Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - NYU School of Medicine
ObGyn Simulation
New York, NY USA

Residency - Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC USA

Medical Education - New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY USA


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/12/2019, Dr. Higgins has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

52 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

L&D nurses and *Dr. Higgens could not have been better.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr Higgins was very understanding and very helpful in explaining what the plan of action should be

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

already recommended her to my family - took a long time to find a good one enjoyed her as my doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

This was my first time seeing this doctor and she was very nice, respectful and thorough. She made me feel comfortable and I definitely will be seeing her again for any of my needed future appointments.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

I am newer patient of Dr. Higgins. Love her communication skills!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

The time spent with the med student was much more meaningful and beneficial than the time spent with the doctor. I felt the med student was interested in me. The doctor was not.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

It should be noted that Dr. Higgins had a med student who saw me first and spent quite a bit of time with me, talking to me, asking about my history, etc. At one point he was called out of the room and told (quietly, so I would not hear) that he was spending too much time with me, as the doctor had to leave. He then returned, very quickly wrapped up our conversation, and the doctor came in, and basically said I know you spoke to my student, is there anything else. She did not address my main concerns or complaints, and rushed through the appointment. She was kind, however never asked me if there was anything I wanted to talk to her about, never asked about my health. She just stated that she knew I spoke to her student and moved on. I have no proof she even looked at my chart. Although she was not rude, she clearly wanted to move me along.

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