Dr. Higginbotham started Higginbotham Family Clinic in July of 2011. He graduated with “Highest Honors” from UAMS in 1995. Dr. Higginbotham is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Higginbotham enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, four granddaughters and a grandson, and is very active in his local church. His interest is not only in the treatment of chronic disease but also in wellness and prevention of disease.
Ed has been with Higginbotham Family Clinic since it opened in 2011. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Prior to becoming a P.A., he worked as an emergency room nurse for 15 years. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a search and rescue helicopter crewman for eight years, before returning to Malvern. He chooses family medicine because of the variety of people he gets to meet, and the relationships he forms with those families.
Ed is an avid mountain biker, and loves spending time in the outdoors with his wife Leah, his three sons, and his grandchildren. He is a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where he enjoys working with the youth.
Leah began practicing at Higginbotham Family Clinic in July 2014. Leah is a native of Malvern, AR, and she holds a Masters in PA Studies from the University of North Dakota. She has three sons and three grandchildren. Prior to becoming a Physician’s Assistant, Leah had experience as a nurse in critical care, surgery, pediatrics, ortho, OB, labor & delivery, and home health.
When she’s not working, Leah enjoys mountain biking, road cycling, camping, water sports, and horseback riding.
Leah focuses on preventable health practices, women’s health issues, pediatrics, and chronic illness. She is also a DOT certified examiner.
Kerry began practicing at Higginbotham Family Clinic in February 2016. She worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital as an RN for 14 years before becoming an FNP. Kerry earned her BSN from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her MSN from the University of Central Arkansas. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
She grew up in Benton, and now resides in Tull with her husband, children and many dogs. Kerry’s interests are spending time with her family, photography, hunting, and many other outdoor activities.
I have been going to this clinic for 6-7 years I really like Dr Higginbotham but his staff for filling non formulary meds request is not doing their job.... I called two weeks ago they told me it had been filed I called insurance today they said it had not...... I sure hope he reads his reviews
I awoke with severe flu symptoms last week. I called the clinic and asked they call in flu medication. She told me I would have to come in. I told her I was too weak to get dressed. I told her if I could get dressed I would go to the emergency room. She told me not to go to the emergency room as it would cause them to receive a “negative review”. However, they refused to call in any medication. She told me because I was on Medicare they would only pay for the flu med one time. I told her I would gladly pay for any additional flu med I may need in the future. I am a 67 year old female who has suffered this past week with full blown influenza needlessly.
Urgent care is available Monday through Friday. We have early morning urgent care hours starting at 7:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Evening hours are available until 7:00 pm Monday – Thursday.
No appointment is required.
During the day, our phones are answered by office staff. After hours, there is an answering machine with an outgoing message providing information on how to contact the on-call physician. After clinic hours, you can call 501-304-4181 and the operator will page the physician on call. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the emergency room.
We will be open at 7:00 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday to provide urgent care to our patients. We will have evening urgent care hours Monday-Thursday at 5:00-7:00 pm.
No appointment is required.
During the day, our phones are answered by office staff. After hours, there is an answering machine with an outgoing message providing information on how to contact the on-call physician. After clinic hours, you can call 501-229-7002 and the operator will page the physician on call. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the emergency room.
A special word from Higginbotham Family Clinic...Our clinic is OPEN and accepting patients. The health of our patients is our number one priority, and we are taking appropriate measures to keep our patients and staff safe while continuing to provide the highest quality of care.
Our check-in procedure has changed. Upon arrival in our parking lot, simply call the clinic (501-337-9994) to check-in from your vehicle. Remain in your vehicle until you are called. You will be greeted by a nurse for a brief screening at the front entrance before being escorted to an exam room. The screening consists of a temperature check and a few medical questions.
If you have a temperature and other symptoms associated with COVID-19, you will be asked to stay in your vehicle until escorted to one of our isolation rooms. You will be given specific instructions on what to do in this circumstance.
We are offering TELEHEALTH appointments. Through this service, you can speak with a provider via video call on your cell phone, tablet, or computer. Please call our office to set up a TeleHealth appointment.
We are still able to perform labs onsite; however, we are postponing some routine lab appointments, especially if you are seen via TeleHealth.
We are able to perform flu, strep, and COVID-19 swab tests from your vehicle. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, PLEASE CALL AHEAD so we can have a test kit ready.
During this uncertain time, you can rest assured we will continue to offer the same high level of care to you and your family. Please give us a call at (501) 337-9994 with any questions or concerns.
Helpful Contacts: Arkansas Department of Health 1-800-803-7847
Our aim is to control your allergy signs and symptoms
Schedule an appointment to talk with a provider about allergy testing
We test for food and environmental allergies
When appropriate, we provide allergy immunotherapy to control symptoms
Immunotherapy treatments are individualized based on allergy testing results
TB tests are performed on Monday (8AM-4PM), Tuesday (8AM-4PM), and Wednesday (before noon). Tests are interpreted 48 hours after the initial injection.
TB skin tests should be administered intradermally to the anterior forearm. Patients should return 48 hours after administration for evaluation of the injection site and for completion of the TB Screening Form.
Care Management Services are offered to assist patients in caring for multiple types of chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD or patients with multiple medications.
Our care managers can be a great help in organizing your care. The care manager is a convenient source of contact between the patient and the clinic.