Dr. Don Howard, MD

Dr. Don Howard, MD

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69 y/o
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Dr. Don Howard, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Spokane Valley, WA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

Spokane Critical Care Associates

12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200

Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Providence Health Plans

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Top Care Areas

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

Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
50

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Paracentesis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Wilford Hall Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Wilford Hall Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Wilford Hall Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Howard does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Howard and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Providence Holy Family Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of COPD

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
3.3
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Howard's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Spokane, WA |
Have sleep apnea, after initial diagnosis no follow up- don't who if anyone is looking at my numbers to see if pressure needs adjusting. Recently my CPAP machine started "wearing out". Can't get prescription for new machine without "face-to-face" visit. Called for appointment, two months out. ...more
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I learned more about my asthma and treatment with him in one visit than the 15 years before with a different lung dr. He listened and explained. He also has a great sense of humor.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Howard accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
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    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Howard has admitting privileges

Providence Holy Family Hospital
5633 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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