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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA
Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA
Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
Medical Education - Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA
- Family Practice / Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
- Family Medicine
Research & Publications
(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)
Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 9/20/2018, Dr. Higley has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Higley receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
260 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
43 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019
Dr. Higley is not only the the best Dr. I've ever had in my life, if it's up to me he will be THE only Dr. I have! A few words that come to mind are thorough, honest, caring, listens and addresses my concerns, patience, respectable, calming and direct! When I was a child my Dr. (not Higley) overdosed me on anti seizure medicine and landed me in the hospital for a while. Ever since then I had a major trust issue with Doctors. that was until I was fortunate enough to get Dr. Higley as my PCP. Wherever he practices is where I will go for my healthcare needs. He has earned and will always have my trust!
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019
I tell everyone I meet about Dr Higley. he has been amazing with my family for 10 years now. he always listens and treats you with respect. he is an amazing doctor.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019
Dr. Higley always has a good common sense honest approach , refreshing in today's world .
Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019
Dr. Higley is such a great doctor has been our family doctor for the past 11 years! Always very knowledgeable and persistent when it comes to his patients! He genuinely cares! in and out 99% of the time!
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019
We have been with this Doctor for more then 14 years. He is all way respectful makes the kids feel like they matter. i have had my Mom chang to this Doctor and my Brothers also
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
Dr Higley is an awesome doctor. He's very knowledgeable about anything you ask him.
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
Dr Higley is by far the best doctor I have ever been to! I have been going to him for years!!
Reviewed on May 20, 2019
Doctor Higley is an Out standing Doctor
Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019
Dr.Higley is a amazing provider. I truly feel like he listens to my concerns without judgement.
Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
laid back, thorough, matter of fact....only practitioner that I trust and am willing to see. It's exactly the kind of providers I want taking care of my overall healthy and wellness. He listens and comes up with a plan that takes charge, but allows input. I have referred many of my patients and friends to Scott Higley. The BEST!
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
Higley or bust. Seriously, for me, its him or no one. He is the best doctor I have ever had.
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019
I found Dr. Higley to be the doctor I had been looking for. I like a Doctor who will listen to me, answer my questions and guide me on a path to reasonably good health. Dr. Higley is that doctor and I am looking forward to having my health in his care.
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019
I've been a patient of Dr Higley'e since I was 11. He has always been very upfront and realistic with me and makes sure I understand everything before I leave as well as answering any questions that may arise after my visit. I have already reccomended him to several people. I am always satisfied with the care he provides and his concern for my well being. plus he's hilarious! A very good people person.
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
Dr Higley gave me great options to deal with my anxiety and to quit smoking. He explained possible side effects and told me to reach out if I experienced any. My wife and kids came with me to my appointment and my kids were a bit rambunctious. Dr Higley did not show any annoyance and even joked and made my kids laugh. fantastic doctor.
Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019
Dr. Higley listened to my concerns and I appreciated that
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019
the doctor was very good and spoke to me I like I was important and made sure that I understood
Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019
Dr. Higley is always a kind and considerate doctor.
Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019
Dr. Higley is the best PCP I've had. He's personable, listens to all my problems, discusses things thoroughly, and acts promptly. He's the best.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019
I say this on every survey, CCF doesn't have a better doctor than Scott Higley. Scott is also a champion of change with how us the patients interact with our Doctor. Thankfully CCF has instituted changes for the better, based on Scotts' feedback.
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
DR. Higley has always been completely thorough--beyond my expectations!! Listens
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
Dr Higley is one of the best most thorough and knowledgeable doctors I've ever had! and he has a great sense of humor
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
dr higley is the best doctor and I am referring him to my mother
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019
I recomend Dr. Higley to people often.
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019
Dr. Scott, is probably one if the best , his one on one with you makes it so much more comfortable to discuss anything with him----love him
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019
Scott is a very good doctor he's always very attentive to our needs takes his time with us always answers any questions we have. we've been with him for many years and wouldn't trade him for anything
Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019
Dr. Higley listens when I talk and generally has a diagnostic or at least a suggestion on how to proceed. I like him.
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Higley is polite, professional and compassionate!
Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
Best doctor I have ever had! Easy to talk to and great at explaining things without talking down to you!
Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018
Love this place and the Doctor that I'm dealing with... Just wish I would have came here before..
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
No office experience (wait times/choice of medical personnel on call, etc.) is going to be perfect. I can usually be seen by Dr. Higley.
Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018
I just met Dr. Higley but really like him. He took his time with me and spoke to me with care and respect.
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018
been going to dr Higley around 16 yrs. only dr I trust . almost impossible to see him when I'm sick and need a dr quickly .
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018
dr Higley is very caring and thorough and honest in his care of me. always answers all questions and gives good advice and honest opinions. always very thorough.
Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018
The telephone circus to get to the appointment clerk is totally a pain in the ear! I don't need to hear any more commercials about Cleveland Clinic - I want to talk to the scheduler, one that does plain English, not East Indian or Ebonics, and not after a long hold time. With respect to Dr. Higley, I followed him to the Cleveland Clinic, and I will follow him anywhere. I totally appreciate his demeanor, his honesty, his ability to express in terms that I understand what the problem with my health is, and his knowledge of his profession.
Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018
Dr. Higley is thorough, pleasant, tactful, honest, and really has his act together, knows how to explain the issues and their potential resolutions, and I really appreciate that!
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018
Why does it take 6+ weeks to get an appointment with my family doctor? I think the Cleveland Clinic is just trying to push through more patients, and the quality of the relationship with my family doctor is suffering. We have been going to Dr. Higgley since my oldest child was born, and the inability to schedule an appointment within a week or two is causing me to seriously consider finding another doctor. We don't want a relationship with a company, but with a specific medical provider.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018
I absolutely love Dr Higley!! I moved to Cleveland and still drive to see him. He is a straight forward person who tells it like it is. He has always listened to what I had to say and helped me with everything I have needed. He is an awesome Dr and wonderful person as well.
Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018
I have never had to what 3 1/2 weeks to see Dr Higley, and then the call center was trying to push me on to someone else, like I had no other choice.
Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018
Dr Higley is awesome!!!He has always been right on with everything!!He has made referrals for Physical therapy and I couldn't be happier!!
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018
I love Dr. Higley as he is very caring and understanding. He treats you like a friend and you feel like he cares. He is always aware that money is tight for us and is very helpful to try to work with us when ordering RX, testing, etc. However since Falls Family practice was taken over by Cleveland clinic it is much harder to get timely appointments.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
We have been patients of Dr. Higley for eight or nine years. We feel he is an excellent clinician, and as long- time patients, we want to see him instead of other clinicians. While we understand this isn't always a possibility, we do get frustrated when we have to wait several weeks to get an appointment with him.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018
he's a great doctor I would never see anyone else. I do despise the new Cleveland clinic take over it's less personal and it's not the atmosphere I'm used to. my complaint is more about the new ways not my care he's exceptional
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