Dr. Richard Howes, MD

PediatricsMaleAge 75

Pediatrics

Dr. Richard Howes, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Lafayette, LA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospital and Clinics. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Howes, MD

Swla Center for Health Services Pharmacy-lafayette

500 Patterson St Lafayette, LA 70501
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Howes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bedwetting
  • Bronchospasm
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enteritis
  • Fever
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Infant Care
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nausea
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaccination
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination

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Dr. Howes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howes

4.1

Based on 17 ratings

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Ready for retirement
My son has struggled for a long time and this office staff including the nurse and Dr Howes were rude and unprofessional. He met with my son for only 40 minutes and came up with 7 diagnoses. One was intermittent explosive disorder and he said my son would be in jail by 16. One was ODD which isn’t even a real diagnosis. Kids are oppositional and defiant for a reason. He never met with me privately and talked about my son in front of him the entire time which is very triggering for someone with special needs. So my son had a meltdown, and he treated him like a crazy person. We went back after being on risperidone and the nurse commented in front of my son how much weight he’d gained. Drive to New Orleans for a real expert. Dr Howes is clearly ready for retirement. No compassion. No thorough examination or formal testing.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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My son’s advocate – Mar 05, 2022
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Excellent
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Sep 17, 2021
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Dr. Howes is an amazing doctor who really cares about his patients and is an expert in so many areas. He is well-respected and takes time to explain everything so it's clear and easy to understand. He also has a fantastic staff! Dr. Nervez and NP Diaz round out this great team and are equally amazing. Lafayette is lucky to have such a jewel of a pediatric clinic at UHC Peds Clinic
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jill – Jul 17, 2019
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Great doctor with friendly staff
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Apr 25, 2019
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a great doctor love him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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heaven in Rayne, LA – Jul 07, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Richard Howes, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Lafayette, LA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from La State...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Education

1976
Med Center La New Orleans Lsu
Residency Hospital
1974
Lsu
Internship Hospital
1973
La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Medical School
1972
University of Southwestern Louisiana
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Howes has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Richard Howes, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Howes frequently treats Speech, Language and Learning Disorders, ADHD and-or ADD, and Conduct Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Howes treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Howes, MD's office located?

Dr. Howes' office is located at 500 Patterson St, Lafayette, LA 70501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Swla Center for Health Services Pharmacy-lafayette500 Patterson St Lafayette, LA 70501
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University Pediatrics4212 W Congress St Ste 1403 Lafayette, LA 70506
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette, LA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

University Hospital and Clinics

Lafayette, LA

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)