Dr. Howard Diener, MD

Dr. Howard Diener, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(97)
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Dr. Howard Diener, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

3920 Bee Ridge Rd Bldg C

Sarasota, FL 34233

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Diener's Experience

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Dr. Diener's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Diener "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 office is structured to respect patient appointment time and offer prompt telephone follow up. We provide comprehensive pulmonary care in an informal but professional setting."
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tuberculosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Immunization
  • Intubation
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Diener has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Diener's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Diener to family and friends
4.7
based on 97 total reviews (31 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (97)

  • 5
    (89)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Diener's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

in Sarasota,FL |
My first visit with Dr. Diener was yesterday and it greatly exceeded my expectations. He really listened to me, offered valuable input and set an initial action plan in motion for while he is reviewing my extensive medical records. I am looking forward to my next visit and having Dr. Diener on my...more
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in Osprey FL |
Dr. Diener has provided me with an excellent level of care. He listens. He explains. He provides options where practical. He establishes an excellent doctor/patient relationship and a high level of patient/doctor trust. His office staff is efficient and attentive. I would highly recommend Dr....more
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in Sarasota, FL |
Great Dr! Great Staff! Both I and my husband were very impressed with my 1st. visit. It was very nice to leave and have full confidence in the Dr's information, patience, and very nice manner! The receptionist was beyond helpful! We both would highly recommend the SUNCOAST LUNG CENTER & Dr. Diener!
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Dr. Diener is one of a kind! His compassion, knowledge and professionalism has made a very difficult process one filled with hope and support.. Everyone in the office is extremely pleasant and helpful! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. Diener....
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in Sarasota FL |
Dr Diener is a very relaxed physician who talks to you so you will understand everything he is saying. He seems to really care about what you have to say...There is no rushing. Loved the appointments so far.
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Dr. Diener accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Diener has admitting privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
5731 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
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