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Dr. Don Howard, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 71

  12 Reviews
Dr. Howard

Spokane Critical Care Associates

12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200 Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Dr. Don Howard, MD is a pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1990 and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

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Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

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 (GHC)
Coop Core
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Molina Healthcare
Molina
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Howard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • 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 Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

3.3

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(6)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(4)

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What People Say About Dr. Don Howard, MD
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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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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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Biography

Dr. Don Howard, MD is a pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1990 and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)