Dr. James Howard, MD

Dr. James Howard, MD

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45 y/o
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Dr. James Howard, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Retina Associates of Utah

5169 S Cottonwood St Ste 630

Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howard performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 88% of peers
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Howard's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Howard "My goal is to provide my patients with the highest quality care in a comfortable, compassionate setting."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

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

  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Utah Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Howard'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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Removed floaters I'm my eye. Made me feel very comfortable .
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Dr. Howard and his staff are friendly caring people who demonstrate the kind of confidence and competence that quickly puts patients at ease. Although squeezed in as a last minute referral, I was made to feel as though I were their only reason for being there. The need for every test was thoroughly...more
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Dr.Howard is amazing. I have had retinopathy and a retina detachment and he has fixed my eye and made me feel comfortable with every aspect of my surgery, my recovery and I see him annually to stave off any further need for surgery. He and his staff are fantastic and come highly recommended.
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Dr.Howard is one of the most attentive and caring Doctors That I have ever come across. He greets you each time with a caring handshake and smile along with how are you. His manor of care and handling of his patiences is second to none. I would recommend him to anyone in need of eye care and have....more
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