Palm Harbor:
(727) 787-5577
a division of Florida Orthopaedic Institute
New Port Richey:
(727) 848-4249

Peter J Howard, MD

  • Peter J Howard, MD
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Address: 3890 Tampa Rd. Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Phone: (727) 787-5577
Fax: (727) 781-7757
Address: 5243 Hanff Lane
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Phone: (727) 848-4249
Fax: (727) 841-8934


Education South University ∙ Savannah, GA                           2021-2023 Master of Science in Physician Assistant Pi Alpha National Honor Society Academic Honors Florida Atlantic University ∙ Boca Raton, FL […]

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Peter J Howard, MD

Dr. Peter Howard is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Dr. Howard obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. After his undergraduate education, Dr. Howard completed his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then trained in orthopedics at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine. During his final year, he served as chief resident at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center. Seeking additional sub-specialization; he trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Houston Methodist Hospital. During his time there he worked with and cared for the Houston Astros, Texans, Dynamo, Rockets, the Rice University Owls, and many high school teams.

Dr. Howard’s areas of interest include the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and biologic therapies. Dr. Howard focuses on helping athletes and weekend warriors get back to full activity.

Shoulder problems: Rotator cuff repair, revision rotator cuff repair, shoulder dislocations, labral tears, Latarjet surgery, throwing injuries, baseball injuries, tennis injuries, bicep pain, golf injuries, pitcher’s shoulder, clavicle fracture, collarbone fracture, shoulder separation, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement.

Elbow problems: Tommy John surgery ( ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction ), elbow arthroscopy, radial head replacement, fractures of the elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, distal bicep repair, tricep repair, and many more procedures.

Hip Problems: Femoroacetabular impingement, hip arthroscopy, torn labrum, labrum tear, cam lesion, pincer lesion, cam and pincer lesion, hip muscle tear, abductor tear, hamstring tear, hamstring pain, hip ligament damage, hip labral reconstruction, groin impingement.

Knee problems: Anterior cruciate ligament tears ( ACL ), medial collateral ligament tears ( MCL ), posterior cruciate ligament tears ( PCL ), lateral collateral ligament tears ( LCL ), meniscus surgery, meniscus tears, football knee injuries, soccer knee injuries, volleyball knee injuries, revision ACL surgery, ACL reconstruction, ACL replacement, cartilage transplants, meniscus transplant, and many more procedures.

Joint Replacement: Dr. Howard specializes in Shoulder, Knee, and Hip replacements.

Biologic Treatments: Dr. Howard also received advanced training in Bone Marrow Concentrate Aspirate Injections. Dr. Howard is also FDA certified for MACI cartilage transplants.

Dr. Howard’s treatment philosophy is to try to exhaust all non-surgical options before considering surgery. He works with his patients to educate and explain their condition so that they can fully understand their treatment options. If surgery is a choice made by the patient, he believes in being with the patient through their full course of surgery and recovery. He also believes working closely with the physical and occupational therapists that care for his patients. Dr. Howard stays up to date on the newest treatment options so that he can provide the latest treatments to his patients.

Dr. Howard is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

In his time off Dr. Howard enjoys fishing, boating, going to the beach, biking, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard please contact the office today at 727-787-5577 for the Palm Harbor office or 727-848-4249 for the New Port Richey office.

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Informative, Friendly, Specific & To-The-Point

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Check in was easy, appointment was on schedule, Dr. Howard and team were informative, friendly, specific and to the point. Looking forward to getting back to normal! Thank you!

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Prompt & Polite

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Dr. Howard and his staff were awesome. Shanon went out of her way to get me an appointment the same day I called and worked with me on insurance questions. Dr. Howard was prompt, polite, and seemed to be very […]

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Very Pleased

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I was very pleased with the entire experience from the initial booking to the visit (which included hip x-rays) to the follow-up. That Dr. Howard is so articulate, knowledgeable and kind is absolutely wonderful, especially if you’re extremely concerned about […]

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