Dr. Paul Howard, MD

Dr. Paul Howard, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
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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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoporosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

82  Conditions Treated

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7  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

2.8

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
47.72727272727273%
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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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AZ – Sep 11, 2018
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Don't bother he is the last person to be trusted with your health.
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Josie in Phx, AZ – Aug 02, 2018
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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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SS in Prescott – May 23, 2018
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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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Tempe az – Mar 07, 2018
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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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Linda Hirshman in AZ – Jan 14, 2018
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