Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Derek Higgins, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 6 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

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers
Gait Abnormality
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Higgins "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."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • 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 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)
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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29  Procedures

Background Check

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Higgins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Higgins to family and friends
21 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Higgins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...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...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...more
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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...more
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