Dr. Howard Short, MD

Dr. Howard Short, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Howard Short, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Washington, MO. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.Read his story

1351 Jefferson St Ste 110

Washington, MO 63090

Contact Information

(636) 239-1650

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 77% of peers
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Short's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Short "Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology, National Board of Medical Examiners Certified: American Board of Eye Surgery — Cataract/Refractive Surgery Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American College of Eye Surgeons Fellowship Training: Cataract and Implant Surgery, American Board of Eye Surgery; Surgery, American College of Surgeons Residency: Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC Internship: St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Member: International Society of Refractive Surgeons, Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Missouri State Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Franklin-Gasconade-Warren County Medical Society (Past President) "I chose to pursue a career in medicine, specifically ophthalmology, because I wanted to help preserve people's vision — and improve their quality of life. I make a point of staying at the forefront of the latest developments in my field that can help people like never before. "While patients feel reassured by my experience and credentials, they really appreciate the friendliness and empathy I provide. My appointments are unhurried and informative, and I explain my patients' diagnoses and any recommended treatment in simple, easy-to-understand terms.""


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Short "Dr. Short and Dr. Ullrich are board-certified ophthalmologists with over three decades of combined experience. Their comprehensive, leading-edge care includes state-of-the-art eye exams, treatment of eye disease and refractive surgery. There's even a full-service optical boutique for all of your eye-wear and contact lens needs. Along with our technical staff who have over 90 years of combined experience.

What's more, Dr. Short and Dr. Ullrich will treat you with the utmost concern and compassion you deserve every step of the way. Your appointments with them are unhurried and informative, and everything will be explained to you in simple, easy-to-understand terms. It's why the doctors are trusted by many area optometrists and medical specialists for their patients who need ophthalmic care."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Optometry

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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.


  • St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Mercy Hospital St Louis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Short has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Short's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Short to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Short's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Ballwin, MO |
After being diagnosed with cataracts I was advised of my treatment options and the associated costs by a non-healthcare salesperson. After making it clear what my choices were and setting a date for the operations and filling a pile of paperwork that she wanted me to sign without reading, as I was...more
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Dr. Short accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Short has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital Washington
901 E 5th St
Washington, MO 63090
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