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David Howe, MD

Dr. Howe is an orthopedic surgeon in the Winston Salem area. He is affiliated with Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and 5 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
96 doctors
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96 doctors
Top 5%
47 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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46 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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40 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more abnormal gait patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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100 doctors
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100 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Howe saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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97 doctors
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97 doctors
Top 5%
48 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more drug allergies patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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35 doctors
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35 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more weakness patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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83 doctors
Top 15%
82 doctors
Top 5%
41 doctors
Dr. Howe saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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89 doctors
Top 15%
89 doctors
Top 5%
44 doctors
Dr. Howe saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
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2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Howe saw more osteonecrosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Howe saw back pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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66 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Howe saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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57 doctors
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57 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Howe saw back problems patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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48 doctors
Top 15%
47 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Howe saw hemorrhage patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.
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22 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Howe saw osteoporosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
18 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Howe saw rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Howe saw gout patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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28 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Howe saw more broken bone patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Winston-Salem area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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55 doctors
Top 15%
55 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Howe saw spine condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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55 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Howe saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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18 doctors
Top 15%
19 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Howe saw spinal stenosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Howe saw broken arm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Howe saw joint dislocations patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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24 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Howe saw degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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46 doctors
Top 15%
46 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Howe saw peripheral neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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47 doctors
Top 15%
46 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Howe saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Howe saw pinched nerve patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Howe saw broken foot patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Winston-Salem area. Learn more.

Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Howe’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
4%
repeat hip replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Howe’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Howe’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Howe’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Howe’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Howe’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
4%
repeat knee replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Howe’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Howe’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Howe’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Howe’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Howe sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Alliance Imaging at Orthopedic Specialists
170 Kimel Park Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27103
259 miles away
180 Kimel Park Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27103
259 miles away

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Credentials
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1998

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Howe is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Northern Hospital of Surry County
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield