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Dr. David Howard, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Howard

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1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89557

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Dr. David Howard, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Reno, NV. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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(775) 784-4474

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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
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Dr. Howard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Thyroid Disease
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Thyroid Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

About Me

Biography

Dr. David Howard, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Reno, NV. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

2.9

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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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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Wonderful Doctor who has been taking care of my wife for some time. I highly recommend him.
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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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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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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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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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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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