Dr. Clinton Howard IV, MD

Dr. Clinton Howard IV, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 42
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Dr. Clinton Howard IV, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Mobile, AL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1720 Spring Hill Ave Ste 100

Mobile, AL 36604

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howard IV performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Howard IV's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Howard IV "The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. is committed to excellence in treating all of your orthopaedic problems. For more than 40 years patients across the Gulf Coast have placed their trust in our care - specialized care in the spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle. Our fellowship-trained physicians have extensive education and experience in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating virtually all orthopaedic injuries and conditions. With compassion and expert care, our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping our patients return to an active, healthy lifestyle."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

81  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis

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30  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 South Alabama / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of South Alabama
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Foundation for Orthopaedic and Athletic Related Research at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard IV has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard IV's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard IV to family and friends
32 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Howard IV's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

At my visit I spent more time with Nurse prac then I did with the Dr. Seen him for 5 mins. Then said he would get an MRI and call me and let me know if there was anything. Well 3weeks later still nothing. I have made an app with another Dr. This was sad.
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Great Doctor....Has performed two surgeries on my back. Brought me from falling down with pain back to normal everyday activities. yes, I recommend you schedule an appointment with him if you are experiencing back problems.
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Extremely knowledgeable and informative to me as a patient. I've had problems with my back for years and Dr. Howard correctly diagnosed what turned out to be a complex case. His recommendations for surgery were not only based on immediate need; he also addressed potential long- term problems as...more
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Was thorough with explanations of what was wrong and what needed to be done to prevent surgery. He was easy to talk to and he listened.
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He is arrogant, no regard for patient's time. Having had words I felt that he really did not put forth much effort. Won't recommend him or see him again.
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