Dr. David Howard, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Howard
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Unsom-fm

1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89557

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(775) 784-1533

Dr. David Howard, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Reno, NV. Dr. Howard has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Gonadal Endocrine Disorders, and Reproductive Endocrinology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with 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 accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Thyroid Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Thyroid Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Thyroid Cancer more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Hypothyroidism more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 52% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gynecomastia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Gynecomastia more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

Testicular Dysfunction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Testicular Dysfunction more than 35% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 35% of their peers

Reproductive Endocrinology

Reproductive endocrinologists diagnose and treat conditions that contribute to infertility and perform fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm banking, and egg freezing.Compare with other Reproductive Endocrinology specialists.

Typically treats 48% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Female Infertility
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Female Infertility more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Hypopituitarism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Hypopituitarism more than 42% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 42% of their peers

Testicular Dysfunction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Testicular Dysfunction more than 35% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 35% of their peers

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Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

2.9

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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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Dr. David Howard, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Reno, NV. Dr. Howard has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Gonadal Endocrine Disorders, and Reproductive Endocrinology than other specialists in his area. He is affi...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Locations

Practice

Unsom-fm1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89557
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University Health System

University Health Systems1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89502
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Renown Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average