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Kristen Balkcum Higgins, MD Dermatology and Internal Medicine

Kristen Balkcum Higgins, MD

Dermatology and Internal Medicine
4.9
90
Gastonia, NC 28054 (3 other locations)
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner
  • Takes time to answer questions

About Kristen Balkcum Higgins MD

Kristen Balkcum Higgins, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Gastonia, NC, with other offices in Charlotte, NC and Hickory, NC. She has 18 years of experience. Her specialties include Dermatology and Internal Medicine. She speaks Spanish and English.

Kristen Higgins has received the following awards:

Locations

Dr. Kristen Balkcum Higgins has 4 locations

Piedmont Plastic Surgery And Dermatology 959 Cox Rd Gastonia, NC 28054
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology 959 Cox Rd Ste 1 Gastonia, NC 28054
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Piedmont Plastic Surgery And Dermatology 309 S Sharon Amity Rd Ste 200 Charlotte, NC 28211
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Piedmont Plastic Surgery And Dermatology 315 19th St SE Bldg 100 Hickory, NC 28602
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Specialties

Dr. Kristen Balkcum Higgins has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Kristen Balkcum Higgins has the following 13 areas of expertise

  • Rash
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin lesion (Lentigo)
  • Rosacea
  • Excision
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Melanoma
  • Basal Cell
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Mole
  • Skin Cancer
  • Acne Rosacea

Awards

3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

Education

18 Years Experience

Wake Forest School Of Medicine

Graduated in 2004

Dr. Kristen Balkcum Higgins Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS NC Blue Select
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Select
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - CaroMont Tier 1
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
    • Coventry Carelink - Cornerstone Tier 1
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • NC Ambetter
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Kristen Balkcum Higgins

Dr. Higgins is a board certified dermatologist. She received her medical degree form Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and a dermatology residency at the prestigious University of Virginia. Dr Higgins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.

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