Dr. Howard Busch, DO


Rheumatology | Male

Family Arthritis Center 1025 Military Trl Ste 200 Jupiter, FL 33458 Get Directions
Dr. Howard Busch, DO

Dr. Howard Busch, DO is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Jupiter, FL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Busch is affiliated with Good Samaritan Medical Center, Jupiter Medical Center and Martin Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (12)
West Palm Beach, FL |
Very rude after I disagreed with results of test was negative but he still Diagnosed me without facts or results. He runs blood work and repeats same tests. All negative.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
Dr bush was unable to Diagnose acute joint pain so gave gave steroids instead of pain medication. He did not recommend neurologist until it was too late. Strongly do not recommend him to anyone who is sick.
in Wellington, FL |
Dr. Busch is professional, thorough and took the time to explain everything to me. I would recommend him as a doctor. It did take me a month to see him for an initial visit and when I followed up to get test results for another doctor, I never heard from anyone. Upon visiting the office, I had to pay $7.00 to get a copy of my x-ray since they will not forward a copy of the x-ray to the other doctor; they will only send a written report. Although they helped, they acted "put-out" by my request.
in jensen beach, fl |
Dr. Busch was recommended by several friends in the health care profession as excellent in his ability to diagnosis and treat problems of the spine including rheumatology. I had pain in my neck and lower back for years and thought it was just a part of aging. I had been to several Orthopedic Drs. without success. The pain had become too severe to function. After an extensive exam, tests, & x-rays, Dr. Busch prescribed medications and exercise. Within weeks, I was able to enjoy life again!
in West Palm Beach, FL |
Dr. Busch is a great doctor who listens to the patient and explains all the procedures. I have been seeing him for over 10 years now. Love the staff too.
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
Talked to his PA like I wasn't in the room and when he did acknowledge me he spoke to me not with me.Ordered lab work ,tests and ,eds without explanation.
Pittsburgh, PA |
Very arrogant, insists on tons of blood work and unnecessary follow ups and has no clue as to what is wrong although I was already diagnosed and treated 5 yrs ago by another doctor and was doing well. I became a vegetarian unbeknownst to him well before visiting him and he suggested a book called "Forks Over Knives" which I've researched and before I can begin to share my knowledge on my diet, he cut me off and said "when you catch up to my level, then I'll discuss it"
in Coconut Creek, FL |
the man is very experienced and listens and can tell you what you can expect. he treats me for Fibromyalgia over 10 years now. He was the first to diagnose me as other Doctors kept running tests and not coming to a conclusive decision.
in Lake Clarke Shrs, FL |
Dr Busch is extremely knowledgable, empathetic and thorough. I have been to National Jewish, Shands , U of M - as well as multiple stand alone RA/ Autioimmune Drs - I have been seeking appropriate treatment since 2011 - I found it here in the office of Dr Busch! All of his staff are very well trained, I love the Nurse Practionioners - I used to run a private hospital and have been in the medical field since the early 80's - Leslie K
in Jupiter, FL |
There was a hard sell to non-insurance covered procedures and services. Did not feel comfortable with physican's explanation course of treatment plan.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
After all my test results showed I did not have an auto-immune disorder, he maintained that I had Lupus, Sjogen's AND Raynaud's syndromes. He wanted to put me on some type of medication that you have to first have an eye exams because a side effect is blindness. Why did he even bother having me take and pay for blood work if he only goes by conjecture? Avoid him like the plague!
in Boynton Beach FL |
Horrific. Extremely arrogant uncaring Doctor that pics and chooses what patients he will or will not see and hands the rest off to his Nurse Practioners who are not qualified in the field of Rheumatology. He actually raises his voice to psyients. And tells you how you feel based only off blood tests instead of using the combinations of a SED and RA rate as well as a an Anti-CCP number in conjunction with how the patron feels, AND a physical exam to gauge your swelling and stiffness.
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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Metro Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Norwalk Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate