Dr. John Howard, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Howard
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Hampton Roads ENT & Allergy

5408 Discovery Park Blvd Williamsburg, VA 23188

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(757) 253-8722

Dr. John Howard, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Howard has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howard to book an appointment.


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Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 97% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Sleep Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Sleep Apnea more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Vertigo more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Tinnitus more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Outer Ear Infection more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Ear Ache more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Nosebleed more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Aid
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Testing
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

4.2

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
74.19354838709677%
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4 Stars
3.225806451612903%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
9.67741935483871%
(3)
1 Star
12.903225806451612%
(4)
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      I found the clinical staff unfriendly. Did not return calls after complications with surgery. Dr Howard did not seem to care after reported to him
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      Williamsburg , VA – Aug 28, 2019
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      Dr. John Howard is a kind, thorough, intelligent physician who makes extra effort to make his patients feel comfortable and informed. He takes the time to explain the diagnosis and treatment plan, so there are no unknowns when leaving the appointment. He does not just throw expensive medications at you and does not order/perform anything that is not necessary. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone with ENT or allergy issues.
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      Williamsburg, VA – Sep 26, 2017
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      I've been having problems with migraines and headaches a neurologist send me to the ENT dr. Howard to see if my sinuses were cause of headaches. It cost me $150 to be seen wasn't even in there five minutes for him to put some Afrin in my nose tells me I'm good and then sends me a bill for $500. I felt unsatisfied by the service and abused by the bill
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      JONAH. BELL in Williamsburg – Jul 17, 2017
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      I was treated by Dr Howard for severe ear pain. The entire staff, from check in to check out, were friendly and efficient. Dr Howard was very thorough in his exam and promptly diagnosed the cause of my pain. He performed a minor procedure at that time, which significantly decreased my pain within just a few minutes. This was my first time seeing Dr Howard, and I quickly learned I was in good hands. The will he has to help his patients is evident. I would recommend Dr H and his staff to anyone
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      David in Williamsburg, VA – Apr 13, 2017
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      Dr. Howard is very thorough and caring. He was excellent about giving me over-the-counter prescriptions save me money, prior to prescribing me medications. He spent extra time explaining all diagnoses, treatments and precautions. He also took an extended amount of time to listen to and address my questions and concerns. He is very intelligent, but also very down to earth. Great guy and great doctor.
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      happypatient in Williamsburg, VA – Mar 07, 2017
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      This was my first visit. Excellent from the start! The staff was very friendly, welcoming and helpful. While I was waiting, one patient commented to me "Best Doctor I have ever had." Once in an examination room the great experience continued. I found Dr. Howard to be very friendly and he did a great job with the examination. I never felt rushed. I had seen 3 other Doctors for this same issue and thanks to Dr Howard I am finally getting better. I would highly recommend him without hesitation
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      Ken S in Williamsburg – Feb 16, 2017
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      Great Doctor, Tonsils were bothering me for years and he took care of it quickly
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      Nick in Gloucester, VA – Feb 08, 2017
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      Dr Howard answered all my questions and made me feel at ease. He took care of my family and I with all of our allergy problems and fixed my sons ongoing ear infections. Love him!
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      Hayes, VA – Feb 08, 2017
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      Had a truly wonderful experience all around with Dr. Howard and his staff. I was genuinely pleased with him from my consult throughout my entire process. I will definitely be recommending Dr. Howard to all my family and friends.
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      Daniel in Gloucester, VA – Feb 04, 2017
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      Wonderful bedside manner and a pleasure to work with. He really made me feel at ease and helped me to get my allergies under control! I wouldn't go to any other ENT doctor in the area!
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      Gloucester, VA – Feb 03, 2017
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      Dr. Howard is nice, knowledgeable, and takes an interest in his patients.
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      Janice in Providence Forge, VA – Nov 09, 2016
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      Dr. Howard really cares for each and every patient individually. He gives me the time that I deserve and addresses my needs very professionally! I know I can trust his opinion and advice!
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      Biography

      Dr. John Howard, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Howard has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He is a...Read more

      Specialties

      • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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      Locations

      Hampton Roads ENT & Allergy

      Hampton Roads ENT & Allergy5408 Discovery Park Blvd Williamsburg, VA 23188
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Riverside Walter Reed Hospital

      Gloucester, VA

      70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

      Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

      Norfolk, VA

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

      Williamsburg, VA

      78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)