Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 45

Dr. Higgins
Accepting new patients

Pioneer Sports and Spine

4915 E Baseline Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Dr. Derek Higgins, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University medical school in 2007. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Higgins to book an appointment.

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Dr. Higgins is caring & extremely good at what he does. Have seen him for my lower back issues.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Janis Tabor Waters – Feb 16, 2021
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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Lance – Aug 18, 2020
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
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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Chanel – Mar 02, 2020
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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 27, 2019
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
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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Connie – Aug 25, 2018
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
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No results
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Brian Gressel in LITCHFIELD PARK – Feb 27, 2018
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
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Gilbert, AZ – Jun 14, 2017
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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JR in Queen Creek, AZ – Jun 14, 2017
He is a great doctor, very patient, and friendly with his patients.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Joe K in Queen Creek, AZ – Aug 19, 2016
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
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
6 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
  • 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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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, Gilbert, AZ 85234. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Derek Higgins, DO offer telehealth services?

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Dr. Higgins' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chronic Pain
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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
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(480) 249-5525

Dr. Higgins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

Pioneer Sports and Spine

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