Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

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Age 41
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Dr. Derek Higgins, DO
Dr. Derek Higgins, DO is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Gilbert, AZ. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.

4915 E Baseline Rd Ste 108

Gilbert, AZ 85234

Contact Information

(480) 249-5525

Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

I believe that pain should be treated with a multidisciplinary approach. Osteopathic Treatments should be tried first. Physical and Occupational Therapy are vital. Epidural and joint injections are a second line treatment. Pain medications are sometimes necessary but are a last resort.
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Dr. Higgins' Experience

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Dr. Higgins' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Arizona State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Nassau University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Nassau University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Ahwatukee Sports and Spine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Higgins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Higgins to family and friends
4.8
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Higgins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Gilbert, AZ |
The best pain Dr. we have ever seen, and we have seen many pain Dr.'s in the valley. My husband suffers from a nerve entrapment in his stomach and has many other pain issues. Two years ago, he had a pain pump implanted. This makes life tolerable, but he still has many health issues. Dr. Higgins takes time to listen and really cares. He always has an encouraging word or good advice. The staff is excellent! I highly recommend Dr. Higgins.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
I had the privilege of meeting this doctor today and he was very personable and positive. The doctor and his staff were knowledgeable, kind and considerate. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Higgins to anyone who might need help with pain management. Definitely a blessing to have found him to help me with my condition.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
He is a great doctor, very patient, and friendly with his patients.
in Mesa, AZ |
If it wasn't for Dr. Higgins, I would still have a twitch in my right eye and getting Botox to calm it after my accident. Thanks to his OMT and Pain Management skills, I can still work full time and have very little issues with that eye today 3 years later. Thank you Dr. H. and all of your staff as well y'all are the BEST! Linda Hernandez
in San Tan Valley, AZ |
Dr. Higgins and his staff are kind ,courteous,and professionall. Dr. Higgins bed side manner is warm and thoughtful. I always feel safe here, and I always know I'm in good hands.
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Dr. Higgins accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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