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Dr. William Higginbotham, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 65

Dr. Higginbotham

The CORE Institute

22250 Providence Dr Ste 401 Southfield, MI 48075
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Dr. William Higginbotham, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Southfield, MI and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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Dr. Higginbothom is the best! It doesn't even hurt when he gives me a cortisone shot in my knee.. He is a true gentleman with excellent bedside manners. A remarkable surgeon! I highly recommend Dr. Higginbotham!!
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Dr. Higginbotham is a great doctor. When I went to see him I had been in pain for a year and seen four other doctors. None of them could tell me why I was in severe pain and could barely walk. The appointment with dr. Higginbotham went as follows x-ray prior to meeting him once he was in the in the room he reviewed the x-rays with me and explained that I needed a hip replacement. All of 15 minutes. I had the hip replacement surgery went fine. Great doctor. You will not be disappointed.
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Not a good physician. Arrogant, and only cares about the money from the insurance after the surgery. Any problems that result from the surgery he appears annoyed. He only says in response to problems "I don't know". Never again will I have surgery performed by this guy. I have warned multiple colleagues, family and anyone that needs a knee replacemt to avoid him at all costs.
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Dr. William Higginbotham is by far the worst doctor I have been in contact with. I had a consultation with him in January 2017 about a knee replacement surgery and he was ridiculously rude and foolish all at the same time. He is part of the Core Institute and it's about him and only him. I felt that he just wanted the money but did not care about my recovery and what was best for me. This was an awful experience!!
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Biography

Dr. William Higginbotham, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Southfield, MI and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Mt Carmel Mercy Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Mt Carmel Mercy Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Higginbotham accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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Dr. Higginbotham's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higginbotham treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Higginbotham treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higginbotham treats Osteoarthritis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Higginbotham treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higginbotham treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Higginbotham treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Higginbotham's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate