Dr. Laurence Higgins, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Higgins
Accepting new patients

BWH Orthopedic/Arthritis Center

75 Francis St Boston, MA 02115

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(617) 732-5887

Dr. Laurence Higgins, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Stony Brook U, School of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital and Brigham And Women's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Higgins to book an appointment.

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Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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
Joint Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Joint Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection

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Dr. Higgins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Higgins

4.6

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
85.1063829787234%
(40)
4 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
3 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
2 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
1 Star
4.25531914893617%
(2)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (43)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (43)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (42)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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My husband had a reverse shoulder operation with Dr. Higgins in December of 2015. The brachial plexus was injured during that surgery and my husband had no feeling in his left arm. I went with him to the one month check up. Dr, Higgins said “guaranteed 100% that will come back”. At the 3 month check up, no improvement, Higgins seemed shocked. He sent my husband to a nerve specialist and said he would call him the next day. No call ever came. He deserted him when things went wrong.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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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Carol Gwozdz in MA – Jul 12, 2018
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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ragard in Brewster, MA – Oct 13, 2016
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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
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What could be improved
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Jonathan Acupinchi in Brocton, MA – Sep 20, 2016
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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! : )
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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J Tim Ollari JR in Millers Falls MA – Feb 25, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Laurence Higgins, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1998
Ctr Sports Med/U Pitt
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Hosp Fir Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
1997
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
1993
Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
Stony Brook U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

  • 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,

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

Dr. Higgins frequently treats Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, and Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Higgins treats.

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

Dr. Higgins' office is located at 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

BWH Orthopedic/Arthritis Center

Laurence Higgins, MD75 Francis St Boston, MA 02115
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital

Boston, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)