Dr. Christopher Howe, MD

Dr. Christopher Howe, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(28)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Howe is a board certified and a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in a wide array of spine care ranging from degenerative conditions to spine trauma and metastatic disease. Dr. Howe's goal is to educate patients and allow them to make an informed decision about their care and treatment options. Away from orthopedics he enjoys spending time with his family as well as backcountry skiing, cycling, running and international travel. He practices at Proliance Orthopedic Associates in Renton and Covington.

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300

Renton, WA 98055

Contact Information

(425) 656-5060

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
45

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of North Dakota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of North Dakota / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Harborview Hosp/U Wash
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howe to family and friends
4.7
based on 28 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Howe's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Newcastle , WA |
Feb 2016 I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. met with Dr Howe tried shots, acupuncture and finally physical therapy. Scheduled surgery in December and because of pre-surgery therapy I had amazing core strength but couldn’t walk more than 100 feet or stand 3-4 minutes at a time. The surgery, laminectomy, fusion and disc replacement was extremely successful, outstanding support and care in post op, back to work part time in 3 weeks, full time in 5 and 10 months later I have no pre-surgery pain
Enumclaw, WA |
I had my back surgery 5 years ago I was in so much pain I could hardly walk. Dr. Howe did a surgery where he but rods and bolts in my back it took about a year to recover. I can now do everything I did before except skiing. Thank you Dr. Howe you gave me my life back. You were real prompt on appointments, you also would check my grandsons Dylan's back just to make him feel you cared about his back. I have recommended you to my friends with back problems. Doug Scott
in Seattle, WA |
Dr Howe is very professional and personable with your care. I have referred many family and friends and will continue to do so.
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Dr. Howe accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Advantage
    Aetna Aexcel
    Traditional PPO
  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Options PPO
    Options Select
  • Humana
    Medicare Advantage
  • LifeWise
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • PHCS
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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