4.8/5
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William Higginbotham III, MD

Specialties

Hip, Fractures & Trauma, Hand & Wrist, Knee

Languages

English
4.8/5
1485 Ratings | 213 Comments | About Ratings

Services & Specialties

Hip, Fractures & Trauma, Hand & Wrist, Knee

Languages

English

Office Information

Southfield Clinic

22250 Providence Dr.
Suite 401
Southfield, MI 48075
Main Number: 248.349.7015
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information

Biography

William Higginbotham, III is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in total knee and hip replacements.

Dr. Higginbotham received his orthopedic residency at the Detroit Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to his residency, he completed his surgical internship at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College Of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Dr. Higginbotham has received numerous recognitions, including “Top Doctors of Metropolitan Detroit” by Hour Detroit, “Best Doctors” by Metro Detroit Survey U.S. News and World Reports. In addition, he has been honored for the last seven years as the Consumer Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians.

William Higginbotham, III is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in total knee and hip replacements.

Dr. Higginbotham received his orthopedic residency at the Detroit Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to his residency, he completed his surgical internship at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College Of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Dr. Higginbotham has received numerous recognitions, including “Top Doctors of Metropolitan Detroit” by Hour Detroit, “Best Doctors” by Metro Detroit Survey U.S. News and World Reports. In addition, he has been honored for the last seven years as the Consumer Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians.

Dr. Higginbotham is an active fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a member of various associations including American Medical Association (AMA), Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (MAOA), American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS). He is currently Program Director for the Michigan Orthopaedic Association.

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip & Knee Instability
  • Hip & Knee Pain
  • Hip Abductor Tendon Repair
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Joint Replacement Infections of the Hip & Knee
  • MAKO Robotic Arm-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip & Knee
  • Partial & Total Joint Replacement Surgery of the Knee
  • Revision Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip & Knee
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip

Residency

Detroit Medical Center

Internship

Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital

Doctoral

University of Illinois College Of Medicine

Undergraduate

Northwestern University

Board Certification

Board Certified

Accolades

  • Consumer Research Council Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2005 - 2012
  • Top Docs Award, Hour Detroit Magazine, 2003, 2007, 2010
  • “Best Doctors” Metro Detroit Survey U.S. News and World Reports, 2000
  • “Nicholas Andry Award” Presented by Orthopaedic Residents to the Instructor who has contributed most to their education, 1992, 1997, 1998
  • Detroit Medical Society Clinic Day Award, 1992
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1988

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall 4.8 out of 5

Explained Understandably 4.9
Listened Carefully 4.9
Gave Understandable Answers 4.9
Knew Medical History 4.6
Showed Respect 4.9
Spent Enough Time 4.8

Research and Experience

Presentations

Television Appearance:
“Health Matters” Discussion of Hip Replacement Surgery 1991

Clinic Day Detroit Medical Society
“Orthopaedic Manifestations of Child Abuse” 1992

Annual Workers Comp Update, Council on Education in Management
“Managing low back injuries” 1995,1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Presentation AAA Insurance
” Knee Injuries” 1997

Consulting Physicians Annual Seminar Troy Michigan
” Review of Knee Trauma” 1998, 2000

Poster Exhibit Michigan Orthopaedic Society Meeting
” Histological Manifestations of Implant Failure” 1993, 1994

Presentation to Grace Hospital Emergency Physician Residency
“Hip Fractures” 1998

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