Dr. Mark Howard, MD

Dr. Mark Howard, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Mark Howard, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Monterey, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

12 Upper Ragsdale Dr

Monterey, CA 93940

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • Delta Health System
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Dr. Howard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Injuries
Epilepsy
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Gait Abnormality
Gout
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Shoulder Disorders
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Mark Howard is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the neck and spine and has demonstrated his mastery of orthopaedic knowledge by passing both oral and written examinations given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • UCLA Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital
  • Harbor UCLA Med Sch
    Residency Hospital
  • Harbor-Ucla Med Sch
    Internship Hospital
  • 1985
    Harvard Medical School
    Medical School
    1985

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

4.5

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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THIS GUY IS INCREDIBLE! A TRUE PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY ASPECT OF HIS PRACTICE.
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Prompt, courteous - took time with the exam and time to explain treatment options.
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I had 3 surgeries with Dr Howard. He is the absolute best you can get. I now live in VA, and have to see a spine specialist, and only wish I could go back to Dr. Howard.
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Been a year since my total disc replacement. Been pain free since the surgery and off the pain meds for 10 months. Dr howard is awesome, can't say enough good things about him. Thank you again Dr Howard
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Dr. Howard explained my situation so that I was able to make a life changing decision comfortably. The surgery was a success and I am now back feeling as well if not better than I have since my early 20's.
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Culinary Health Fund
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
National Elevator
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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