Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Higgins
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pioneer Sports and Spine

4915 E Baseline Rd Ste 108 Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Dr. Derek Higgins, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Higgins has more experience with Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University medical school in 2007. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Higgins to book an appointment.


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I went to Dr. Higgins for severe pain in my shoulder. He has been a huge help in providing relief. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks, Dr. Higgins and his entire staff. They are wonderful.
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Richard Baumbach – Jul 30, 2020
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I have been coming here for about 5 years. The staff is super friendly, and its a nice change to go to a doctor who actually listens to what the patient has to say. I recommend this office to anyone and everyone I meet that has spine issues.
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Chanel – Mar 02, 2020
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Dr. Higgins was able to find what has been causing the pain in my daughter's back, when other doctors could not figure it out. He took the time to explain what was going on and why. He was kind and patient. I highly recommend him!
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Jul 27, 2019
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Dr Higgins is an affable attentive awesome Dr.He goes above and beyond.The Nurse Practitioner and whole staff are all very attentive..They are awesome!!
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May 01, 2019
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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 by two prior treatment specialists. He took appropriate and immediate action. Fortunately this indicator was diagnosed as benign. I have continued to feel the quality of his medical care is excellent.
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Connie – Aug 25, 2018
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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 outstanding. Don't look any further....this is the Dr you need for pain management.
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Brian Gressel in LITCHFIELD PARK – Feb 27, 2018
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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 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.
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Gilbert, AZ – Jun 14, 2017
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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 help me with my condition.
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JR in Queen Creek, AZ – Jun 14, 2017
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He is a great doctor, very patient, and friendly with his patients.
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Joe K in Queen Creek, AZ – Aug 19, 2016
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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
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Linda Hernandez in Mesa, AZ – Jul 01, 2016
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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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Eran Sly in San Tan Valley, AZ – Jan 07, 2016
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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
  • Sports Medicine

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

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(480) 249-5525

Dr. Higgins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Chronic Pain more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • 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 Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Pioneer Sports and Spine

West of Safeway At Gateway Medical Complex4915 E Baseline Rd Ste 108 Gilbert, AZ 85234
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