Dr. Paul Howard, MD

Dr. Paul Howard, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 67
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Dr. Paul Howard, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in rheumatology.

9097 E Desert Cove Ave Ste 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Contact Information

(480) 609-4200

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Howard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Amyloidosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Arthritis
Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
Autoimmune Diseases
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Difficulty With Walking
Dupuytren's Contracture
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Felty's Syndrome
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Pyogenic Arthritis
Raynaud's Disease
Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sarcoidosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Systemic Sclerosis
Systemic Vasculitis
Takayasu's Arteritis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul Howard, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • 1984
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    1984
  • 1982
    University Ariz Health Scis Center
    Residency Hospital
    1982
  • 1980
    University Ariz Health Scis Center
    Internship Hospital
    1980
  • 1979
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1979

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

2.8

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
40.90909090909091%
(18)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.818181818181818%
(3)
1 Star
47.72727272727273%
(21)

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Long wait times when hardly any patients. Turnover for pa’s is high. Does not take insurance. I have had ra for at least 10 years. This doctor goes mostly by bloodwork which is very dangerous. During my time there I had four pa’s . My pain never under control. They never did scans. Also they missed...Read More
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Don't bother he is the last person to be trusted with your health.
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I have been seeing Dr. Howard for almost 10 years. The office is friendly, calm and competent. I never feel rushed, and always have time to discuss my complicated needs. Occasionally there is a bit of a wait, but to me, that means that someone needs the extra time, just as I do on occasion.
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My first visit was great, however my second was bad. I waited 1 hour and 15 minutes from appointment time before going to exam room, finally saw NPA, but never saw Dr. He does not accept Medicare payment, but will file for you. You get very little back.
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Keeps you waiting long times, takes phone calls from other doctors during YOUR exam, rude, supercilious and obnoxious. I have no idea why they sell all that stuff; it's like an oriental bazaar. I will suffer in pain for the rest of my life before I submit myself to any contact with that person...Read More
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