BELLINGHAM, Wash. – PeaceHealth Medical Group is delighted to welcome Michael Higgins, MD to its general surgery team in Bellingham. A well-respected surgeon in private practice in Bellingham for more than 10 years, Dr. Higgins began seeing patients at PeaceHealth on May 11.
“My goal as a surgeon is to help my patients make informed choices about their health,” said Dr. Higgins of his practice philosophy. “Surgery is an option, and I believe that the care of patients occurs before, during and after surgery. I like to emphasize trust, communication and continuity of care,” he said.
Appointments with Dr. Higgins can be made at PeaceHealth General and Colorectal Surgery at Northwest Medical Center, 2979 NW Squalicum Parkway, Suite 303, Bellingham, 360-495-8869.
Dr. Higgins completed his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery in the Franciscan Health System West. He also has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York and holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Washington.
Dr. Higgins is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and a member of the Whatcom County and Washington State Medical Associations.
About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org