Good Samaritan is excited to announce the arrival of a new physician,
Vetta Higgs, MD, who specializes in Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Higgs
earned her medical degree from the University of South Alabama College
of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. She then went on to complete her internal
medicine residency at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina,
and her Fellowship in Oncology / Hematology at Wake Forest University
Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Growing up, Dr. Higgs always had a love for science and helping others.
“I looked at medicine as a calling,” she said. “It is
both challenging and rewarding.” Like many, Dr. Higgs has family
and friends who have been affected by cancer. This personal connection
led her to choose oncology and hematology as her specialty. “When
I was in medical school and completing my residency, the physicians who
were in oncology were some of the most compassionate and thorough physicians
I have worked with,” said Dr. Higgs. “This field is one that
is constantly changing due to advances in cancer research and I am able
to focus on a patient as a whole, both in a physical and mental capacity.”
After visiting Vincennes and Good Samaritan, Dr. Higgs knew this was the
place for her. “When I came to visit, I got a sense of family and
community, and I was impressed with the facility and the people. I felt
like the organization had a strong commitment to patients, the community
and their staff,” she said.
In her free time, Dr. Higgs enjoys being with her family and friends. She
also loves to travel, complete home projects and read.