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Dr. Athena Howard, MD

Internal Medicine*
4.0 (13)
Map Pin Small Durham, NC
Accepting new patients
36 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Athena Howard, MD

Dr. Athena Howard, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Durham, NC. They specialize in Internal Medicine, has 36 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from West Virginia University. Dr. Howard, completed a residency at WV University School of Medicine - Charleston Area MC. Patients rated Dr. Howard an average 4.0 star rating.

Dr. Howard works at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, NC. They are accepting new patients and accept Anthem, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Howard's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Durham Va Medical Center
    508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (919) 286-0411
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    Durham Va Medical Center
    508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (540) 449-8400

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    About Dr. Athena Howard, MD

    Specialties*
    • Internal Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 36 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1598743288
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • WV University School of Medicine - Charleston Area MC
    Residency
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    • West Virginia University
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    • Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Athena Howard, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Howard is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Howard works at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, NC. View the full address on Dr. Howard’s profile.

    13 patients have reviewed Dr. Howard. The overall rating for this provider is 4.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Howard.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Howard, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Howard appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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