Dr. Randy Howard, MD

Dr. Randy Howard, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Randy Howard, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Hendersonville, TN. He is 48 years old.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology, PLLC

107 Glen Oak Blvd Ste 202

Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 98% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Dr. Howard does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Case Western Reserve School Of Medicine In Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Gastroenterology Fellow Case Western
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Reserve-Metro Health Medical Center Cleveland Oh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Howard has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Howard's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Hendersonville, TN |
Dr. Howard is a really wonderful doctor, and a very kind man. I am always confident that I receive the best care when I see him!
Lebanon, TN |
I never got to see Dr Howard despite the fact that I my appointment was suppose to be with him. His office staff could have been robots as far as the ability to communicate with them. That was exactly what they acted like. It was like they were programmed as to exactly what to say and they never even changed the tone of their voice. If you tried to ask a question they automatically went back to their programmed speech. i have necessary tests scheduled but I will probably cancel them
in Brentwood, TN |
Very thorough and overall good doctor. He performed my Endoscopy and also treated my 20 year old son when he began to have phantom stomach pains. I would highly recommend him.
in Bethpage, TN |
I credit Dr.Randy Howard with saving my life. I had an endoscope done. He saw a tiny white spot off to the right side. He said it may just a glare or a and little speck of on the scope. But he did not feel comfortable as a doctor letting me leave his office and not having it checked by someone else. He thought it was nothing but just wanted to he safe. As it turned out I had lung cancer. Dr. Howard was the one to spot It. Thank you Sincerely, Cynthia Crabtree
in Hendersonville, TN |
He is a great dr...The first time I saw him, he was more reserved but after that he has been so very friendly and sweet!!!!!
Goodlettsville, TN |
I have to say that I am very dissapointed in my experience with Dr Howard and his staff at Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Hendersonville. Everyone at his office has been extremely rude and unhelpful. This statement does exclude Misty Martinez, the nurse practitioner, she was kind and knowledgeable but it wasn't enough... It feels like everyone else in that office is going out of their way to make a difficult situation even harder.
in Hendersonville |
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Howard and his staff. I sincerely believe they are concerned about my well being. I'm a 35 yr-old female and had a few symptoms that could have been anything, but because of Dr. Howard's thoroughness, we found out quickly that I had some serious polyps and they've been removed and his office continues to remind me how to stay on top of screening and prevention. Thanks, Dr. Howard and staff!
in gallatin |
While I do believe Dr. Howard to be an excellent Dr., there is no sense of urgency to let his patients know the results of tests that have been performed. My daughter has a procedure a week ago and she has not gotten any results from this test yet. I do not believe this is good practice, and she needs to know something. Is this not the reason you go to a doctor, for them to help you?
Phoenix, AZ |
He took his time to explain everything although it was a routine process.
in Hendersonville, TN |
I would never EVER come here. Office staff is horrible and rude. My mother called because she believes she has Colitis again she just had it 3 months ago.. she so called to talk to the doctor. When she told the nurse she looked up her history and saw where she had it 3 months ago and said oh yes that is VERY serious you need to have a follow up appointment and my mom was like no this is new it started again. My mom just had surgery so she said I just had surgery is there anyway to expedite and
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Howard accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Howard has admitting privileges

Tristar Skyline Medical Center
3441 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
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Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center
355 New Shackle Island Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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