Dr. Richard R. Hightower Jr., MD

Dr. Richard R. Hightower Jr., MD

Family Medicine | Male | 50 years old

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Dr. Hightower Jr. specializes in Family Medicine and practices in Pooler, GA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Hightower Jr.'s Reviews

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3.5
based on 28 total surveys (6 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Hightower Jr.
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Hightower Jr.'s Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (25)
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in Savannah, GA |
Dr. Hightower has be my primary physician for the past year. I have been very satisfied with all aspects of his medical service. I've recently encouraged my wife to change from her provider to Dr. Hightower.
in Savannah, GA |
I love his manner. He has a quick, dry wit that makes me chuckle. I've never had trouble getting in to see him-he leaves a few appointments open for folks who wake up sick and need him. When I can't get in, the desk always has someone who can see me. In all these years, I've never been told "go to the ER." That's pretty amazing in today's world. This office is exceedingly well run. The front desk folks are welcoming and efficient. One can now check in for the visit at home on computer. Love that
in Poorer, ga |
I have never had a visit with such an incompetent doctor. I am 69 years old and this was a new patient exam. No discussion about a flu vaccine, no physical exam, told me to go my cholesterol meds because they may be causing the leg pain I have. Didn't tell me to come back to check my cholesterol level. I was upset because he told me he didn't have my medical records that I had sent from another state. When I complained he said, "we have hundreds of records, their probably here somewhere."
in Pooler, GA |
Patient care is awful. He makes decisions without asking questions. When patient tries to explain, he gets rude and condescending. When treatment fails, he says give it a few days. When that fails, he says give it a week or more. Further tests are delayed because his office forgets to submit the paperwork. I have been a patient of his for many years but the last two years it seems he no longer cares about his patients. Just wants to get you in and out in less than five minutes.
in Pooler |
Not a long wait time.
in Pooler, GA |
Dr. Hightower treats his patients with caring, compassion, dignity and respect. He listens and answers concerns then makes suggestions. He partners in your healthcare and gives choices.
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Dr. Hightower Jr.'s experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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    Sanction

    Dr. Hightower Jr. has received 1 sanction

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    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Disciplinary action in another state (4/1/2013)
    • Action Taken: License Restricted
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: New York
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    • Inappropriate personal relationship with patient(s) (2/6/2014)
    • Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Georgia
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Why It Matters: Dr. Hightower Jr.'s Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

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Education

  • Medical School
    Mercer University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Memorial Health University Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine

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