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About Dr. James R Higgins
Dr. James R Higgins, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tulsa, OK. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital - South and St Francis Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. James R Higgins has the following 4 specialties
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
While cardiologists diagnose and treat all types of heart disease, electrophysiologists have extended education in rhythmic disorders, also known as cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. An electrophysiologist typically works closely with a cardiologist and together they can treat arrhythmia, help you prevent blood clots, or restore and control a normal heart rate.
They can also provide information on medications and devices — such as a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator — used to control an abnormal heart rate. When it come to treating arrhythmias, there are both invasive and non-invasive treatment options and an electrophysiologist can help you decide which is right for you.
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Unstable Angina
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Heart Block
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First let me say Dr. Higgins did get my blood pressure under control. Then he recommended an angiogram to better know the condition of my heart. OK, except now I am HIGH RISK and can't get insurance, even though the angiogram turned out well. He put me on blood pressure medication that was costing me $300.00 per month,(no insurance, remember) I have since gotten another doctor to prescribe generics (costing me $30.00 Per month). He then wanted to do chemical stress test a few years later, I had gotten high risk insurance ($600.00 per month) and told him, fine if it was covered by my insurance, turns out the procedure would have been covered as Dr. Higgins told me it would be, had it been done at a hospital and not in his office. $3200.00 for 45 minutes in his office. Now he has sued me for the balance resulting in a total cost to me of $4800.00. Dr. Higgins is a good Cardiologist but he has no concern for your financial well being, so watch out for your billfold and double-check with your insurance company in person, don't let Dr. Higgins tell you the procedure he wants to perform will be covered by your insurance. I made that mistake, and now will probably lose my home as the garnished wages don't leave me enough to pay my house payment for the next six months, think my mortgage company will understand??? Oh and I get to cancel my high risk health insurance, again, thanks doc.
This was the first time I had an appointment with Dr. Higgins and I live about 1.5 hours away and I left early and when I arrived at the office, I found from the front desk clerk to the medical assistant to the P.A. and student and lastly Dr. Higgins, was the best experience in a long time. Everyone made me at ease, and explained all in great detail. I would highly recommend him to anyone else who needed a cardiologist.
Dr. Higgins cared for my parents throughout their heart health problems for probably 20+ years. He is the most professional, expert cardiologist that they ever had; we always had complete confidence in his diagnosis, treatment and surgeries. He is unique in the medical field...highest class! If I ever need cardiac care, I'll be at his office immediately.
Dr. Higgins is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
41 Years Experience
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Graduated in 1977
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Dr. James R Higgins accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Community Care PCC
- CommunityCare PPO Standard Network
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsJames R Higgins Md Inc, 7912 E 31st Ct Ste 320, Tulsa, OK
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