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Thomas Howdieshell, MD

Dr. Howdieshell is a general surgeon in the Albuquerque area. He is affiliated with University of New Mexico Hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
121 doctors
Top 15%
120 doctors
Top 5%
60 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more open wound patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Howdieshell saw more pneumothorax patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more collapsed lung patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Howdieshell saw more pelvic fracture patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Howdieshell saw more burns patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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5 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Howdieshell saw more broken collar bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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47 doctors
Top 15%
47 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more chronic pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Howdieshell saw more femur fracture patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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5 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more broken leg patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Howdieshell saw broken nose patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw broken arm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw joint dislocations patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw broken wrist patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
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25 doctors
Top 15%
25 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw drug abuse patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
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36 doctors
Top 15%
36 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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81 doctors
Top 15%
81 doctors
Top 5%
40 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.

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104 doctors
Top 15%
104 doctors
Top 5%
51 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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49 doctors
Top 15%
49 doctors
Top 5%
24 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
Top 25%
107 doctors
Top 15%
106 doctors
Top 5%
53 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw sepsis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
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3 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Howdieshell saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more abscess patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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22 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
20 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw more biliary tract disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albuquerque area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
103 doctors
Top 15%
102 doctors
Top 5%
51 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
Top 25%
33 doctors
Top 15%
33 doctors
Top 5%
16 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw atrial fibrillation (Afib) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.
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45 doctors
Top 15%
46 doctors
Top 5%
22 doctors
Dr. Howdieshell saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albuquerque area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Howdieshell’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open 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

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Howdieshell’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Howdieshell’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Howdieshell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Howdieshell’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Howdieshell sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

University of New Mexico Hospitals
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
745 miles away

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Credentials
  • Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1982
  • David Aghmashenebeli University of Georgia Faculty of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION
  • Medical College of Georgia Program
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • University of New Mexico Hospitals
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • 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 Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • GlobalHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • 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
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield