Spring Hill, Florida (August 30, 2018) – Hernando Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery is pleased to announce that Mary Cunningham, RN, MS, ARNP, has joined Michael W. Higgins, DO, at Hernando Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery. Ms. Cunningham comes from The Villages and Leesburg Regional Hospital’s Urgent Care program where she served as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in urgent care clinics providing care for walk-in clinic patients.
Ms. Cunningham holds a Master of Science degree from the University of South Florida where she has also taken post-graduate courses in preparation for ARNP licensure. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa as well as an AA/ASN degree from St. Petersburg Junior College. Ms. Cunningham has been practicing as an ARNP since 2000. She began her career in 1988 as a certified nurse assistant. She has practiced as a registered nurse since 1989. ” I have worked with Mary professionally over the last 10 years in her role as an ARNP working the Emergency Rooms. “When we discussed her joining the practice, I was impressed by her clinical and academic journey and how much it paralleled mine, ” said Michael Higgins, DO.
Her acute care program experience included clinical experience in Tampa General Hospital’s Emergency Room and internships with acute care pulmonary intensivists and trauma surgeons at Bayfront Medical Center.
“This will now provide an extra avenue to prioritize our patients’ conditions,” said Dr. Higgins, DO. “Having Mary in our practice actually increases my availability and will decrease wait time for my patients,” he added.
ABOUT DR. MICHAEL W. HIGGINS
Michael W. Higgins, D.O. is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Higgins is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in North Miami Beach. Dr. Higgins is a native of Florida who 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. Dr. Higgins served with the Hurricane Andrew Relief and Cuban Refugee Assistance Teams.
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Michael W. Higgins, DO, PA specializes in non-operative and operative management of the spine and general orthopaedic conditions. He recently relocated his practice to 4055 Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill, Florida 34609. He can be reached at 352-688-6035 or go to www.hernandoorthospine.com.