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

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Spanish

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 so 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.

Education

  • 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

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards

  • 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)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.18 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.5 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.49 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.32 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.31 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.43 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.33 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.63 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.41 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.61 out of 5
  • 08/06/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    This was my first time seeing this doctor and she was great!

  • 07/20/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr was great

  • 06/12/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Very caring and compassionate. She took time with me & respected my feelings with sensitivity and grace.

  • 05/15/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I really enjoyed her. She seems very genuine.

  • 05/15/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Higgins is very professional, knowledgeable, polite, kind and she explains thing very clearly. The lab technician, I think her name is Megan, she is super nice and made me feel very comfortable during my visit.

  • 05/14/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Thank you!

  • 03/05/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Very compassionate, great communicating about the procedure, and very quick and efficient, so that the uncomfortableness of the procedure was as quick as possible.

  • 02/06/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I felt as though I met with a friend to discuss my health. She was very knowledgeable and put me at ease.

  • 02/03/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I LOVED that Dr. Higgins did not try to make 'general' conversation while doing my breast exam. This is something that has always made me uncomfortable (chatting while someone is palpating my breasts)- she focused on the exam over the conversation and I liked that. I also liked that she was honest about how a pap smear this time around was unnecessary given my history.

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