Dr. James Higgins, MD

Dr. James Higgins, MD

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Cardiology  |  
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43 y/o
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Dr. James Higgins, MD is a cardiology specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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Hypotension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Congestive Heart Failure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Higgins "I seek to provide the most complete care to my patients in a caring and respectful way."
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Higgins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Higgins does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Higgins and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Higgins is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Higgins to family and friends
3.7
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Higgins' Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in North Hollywood, CA
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...more
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in Van Nuys, CA
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...more
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in Los Angeles, CA
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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