Dr. Don Howard, MD

Dr. Don Howard, MD

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70 y/o
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Dr. Don Howard, MD is a pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Spokane Critical Care Associates

12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200

Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Learn about Dr. Howard

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Top Care Areas

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

Dr. Howard's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

50  Conditions Treated

Less

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10  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 Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Pulmonary Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Howard is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have 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)

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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