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Gregory H Howell, MD

Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Call to make an appointment 816-756-2255

Education

Medical School
Univ of MO - Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Fellowship
Med/Pulm (Crit Care), University of Missouri - School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Fellowship
Med/Critical Care, UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Pulmonary Diseases

Academic Titles

  • Program Director, Critical Care Fellowship, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • asthma
  • interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis
  • COPD/emphysema
  • lung tumors/cancer/abnormal CT scan
  • bronchoscopy

Biography

Dr. Howell was born and raised in Kansas City, and completed medical school and post-graduate training at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine prior to subspecialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care. He has board certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. His practice includes inpatient and outpatient consultation in a variety diseases including but not limited to: Asthma, Emphysema/COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, and shortness of breath. In the inpatient setting he is available for consultation with regards to critical care management. 

To help with academic interests, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health (M.P.H.) from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has made several presentations at the local, regional and national level on topics related to Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. His academic interests have lead to peer-reviewed publications as well as directorship of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at that Institution.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE WEST
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO

Publications

Ternes, T.; Trump, M.; Rosado de Christenson, M.; Howell, G.; Stewart, J.. Spontaneous Middle Lobe Torsion. Radiology Case Reports 2013;8:3.

Patel DM, Vaidya OU, Howell GH, Hamarshi M. Multifaceted Checklist for Quality Improvement, Experience from an Open-model Single ICU. Presentation at The American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting, October 2014. 

Pluym, M, Howell GH. Management of Hemorrhage With Target –Specific Oral Anticoagulants. Hospital Practice 2014:42(3);75-83.

"Retrospective Analysis of the National Kidney Foundation Community Health Screening Clinical Data." Mentor: Ahmed Awad, MD- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Saint Luke’s Hospital (2003)

Howell GH, Shriver RL. Hydropneumothorax Caused by Inadvertent Placement of a Dobhoff Tube. Hospital Physician 2005;41(11):39-41.

Howell GH, Yagan M, Herndon B. Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes as a Marker of Ventilator-Related Lung Injury. Chest 2005; 128(4)Suppl:227S.  Presented in abstract form at American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting October 2005.

Howell GH, Salzman G. Clinical Review: Use of Bronchodilators in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Hospital Physician 2006;42(10):27-34.

Howell GH, Yagan MB. Unusual Case of Diaphragmatic Rupture. Chest 2006;130(4)Suppl:347S. Case presented at American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) 2006 in “The Hole Truth” session in slide format.

Howell GH, Pyszczynski D. Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism . Missouri Medicine 2007;104(3):246-9.

Howell GH, Lem VL, Ball JM. Remote ICU Care Correlates with Reduced Health System Mortality and Length of Stay Outcomes. Chest 2007;132(4)Suppl:443s. Presented in Abstract Form at American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting October 2007.  

Howell GH, Clark N, Salzman G, Bonham AJ. Effects of a Closed Intensive Care Unit Model on Patient Care Outcomes.  Chest 2008;134:109003S. Presented in Abstract Form at American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting October 2008.  

Howell GH, Salzman G, Singh R, Bonham AJ. Changing from an Open to a Closed Intensive Care Unit Model Improves Satisfaction of Non-physician Members of the Health Care Team. Chest 2008;134:111001S. Presented in Abstract Form at American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting October 2008

Howell GH, Ardilles T, Bonham AJ. Implementation of a Remote Intensive Care Unit Monitoring System Correlates with Improvements in Patient Outcomes. Chest 2008;134:58003S.  Presented as a Slide Presentation at American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting October 2008.

Howell G. Nonadherence to Medical Therapy in Asthma: Risk Factors, Barriers, and Strategies for Improving. Journal of Asthma 2008;45:723-9.

Howell GH, Salzman G. Danesh S, Mohr J. A retrospective review of Computed Tomagraphy Pulmonary Angiogram in the diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Presented as a Poster Presentation at the American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting October 2010

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
  • Wright Memorial Hospital