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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
Excellent4.8 review us onCecilia Wical ★★★★★ 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 allSean Stanko ★★★★★ 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.Ashley Holbrook ★★★★★ Lisa Beck ★★★★★ 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!Steven Roemhildt ★★★★★ 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!joel brink ★★★★★ 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.Eric Jones ★★★★★ 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.DJ Martinez ★★★★★ 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!!!Hannah Hinkson ★★★★★ 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!Niki S ★★★★★ Mary Lee Schrader ★★★★★ 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!Haley Short ★★★★★ Great doctor, very personable.Candice Guidry Verke ★★★★★ 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.Chris Merkel ★★★★★ Fixed my uncles nose and he was very happy with everything.Jenna Medlen ★★★★★ Rebecca Kremer ★★★★★ 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!Emily Hinkson ★★★★★ 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!Kari DeGreef ★★★★★ 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 DegreefLoren Weishaar ★★★★☆ 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 boardTeresa Million ★★★★★ 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.Erika Lamprecht ★★★★★ 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.Madeson Olson ★★★★★ 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 ☺️Brittany Thrall ★★★★★ 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!HOOAH EXTREME ★★★★★ 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.js_loader
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