Dr. Robert Howard, MD

Dr. Robert Howard, MD

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Dr. Robert Howard, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL. He graduated from Tufts and specializes in ophthalmology.

43309 US Highway 19 N

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howard performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Presbyopia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stye
very high
more than 94% of peers
Blepharitis
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Howard's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

38  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.

Education

  • Tufts
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Brooke Army Medical Center-Wilford Hall Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
10 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Howard's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

My whole experience at St. Luke's was great. I would definitely recommend Dr. Howard.
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Dr. Howard did my PRK surgery to correct my vision. He was wonderful! I would absolutely recommend him!
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Dr. Howard is a knowledgable, friendly, and trustworthy ophthalmologist. He would be my first choice to recommend friends or family.
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I had an eye infection and Dr. Howard really helped. The whole staff at St. Lukes was nice and helpful.
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Dr. Howard was great. He did a laser procedure on my eye and now I see great.
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