Dr. James Higgins, MD

Dr. James Higgins, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 52

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(410) 202-0358

Current Patient


Dr. James Higgins, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Baltimore, MD. He is affiliated with medical facilities Medstar Union Memorial Hospital and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. 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

MedStar National Hand Specialists at UMH

New Patient?
(410) 202-0358
MedStar National Hand Specialists at UMH3333 N Calvert St Fl 2 Baltimore, MD 21218
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Medstar Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic hand surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Higgins

4.6

Based on 15 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Office environment (12)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Outstanding surgeon and bedside manner. Superior.
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Extremely knowledgeable, personable, compassionate doctor who expertise is delicate, complicated surgery of the hand. I regained full function of my right hand after a trama thanks to Dr. Higgins.
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Diane Currence in Joppa, MD – Aug 18, 2017
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Very kind and capable physician. did a great job withmy daughters surgery!! highly recommend.
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Westminster, MD – May 24, 2017
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dr james p higgins did a great job on both of my hands was in lot of pain feel alot better would recommend him highly
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randy rosenberg in Sparrows Point, MD – Jan 31, 2016
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Dr Higgins has done two surgeries on my hand. Most recent was December 8, 2015. He is a great doctor. He is gentle, willing to listen, explains things, is usually on time for appointments and extremely caring of your feelings. I would highly recommend Dr Higgins to anyone. I trust him very much.
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Pam Aarhus in Bethesda, Maryland – Jan 05, 2016
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Higgins' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. James Higgins is Chief of The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Higgins specializes in complex reconstruction after...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
Residency Hospital
Union Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (410) 202-0358, and for other questions, call (410) 235-5405.

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.

Does Dr. James Higgins, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Higgins frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Osteoarthritis of Hands. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Higgins treats.

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

Dr. Higgins' office is located at 3333 N Calvert St Fl 2, Baltimore, MD 21218. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Higgins, MD speak?

Dr. Higgins speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

Baltimore, MD

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019)

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average