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Clifford Howard, MD

Clifford Howard, MD
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About

Practicing Specialties

RadiologyBreast Imaging

Languages

  • English

Biography

Dr. Howard is board certified in diagnostic radiology with a special competence in vascular and interventional radiology. He focuses on breast diseases, including abscesses, mastitis, bone cancers and chronic venous occlusions (vein conditions).

He performs abscess drainage and management, chemoembolizations (treatments for tumors), kyphoplasties (bone restorations), angioplasty and stenting treatments (to unblock arteries), bone and soft tissue biopsies with CT guidance and fluid aspirations with ultrasound and thrombolysis (to break up clots).

Dr. Howard is a clinical associate professor of radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His research interests include the development of innovative medical devices and those to assist with breast biopsies.

Dr. Howard completed his undergraduate studies at Howard University and received his medical degree at East Carolina University. He completed residency in radiology and a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Conditions and Treatments

Abscess Drainage and ManagementAngioplasty and StentingBone CancerBone and Soft Tissue Biopsy with CT GuidanceBreast Abscess/MastitisChemoembolizationChronic Venous OcclusionDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)EmbolizationFluid Aspiration with UltrasoundKidney CancerKyphoplastyLiver CancerLung CancerOsteoporosisPelvic Congestion/VaricocelePortal HypertensionSTARThrombolysisTumor AblationUterine Fibroid EmbolizationUterine FibroidsVena Cava Filter Placement and RetrievalVenous and Arterial EmbolizationVertebroplasty

Ratings and Reviews

Locations

Credentials

Board Certifications

Clifford Howard, MD certified by American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology, Special Competence in Nuclear Radiology

Medical Education

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, MD, 2002

Residencies

Howard University Hospital, Radiology, 2004

Fellowships

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 2012Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Radiology, 2007

Positions

Radiology, Clinical Associate Professor

Insurance

This chart is a list of the most common health insurance plans we accept. This list is subject to change. Please check your individual plan to confirm their participation and the coverage allowed.

Due to the different physician groups and hospitals within the Wake Forest Baptist system, physician services and hospital services are billed separately. Please remember that health insurance coverage varies, so some services may not be covered.

If you don’t see your plan or you have questions, please call our Customer Service Center at 877-938-7497. We will do our best to work with you and your plan.

Key

WFUHS - Wake Forest University Health Sciences (professional services)
NCBH
- North Carolina Baptist Hospital
LMC
- Lexington Medical Center
CHC
- Cornerstone Healthcare
Wilkes
- Wilkes Regional Medical Center
HPR
- High Point Regional
N/A
- Not applicable to services provided at facility and/or CHC
NC
-Not Contracted, very low to no volume for facility and/or CHC


Wake Forest Baptist Health Managed Care/MA Contracts - January2022

AETNA CONNECTED ACA/Exchange: Accepted at all locations

AETNA (PPO & HMO): Accepted at all locations

AETNA MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

AETNA WHOLE HEALTH: Accepted at all locations

ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC and Wilkes (not applicable to services provided at High Point)

AMBETTER OF NC: Accepted at all locations

AMERIHEALTH CARITAS NEXT ACA/Exchange: Accepted at all locations

APEX MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

BCBSNC (PPO & HMO): Accepted at all locations

BCBS HIGH PERFORMANCE (NATIONAL NETWORK): Accepted at all locations

BLUE LOCAL (WFBH INDIVIDUAL & WFBH X_Group): Accepted at all locations

BLUE MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

BLUE VALUE: Accepted at all locations

CAROLINA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and CHC (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

CIGNA: Accepted at all locations

CIGNA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at NCBH and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC and Wilkes)

CIGNA HEALTHSPRING MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Wilkes)

CIGNA LIFESOURCE (TRANSPLANTS): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

COVENTRY/WELLPATH: Accepted at all locations

CRESCENT PPO (ASHEVILLE): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

DEVOTED HEALTH: Accepted at all locations

DIRECT NET:
Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point (not contracted, very low to no volume for CHC)

FIRST HEALTH (COVENTRY): Accepted at all locations

FIRSTCAROLINACARE (PINEHURST, NC): Accepted at NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for WFUHS, Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

GATEWAY HEALTH ALLIANCE (VIRGINIA): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

GOLDEN RULE INS (UNITED): Accepted at all locations

HEALTHGRAM (formerly PRIMARY PHYSICIAN CARE): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and LMC (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

HEALTHTEAM ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

HUMANA CHOICECARE: Accepted at all locations

HUMANA MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

LIBERTY ADVANTAGE (MEDICARE ADVANTAGE): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

MAGELLAN (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and CHC (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

MEDCOST: Accepted at all locations

MEDCOST ULTRA: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point (not applicable at CHC)

OPTUMHEALTH (TRANSPLANTS - APPLICABLE TO NCBH/WFUHS ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

PREFERRED CARE OF VA INC: Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

SOUTHERN HEALTH SVCS (COVENTRY-PPO ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie and CHC (not contracted, very low to no volume for LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

TWIN COUNTY (VIRGINIA): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, CHC and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC and Wilkes)

UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (WFUHS ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS (not applicable for services provided at NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

UNITED HEALTHCARE: Accepted at all locations

UNITED HEALTHCARE ESSENTIALS ACA/EXCHANGE: Accepted at all locations

UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

VA CCN: Accepted at all locations

WELLCARE: Accepted at all locations

WELLPATH (COVENTRY): Accepted at all locations 


Key 

WFUHS - Wake Forest University Health Sciences (professional services)
NCBH - North Carolina Baptist Hospital
LMC - Lexington Medical Center
CHC - Cornerstone Healthcare
Wilkes - Wilkes Regional Medical Center
HPR- High Point Regional
N/A - Not applicable to services provided at facility and/or CHC
NC - Not Contracted, very low to no volume for facility and/or CHC

Research Interests

Breast Biopsy Deployment Devices and MarkersDevelopment of Innovative Medical DevicesVascular Devices

Publications