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Introducing the Team at Higgins Medical

Step into our dedicated team hub, where you’ll meet the people steering our pledge to provide credible health information. From seasoned editorial staff to renowned medical specialists and thorough fact-checkers, our team is unified in our goal to offer dependable and enlightening content to support your journey to wellness.

Team of Editors

Our Editors-in-Chief guide the team, establishing rigorous standards for accuracy and relevance. Content Writers skillfully create engaging articles, while Researchers investigate the latest studies to offer evidence-based insights and analysis.

Angela Petter

Angela Petter

Cheif Editor

Angela Petter is a renowned healthcare specialist and health writer. As the chief editor of Higgins Medical Research and Review Center, she oversees a team of writers and editors, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, extensively researched, and fact-based content. She has become a trusted voice, providing valuable insights and practical tips on healthy eating habits, dietary recommendations, and overall wellness.

Collen Shanon

Collen Shanon

Associate Editor

Collen Shanon is a seasoned freelance writer and editor, specializing in healthcare. As an associate editor at Higgins Medical Research and Review Center, she brings her expertise to the table, ensuring the accuracy and quality of medical content. With a keen eye for detail and an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry, Shanon’s work is highly sought after. Her ability to translate complex medical information into easily digestible content has made her a valuable asset

Health Specialists

Our team of medical professionals encompasses a breadth of experience across various healthcare disciplines, ensuring comprehensive insights into health-related topics. Specialists bring focused expertise in specific fields, complementing the broader medical perspective. Nurses provide compassionate patient care and practical advice, while Pharmacists contribute valuable insights into medication management and safety.

Kendra Reed

General medicine

Dr. Kendra Reed is a dedicated general medicine physician with 7 years of clinical experience. After graduating from medical school, she completed her residency in internal medicine, developing a well-rounded skillset in diagnosing and treating a diverse range of conditions.

Jessica Bennet


Jessica Bennett is a multi-talented fitness expert renowned for her captivating writing and wealth of knowledge. As a physique competitor and ISSN-certified sports nutritionist, she masterfully blends practical experience with scientific insights. Bennett’s illustrious career spans modeling, online coaching, personal training, and co-directing a fitness brand.

Danielle Sidell


Danielle Sidell is a renowned Health Coach and Exercise Physiologist with over a decade of experience in the wellness industry. As a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, she empowers clients to achieve their health goals through personalized coaching and science-backed strategies. Danielle’s expertise spans fitness, nutrition, and holistic wellbeing.

Samantha Grace


Samantha Grace is a seasoned Nutritionist dedicated to promoting wellness through evidence-based nutritional practices. With years of experience in the field, Samantha combines her expertise in nutrition science with a passion for empowering individuals to make informed dietary choices. As a trusted voice in the industry, she has authored numerous articles and publications on various health and nutrition topics, ensuring accuracy and reliability in her content.

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson


Kate Johnson is a seasoned nutritionist with extensive experience in the field of health and wellness. With a deep understanding of nutrition science and a passion for helping others, Kate has dedicated her career to empowering individuals to make positive lifestyle changes. Through her practical guidance and expert knowledge, she inspires and motivates clients to achieve their health goals and lead happier, healthier lives.

Barbara Evans


Barbara Evans is an accomplished nutritionist with a wealth of experience in the health and wellness industry. Through her dedication and expertise, Barbara has helped countless individuals achieve their nutrition goals. With a focus on personalized care and evidence-based practices, she empowers her clients to make sustainable lifestyle changes for improved well-being.

Karen Smit

Weight loss

Dr. Karen Smith, a Bariatrician with 20 years of experience, specializes in weight management and metabolic health. She guides patients through comprehensive weight loss journeys, utilizing bariatric surgery, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Smith addresses obesity’s physical, psychological, and emotional aspects, managing related conditions.

Susan Debicki

Weight loss

Susan Debicki is a registered dietitian with over a decade of experience helping clients achieve their health and wellness goals. After earning her degree in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, she spent 10 years working as a dietitian at a prominent medical center in Los Angeles. In this role, she counseled patients on evidence-based nutrition strategies to manage chronic conditions, lose weight, and improve their overall wellbeing.

Teresa DiLaurentis

Weight loss

Teresa DiLaurentis is a respected weight loss expert with over 12 years of experience empowering individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals. She got her Master’s degree from Iowa State University. She has guided thousands of clients through personalized programs that blend cutting-edge nutrition science, tailored exercise routines, and sustainable lifestyle modifications.

Sarah Waldorf


Sarah Waldorf, MD is a board-certified dermatologist with over 15 years of experience treating patients for a wide range of skin conditions. She received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, where she graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Waldorf then completed her dermatology residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the top dermatology programs in the country.

James Powel


Dr. James Powel is a board-certified dermatologist with over 12 years of experience. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of skin conditions, from acne and eczema to skin cancer. Patients appreciate Dr. Powel’s personalized approach and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes. In addition to his clinical work, he is involved in skin cancer research and education initiatives in his local community.

Kathy Brisbane


Kathy Brisbane is a highly respected and experienced dermatologist with over three decades of expertise. After graduating with honors, she completed her residency and established herself as a leader in the field. Known for her compassionate approach and diagnostic abilities, Dr. Brisbane has authored numerous publications and lectures at conferences. Committed to staying at the forefront of advancements, she provides exceptional skin care and is widely regarded as one of the most trusted dermatologists.

Trevor Erikson


Trevor Erikson is a highly respected Practitioner of Chinese Medicine specializing in dermatology. With over 15 years of experience, he seamlessly integrates ancient wisdom with modern scientific approaches to treat a wide range of skin conditions. Trevor’s unique expertise lies in utilizing acupuncture, herbal remedies, and holistic therapies to promote natural healing and overall well-being.

Lexie Kiara


Lexie Kiara is a highly experienced cosmetologist driven by a deep passion for her craft. With a versatile skillset honed over the years, she specializes in a wide range of hair, makeup, and beauty services. Lexie’s keen eye for detail and artistry allows her to create stunning, personalized looks for each of her clients.

Jason Wesley


Jason Wesley, DDS, is a highly skilled dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry, renowned for his commitment to excellence and patient-centered care. With years of experience in the field, he is deeply committed to helping individuals achieve their dream smiles through personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs.

Debra Thomson

Haircare specialist

Debra Thomson is a highly skilled hair care specialist with over 25 years of experience. As a Loctician and Natural Haircare Specialist, she is committed to helping her clients achieve healthy, vibrant natural hair. With an in-depth understanding of textured hair, Debra provides personalized solutions and techniques to enhance her clients’ hair journeys.

Pr Joy Josiah

Restorative dentistry

Professor Joy Josiah, Ph.D., is a distinguished authority in the field of esthetic and restorative dentistry, a testament to his commitment to advancing the science and artistry of dental care. With a wealth of expertise garnered over decades of dedicated practice and research, Dr. Josiah stands as a beacon of excellence in the dental community.

Adam Jaxon


Adam Jaxon is an accomplished orthodontist with a deep-rooted passion for dental care and patient well-being. With a solid foundation as a dentist, Dr. Jaxon brings a unique perspective to the field of orthodontics, blending clinical expertise with a holistic approach to treatment.

Ellen Gilbert

Men’s Health

Dr. Ellen Gilbert is a board-certified urologist with over 15 years of experience. She practices at Princeton Medical Institute, a leading provider of comprehensive urological care in the Greater Metropolis area. Dr. Gilbert earned her medical degree from Prestigious Medical School and completed her urology residency at Princeton Medical University.

Dr. Arie Jansen

Women’s Health

Dr. Arie Jansen is a distinguished Obstetrician & Gynecologist, specializing in infertility treatment. With years of dedicated service in women’s health, Dr. Jansen has become renowned for his expertise and compassionate care.

Hayden Vanderwaal

Lifestyle Medicine

Hayden Vanderwaal is a pioneering lifestyle medicine physician with over 20 years of experience empowering patients to take charge of their health. He did his Master’s in Lifestyle Medicine from School of Medicine Greenville. He has built a reputation for using evidence-based, whole-person approaches to prevent and treat chronic conditions.

Caleb Hartman

Medical Technology

Caleb Hartman is a seasoned Healthcare Technology consultant with a deep understanding of hospital operations and technological requirements. His expertise lies in identifying critical pain points and crafting tailored solutions that streamline processes, enhance patient care, and drive operational efficiency.

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