Dr. Laurence Higgins, MD

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Age 51
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Dr. Laurence Higgins, MD
Dr. Laurence Higgins, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital.

Laurence Higgins, MD

75 Francis St

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 732-5887

Dr. Laurence Higgins, MD

Dr. Laurence Higgins, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 5 More

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Dr. Higgins' Experience

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Dr. Higgins' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • State University Of New York At Stony Brook
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • The Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center For Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient Choice Award, 2011
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012
  • US News Top Doctor, 2012
Media & Publications
  • Over 65 Peer Reviewed Publications. Over 30 Chapters. 200 National Invited Presentations in the past 10 years. 13 International Invited Presentations in the past 10 years. Principle Investigator for 10 current clinical outcomes and basic science research projects.,
  • Boston Shoulder Institute,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Higgins to family and friends
4.7
based on 45 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Higgins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Brewster, MA |
If you don't have an easily identifiable condition, Dr. Higgins will not spend any time trying to assist with a diagnosis. For three appointments, he spent approximately 5 minutes with me.. total, so about 1 1/2 minutes per appointment. Find another Doctor.
in Brocton, MA |
In past 2-3 years Dr. Higgins has done 2 surgeries on my right shoulder and both went bad. First one was about re-attaching the partially torn supraspinatus he did that in faulkner hospital. In first 2 weeks of therapy I noticed my shoulder is moving freely all the way to 155 degrees and no strength on my biceps. We called Higgins office they said come back asking for another imaging then he wanted to do revision and during the surgery he cut my LHB. tenodesis and revision also failed. NOT GOOD
in Millers Falls MA |
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Laurence Higgins! I just had my shoulder replacement. Dr. Higgins, and staff have been very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Before I had my shoulder replacement surgery, anytime I mentioned his name to anyone there and in the waiting room from patients who've already had the surgery and were back to get their other shoulder replaced all had great success and specifically said, They would go to no other surgeon, Dr. Larry Higgins is the best of the best! : )
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Dr. Higgins accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Network Health
  • POMCO Group
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Higgins has admitting privileges

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
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Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
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New England Baptist Hospital
125 Parker Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02120
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