Dr. John Howlett, MD
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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

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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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    Dr. Howlett's Performance
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    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Reviews (2)
    in Renton |
    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 about my prospects for a full recovery due to the compound damage to my wrist. People like Dr. Howlett are miracle-workers in my view who have the knowledge to help our bodies heal right. Paul Buchignan
    Maple Valley, WA |
    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 understood. Dr. Howlett and the staff at Proliance were refreshingly friendly, efficient and helpful. Their smiles and kindness make such a difference. My longest office waiting time was 5 minutes!
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    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.

    Dr. Howlett's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Broken Arm
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • 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 Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spine Deformities
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      Univ Of Ca

      Graduated in 2003

    • Internship Hospital
      University of Washington

      Completed in 2004

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Washington

      Completed in 2008

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Washington

      Completed in 2009

    • Undergraduate School
      Stanford University

      Graduated in 1991

    • Other Education
      M.A. Durham University (England)

      Completed in 1997

      M.A. Stanford University

      Completed in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

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

    Procedures Performed

    • 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 Radius or Ulna
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement