Dr. David Howe, MD

Dr. David Howe, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Howe, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Winston Salem, NC. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

170 Kimel Park Dr

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Contact Information

(336) 768-1270

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back 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 Knee
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Anderson Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

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
based on 56 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Howe's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in King, NC |
I was very nervous about surgery but Dr. Howe addressed all my concerns. He and his team took great care of me through pre-op, surgery and recovery. Dr. Howe is an amazing surgeon and I would recommend him and his team to anyone.
in Yadkinville, NC |
Dr Howe is a very professional and caring Dr.
in Advance, NC |
Dr. Howe replaced my left knee in February 2017. I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Howe. He is caring, listens well, and gets it when you say - feeling great and it's because of him.
North Wilkesbor |
Dr. Howe was very professional during my appointment and I didn't feel he was rushing me out. I appreciate that.
in Pinnacle, NC |
Dr Howe did knee replacement in Sept. at Clemmons Facility.. Everyone one there was great,... Honestly, Dr Howe was so rushed the first visit, I was not impressed, but, felt he WAS the surgeon I needed.,.. Afour week follow upwas totally different.. So, kind, gentle and interested in how I was doing. ( I had a mild stroke three weeks after surgery.) If I need the other knee "fixed" he will be my choice for surgeon.
in Yadkinville, NC |
I asked a lot of questions to some of Dr. Howe's patients. I got nothing but rave reviews from them. I talked with a nurse that has been in surgery with all of the orthopedic surgeons at Novant Health and she said that Dr. Howe would be the that they would choose.
in Kernersville, NC |
Doctor Howe has been my ortho for several years, with 2 replacements in one knee. He has always answered my questions and been honest with me and my husband ( Dr. Howe did a knee replacement on him also). He is highly respected by the nursing staff at the hospital. One slight problem: When I saw him Tuesday, Sept. 5, he promised to refill my perscription for Tramadol, 90 tabs, 50mg, and when I checked with my pharmacy today, Gateway in Kernersville, they had not received the order.
in Kernersville, NC |
5 Years ago I had an appointment with another Doctor but he wen out sick and I saw Dr. Howe instead. That was a great stroke of luck. I liked him from the start had a knee replacement and have been well satisfied with Dr. Howe I would highly recommend him. Jay Pearman
in Winston-Salem, NC |
Dr. Howe is a very understanding, compassionate doctor. He did my knee replacement revision on November 29, 2017 and it is progressing very good. I would recommend him t anyone.
in Winston Salem, NC |
I had such a great experience with Dr Howe, and his staff, I have recommended a few people to see him regarding there knee problems. I had surgery August 11,2016 , and was very pleased with the outcome., just saw him for my final appointment and everything is great. He is a wonderful Doctor. Thank You for everything.
in Winston Salem, NC |
Dr Howe is a wonderful doctor. Made me feel very comfortable. Answered all of my questions and addressed any concerns I had. Did a great job on my surgery
in Winston Salem, NC |
Dr. David Howe is very professional, thorough and courteous. He explains the medical/surgical problem and offers a solution that is understandable and reasonable. He instills respect and confidence.
Winston Salem, NC |
Dr. Howe is strictly business. He knows his business. He answers questions in an understandable way and with patience.
I was referred to Dr. Howe by several people from outside as well as some from within. Dr. Howe was cordial, but not necessarily overfriendly and talkative. But, I had heard he was a brillant, focused, and highly skilled doctor, just as I wanted. It was a tough decision on choice of Doctors, as I have had good experiences with all doctors at OrthoCarolina. But I made my decision based on some highly complementary comments from people, including patients of his who remarked he is simply brillant
in Lexington, NC |
I couldn't have been referred to a better surgeon by my doctor, Martin Murphy, M.D. Dr. Howe is so thorough, and inspired my confidence from the very first appt. The surgery was smooth and uneventful. Everything is going well, and I'm way ahead in my healing progress. I found that, as busy as his practice is, if I had a question, he made certain that all was explained completely. He never once made me feel like a number, or that I wasn't important to him as my surgeon.
in yadkinville nc |
very professional and cares about his patients very much
Lexington, NC |
Dr. Howe is absolutely the best. He gave me my previous life-style back!
in State Road NC |
Had a consult with Dr Howe and found him to be very pleasant ,professional,open to any questions or concerns,willing to discuss fully planned procedures and post Care along with the entire staff who were equally accommodating. His outstanding reputation proceeded him from many patients and their families . After the consult I felt very confident he is an excellent choice. S.Flynt
in Martinsville, va |
Great surgeon. Came highly recommended and he lived up to our expectation. Very professional.
in Winston Salem |
There are good Drs Then there's Dr Howe a cut above the rest
in New York, NY |
I had total knee replacement 3 years ago. I cannot say anything other than excellence all around in every aspect as far as Dr. Howe as well as his staff. My knee is like new even 3 years out. I am thrilled to say the least and I am sending my husband to him for his hip replacement.
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Dr. Howe accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Howe has admitting privileges

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
1950 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27103
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