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Dr. Gene Howard, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Howard
1101 Clarity Rd Ste 201 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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Dr. Gene Howard, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Mount Pleasant, SC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.


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4.5

Based on 88 reviews

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I was immediately comfortable with Dr. Howard and his staff and confident in his expertise. I would recommend him to anyone needing his care and abilities.
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Great surgery for my eye lids
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Excellent experience. Dr. Howard explains the procedure and answers all questions without rushing through anything. Entire staff is efficient, patient and friendly. Highly recommend.
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Wonderful Experience
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Dr. Howard did eye lid surgery on me and did a wonderful job. No pain and the procedure was fast and even though I was not supposed to drive, I think I could have. The whole staff was wonderful and kept me informed of everything that they were doing. My compliments to you all.
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Dr. Howard is very professional and extremely kind. I highly recommend him and his wonderful staff. Alice Myrtle Beach, SC
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I highly recommend Dr. Howard and his staff. From the time I was in the office until my discharge I only have praise for all them.
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When you need an eye surgeon he is the best. Very caring
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Dr. Howard balances his vast knowledge of his medical speciality with compassion and attentiveness to your concerns; taking time to explain what procedures are needed and what that procedure(s) entails. He exudes a sense of truly caring for his patient and his/her concerns.
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Dr Howard reconstructed what looked like a massive hole next to my eye as a result of a basal cell carcinoma removal. He and his team did an awesome job and are both skilled and thoughtful (a rare combination).
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Dr. Howard & his staff were very professional & caring, Dr. Howard took plenty of time explaining the eye lid procedure & answering all my questions. I never felt like he was rushing me. Anytime I called the office with a question; they always had a prompt reply for me. Dr. Howard took plenty of time explaining my post-op care. I truly appreciated all the care I received. Martha L. Freeman
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Dr. Gene Howard and his staff did an excellent job from my first appointment until my surgery with an upper brow lift and upper lid lift to improve my vision. This surgery was covered in total by my Medicare and United Healthcare policy with no out of pocket costs to me. All went very smoothly including my recovery which took about two weeks with no issues. I did do as his staff instructed which helped speed my recovery. I am very happy with my improved vision but also my improved appearance
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From the minute I walked into Dr. Howard’s office for a consultation until I walked out after having staples removed, I received nothing but kind and excellent service. He and his staff do not rush to answer questions and he is incredibly knowledgeable and comforting in answering. I also appreciate that he took his time to let me know all steps of the surgery and what to expect in the healing process. I would highly recommend Dr. Howard.
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Extremely professional, excellent doctor, concerned and caring about his patients, incredible staff - what more can I say!
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I had upper and lower eyelid surgery. It was extremely successful. Very pleased. The office setting is peaceful. Dr Howard is a very calm and friendly person. He takes a good amount of time to learn about you and your condition and explain the procedures. His support staff was also helpful and reassuring. Melissa was especially helpful in answering pre and post op questions. You leave the office and surgical center with confidence that you got top notch treatment.
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Dr. Howard not only corrected a tear duct problem that had bothered me for years, he also provided the most pleasant all round experience I have ever had with any medical professional.
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Dr Howard and PA Malissa are great providers!! Professional and kind and I received great care!!
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I wanted to share with viewers how grateful I am that I chose Dr. Howard over other surgeons. On my first appointment I made the decision to get it done because of his skill . I followed his pre-op instructions. My surgery was Lower lid Blepharoplasty w/laser, Upper Eye lid along with entire skin resurfacing of the face. His assistant, Malissa Sandhu, was very supportive. My recovery was painless and fast. It is so unusual these days to find a team that is so highly skilled and professional.
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dr. Howard perform surgery an entropion on my left eye and drooping eyelids on both of my eyes that were causing a visual deficit. The surgery went perfectly with excellent follow-up care by both Dr. Howard and his physician's assistant. I had my sutures removed at 2 weeks with a return to full active lifestyle including playing tennis. I am very pleased with the outcome and appearance after my surgery.
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Biography

Dr. Gene Howard, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Mount Pleasant, SC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1984
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(843) 881-0100

Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Howard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dacryocystorhinostomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard performs Dacryocystorhinostomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Tear Duct Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard performs Tear Duct Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Tear Duct Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diplopia
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Migraine
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Oculoplastics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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