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Dr. Ruth E Higdon has the following 2 specialties
- Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic oncologists specialize in cancers that occur in the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, as well as the less commonly talked about female reproductive cancers like vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
In addition to diagnosing the stage of your cancer and recommending treatment options, they’ll provide care throughout your treatment and help you manage your symptoms. They’ll often work closely with a pathologist and a radiologist to properly diagnose you and determine if your cancer is shrinking or spreading throughout treatment. They’re even trained to administer chemotherapy and to perform surgery to remove cancer when necessary.
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Ruth E Higdon has the following 3 expertise
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Dr. Ruth E Higdon has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Ruth E Higdon is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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This doctor performed butcher surgery on me. I have had excessive pain ever since my surgery for uterine cancer. She got knife happy during my surgery that should have not taken more than an hour to an hour and a half. Instead it took three hours because she performed a half assed biopsy on my ovary during the surgery and declared that I had ovarian cancer when I didn't. If you want an accurate diagnosis then make her send all of your biopsies to the Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. The Mayo Clinic declared that I didn't have ovarian cancer but only the uterine cancer that I already knew I had. Dr. Higdon just needs to retire instead of continuing to perform unnecessary butcher surgeries on unsuspecting patients. Make sure you read every line of her so called "Informed consent" form before you sign it. There is a line in it that says they can do basically whatever they want to you if they supposedly find another condition, imaginary or not. I made the mistake of not doing this before I had my surgery. I trusted her to do the surgery I ageed to on that form instead of BS excessive surgery that I didn't need or want. I feel that I can't trust any doctor to do what is right for me because of this doctor. If you feel that she screwed you over you csn file a complaint agonist her with the state of Colorado Medical Board. I am still considering this option.
Had surgery and week after she pulled staples even though my husband asked her about place on incison that didn't look right. She just put another steri strip on it and 2 1/2 hours later back to hospital as incision was opening and my intestines were protruding!!! Back into surgery. Sent home again but with bowel blockage in intestines. . Couple days later vomiting coffee ground blood and back to hospital. Blockage in intestines. Never saw her after she assisted with second surgery until had to see for follow ups. She wouldn't answer our questions. Since then have had other medical problems and doctors said it stems from the stress that my body has been through with the two surgeries and intestinal blockage. Not good at follow up or calling unless in her interest. Was told by her a 4" incision that is about 7 - 8 inches long!
Dr. Higdon's is a cut and run doctor who has poor follow up with her patients and is just in the surgery game for the money. She doesn't care what her patients want but only cares about what she wants. She has a monopoly on all of the gynecological oncology surgeries in the Grand Junction area. I wish I would have just went to a regular gynecologist instead of her for my surgery because she got carried away and cut out parts of me that should have never been removed.
First of all, I must state that I hardly ever see doctors, it has to be pretty serious to get me in the door. (I hate having a doctor not acting interested when I do go, and it takes me awhile to get up the nerve to try another one.) I had never before had a surgery. So when I had some strange post-menopausal symptoms my new GP (that I only had gone to once before) sent me to an OB-GYN that I had never been to. She diagnosed me with a large ovarian tumor and referred me to Dr. Higdon. I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Higdon and her staff. She told me exactly what my problem was. She explained to me what the surgery would entail, and my options for chemo and oncological treatment afterward. My hysterectomy went well, and Dr. Higdon took the time to go speak to my family to let them know what was happening and put them at ease. During my post-operative hospital stay she stopped by regularly and made sure I was doing alright, I felt she was more interested in my well-being than some of the nurses there were. I healed from the surgery fairly quickly, and I feel that her skill as a surgeon contributed to that. I have been doing a large part of my follow-up with Dr. Higdon and have no complaints, she is always straight with me about my condition and what should be happening. Plus, she has a good sense of humor! I intend to keep seeing Dr. Higdon as long as I need to.
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36 Years Experience
University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
Lsu Health Sciences
Dr. Ruth E Higdon accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem CO Blue Priority PPO
- Anthem CO Bronze Pathway X HMO
- Anthem CO Gold Pathway HMO
- Anthem CO HMO
- Anthem CO Pathway
- Anthem CO Silver Pathway X HMO
- Anthem PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Rocky Mountain Health
- Rocky Mountain Good Health and Vista HMO PPO
- Rocky Mountain Monument Health Tier 1
- Rocky Mountain Summit Group
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsGrand Valley Oncology, 2596 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO
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