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About Dr. James F Howard Jr

Dr. James F Howard Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chapel Hill, NC, with another office in Chapel Hill, NC. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Howard has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James F Howard Jr is Excellent. Dr. James F Howard Jr has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James F Howard Jr is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University North Carolina Campus Health Services

320 Emergency Room Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Nuc Neurology Clinic

194 Finley Golf Course Rd Ste 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Specialties

Dr. James F Howard Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Epilepsy
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Headache
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Thymus Gland Removal (Thymectomy)
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Stroke
  • Electromyography
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies

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Reviews

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Five Stars

I have been a pt. Of Dr. Howard since I was 5 Im now 38. I will not see another neurologist until he retires. He's the best at what he does. Keep doing what you do Dr. Howard.

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Confident and Comforting Care

Dr. James F. Howard is so knowledgeable, inquisitive and comforting. I thoroughly enjoy my appts. and even get in some laughs and a smile despite the circumstances. He's "real" and confidently helps each patient with a protocol that meets their own special circumstances. His secretary is great and the nurses in the plasmapheresis area (blood bank) stick to a well thought out protocol and make patients very comfortable. This awesome team makes it much easier to stick to the long-term plan.

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A Doctors Doctor

I've been to many doctors in my life, but none of them showed the caring and professionalism as Dr. Howard. From the moment I met him, he was honest, but in a way that was comforting. He took his time to make sure he gave me a thorough examination. I was scared and nervous until Dr. Howard introduced himself. Doctors should take a class. "How To Be A Doctor James Howard"

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Best Doc ever!!!

After 4 years of trying to find what was wrong with me Dr. Howard diagnosed me in 10 min. with Myasthenia. I have seen him for 28 years! He is my Dr. my friend! I can see, walk and smile again, thanks to him!

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I wouldn't see anyone else for my MG care!

Dr. Howard is always very caring; spending enough time assessing and diagnosing problems, as well as discussing treatment and follow up. His staff is wonderful,including everyone in the apheresis lab. My experience in UNC Chapel Hill's hospitals has been outstanding and the same has been said by many other patients/friends.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012, 2016, 2014)

    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 (2011, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2014)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Albany Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James F Howard Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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