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Dr. Howard Diener, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Diener

Dr. Howard Diener, MD is a pulmonologist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1980 and specializes in pulmonary disease.


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(941) 923-8353

Dr. Diener accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Diener's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diener treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of his peers

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

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diener treats Asthma more than 99% of his peers

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

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diener treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Diener's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Confusion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Esophagitis
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fungal Infections
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intubation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

About Me

I approach the doctor-patient relationship as a teacher - student model. I believe my role is to provide medical information and recommendations as to treatment/diagnostic options to my patients and act as a resource for medical decision making. My o...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1985
George Washington University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Cleveland Clinic
Residency Hospital
1981
Cleveland Clinic
Internship Hospital
1980
George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical School
1976
George Washington University
Undergraduate School
1985
1983
1981
1980
1976

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Dr. Diener's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diener

4.7

Based on 120 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
7.5%
(9)

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Professional and personable. Good old fashioned, friendly practice. Highly recommend.
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There haven't been any doctors that I have seen in the past 20 years that I can say motivated me enough to write a review either negative or positive. I just felt neutral about the experience & the care. However, today after my 1st visit with Dr. D, I felt compelled to take the time to complete...Read More
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I found him very attentive and he knows his business!!
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Dr. Diener knows his stuff. He couples his competence with a highly refined sense of humor. We are so pleased to have found him!
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Dr. Diener is a wonderful doctor. He spent time asking questions about my concern and then came back with recommendations. He was very thorough both in trying to find out what my issues are but also in his suggestions for follow up. I highly recommend him.
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