Dr. John Howard II, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Age 46
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Dr. John Howard II, MD
Dr. John Howard II, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Williamsburg, VA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Howard II is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.

5408 Discovery Park Blvd

Williamsburg, VA 23188

Contact Information

(757) 253-8722

Dr. John Howard II, MD

Dr. John Howard II, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acid Reflux
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Aid
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibular Testing
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Howard II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard II to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Howard II's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Williamsburg, VA |
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.
in Williamsburg |
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
in Williamsburg, VA |
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
in Williamsburg, VA |
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.
in Williamsburg |
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
in Gloucester, VA |
Great Doctor, Tonsils were bothering me for years and he took care of it quickly
Hayes, VA |
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!
in Gloucester, VA |
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.
Gloucester, VA |
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!
in Providence Forge, VA |
Dr. Howard is nice, knowledgeable, and takes an interest in his patients.
in Williamsburg, VA |
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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Dr. Howard II accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    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
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Howard II has admitting privileges

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
7519 Hospital Dr
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Dr
Norfolk, VA 23507
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Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Cir
Williamsburg, VA 23188
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