Dr. Don Howard, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 57

Dr. Howard
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Sleep Institute of Spokane

324 S Sherman St Ste 5 Spokane, WA 99202

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(509) 353-3960

Dr. Don Howard, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane, WA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Howard has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Holy Family Hospital and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital. 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 is affiliated with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital Spokane, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Howard

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Howard treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Howard treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 353-3960.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Howard is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Very High

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Howard is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
Very High

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Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Asthma
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Respiratory Management
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep Terror Disorder
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
  • SomnoDent® (for Sleep Apnea)
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
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)
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Molina Healthcare
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Office environment (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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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. Asked what would happen if machine totally broke down in meantime, they said to call them and receptionist would try to help.....
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kevin in Spokane, WA – Sep 10, 2017
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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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Care Philosophy

Dr. Howard believes patient care is his first priority. He demonstrates this by providing short wait times for scheduling patient appointments, through...Read more


Dr. Howard has a passion for Sleep Medicine and have dedicated his life to meeting the needs of sleep disorder patients in the Inland Northwest. Dr. Howard...Read more


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications


Wilford Hall Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
Wilford Hall Med Center
Residency Hospital
Wilford Hall Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Don Howard, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Howard has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Don Howard, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Don Howard, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Howard's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Don Howard, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Don Howard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Howard frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Howard specializes.

Where is Dr. Don Howard, MD's office located?

Dr. Howard's office is located at 324 S Sherman St Ste 5, Spokane, WA 99202. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Sleep Institute of Spokane

Sleep Institute of Spokane324 S Sherman St Ste 5 Spokane, WA 99202
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Howard is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Providence Holy Family Hospital

Spokane, WA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital

Spokane, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)