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Dr. Gary L Howard has the following 1 specialty
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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Reviews seem to be the same. Everyone loves dr Howard but doesn't love the wait time and will put up with the wait time because he is too good of a doctor to leave. My advice, when I make my appointments, if I technically need a 3:00 appointment, I'll schedule an 11am to be seen around 3. He typically stays 4 hours behind, and the later your appointment, the longer behind he'll probably be. So instead of getting there at 11, I'll call the office and let them know to sign me in and ask how far behind he is. They'll give you an approximate time to be there. It's that simple to avoid the wait time! Hope this helps!
I can't believe how much I regret signing up with this Dr. through Obama care last year. I have been to see him 4 times this year. Not once has he listened to my breathing. checked my ears, nose or throat and done anything about seeing to my diabetes issues. He has come in every time and sat for like an hour gabbing with me. He seems to try and be philosophical and not doing anything medical. And the worst part is to get into see him it is well know you will wait and wait and wait. Literally the first time I sat in the outer office for 6 solid hours. They then told me about their "system" that when you have your appt. you call at them at the time your suppose to really have arrived and they give you a possible time you might need to show up in reality which is usually about 3 hours after your scheduled time. And if the authorities found out that he is giving out meds that are needed that other patients have turned in when they had been prescribed them and wound up not being able to take them. Yes, it helps if you can't afford that medicine for yourself. BUT!!! that is against the law to be giving medicine through a Dr.'s office that has not been prescribed to you personally. I can't wait till this year is up so I can change Dr.'s. If I was made to have him as a Dr. again, next time I would run away as fast as I could!!! This Dr. and the way he does things is screwy and just not right!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2010, 2011, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2011, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Howard is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dr. Gary L Howard accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsLister Healthcare Corp, 33 Salem Rd Ste 2, Montevallo, AL
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