Dr. Russell Howerton, MD

Dr. Russell Howerton, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Russell Howerton, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Winston Salem, NC. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Howerton is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center.

MEDICAL CENTER BLVD

Winston Salem, NC 27157

Contact Information

(336) 716-2011

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Pancreatic Cancer
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more than 59% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 58% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
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more than 56% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hepatectomy
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • VANDERBILT UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hammersmith Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howerton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Wake Forest Baptist Health, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Howerton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howerton to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Howerton'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 (1)
in Lenoir, NC |
Dr. Howerton listens and responds to your concerns. He always has a plan for your care and is very compassionate. I really trust his judgement.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Howerton accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Howerton has admitting privileges

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157
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