Dr. John Howlett, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 50
Dr. Howlett
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Proliance Orthopedic Associates Renton WA

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300 Renton, WA 98055

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Dr. John Howlett, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Renton, WA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Howlett has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Of Ca medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howlett to book an appointment.

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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 forget I even had the surgery most days.
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Tracey in Maple Valley, WA – Aug 22, 2017
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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 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
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Paul Buchignani in Renton – May 11, 2017
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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 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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Maple Valley, WA – Apr 28, 2016
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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 ...


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery


University Of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
University Of Washington
Internship Hospital
Univ Of Ca
Medical School
M.A. Durham University (England)
M.A. Stanford University
Stanford University
Undergraduate School


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Dr. Howlett accepts the following insurance:

Aetna Aexcel
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Asuris Northwest Health
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Emblem Health
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Options PPO
Options Select
Medicare Advantage
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
TriCare for Life
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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Practice Areas


Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howlett treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Howlett treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Trigger Finger

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howlett treats Trigger Finger more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Howlett treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howlett treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Howlett treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

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Dr. Howlett's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


Proliance Orthopedic Associates Renton WA

Proliance Orthopedic Associates Renton WA4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300 Renton, WA 98055