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James Higgins MD

James Higgins MD

(806) 725-5830
Primary Specialties
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Covenant Children's Hospital
  • Covenant Health Partners
  • Covenant Medical Group

Primary Office

Medical Office Building
4102 24th Street, Suite 401
Lubbock, TX 79410
(806) 725-5830
(806) 725-5837

Physician Bio

Dr. Higgins is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Covenant Women’s and Children’s. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center committed to compassionate, high-quality care with an emphasis on healthy lifestyles for the entire family.

Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology by the American Board of Pediatrics and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Dr. Higgins holds licensure in the states of Texas and Ohio. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, American Gastroenterology Association, and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Dr. Higgins completed his residency in pediatrics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where he was chief resident of pediatrics in 1990. He completed a pediatric internship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.


Bachelor of Science - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 1984
MD Degree - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine 1988
Pediatric Internship - University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX July 1988-June 1989
Pediatric Residency - University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX July 1989-June 1991
Chief Resident in Pediatrics - University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX July 1990-June 1991
Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition- Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio - July 1991-June 1994


Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Excellence in Teaching TTUHSC, March 2012

Areas of Interest

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and childhood obesity

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