Dr. David Howard, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 54

Dr. Howard
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
6255 Sharlands Ave Ste C Reno, NV 89523

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Dr. David Howard, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Reno, NV. Dr. Howard has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Gonadal Endocrine Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Banner Churchill Community Hospital and Renown Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howard to book an appointment.

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Dr. Howard is affiliated with Renown Regional Medical Center Reno, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Howard

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Howard treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Howard treats other conditions, please contact the office at (775) 770-7580.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Howard is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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High
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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Howard is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Thyroid Cancer
Hypothyroidism
Thyroid Goiter
Hypoparathyroidism
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High
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Very High
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Gonadal Endocrine Disorders

Gonadal endocrine disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the reproductive and sex glands, including polycystic ovary syndrome, Turner syndrome, and gynecomastia, most often through hormone replacement therapy.Compare with other Gonadal Endocrine Disorders specialists.

Dr. Howard is experienced in the area of Gonadal Endocrine Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Hypogonadism
Testicular Dysfunction
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High
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Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipoprotein Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Proteinuria
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Balanced Choice-NV PPO
Balanced Pathway-NV HMO
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Boyd Gaming Network-NV
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Catastrophic Pathway-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV PPO
Choice (Tier 1 Pathway - Tier 2)-NV PPO
Choice-NV PPO
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Gold Nevada PPO
Gold Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
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Gold Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV PPO
Lumenos plans-NV
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Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
Pathway /Pathway X-NV HMO
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Silver-NV PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

2.7

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
52.63157894736842%
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Dr. Howard is the 3rd endocrinologist I have had as my first one retired and the other one was in Utah and I live in Nevada. He was very dismissive of me; did not listen to anything my husband or I told him, did not seem to care about what I was actively doing, basically said my Garmin watch (which insurance paid for) was inaccurate (why would insurance pay for an inaccurate device?), and kept tossing me off on other doctors because my labs were "normal," so I must be fine and just not trying hard enough. He literally told me, "If you starve yourself you will lose weight, but I'm not saying to starve yourself." When he finally did discover and abnormal lab he referred me to my GP for care. If my GP could provide adequate care for my condition he would not have referred me to an endocrinologist. If you want to be told to starve, it's in your head, or be dismissed Dr. Howard is your guy. I am requesting my GP refer me to someone else. There is a reason he can take new patients so easily.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 13, 2021
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After thyroid removal he never put me on any meds. Had all the classic conditions ie:brain fog, depression,lack of energy etc. After several appts. he recommended I see a psychiatrist! Went to another Dr. and got the much needed meds and am doing much better now. A HORRIBLE Dr.!!
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 01, 2021
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Excellent. He is well trained in Addison's disease. After 38 years as an Addisonian I feel I am in good hands finally.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Wonderful Doctor who has been taking care of my wife for some time. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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PeteH in Reno, NV – Jul 20, 2017
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I was referred for follow-up care for hyperthyroidism. His 1st response was to remove my thyroid even though I had been well managed on medication for 4 years. I disagreed so he switched my meds from PTU to methimazole. In my next labs my TSH and T3 numbers were normal. I asked if I should be on a lower maintaince dosage. He said "no". Now my labs show hypothyroidism with high TSH. Going to a new doctor!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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SMart in Reno, NV – Sep 26, 2016
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I was with this practice for 10 years. My doctor retired and then I started seeing my GP for my thyroid medication. I started having problems and thought I should go back to an endocrinologist. Tried making appointment and they said that I needed a referral, even though I'd been with that practice for 10 years. Got a referral from my GP, they sent it back to GP and said the only way I might be granted an appointment is to have my GP call them. Our health system is shameful in this county.
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Reno, NV – Sep 23, 2016
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The mark of a GOOD endocrinologist is one who tests for all FIVE thyroid functions, not just TSH levels. They should also take in to account how you FEEL to determine if your medicine type and amount is good for YOU. They also need to take autoimmune thyroid disease in to account because it WILL effect your quality of life. It's YOUR health after all, do not rely on doctors who tell you how YOU feel.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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S. in Sparks, NV – Aug 26, 2016
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1st: my GP referred me to this doc, but this doc was scheduling 4 MONTHS out. What person with a medical condition requiring a referral to a specialist and medical attention from a doctor would wait 4 months to be seen? 2nd: they said they would review my records and get back to me about whether or not they would even take me as a patient. As if I should be so lucky! 3rd, they called my GP (not me) and ordered more tests THROUGH ANOTHER DOC, BEFORE THEY WOULD EVEN SEE ME. Total amateur hour
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Anonymous in Reno, NV – Jun 28, 2016
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Dr. Howard was unfamiliar with my rare condition. Instead of telling me in person that he was uncomfortable treating me, and I needed to find another physician, he waited until my prescriptions ran out and simply refused to renew them and had the pharmacy call me and tell me I needed to find another physician. I went for several days without medication that I need, which was very dangerous. This is unacceptable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Kelly B in Reno, NV – Feb 19, 2016
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Biography

Dr. David Howard, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Reno, NV. Dr. Howard has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Howard, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Howard has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. David Howard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Howard frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Gonadal Endocrine Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Howard specializes.

Where is Dr. David Howard, MD's office located?

Dr. Howard's office is located at 6255 Sharlands Ave Ste C, Reno, NV 89523. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Howard speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Practice

6255 Sharlands Ave Ste C Reno, NV 89523
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Howard is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Fallon, NV

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

Renown Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021)