Vetta Higgs, MD

Specialties:
  • Oncology, Hematology
Accepting new patients.

About:



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.