Dr. Nancy L. Howden, MD

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Dr. Nancy L. Howden, MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology | Female

Western Carolina Wmns Spclty 2100 Ridgefield Blvd, Asheville, NC 28806 Get Directions
(828) 670-5665

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Dr. Howden specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology and practices in Asheville, NC. She practices at 1 location.

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based on 7 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Howden
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Howden's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (6)
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SHE TOOK HER TIME AND ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS.SHE WAS AS KIND AS SHE COULD BE.I FELT VERY COMFORTABLE TALKING TO HER ABOUT ANYTHING.SHE CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENED BY THE GROUP OF DOCTORS THAT O WORK FOR AN I CAN SEE WHY. BEST DOCTOR AROUND. SHEILA COLEMAN
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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prolapse Treatment
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Pittsburg Med Center

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Howden's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Howden

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients