins for 2 shoulder surgeries (2 different people) and 3 knee surgeries (2 different people, 3 different knees). We've recommended him to other friends & were originally recommended by someone whose daughter was a star college goalie and our two sons played soccer and hockey & still play them!. He is GREAT and will spend as much time as you need to discuss and answer questions. His time & rapport with patients is at a level very few doctors even try to achieve.
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 1990

    Finch University Health Sci/Chgo M School

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hughston Sports Med Clin

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    Catholic University

    Graduated in 1980

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Why Does Experience Matter?

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Dr. Higgins' Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Higgins

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Higgins' Care Philosophy

David L. Higgins, MD at Maryland Sports Medicine Center's state-of-the-art facility in Olney, Montgomery County, provides physical therapy, orthopedic care and rehabilitation therapy for patients with all types of sports and work-related injuries of the muscle, tendon, ligament and bone. In addition, we specialize in post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee. Doctor Higgins is a certified orthopedic surgeon. Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as a National Network Member, our fully equipped physical therapy center is staffed with knowledgeable and supportive physical therapists who guide and assess patient rehabilitation to keep patients injury-free and active. Using "hands-on" physical therapy techniques including: soft tissue and joint mobilizations, therapeutic exercises, custom splinting and modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis, we are able to greatly reduce patient discomfort and recovery time.