Dr. Debra Higginbotham, MD


Family Medicine | Female

Sage Medical Center 2019 Galisteo St Ste G3 Santa Fe, NM 87505 Get Directions
Dr. Debra Higginbotham, MD

Dr. Debra Higginbotham, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Santa Fe, NM. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Higginbotham is affiliated with CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Higginbotham's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Santa Fe, NM |
She is extremely compassionate and up-to-date on the latest conditions and treatments. My husband and I have been going to her since she opened and we are both in the medical field. The only negative is the long waits sometimes, but she spends time with her patients.
in Santa Fe, NM 87505 |
My experience with Dr Higginbotham has been that she is thorough and she is on top of new research, treatments and diagnoses. Lately she's been a bit short and I've not been able to get my questions answered fully. Her staff is another matter. The receptionist is loud and is not careful with people's privacy. The assistant who takes you in and writes up notes before the doctor comes in, doesn't listen well or understand. She has written things that were inaccurate and just plain wrong.
Santa Fe, NM |
A true ability to rate your MD is when the patient is in a crisis, rather than with routine scheduled appointments. The staff is rude & officious; they will hang up on you if they cannot deal with a frustrated patient - after not receiving any phone calls back regarding my recently expired medication, I was frantic and frustrated. Linda Montano is unprofessional and even was proud to admit that she had told her office staff to hang up on me. I will never return to this office.
Santa Fe, NM |
Extremely rude and inappropriate when following up on scripts she mentioned during a visit. Said I should have done this during the visit a couple days before. I had asked for the scripts and she assured me they had been electronically sent. Also mentioned another product to help with a specific condition and I was not aware whether this was a script or on OTC item. Said in front of other clients and also said she did not have time to deal with even though I had called the afternoon of the visit
in Santa Fe, NM |
Good experience not too long of a wait and Doctor Higginbotham was attentive and nice
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Dr. Higginbotham's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

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  • Medical School
    University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Ne Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Family Medicine

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