Dr. Robert Howell, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Howell
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Georgia Hand Shoulder and Elbow PC

1819 Peachtree Rd Ne Ste 425 Atlanta, GA 30309

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Dr. Robert Howell, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Piedmont Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howell to book an appointment.

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4.8

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Dr. Howell, saved my thumb in1217. He is the true epitome of a first class Gentleman and Surgeon. I recently had a further experience of meeting him , he make his patients comfortable with his gentle demeanor and with his knowledge explaining how he can either repair wounds or just explain how you will heal! I would recommend Dr Howell for any hand surgery, I also have friends who are also his patients and their thoughts are the same as mine!!
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Philip Reynolds – Mar 07, 2021
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He’s very thorough and explains everything well. I’m having surgery and feel I’ll be in good hands.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Lynn Johnston – Dec 06, 2020
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Dr. Howell has been the first to actually have a detailed conversation with my about my issues. Very thorough and up-front. Looking forward to working with him and his team.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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John E. Haynes – Nov 18, 2020
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If you are a Workman's comp patient, AVOID HOWELL AT ALL COST!!! I ended up firing Howell for several reasons, and nearly a week after I fired him, he had his nurse call me this morning to blackmail me. It should be noted that Howell had sent me back to work at one point, and I reinjured my arm. Howell continued to refuse to admit that my wrist was broken. It was only after the THIRD radiologist report clearly stating that there was not only one, but TWO breaks in my wrist, and exactly where they were, that Howell finally, reluctantly stated that my wrist was indeed broken. That was two weeks ago. This morning I received a call from his nurse stating that Howell is giving me the "option" of either rehiring him, and going back to see him as my doctor, or he was going to send a "release to full duty, without restrictions" form to my WC case worker. Avoid this shady excuse for a "doctor" at all costs! He's absolutely working for the WC company, and NOT working for you!
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Shelley S – Oct 19, 2020
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Dr Howell is great as a surgeon and as a person. He took his time to explain in detail the diagnosis and procedures. We highly recommend him.
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Stanley – Aug 18, 2020
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Dr. Howell diagnosed a dislocated finger and bc it had been several months I had to have it repaired surgically. That was 8 weeks ago and I’ve gotten very attentive care throughout. I’ve now been cut loose but if I have the need I have no doubt I’d be seen right away. Caring, gentle doctor.
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Ginger – Aug 16, 2020
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Everyone was pleasant, professional and helpful. Dr. Howell answered all questions in detail. Mark who set my cast was fun and informative.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Norma Scott – Jul 29, 2020
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Provided excellent caring care.
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Kelly – Jul 25, 2020
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Superior, however unfortunate, opportunity to have Dr Howell work on my left wrist. Thorough, compassionate and excellent surgeon. Thank you Dr Howell
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Olivia – Mar 10, 2020
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Dr Howell was so thorough and patient with my concerns. He was very educating and assuring.
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  • 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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Becky M – Feb 18, 2020
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When I walked up to the counter I told them I was a new patient and I probably had 1,000 pages of forms to fill out. They laughed and handed me an iPad. It took less than 10 minutes to answer all of the questions. Super easy. Also, Dr. Howell was very professional. He spent adequate time with me to understand the issue and explained all of my options clearly. This was my first visit, but it went as smoothly as I could have hoped for.
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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Steve – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr. Howell put a plate and screws in my left wrist after a distal radius fracture, and a couple months later I was back to 100% on long distance mountain biking through Colorado. Very grateful he fixed me up; two and a half years later and the wrist is still perfect!
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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Henry Hebebrand – Jan 17, 2020
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Very friendly staff, Doctor was very thorough and explained my medical diagnosis very well.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 24, 2019
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Best there is! Caring, doctor and staff. Excellence in the field
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Louise Luther – Nov 22, 2019
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Good atmosphere and understanding people
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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JEAN JOSPITRE – Oct 26, 2019
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My husband was given the best care for an unfortunate accident. We are hopeful for a speedy recovery and know we will get great care. Robyn Platt
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Robyn Ellis Platt – Oct 25, 2019
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Very professional facility, knowlegable and experienced staff, everything you'd expect
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Jacob – Aug 28, 2019
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Came in for a workers comp issue with my hand that had been hurting for awhile. He took x-rays and spotted my issue that Southern Regional hospital missed and recommend the best plan for me to heal.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 27, 2019
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This was our first time visiting Dr. Howell. We were extremely impressed! Dr. Howell was very thorough and courteous. I'm happy we have chosen him for my husband's hand issue.
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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Aug 17, 2019
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I felt very comfortable, the doctor Howell is very friendly and professional. All the personal in that place are very nice and courteous. Thanks!!!!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Rafael Rabago – Aug 08, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for upper extremity disorders. Using a center of excellence concept, our skilled...Read more

Biography

Robert L. Howell, MD, with Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia, adds a vital dimension to the team with his expertise in...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

Washington University
Fellowship Hospital
1991
U Tenn
Fellowship Hospital
1990
U Tenn
Residency Hospital
1986
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1985
Emory University
Internship Hospital
1984
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Emory University
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Robert Howell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Howell frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, Osteoarthritis of Hands, and Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Howell treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Howell, MD's office located?

Dr. Howell's office is located at 1819 Peachtree Rd Ne Ste 425, Atlanta, GA 30309. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Howell has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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. Howell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howell treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Howell treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howell treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Howell treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howell performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Howell performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Howell's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain

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Dr. Howell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Practice

Georgia Hand Shoulder and Elbow PC1819 Peachtree Rd Ne Ste 425 Atlanta, GA 30309
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Georgia Hand Shoulder & Elbow

Georgia Micro Surgery2061 Peachtree Rd Ne Ste 500 Atlanta, GA 30309
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Howell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Marietta, GA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)