Dr. Howard Place, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Howard Place, MD
Dr. Howard Place, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Place is affiliated with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, SSM Saint Mary's Hospital and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

3635 Vista Ave

Saint Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information

(314) 977-4440

Dr. Howard Place, MD

Dr. Howard Place, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Place "I believe in quality patient care of the adult and pediatric patient for surgical and non-surgical spinal conditions."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Us Military Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Fitzsimons Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Lakewood Orthopedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Place has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Place's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Place to family and friends
4.3
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Place's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
St Louis, MO |
Horrible. He was horrible, the facility at saint louis univ was horrible and I would not recommend
in Murphysboro, IL |
At 80 years old my dad could not stand or walk, Dr. Place operated on his neck and within the first week my dad was walking. I thank God everyday that he was were blessed to know him.
Horrible experience. Talked in circles and gave no explanations or answers. Was dismissive of issues. If I asked a question, he just repeated the same non-explanation. I have been to many orthopedic surgeons as I have had lifelong back problems and multiple surgeries. Worst doctor I have ever spoken with. Other staff was extremely nice and accommodating: however, that does not make up for the doctor. Would never recommend him to anyone.
in Collinsville, Illinois |
He is the most awesome orthopedic doctor that I have ever been to!!!!! I had polio at age 11 months old & after the first time I talked with him I thought to myself........Where have you been all my life, & I remember my momma telling me that I had some awesome Dr.'s that were Generals in the Air Force, but Dr Place takes presidence over all of them! That's my feelings!!!!!!!!!
in saint clair mo |
I can sum it up in a few short words he is the best Dr.I was in surgery for eight hours for my back.When I woke up there was no pain and there hasn't been any since before my surgery.I can thank god I found him.So if I haven't already told him thank you I telling him now.Thank You Dr. Howard Place. Nancy Reese
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Dr. Place accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Place has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital St. Louis
615 S New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63141
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SSM Saint Mary's Hospital
6420 Clayton Rd
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 S Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63104
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