Dr. Stephen Higgins, MD

Dr. Stephen Higgins, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Stephen Higgins, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Portage, MI and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mi Med Sch in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3412 W Centre Ave

Portage, MI 49024

Contact Information

(269) 329-5860

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
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more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Higgins "We provide compassionate individualized medical and surgical eye care with the latest advanced diagnostic, medical, and surgical technologies. "

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wills Eye Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Ia Coll Med Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Higgins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Higgins to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Higgins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Higgins cataract surgery on both of my eyes could'nt have gone better. A friend had same outstanding experience
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I recently had cataract surgery performed by Dr. Higgins. I did not have a single problem. Dr. Higgins was reassuring during the pre-op visit and encouraging when the laser was used. The next day he was delighted that the surgery went well. A very good experience for me.
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Very knowledgable and trustworthy. Eye exam very thorough. Lucky to have him here in Kalamazoo/Portage area. Support staff always pleasant and helpful.
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