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Leading the way in Sports Medicine and Pain Management.

We believe that no one deserves to suffer from chronic pain.

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Phone: (480) 249-5525

(Available 7:30 am -4:30 pm M-F with lunch from 12-1)

Fax: (888) 990-2056


4915 E. Baseline Road Ste 108

Gilbert, AZ 85234


Office Hours

Mon – Fri — 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday — Closed

If you need to get a hold of us after hours for non-emergencies, please email info@pioneersportsandspine.com

Our Facilities & Services

Our office is located in the Gateway Medical Plaza on the South West corner of Higley and Baseline:

4915 E. Baseline Road Suite 108.

Our Philosophy

We are a full-service sports medicine and interventional pain management practice. We believe that no one deserves to suffer from chronic pain. We believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve you and alleviate your pain to the greatest degree possible. We believe in providing comprehensive pain management services for our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical, emotional and mental state possible.

One of the Top Rated Pain Clinics

"I have seen Dr. Higgins for years now. He has earned my trust and I feel he's there for me. Personal attention is a must when you need help, and knowing that someone cares and will be there is important with a doctor. He and his staff make me feel like a human being and not just another patient through the door. Knowledgeable and caring, what a doctor should be."

Lance- Aug. 2020

"I have been coming here for about 5 years. The staff is super friendly, and its a nice change to go to a doctor who actually listens to what the patient has to say. I recommend this office to anyone and everyone I meet that has spine issues."

Chanel- March 2020

"Dr. Higgins was able to find what has been causing the pain in my daughter's back, when other doctors could not figure it out. He took the time to explain what was going on and why. He was kind and patient. I highly recommend him!"

Pat, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

What insurance do you take?



AZ Complete Care

Blue Cross/Blue Shield





United Health Care

Do I have to get a referral before I can come to your office?

It depends on the insurance you are using. You can check with your insurance or give us a call and we will check for you.

Do you treat kids?

Yes! Dr. Higgins specializes in Pediatric Biodynamics and Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine. These are very effective treatments for people of all ages but especially pediatrics.

Do you manage Medtronic pain and baclofen pumps?

Yes, if you have spasticity or chronic pain, you may benefit from a Medtronic pump.  Request an appointment to speak with Dr. Higgins about this possibility.

What can take for pain that doesn't require a prescription?

We have high quality, medical grade, hemp products in the office. The products we carry are only available to physicians. You do not need a prescription and they are natural and safe. We also offer high absorption turmeric, magnesium with melatonin and vitamin D. Talk to Dr. Higgins about using these supplements to ease your pain or visit calmmypain.com

Where are you located?

We are on the southwest corner of Higley and Baseline roads. If you go south on Claiborne, our office is the second on the right as you enter Gateway Medical Center.


Helpful articles for patients.

Stretching Daily Reduces Pain

Stretching Daily Reduces Pain

Patients in chronic pain often don't know that the simple act of stretching every day can reduce their pain. There have been studies that found a combination of strengthening and stretching specific muscle groups can reduce musculoskeletal pain and encourage proper...

Contact Us

(480) 249-5525

Fax: (888) 990-2056

4915 E Baseline Rd. Suite 108

Gilbert, AZ 85234


Office Hours

Mon – Fri — 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday —Closed
Sunday — Closed

Pioneer Sports and Spine

Dr. Derek Higgins, DO

4915 E. Baseline Road Suite 108
Gilbert, AZ 85234