Stephanie Higgins, MD - OB/GYN Physician in Hillsboro, Oregon

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Provider Bio

Dr. Stephanie Higgins is a board-eligible OB/GYN physician and surgeon at Women's Healthcare Associates in Hillsboro, Oregon.

From the Provider

"I am excited to come to work everyday because of the amazing people I meet at my job. I love the opportunity to be a part of a team and collaborate to solve problems. Every woman is unique, and even if she has a problem that I’ve seen before, the solution that worked for another patient might not work for her. I love talking through problems and solutions and coming up with an answer that is right for the person sitting in front of me."

About the Provider

Dr. Higgins was drawn to a career in medicine early by her fascination with the complexity of the human body and how it works, together with her passion for communicating and helping people. Obstetrics and gynecology was a natural fit for her because of the variety of physical and emotional changes and challenges that women face throughout their lifetimes.

Being able to help during what can be stressful, joyful and private times in a woman’s life is one of the aspects of OB/GYN that Dr. Higgins enjoys most. She loves building relationships and helping her patients through every stage of their reproductive lives, whether that's helping them learn about their sexual health, choose contraception, plan and care for a pregnancy or deal with the symptoms of menopause. She helps her patients address a variety of reproductive health issues, such as abnormal, irregular or heavy bleeding; painful periods; pelvic pain and infections; pain with intercourse; and infertility. Her interests also include adolescent health and minimally invasive surgery.

Born and raised in the Portland area, Dr. Higgins is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest after her medical training took her across the country. She enjoys hiking, biking, being outdoors and spending time with family, as well as cooking and curling up on the couch with a good book.


  • Residency:

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2019

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 2015

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Mathematics and Spanish, Washington University, 2011


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • University of Connecticut Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2019
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2018
  • Dr. Spero Neckles Award for Outstanding Resident Research in Gynecology, 2018
  • Lefcourt Award for Excellence in Academics - Honorable Mention, 2016
  • Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, 2012
  • College Honors, 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, 2010

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (38)
  • Patient Comments (9)

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.6 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.6 out of 5

The thoroughness of the visit?

4.5 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.5 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.6 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.6 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.7 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.3 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.4 out of 5

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.4 out of 5
  • 02/25/2023

    Dr Higgins was very kind and helpful. This was my first ever visit to an OBGYN and it was a very positive experience.

  • 12/23/2022

    While I will miss Dr. Pickering, I'm delighted to find that Dr. Higgins is equally caring and approachable and professional.

  • 10/17/2022

    Very kind and thorough

  • 10/11/2022

    Very very kind and caring

  • 10/04/2022

    Dr. Higgins answered all my questions and spent a lot of time with me. I felt care for and listened to.

  • 09/13/2022

    Dr Higgins is very knowledgeable and kind.

  • 08/09/2022

    I felt like she really cared and made me feel like she was invested in my care

  • 07/21/2023

    The folks at the front desk are super friendly and made me feel so comfortable. I also really appreciated the Dr. Higgins took the time to address all my medical needs and wellness issues.

  • 05/19/2023

    Dr. Higgins and the WHCA staff made me feel comfortable. The Biopsy itself was not painful. I appreciated Dr Higgins showing me the tissue samples before sending them to the lab.

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