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Dr. Richard Howells II, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery*
3.9 (15)
Map Pin Small Altoona, PA
Accepting new patients
28 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Richard Howells II, MD

Dr. Richard Howells II, MD is an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Altoona, PA. They specialize in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has 28 years of experience, and is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. They graduated from West Virginia University and is affiliated with UPMC Altoona and Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Howells II an average 3.9 star rating.

Dr. Howells II works at Practice in Altoona, PA with other offices in Roaring Spring, PA. They frequently treat conditions like Chronic Sinusitis, Sinusitis and Nonsuppurative Otitis Media along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna 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. Howells II' Office Locations

  1. 1
    Ear Nose and Throat Associates of Central PA PC
    3341 Beale Ave, Altoona, PA 16601 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (814) 944-5357
  2. 2
    Nason Hospital
    105 Nason Dr, Roaring Spring, PA 16673 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (814) 944-5357

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  • UPMC Altoona
  • Conemaugh Nason Medical Center

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Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis
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Acute Sinusitis
Otitis Media
Pharyngitis
Suppurative Otitis Media
TMJ
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Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Respiratory Infection
Acute Tonsillitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Adenoiditis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Rhinitis
Broken Nose
Cervical Vertigo
Chronic Adenoid Infection
Chronic Adenotonsillitis
Chronic Pharyngitis
Chronic Rhinitis
Chronic Tonsillitis
Conductive Hearing Loss
Deviated Septum
Dizziness
Dysphagia
Earwax Buildup
Enlarged Turbinates
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Facial Fracture
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Headache
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Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Laryngeal Cancer
Loss of Smell and Taste
Meniere's Disease
Myringitis
Nasal Polyp
Nosebleed
Oral Cancer
Outer Ear Infection
Perforated Eardrum
Postnasal Drip
Salivary Gland Cancer
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
Sudden Deafness and-or Hearing Loss
Throat Pain
Thyroid Cancer
Tinnitus
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Tongue Cancer
Tonsillitis
Vertigo
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Diagnostic Nasal and Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Tube Placement
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Rhinoseptoplasty
Acoustic Nerve Disorder
Acoustic Neuroma
Acute Laryngitis
Acute Obstructive Laryngitis
Anosmia
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Bell's Palsy
Black Hairy Tongue
Bone Cancer
Candidal Otitis Externa
Cholesteatoma
Chronic Laryngitis
Chronic Nasopharyngitis
Cleft Palate
Cleft Soft Palate
Common Cold
Cough
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Deafness
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Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
Ear Ache
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Ear Cancer
Ear Cellulitis
Geographic Tongue
Hearing Loss Due to Noise
Hyperacusis
Laryngitis
Leukoplakia
Lip Cancer
Loss of Taste
Malignant Otitis Externa
Maxillary and Malar Fractures
Mixed Hearing Loss
Nonobliterative Otosclerosis of Oval Window
Nose Cancer
Oral or Facial Cleft
Orbital Fracture
Otosclerosis
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parosmia
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Pharyngeal Candidiasis
Pharyngolaryngitis
Salivary Gland Cyst
Sleep Apnea
Sudden Idiopathic Hearing Loss
Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
Thrush
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Tongue-Tie
Tonsil Cancer
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Polyp
Wheezing
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Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Adenoidectomy
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Audiometry
Balloon Sinuplasty
Carotid Ultrasound
Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Hearing Screening
Home Sleep Study
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Oral Cancer Screening
Radiofrequency Ablation Turbinate
Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Thyroid Scan
Tonsillectomy
Ultrasound, Thyroid
Uvulectomy
Vestibule and Floor of Mouth Excision or Destruction
Wound Repair
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    3.9
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    Specialties*
    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 28 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1720085814
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • West Virginia University
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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    Dr. Howells II has seen patients for Chronic Sinusitis, Sinusitis and Nonsuppurative Otitis Media, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Howells II on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    15 patients have reviewed Dr. Howells II. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Howells II.

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