Dr. Richard Hightower Jr, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(37)
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Dr. Richard Hightower Jr, MD
Dr. Richard Hightower Jr, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Pooler, GA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Hightower Jr is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital - Savannah and Candler Hospital.

SOUTHCOAST MEDICAL GROUP

1000 Towne Center Blvd Ste 701

Pooler, GA 31322

Contact Information

(912) 748-2280

Dr. Richard Hightower Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Hightower Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 5 More

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Dr. Hightower Jr's Experience

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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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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

1 Sanction
  • 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
1 Board Action
  • 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

Education

  • Mercer University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Hightower Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hightower Jr to family and friends
3.5
based on 37 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Hightower Jr's 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
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Pembroke , GA |
One of the best doctors I have encountered . He is never in a rush he takes his time to make sure you understand everything he said. Awesome Doctor.
Rincon |
Compationate, empathetic, through. Don't hesitate to say " I don't know, and refer to a specialist.
in Savannah, GA |
Dr Hightower and staff are great! I've been going to him for years. It is very helpful that he saves a few appointments each day for patients who are acutely ill. I have always been able to get a last minute appointment. A few times it had to be with another doctor in the practice but that's okay-I was seen and was not sent to the ER (as can be the practice in some medical offices in Savannah). The patient portal works very well. I always get prompt copies of my lab and imaging tests in the mail
in Pooler, Ga |
He is not a Doctor but a very mean and hateful man. Patient care is awful. He makes decisions without asking questions. When patient or a family member tries to explain, he gets rude and condescending. Richard has become incompetent. My grandmother has been a patient of his for many years but the last two years it seems he no longer cares about his patients. Quit the practice if you a miserable!
in Pooler, Ga |
Mr. Hightower is very rude and not professional especially to family member of his elderly patients. I wouldn't go to see him if he was the last, so called, doctor on the planet. Patient care? He is a waste of time and money. Shame on you Richard. You are not worthy of the Dr. title. Retire if you dislike your job instead of putting family members in termoil. It never hurts to be nice. I am certain that he will never read this but someone will. I feel sorry for your staff.
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 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 accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Hightower Jr has admitting privileges

Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds St
Savannah, GA 31405
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Saint Joseph's Hospital - Savannah
11705 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419
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