Dr. James Higgins graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine. He then completed an Internal Medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. He returned to UCLA Medical Center for his General and Interventional Cardiology fellowships.

Dr. Higgins is Board Certified in General, Interventional, and Nuclear Cardiology. His areas of expertise include treatment of coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure, dyslipidemia, valvular heart disease, coronary and peripheral angioplasty, and stent placement/ rotoblator, trans-esophageal echos, and IVC filter placement. Dr. Higgins was involved in Extensive research in structural heart disease during his training at the UCLA School of Medicine and has multiple peer reviewed publications. He is proficient in medical Spanish.

Dr. Higgins currently serves as the director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and the STEMI receiving center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, in Van Nuys, California.

Medical School
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • English


Fit Heart M.D.
14411 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 994-0616
(818) 994-6579


  • Cardiology (Board Certified)
  • Interventional Cardiology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Weight Management


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net HMO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Net Silver Network HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medi-Cal (Straight)
  • Medi-Cal Anthem (BC) HMO
  • Medi-Cal Health Net HMO
  • Medi-Cal L.A. Care HMO
  • Medi-Cal Molina HMO
  • Medi-Cal/L.A. Care/Care 1st HMO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Accountable IPA
  • Employee Health Systems
  • Facey Medical Group
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Hispanic Physicians IPA
  • Lakeside Community Healthcare
  • Los Angeles Medical Center IPA
  • Primary Care Associates Medical Grp
  • Prospect Medical Group
  • Regal Medical Group