For a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine to become board certified, the surgeon must initially collect 200 major surgeries and have two clinical examiners review their cases and watch them perform surgery. The surgeons are then recertified every ten years by examination or clinical exam. Although Dr. Higgins is also a Senior Clinical Examiner he must still need to recertify.
Dr. Higgins is a Florida native and is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in North Miami Beach. He completed a spinal surgery fellowship at the prestigious New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Higgins completed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Consortium in New York. Prior to his residency he served as Chief Intern at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Florida.
Michael W. Higgins, DO, PA specializes in non-operative and operative management of the spine and general orthopaedic conditions. He sees patients at 4055 Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill, Florida 34609. He and his wife, Cara, have three sons and live in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. For more information and to schedule an appointment call 352-688-6035 or go to www.HernandoSpine.com.