William C. Biggs, MD, FACE, ECNU

(806) 358-8331                fax (806) 356-0045

1215 South Coulter Street, Suite 400, Amarillo, Texas 79106 
Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
Managing Partner, Chief Medical Information Officer
Amarillo Medical Specialists, LLP

 

Listed as "Texas Monthly Super Doctor" 2005 through 2017 

Fellow, American College of Endocrinology

Dr Biggs helps people with difficult endocrine problems, particularly diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy, and thyroid diseases.

For diabetes, all approved treatment modalities are available, including dietary education, oral medications, GLP-1 therapy, insulin, insulin pumps, artificial pancreas systems, and continuous glucose sensors.

Dr. Biggs has had additional training in reading thyroid ultrasound, and thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration, and has been credentialed by the American College of Endocrinology with the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU).  When necessary, fine needle aspirates are performed in our ultrasound suite which is usually more comfortable and lower cost than the hospital setting.

Dr. Biggs was one of the first physicians in the country to be board certified in the new specialty of Clinical Informatics in 2013. He is the Medical Director for the Amarillo Legacy Medical ACO, which works to improve healthcare in Amarillo by better communication and collaboration among providers, and use of informatics tools to improve health care delivery.  Dr. Biggs speaks at conferences nationwide on population health, and how Amarillo has successfully implemented tools to provide better health at lower cost.

1215 South Coulter Street, Suite 400, Amarillo, Texas 79106 

(The 4 story building next to Northwest Texas Hospital with the green roof.)  (806) 358-8331 Fax : (806) 356-0045

Personal: Married , 4 children.

College: University of California, San Diego (BA - Chemistry, with high honors) - 1978

Medical School: University of Texas, Southwestern at Dallas - 1982

Internship: University of California, San Diego (Internal Medicine)

Residency: New England Deaconess Hospital / Harvard Medical School (Internal Medicine) Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship: Joslin Diabetes Center / New England Deaconess Hospital / Harvard Medical School (Endocrinology) Boston, Massachusetts

Years in Amarillo: since 1986

Board Certification: Internal Medicine - 1985 , Clinical Informatics 2013

ECNU Certification: Endocrine Neck Ultrasound - 2010

Areas of Special Interest: Treatment of Diabetes from age 18 up, diabetes during pregnancy, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid problems, diagnosis of thyroid nodules, osteoporosis, bone densitometry.

Hospitals used: Baptist/St. Anthony's Hospital & Northwest Texas Hospital

Taking New Patients: Yes. Appointments at 358-8331

Office Hours: 9a-12n 1:30p-4:30p by appointment

Languages spoken: English.

Office with Handicapped access: Yes.

Services in Office: Continuous Glucose Sensor, Insulin Pump training and management, high complexity comprehensive blood and urine analysis facility, X-Ray, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine, radioactive iodine treatment, ultrasound imaging, thyroid and parathyroid fine needle aspiration testing, EKG, Cardiac Stress Testing, Heart Echo, Vascular Testing, Pulmonary Testing, computer analysis of glucose meter results.

Member:  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (Charter Member), American College of Endocrinology (Fellow), American Diabetes Association Professional Section, , American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Potter-Randall County Medical Society, American Medical Informatics Association.

Other Activities: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Texas Tech University 1986- present; Chairman of Nutrition Committee, Northwest Texas Hospital 1988- 1994, Chief of Medicine - Northwest Texas Hospital 1989-1993 , Chairman of Pharmacy & Therapeutics - High Plains Baptist Hospital 1990-1991, President of Medical Staff - Northwest Texas Hospital 1994-1996, Board of Governors, Northwest Texas Healthcare System 1996- 2004.

Reviewer - American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel 2015 - 

CEO / Medical Director - Amarillo Legacy Medical ACO 2012 - 

Member - Texas Diabetes Council's Medical Professionals Advisory Subcommittee 2010 - 2015

Board of Governors, Texas Chapter - American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2005 -2009,

President of Texas Chapter, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2009-2010

Advisor to Administrative Law Judges , US Dept of Health & Human Services 1986- 1994.

Most insurance plans are accepted, with the exception of the Blue Cross plans. Blue Cross patients are welcome, and you may be able to obtain a referral from your primary care doctors and Blue Cross because of network insufficiency. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted, and require a referral by their primary care doctor.

 

Appointments are available at (806) 358-8331.



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