Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 46

Pain Medicine

Dr. Derek Higgins, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 2007. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Pioneer Sports and Spine

4915 E Baseline Rd Ste 108 Gilbert, AZ 85234
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(480) 249-5525
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Higgins' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Dr. Higgins treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • 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 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)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • 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 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
  • 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 Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Higgins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Higgins

4.9

Based on 29 ratings

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I have a rare, debilitating and painful health condition that has left me with indescribable discomfort and PTSD both physically as well as having to continually having to attempt to not only explain my pain, but also understand the genesis and mechanics of my illness to physicians since my diagnosis. Since finding Pioneer Sports and Spine and Dr. Higgins, I have been consistently listened to, understood, believed, and supported with the most sincere compassion starting with those who make the appointments on up to Dr. Higgins himself. A glowing recommendation is the very least I can offer with the most sincere thanks to Dr. Higgins and his incredible staff, from Paula and Stephanie answering the phones, as well as Cami and now Katie when Dr. Higgins is busy with other patients or in surgery or teaching. Thank you all for your compassion and consistency throughout the last 7 years. Grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sandy C. – Oct 01, 2021
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Dr. Higgins is caring & extremely good at what he does. Have seen him for my lower back issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janis Tabor Waters – Feb 16, 2021
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I have seen Dr. Higgins for years now. He has earned my trust and I feel he's there for me. Personal attention is a must when you need help, and knowing that someone cares and will be there is important with a doctor. He and his staff make me feel like a human being and not just another patient through the door. Knowledgeable and caring, what a doctor should be.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lance – Aug 18, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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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...Read more

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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Languages

  • English
  • Bulgarian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Derek Higgins, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Higgins has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Derek Higgins, DO accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Derek Higgins, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Derek Higgins, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Higgins frequently treats Back Pain, Chronic Pain, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Higgins treats.

Where is Dr. Derek Higgins, DO's office located?

Dr. Higgins' office is located at 4915 E Baseline Rd Ste 108, Gilbert, AZ 85234. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Derek Higgins, DO speak?

Dr. Higgins speaks Bulgarian and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Pioneer Sports and Spine

Pioneer Sports and Spine4915 E Baseline Rd Ste 108 Gilbert, AZ 85234
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