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Surgeon Clara Higgins, DO, Returns to Beebe, Accepting Appointments

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Beebe Medical Group is pleased to announce that Clara Higgins, DO, FACOS, has rejoined its medical staff and team of expert surgeons.

Dr. Higgins was in private practice in Lewes from 2002 to 2016 when she established her initial affiliation with Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Staff. During that time, with a focus on general, trauma, and breast surgical care, Dr. Higgins treated more than 16,000 patients in Sussex County.

Now with Beebe General Surgery in Lewes, Dr. Higgins performs both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures in addition to colonoscopies, endoscopies, and the insertion of treatment ports for cancer patients in need of chemotherapy. She is employed by Beebe Medical Group. For appointments with a referral, call 302-703-3630.

“After living in Tennessee for six years, I am incredibly grateful to be living and practicing once again in Sussex County – a place that has always been near and dear to my heart,” said Dr. Higgins. “It’s an exciting time to be part of Beebe Healthcare. The organization is committing to continuously growing its programs and services in line with community needs. I am proud to be here, and to have an opportunity to be part of that growth.”

Prior to rejoining Beebe, Dr. Higgins worked at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital in Tennessee, serving as the organization’s only general surgeon. She has also worked in private practice with connections to multiple hospitals in the Philadelphia area and served as Director of Medical Education at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Higgins is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed a clinical internship and residency, with concentration on general surgery. She was appointed Chief Surgical Resident for the last year of her training. Dr. Higgins is board certified in osteopathic general surgery and is a Fellow and active member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Additionally, she is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.

In her free time, Dr. Higgins enjoys playing pickleball with her friends and neighbors and working in her garden. She and her wife, Kelli, are parents to two fur babies - their dog, Lucy Lou, and their cat, Ricky Bobby.