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Dr. Richard Howard, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Howard

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2325 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 100 Saint Louis, MO 63122

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Dr. Richard Howard, DO is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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I just don't think that every doctor is a good fit for every patient. The glowing recommendations that I see here do not match my experience at all. I found Dr. Howard to be condescending and rude, he openly mocked several things that I said and then chastized me for having anger issues. I am absolutely dumbfounded. I have seen other doctors in his practice for other matters and have nothing but fantastic things to say about them. This must be a personality mismatch. I cannot in good faith recommend him to anyone based on my experience.
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I am not one to leave reviews, but he and staff are all wonderful! Very compassionate, empathetic, and thorough. I owe them! Recommend this place to anyone.
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He and his staff are the best.
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Five operations - both carpal tunnels, and three trigger fingers ( technically, two fingers, one thumb) Excellent work - absolutely no issues. Mechanic for over 30 years - I USE my hands. Dr. Howard has done amazing work for me.
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Great doctor, explained everything and listens to you.
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Biography

Dr. Richard Howard, DO is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1984
At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1984

Awards

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(314) 909-1359

Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Howard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Dr. Howard treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Arm Surgery
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Dr. Howard performs Arm Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Howard performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Hand Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howard treats Hand Conditions more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Howard treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Howard's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average