Dr. James Higgins, MD

Dr. James Higgins, MD

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Dr. James Higgins, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Encino, CA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Higgins has more experience with Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. 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.

Locations

Encino - Primary & Specialty Care

Encino - Primary & Specialty Care15503 Ventura Blvd Ste 340 Encino, CA 91436
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Encino - Primary & Specialty Care15503 Ventura Blvd Ste 170 Encino, CA 91436
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Encino - Primary & Specialty Care15503 Ventura Blvd Ste 350 Encino, CA 91436
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Higgins is affiliated with UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center Santa Monica, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

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My father has been a patient of Dr. Higgins for years. He suffers from coronary heart disease and Dr. Higgins has performed many angioplasty on him. He is extremely efficient, through and patient. My father has a very difficult personality to deal with and Dr. Higgins reassuringly responds to his 1000 questions and concerns. He routinely checks all his meds to make sure there is no need for change. He is in constant contact with his patient and always there to give his input when needed.
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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Art's Daughter in North Hollywood, CA – Sep 26, 2017
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1/12/17 - I'v been sick since the day he put the stint in. He wouldn’t even let me tell him what was going on with me. I was absolutely desperate to see him and told him so. So much was going on due to the medications he had me on. I started to tell him what was going on and asked him about what med might be making me feel so bad and he went off on me for no reason. Take away his license to practice medicine! Ask the nurses how I left the office! It wasn't pretty. Horrific bedside manner!
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jody in Van Nuys, CA – Jan 13, 2017
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I arrived for my appointment at 10:30 to be seen by the doctor only to have to walk out at 12:20 after not being seen for almost 2 hours. This Dr. may be great but he needs to find a better way to schedule his appointments. My time is valuable just as much as yours.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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M. V. in Los Angeles, CA – Oct 12, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Higgins

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Higgins treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Higgins treats other conditions, please contact the office at (818) 461-8148.

Heart Conditions

Compare with other Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Higgins is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Higgins
Similar Providers
Hypertension
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
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High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Higgins' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(818) 579-9914

Dr. Higgins accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I seek to provide the most complete care to my patients in a caring and respectful way.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2007
UCLA
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
2001
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Higgins, MD?

Call (818) 579-8269 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. James Higgins, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. James Higgins, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. James Higgins, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Higgins' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. James Higgins, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Higgins frequently treats Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Higgins specializes.

Where is Dr. James Higgins, MD's office located?

Dr. Higgins' office is located at 15503 Ventura Blvd Ste 340, Encino, CA 91436. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Higgins is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Santa Monica, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Mission Community Hospital

Panorama City, CA

53% Patient Experience Rating, 16% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Van Nuys, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average