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Dr. Paul Howard, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Howard

Dr. Paul Howard, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in rheumatology.


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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 Fatigue Syndrome
  • 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
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • 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 35 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
1982
University Ariz Health Scis Center
Residency Hospital
1980
University Ariz Health Scis Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1982
1980
1979

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

2.8

Based on 45 reviews

5 Stars
40%
(18)
4 Stars
4.444444444444445%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(3)
1 Star
48.888888888888886%
(22)

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I recently visited Dr. Howard because I had shingles and was suffering with hepatic neurology I have been a patient there for the past 5 years, after being diagnosed with Shogren's syndrome. Dr. Howard was demeaning and dismissed all my complaints associated with shingles. He could have easily...Read More
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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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