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Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Higgins

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 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.


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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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very high

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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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Higgins

4.8

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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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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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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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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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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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He is a great doctor, very patient, and friendly with his patients.
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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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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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