Dr. Karson Howard, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
(16)
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Dr. Karson Howard, DPM
Dr. Karson Howard, DPM was born in Pocatello on a summer's night. He grew up just outside of town with random chores like feeding the cows and mowing the lawn. Growing up was a fun time filled with many Saturdays at Pebble Creek in the winter and many summer days out on the lake. He took classical guitar lessons from 9th-12th grade, and still continues to love playing music. In 2000, Karson graduated as the first class of Century High School. He then left that summer for Honduras to serve as a missionary for the LDS church. When he returned, he began his undergraduate training at ISU. There his wife fell in love with him, watching his crazy good racquetball skills. So he decided to fall in love with her as well. After only a few months of being married they moved together to California where he attended the California School of Podiatric Medicine for four years. After he graduated, Dr Howard moved to Chicago, IL for his surgical residency at Mt Sinai Medical Center, a level I trauma center. He now has been practicing with his father since 2011 and joined with his brother in law Adam Matthews, DPM in 2012. He enjoys his time at home with his small young family. Karson currently serves as Vice President for the Idaho Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Karson Howard is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle surgery. Dr. Karson Howard currently serves Pocatello, ID; Blackfoot, ID; Idaho Falls, ID; Driggs, ID; Jackson, WY.

1555 E Clark St

Pocatello, ID 83201

Contact Information

(208) 233-4355

Dr. Karson Howard, DPM

Dr. Karson Howard, DPM

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Hammer Toe
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more than 78% of peers
Foot Conditions
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more than 75% of peers
Plantar Fasciitis
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more than 54% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthotics
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry
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Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Digital Deformities of the Feet
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
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Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotic
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Idaho State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • California College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Mt Sinai
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Chicago Medical School-Mt Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
4.9
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Pocatello, id |
After reading reviews and recommendations, I went to Dr. Karson Howard. After doing a thorough assessment of my ankle, foot, leg and pain level, he ordered an MRI. The MRI revealed a tendon tear. We discussed alternative therapies. I decided surgery was the best course of action for me. Dr. Howard was kind, informative, and gave thorough explanations of the surgery, post surgical care and my responsibilities as a patient to care for myself for optimal healing. I would highly recommend Dr. Howard
Jackson, WY |
I saw Dr. Howard in Jackson, WY. I had foot pain, and after an x-ray, he diagnosed me with a broken sesamoid. He wrapped my foot and told me to wrap it for 6 weeks, and to take ibuprofen. After 6 weeks, the foot still hurt. I went to see an orthopedic doctor in town who looked at my posture, my walk, and my stance. She said my bunion was causing pain, along with flat feet and weak ankles. Said x-ray didn't look like a fracture. Gave me appropriate shoe inserts. Pain went away, no pain since.
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Dr. Howard accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Howard has admitting privileges

Mountain View Hospital
2325 Coronado St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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Portneuf Medical Center
777 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201
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