Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

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Dr. Derek Higgins, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 2007 and specializes in pain medicine, sports medicine, and more.

4915 E Baseline Rd Ste 108

Gilbert, AZ 85234

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

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Dr. Higgins' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Arthritis
Back Pain
Baclofen Pump Therapy
Baker’s Cyst
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Brain Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Facet Joint Injection
Cervical Medial Branch Block
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
EMG (Electromyography)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet Joint Injection
Facet Joint Pain
Fibromyalgia
Gait Abnormality
Hand Conditions
Headache
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
Joint Injection
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Medical Branch Block
Migraine
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Pain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Blocks
Nerve Conduction Studies
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
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phantom Limb Pain
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Runner's Knee
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Sports Injuries
Sports Physical Examination
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Transforaminal Epidural Block
Trigger Point Injection
Ultrasound-Guided Injection
Upper Back Pain
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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

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4.8

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I have been extremely impressed with Dr. Higgins' professionalism and expertise. During my "new patient" visit I brought a large volume of prior records. During this visit,Dr Higgins was able to identify a critical unresolved diagnostic issue embedded in a radiology report that had been overlooked...Read More
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I recently left a pain management facility that was horrible and as soon as I began seeing Dr Higgins I started getting relief from my pain. I have rarely felt more comfortable in any Dr's office than I do at his. His staff is incredibly polite and helpful, and his approach to pain relief is...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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He is a great doctor, very patient, and friendly with his patients.
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