Dr. John Howlett, MD

Dr. John Howlett, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. John Howlett, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Renton, WA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300

Renton, WA 98055

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Broken Arm
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Howlett's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Howlett "Dr. Howlett is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity specialist and board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Proliance Orthopedic Associates. He specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist and elbow conditions. Dr. Howlett graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society. While at Stanford, he was awarded a Mellon Fellowship and completed a Master's degree. Dr. Howlett earned a second Master's degree, with Distinction, in England after being awarded the Rotary Ambassadorial scholarship. Dr. Howlett earned his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco, where he participated in the Medical Scholars Program. Dr. Howlett pursued his general orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Washington and completed a fellowship specialization in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Howlett enjoys guiding his patients back to healthy function and is particularly interested in carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital deformities, and Dupuytren's con-tracture."
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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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20  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • M.A. Durham University (England)
    Other Education | Completed 1997
  • M.A. Stanford University
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howlett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howlett's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howlett to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Howlett'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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I tore a ligament (bad) in my wrist requiring a modified brunelli procedure. Dr. Howlett is incredibly compassionate, honest, professional, and kind throughout the entire process. I could tell he was invested in my recovery and future. I'm now a year out from the surgery and besides the scar, I...more
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I recently suffered a bad wrist fracture at work requiring surgery. Dr. Howlett and the surgical team were very professional both prior to, and after my surgery. I had a consultation with Dr. Howlett and his assistant Zach before my surgery which put my mind at ease as I was very apprehensive...more
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As I nursed my broken elbow I told my friend I needed a Dr. who was extremely kind, empathetic, and optimistic. In walked Doctor Howlett with a big smile and a realistic, but encouraging diagnosis and treatment plan. My many questions were answered with respect and I always felt heard and...more
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