Dr. Troy Howard, MD

Dr. Troy Howard, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Troy Howard, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Rapid City, SD. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 7 years.

101 E Minnesota St Ste 210

Rapid City, SD 57701

Contact Information

(605) 342-3280

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Head and Neck Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 92% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Howard "Dr. Howard is a board certified Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. He has particular interest in pediatric ENT, adult sinus disease, functional nasal surgery and thyroid surgery."


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otorhinolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • TMJ
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


Read More


  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.

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.


  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of South Dakota School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center & Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center & Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Howard's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Rapid City, SD |
Excellent physician! Dr. Howard performed nasal surgery on me and I am thrilled with the results. He is patient, kind and truly cares about the health of his patients. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for exemplary ENT care!
in Rapid City,SD |
Kind, knowledge, informative, gentle & skillful. Highly Recommend.
in Rapid City, SD |
Exceptional results from ear tubes. My 2-yr son had multiple ear infections. I was worried with the idea of surgery, anesthesia, messing with a good eardrum. Dr. H explained risks/expected benefits and allowed me to make an informed decision. I just had our 6-month checkup after the procedure and everything turned out remarkably well. I look back at the surgery and realize it was a game changer; my son never again had an ear infection. Dr. H and staff were professional, proactive and kind.
in Custer, SD |
Dr. Troy Howard was my surgeon for a complete thyroidectomy in May 2017. Pre-op office visit & care as well as post-op care was extremely professional. Dr Howard explained my condition and the planned procedure/surgery very well, was easy to understand, and I acknowledged that I needed the surgery. The level of trust I felt from him made me very comfortable and at ease in his care. I would readily utilize Dr. Troy Howard for any future surgeries needed.
Thank you Pat for choosing Dr. Howard for you thyroid surgery. We appreciate the good feedback and will strive to continue delivery outstanding care. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you! - Dr. Howard Team
Rapid City, SD |
After a failed surgery, We saw Dr. Howard for a consult on my daughter (7) ear drums repair. He was successful on both surgeries and her hearing is not an issue anymore. Dr. Howard is a father himself and understands kids. Thank You for everything!
Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are so glad to hear that your daughter's ear drums are repaired and doing well. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do. Happy Summer! -Dr. Howard Team
in Rapid City |
Dr Howard is the man... changed my life for the better
No Phil, you are the man. :) We are so happy that the septoplasty was life changing. Breathing through your nose is important! Don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything else we can do. -Dr. Howard Team
in Alliance, NE |
I'm actually the wife of the patient. My advise: don't think you can find 'better' in Colorado or anywhere. I am so glad we went to Dr. Howard and I'll recommend him to all my family and friends that he will do the best job for you. I believe he truly cares about what he's doing and about his patients. We are so pleased with the results of surgery and his thoroughness (and my husband was a mess with impacted infection and more). In the future, if needed, we will return to Dr. Troy Howard.
Thank you so much for the positive feedback. Nothing is more satisfying that knowing that Don is doing better. Please do hot hesitate to reach out with anything else we can do. -Dr. Howard Team
Rapid City, SD |
Best ENT doc in the region. We have had experience with all of them. Glad we finally have our ENT doc! -
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We work hard to be the best we can be. -Dr. Howard Team
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Dr. Howard accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Black Hills Surgical Hospital
216 Anamaria Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
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Rapid City Regional Hospital
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57701
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Same Day Surgery Center
651 Cathedral Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
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