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About Dr. Laurence D Higgins

Dr. Laurence D Higgins, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Speare Memorial Hospital, Quincy Mental Health Center and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Higgins has received 6 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

65 Ratings with 19 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Laurence D Higgins is Great. Dr. Laurence D Higgins has been rated by 65 patients. From those 65 patients 19 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Laurence D Higgins is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Brigham And Womens Hospital

75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
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Specialties

Dr. Laurence D Higgins has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Laurence D Higgins has the following 16 expertise

  • Sports Medicine
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone marrow inflammation (Osteomyelitis)
  • Laminectomy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Surgery
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone Fracture

Dr. Laurence D Higgins has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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One Star

He is a self centered person who cares more about himself than his patients. Never on time. makes his patients see PSA's and interns instead of himself. I would not bring a dead horse to him for care.. .

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He is the best shoulder doctor on this planet

When I tore my same rotator cuff tendon again (suprasantis) 3 months after the first repair Dr K who did that surgery referred me to Dr Higgins then before I completed that recovery my bicep tendon came out of the grove my fault again then yes again I needed one more surgery scare tissue removed I always had problems with the postoperative recovered not the DOCTORS fault this was all on my right shoulder I now have full range of motion some on and off pain the first doctor gave up on me but Dr Higgins never let me down if it wasn't for him I truly think my right arm would be useless and he does listen to you and does not rush you I always saw a intern first but then you see DrHiggins waiting time can be long but it's worth it

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Made a BIG mistake

I'ma 57 years old phd mathematician in Amherst university, I went to Dr. higgins for left shoulder pain impingement back in 2012 and since then he has done 3 surgeries on me and all failed. Now I have pain and limitation more than ever. My rotatorcuff suparspinatus and infraspinatus is ruined and the failed biceps tenodesis has completely deformed my arm. I spend so much time in the waiting rooms past 4 years with him and months and months of PT all gone to waste I feel sad and regretful. If you want to see an orthopedic surgeon do in depth research and don't fall for the appearance and the show they put on to get you in the surgery room. GOD BLESS

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Rude and Condecending oh ya 3 hours late too

His PA was fantastic but after waiting for 3 hours to see him he was very brief, Condecending and rude. Decided to go to someone I trust as I don't trust him.

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BAD Doctor

Dr. Higgins was constantly late for my appointments with no explanations. Never returned my phone calls until weeks after. Always saw an intern and not Dr. Higgins. He was over two (2) hours late the day of my surgery. Wanted to do another procedure after the one he performed did not rid me of my pain. I would never go to this SELF CENTER Doctor again...

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)

    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.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Higgins is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1992

  • University Health Center Of Pittsburgh

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Laurence D Higgins accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Brigham And Womens Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA

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