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 doctor who practices in Van Nuys, CA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Valley Presbyterian Hospital and Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

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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See how frequently Dr. Higgins performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney 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

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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)
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 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.
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 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!
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Higgins accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Higgins has admitting privileges

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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