Dr. Higgins is the Best!

I suffered from severe fibroid symptoms; pain, and heavy periods.  Dr. Higgins performed my uterine fibroid embolization procedure. The procedure is minimally invasive – I was able to attend a work commitment 3 days after my procedure. It is not surgery (no huge incision or scarring); the downtime for me was 2 weeks. Dr. Higgins is professional, thorough, and has excellent bedside manners.

I would highly recommend this treatment for women with severe fibroid symptoms.


This procedure has changed my life.

As a young woman, period pains were a normal part of my life. At the age of 35, my menstrual cramps started to increase to a point where they overtook my life every 2 weeks each month. Many trips were made to different local gynecologists and even to the emergency room at one of the local hospitals.  Test after test, medications upon medication – never a fix for my ongoing problems. It came to a point where I gave up and lost hope in the doctors and just dealt with my pain at home the best way I could. Many tears, many sleepless nights… and did I say MANY tears.

One day in August 2021 while driving I felt lightheaded and had a bad headache. I decided to make a stop at Family Medicine Center to see Dr. Graham Cates. He did a thorough examination, finding me to be anemic, and with a pelvic exam, found a fibroid in my lower abdomen. Dr. Cates referred me to Dr. Higgins, who deals with women like me who have fibroid issues. Upon running all the necessary tests, and me saying lots of prayers, we decided to do the minimally invasive procedure – which cuts off the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to decrease and dissolve.

Let me tell you… this was the best decision I have ever made. Spent one night in the hospital and was home for recovery the next day!!!!!!!!! Up and running in a week’s time. Nooooooo more pain after the procedure in October 2021. This procedure has changed my life. Even started having regular periods again.

I would recommend it to any woman who is experiencing discomfort from fibroids.  Dr. Higgins has given me part of my life back.


Dr. Higgins gave me my miracle. 

[Condensed] I was so excited about the opportunity to have my fibroids removed through the Uterine Artery Embolization procedure. Post-surgery recovery was really shockingly good. Since the procedure, my life has changed for the better. Dr. Higgins gave me my miracle.

To all the women that will read this, I just want to encourage you to call Family Medicine Center today and book a consultation. 

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