Shannon M Higgins, NP

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Nurse Practitioner

Overview

Shannon Higgins is an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Neurology Division of Neuro-Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She received her BSN from University of Delaware and her MSN from Hunter College, and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Shannon began her nursing career as an RN in the Neurocritical Care Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. During this time, she closely monitored and managed a high case index of patients, including those suffering from traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, autoimmune diseases, seizures, and post-neurosurgical tumor resection. This highly specialized acute care experience provided her with a strong foundation to transition to her current role as Neuro-Oncology Nurse Practitioner. In close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of neuro-oncology providers, Shannon provides comprehensive care to brain and spinal tumor patients.

Board Certifications:

Certified Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Certified Stroke RN by the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing

Academic Appointments

  • Nurse Practitioner

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BSN, University of Delaware
  • MSN, Hunter College, City University of New York