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Dr. Thomas Higgins, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 66

  
Dr. Higgins

Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center

501 20th St Knoxville, TN 37916
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(865) 331-1375

Dr. Thomas Higgins, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in psychiatry and sleep medicine.


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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Higgins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome

Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Higgins

4.4

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
77.77777777777777%
(7)
4 Stars
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(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(1)

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Higgins, MD
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Dr. Higgins is difficult to see himself. See Amber Burns his NP most of the time.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Higgins for about 4 years. In that time he has given me a superior level of care and diagnosed me with narcolepsy. He took the time to figure out a medication dosage that is right for me, and I never feel rushed in his office.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Higgins, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in psychiatry and sleep medicine.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
1984
University Md
Residency Hospital
1981
University Md
Internship Hospital

Awards

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)