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Troy Howard, MD

Dr. Howard completed his medical degree at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He then when on to complete his specialty training at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  

He is a board certified Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. He has a particular interest in pediatric ENT, adult sinus disease, functional nasal surgery, and thyroid surgery. He and his wife, Rachel, are both Rapid City natives and have five children.

His dream has always been to return to the Black Hills to raise his family and serve this community that he loves so much. When he’s not working, you can find him coaching his son’s baseball team or caddying for his daughters on the golf course.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Otolaryngology
Troy Howard, MD
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I recently had my nasal surgery with Dr. Howard. He was extremely personable and kind. Surgery went great and now I'm breathing better than ever. Always found him to be professional and I have recommended him to others on more than one occasion. Staff was also great to work with.
I will always remember Dr. Troy Howard, the day I walked into that hospital and had the surgery was the end of my first life, the day I took splints out of my nose from Dr howards surgery was the day my second life started.From that point forward I knew I would be changed for the better, I could breath finally, after years and years of sleepless nights and restless days I was finally better! all thanks too Dr howard. Not only was his surgery a success his mannerisms and character is phenomenal and he told me at every step what was being done, every thing that would be happening along the way, and what it would be like afterwards.Wonderfully fantastic doctor best I've ever had.
Dr. Howard and the Nurses did a great job on taking care of my little girl. They were all very kind and made her feel safe. Thank you.
Dr. Howard took great care of my daughter throughout her nasal surgery. After seeing several doctors over a period of several months, he was the only one that took the time to actually listen to her and finally diagnose her! This was especially reassuring as she going to college in Rapid City and is eight hours from home. The Same Day Surgery Center where he did the surgery was a wonderful place with a fabulous staff as well. If I ever need nasal surgery, I would travel the eight hours to have Dr. Howard be my surgeon. Highly recommend him!
Dr. Howard is so kind and did a great job with my son. He had tubes put in his ears today and the procedure was quick with little pain. We greatly appreciate him!!!!
I’m a military member. Dr. Howard was recommended to me by a coworker of mine. I had a deviated septum and my tonsils and uvula obstructed my breathing. I came in and set a date for surgery. Surgery went as well as it could’ve, Dr. Howard and staff did absolutely everything they could for me. Highly recommend.
Absolutely NOTHING but amazing things to say about Dr Howard!! From the time we met for consultation to after surgery him and his team have been the best. He explains everything fully. If you ever have any questions he is more then happy to explain!! I will definitely be letting every one know to go see him for all of their ENT needs!!! Thank you ☺️
Doctor Howard was very personable, he really listened to me and made me feel comfortable when I was so nervous. On top of how well he treated me, he was also so nice and informative to my mother who was waiting for me after my procedure. He genuinely cares about his patients and doesn't rush in and out like he has 10 other places he would rather be. All in all Dr Howard and his staff are a great team to work with.
Dr. Howard is a great Doctor! He is very respectful to all people and is very friendly. 5 stars ⭐️ He really cares about his patients!
I am sad that I can only give 5 stars. Dr. Howard came highly recommended from my primary care physician, and I could not be happier or more impressed with how well I was taken care of and continue to be cared for. Through a very scary episode of cancer, Dr. Howard and his team took amazing care of me, were very open and thorough through every step of the process and have continued to follow up with outstanding care. Dr. Howard goes above and beyond to help his patients and encourage them along whatever path they may be walking through. I am not even sure 50 stars would be enough to express how grateful I am to this wonderful team and to Dr. Howard. Thank you all.
Dr. Howard did a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and turbinate reduction on my 8-year-old daughter. From the first appointment, he has been nothing short of excellent. He was very educational, very informative, and most excitedly as a parent, he was trustworthy and friendly! My daughter‘s recovery was well predicted because of his thorough education. He gave us all the tools to make her recovery as smooth as possible. As a mom, I know how important it is to have my child in safe hands. I would recommend him over and over for anyone needing their child taken care of by an excellent ENT doc. He’s our guy!
Absolutely top notch. Made it very easy and comfortable for my son and myself. Same day surgery center thank you
Dr Howard provides exemplary care. He takes all the time necessary to explain your scenario and all options available to you. I particularly appreciated that he doesn’t rush into surgical options and first attempts non-surgical approach. His staff is very professional and attentive to my requests. Any issues in Dr Howard’s field, do not hesitate to go see him!!!
Dr. Howard is amazing! He is kind, caring, and funny and absolutely knows his stuff. He takes the time to explain everything, and I felt so comfortable and confident through the entire process. My thyroidectomy and recovery were a success! His whole crew is wonderful, and I am so grateful to them for getting me through this milestone.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Howard and his Nurses. I highly recommend using him as a provider. Very accommodating and friendly. They are Wonderful advocates for their patients and give top knotch education and teaching.
Dr. Howard was pleasant and very good with my special needs son. Care was excellent!! Thank you
Ear Tube Placement for a 2 year old – One year follow Up – Awesome experience from apprehensive parents. Dr. Howard and his staff (Jordan) were phenomenal and more importantly, the procedure was a game changer for our toddler; he is doing great now. Thanks Dr. Howard and Jordan!
The staff at Dr. Howard's office were so nice and Dr. Howard is amazing!! I had Eustachian tube dysfunction, and Dr. Howard placed tubes in my ears. I could hear again as I left the office! It worked so well!! Thank you Dr. Howard and staff!!
Dr. Howard was great. He is kind and has a wonderful bedside manner. We were confident in his abilities as a good and capable surgeon.
We were extremely Impressed with the care we received for Loren Weishaar before during and after his surgery. Dr Howard even personally called Loren the day after surgery to see how he was doing. Will recommend him to everyone Loren rates him a 10 star across the board
I have been a patient of Dr Howard's for over a year now and through Thyroid surgery and allergies I can honestly say that Dr Howard and his staff are wonderful!Dr Howard gives you his full attention and you truly feel as though your concerns are addressed with thoughtful consideration. His knowledge and bedside manner make him quite an asset to our community. Thank you, Dr Howard!! His nurse Jordan is kind, compassionate and efficient!
Dr. Howard went above and beyond during both of my procedures. He was easily there for any questions and gave the perfect care before, during, and after the procedure. I appreciate him and his surgery team.
I would highly recommend Dr. Troy Howard. My son had to have a surgery to repair his eardrum (grafting procedure), as about 50% of his eardrum was missing. He was very good and patient with Brayden, explaining to him what needed to be done, while easing the fears of us nervous parents. Dr. Howard is very kind, friendly and has wonderful bedside manner. Thank you for taking care of Brayden we truly appreciate you and your team!Kari and Jon Degreef
Dr. Howard is amazing! He explains everything very clearly and in “non Doctor” terms!! He does very good work and is always just a phone call away!!
Great doctor, very personable.
All doctors could learn from Dr Howard's personality, professionalism, caring mentality, and amazing bedside manner. He is definitely in my top 3 of all doctors I have ever been in contact with.
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Howard. I have seen him several times and each question that I have asked is addressed with courtesy and care. He always makes time to address all of my concerns and thoroughly explains his answers to me. I would highly recommend him!
I had sleep issues for years and have done two separate sleep studies which offered no conclusive support or help. I saw Dr. Howard and he had recommended a surgical solution and I get much better sleep now. I can also breath much better through my nose now as well, an issue I was never told I had previously but I can only describe it as having had maybe 25 percent airflow versus having 100 percent now, which helps greatly when exercising and breathing in general.
Dr. Howard, his surgical team, and staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. I am so pleased with my experience. The surgery went perfectly. I can breathe better than I ever have. I couldn't be happier!
For several years I was unable to breathe thru my nose. Always seemed like it was plugged. I seen several doctors and they always prescribed some sort of nasal spray, they never seemed to work. It got to the point where I couldn't sleep. I went to see Dr Troy Howard, he took a look at me and made his diagnosis. I required surgery. Septoplasty. Turbinate reduction. I had it done. What a difference in my life it has made. I can now breath thru my nose with ease and can sleep. If you are having any symptoms like this I highly recommend Dr Howard.
He has saved my husband's life so many times. Such a awsome doctor.
Fixed my uncles nose and he was very happy with everything.
Dr. Howard takes the time to listen and then develops an excellent plan. He has cared for my children and I always feel confident in his care. He is a talented surgeon who also has a great bedside manner. His clinic is a very comfortable space. Also, he trained at Ohio State which is one of the top ENT programs in the country.
I saw Dr. Howard today and it was an amazing experience! I was very hesitant because I had been to another ENT in town who pushed a $300 bimonthly homeopathic remedy on me, not covered by insurance. Dr. Howard's attitude, since I've previously done immunotherapy shots before, was if it isn't broken, don't fix it! I can't wait to get relief again. Thank you so much, Becky and Dr. Howard!
Dr. Howard is an outstanding physician. From our first consultation to our post-ops after my surgical procedure, he was exceptionally patient, informative, and truly cared about providing EXCELLENT care. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for ear, nose, and throat care!
Dr. Troy Howard did a great job. I had inferior turbinate reduction. I am breathing much better than I ever have & sleep better. I highly recommend him.Thank you Dr. Howard, Surgical team & staff.God Bless you all
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