Dr. Richard Howard, DO

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 56

2325 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 100
Saint Louis, MO 63122
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Hospital Quality

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Des Peres Hospital
2345 Dougherty Ferry Road
Saint Louis, MO 63122

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Accepting new patients?

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Orthopedic Specialists
Orthopedic Specialists
2325 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 100
Saint Louis, MO 63122
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    Dr. Howard's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injections
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
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    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    Background Check for Dr. Howard

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Graduated in 1984
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Howard & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Howard's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    11 responses
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    11 responses
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    Orthopedic Specialists
    2325 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 100
    Saint Louis, MO 63122
    (314) 909-1359 (Office)
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