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Dr. Thomas N Howard has the following 2 specialties
- Emergency Medicine
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Thomas N Howard has the following 3 expertise
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Went to Dr. Howard with ankle/foot pain and was diagnosed with possible gout even though I did not have traditional gout symptoms. He prescribed an anti inflammatory and told me if the pain did not subside that he would perform a blood test to confirm or rule out gout. Pain did not improve, I returned for the blood test (second office visit charge) and left with a prescription for gout. The office staff called and confirmed the gout test was negative. I asked which prescription to take and was informed they would ask Dr. Howard and call back. This was early in the morning and I never heard back so I returned to the doctor's office and was told that I would need to register for another office visit in order to be told which prescription to take! When I questioned why, I was ushered to a back office where I was treated quite rudely by a person in the back office. I was told to continue with the gout prescription even though the gout test was negative! A staff member called me later that day and said that Dr. Howard was referring me to a foot specialist and that I could stop the gout medicine and return to the anti inflammatory. This answer was received only after I left the office extremely upset and refusing to pay for a third office visit. The front office staff was quite nice and efficient.
Staff and Dr. Howard were extremely friendly, we were seen quickly and he immediately knew what was wrong with my son. He intervened knowledgeably and quickly and sent our prescription to the nearby pharmacy electronically, and it was ready when we left the office. By far the best experience possible:) thank you Dr. Howard!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2018)
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.
22 Years Experience
St Georges University
Graduated in 1996
Glen Cove Hospital
Dr. Thomas N Howard accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS South Carolina
- BCBS South Carolina
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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