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About Dr. Donald S Higgins Jr

Dr. Donald S Higgins Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Albany, NY. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Donald S Higgins Jr is Excellent. Dr. Donald S Higgins Jr has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Donald S Higgins Jr is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Stratton Va Medical Center Albany

113 Holland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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Dr. Donald S Higgins Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Electromyography
  • Headache
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Dystonic Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson Disease

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Patient Centered Provider for Veterans with Dystonia and Movement Disorders

I was not properly Dx with Hemi Dystonia. I ended up in a nursing home and was told I had diabetic neuropathy. I knew they were wrong but know one would listen. However, as my body started to deteriorte I was fortunate to meet Dr. Higgins. Dr. Higgins has set me on the right path to help lesson the my dystonia episodes. I am wheelchair/bed bound (major fall risk)and have a contracted right foot. The movements are scary to look at. However, Dr. Higgins gave me hope. I am a 33 year old Veteran female, married with two wonderful children. Dr. Higgins listened to me, and where other providers failed he gave me insite and hope. I have been given more freedom and relief. He also is very experienced and caring. As a former employee of the VA, I knew of his expertise. Yesterday I made supper for my family, and met my daughter at the bus stop with my new wheelchair. I feel safe and properly cared for. I do not know where I would be if it was not for Dr. Higgins. I am on Levadopa Carbidopa and Artane, and botox. He understands I do not want to use opiates in my treatment unless absolutely necessary. I believe in an acceptable level of pain and discomfort. Due to my experience with patients and the possible dependence on these medications. He stands by my judgement. Although I am home bound he promptly returns my calls with genuine understanding and caring. The Albany VA is fortunate to have Dr. Higgins, and our neurology team they are truly professional, and assist our Veteran with care and compassion. Thank you for the opportunity to rate Dr. Higgins.

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  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1987

  • University Of Michigan Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Donald S Higgins Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Stratton Va Medical Center Albany, 113 Holland Ave, Albany, NY
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