Dr. Steven Higgins, MD

Dr. Steven Higgins, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Steven Higgins, MD is a cardiology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry in 1979 and specializes in cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and more.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 940

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 658-0088

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Higgins performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
very high
more than 96% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Higgins's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Colorado
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of Colorado
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Higgins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Higgins' Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I would give the office staff ZERO stars but this is not an option. I have had Zio Patches installed before by other providers with no problems. At this office, the staff flatly refuses to deal with insurance despite confirmation my insurance will cover 100% of $$$. They forced me to pay $ up...more
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My daughter had a issue with her heart. Dr Higgin's scheduled a electrophysiology study. When I questioned his results of the study his reply was to read his lips and that nothing was wrong with her heart. He told me to not make him repeat himself again! Then tried to write her a prescription for...more
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Office staff is friendly and very good at accommodating needs and time constraints. The doctor is brilliant and very experienced and excellent at specialties and unique procedures
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