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Dr. Robert Howe, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility •  Male • Age 63

  
Dr. Howe

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Women's Health

22 Atwood Dr Northampton, MA 01060
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Dr. Robert Howe, MD is a reproductive endocrinology & infertility specialist in Northampton, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med in 1982 and specializes in reproductive endocrinology & infertility and obstetrics & gynecology.


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Dr. Howe is so accomplished and caring, attentive and responsive. He listened to me, and believed me, when so many other doctors did not. And even when my treatment went beyond his expertise, he continued to advocate me. He's exceptional - as a doctor, and a person.
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Dr. Howe put me on two drugs with a very high dosage for heavy periods and for pain. These drugs worked well until I developed hives from them. I called the office immediately and the lady at the desk asked ME if I knew a different drug that could help. Obviously, if I knew what drug to take, I wouldn't have come to Dr. Howe in the first place. Dr. Howe was on vacation, didn't call me back for two weeks, and seemed far from empathetic. He didn't even apologize so I happily switched doctors.
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We are really happy we chose Dr. Howe to help us. He is a very caring man. We are looking forward for him to help us become parents. We are excited. Our last appointment we had With Dr, we were very happy with our news.i recommend Dr. Howe to anyone that needs that extra. Thank you Dr.Howe
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I had a terrific experience with Dr. Howe. I saw him for PMS problems that other medical professionals had not found solutions. He is incredibly knowledgeable about his field and listens to patients, answers questions in detail, and works on your individual treatment plan until success. I highly recommend his services.
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Went to Dr. Howe with a bacterial infection that just needed antibiotic. I knew exactly what was wrong as I have had this before. The office billed me for a high complexity visit (over $400) and I received an almost $1800 bill a year later from a lab for a full dna panel. I had no idea he was sending for these tests and I don't even know what any of them are for. I have never needed dna testing for a simple common infection. The bill has fraud written all over it. Patients beware!
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Dr. Howe has been amazing! I had an issue that caused problems with just everyday living and the ability to function. He was able to find the problem and come up with a course of action that has changed everything! He is very patient and kind and really takes the time to listen and explain all that is involved in a visit.
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Although I have only visited him for relatively minor things, I have been very impressed by Dr Howe, who strikes me as an extremely capable and kind doctor (one of the kindest I have seen through many, many infertility treatments). I recommend him highly. Very professional and accommodating office staff, too.
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No one knew what was happening to me after I had my ovaries removed and a bilateral mastectomy. I almost instantly had menopause and my anxiety went through the roof. Dr. Howe was the only one that understood what was going on inside me and was able to explain it so I could understand it. Then he treated me and I finally feel like me again. I wish we had more people like him.
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Dr Howe is a very intelligent and very compassionate man. He has shown my husband and I nothing but respect and concern for our condition . Back in 2009 Dr Howe helped us become parents to a little boy and we are currently going through treatment again to have our second child . Any one going or has gone through fertitly issues knows it is very hard and emotionly and you have to be patient . We trust him and I would recommend him !!!!
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Care Philosophy

As a Gynecologist, Dr. Howe serves women from adolescence through menopause. His practice includes routine and sub-specialty care, working always in conjunction with the patient?s primary physician. Board certified in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Repro...

Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1989
U Pa/Jefferson Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Med Ctr Del
Residency Hospital
1984
Wilmington Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1982
Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
Medical School

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(413) 586-9866

Dr. Howe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Howe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Assisted Reproductive Technique
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Biopsy
  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cryoablation
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Family Planning Services
  • Female Infertility
  • Fibroid Tumor Surgery
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Hysteroscopic Resection of Fibroids and Polyps
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Intra Uterine Insemination
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Iris Dysplasia With Ocular Hypertelorism - Psychomotor Retardation - Sensorineural Deafness
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Ovulatory Dysfunction
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Post Menopause Treatment
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Semen Analysis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Block
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Pelvic
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average