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Paul Q. Howe, M.D.

Paul Q. Howe, M.D.

Family Medicine , Primary Care

4.8 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Locations

East Ridge Family Medicine

999 East Ridge Road, Suite 800
Rochester, NY 14621

About Me

"I believe that physicians should be patient advocates. I embrace a team-oriented approach to health care. I work in partnership with my patients to help them make healthy choices."

Dr. Howe is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He ...
"I believe that physicians should be patient advocates. I embrace a team-oriented approach to health care. I work in partnership with my patients to help them make healthy choices."

Dr. Howe is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He completed his residency in Family Medicine through St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse. His professional interests include sports medicine and medical ethics. Dr. Howe is board-certified in Family Medicine. He is a member of the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Outside the office, you'll find him whitewater canoeing, mountain biking, and downhill skiing.

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine - Department of Family Medicine (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Family Medicine, St. Josephs Hospital and Health Center. 2001 - 2003

Internship, Family Medicine, St. Josephs Hospital and Health Center. 2000 - 2001

Education

MD | Virginia Commonwealth University-West Hospital (USA). 2000

Awards

Graduated cum laude, Washington and Lee University, 1996

Full-tuition Honors Scholarship, Washington and Lee University, 1992-1996

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Howe for sure! He's always very punctual and always seemed concerned about my well being, allowed me time to ask questions and explain things in terms that's easily understood. I would recommend DR Howe 1000%

Feb 12, 2024

5.0 stars

I have only recently started seeing Dr Howe, and in my almost 40 years on this earth, he is the first primary I've ever had that I felt actually genuinely cared to listen to me and resolve my questions. He is thorough, patient, and very warm and caring.

Feb 08, 2024

5.0 stars

The whole office is great

Feb 08, 2024

5.0 stars

Great

Feb 04, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Paul Howe - excellent physician

Feb 03, 2024

5.0 stars

[...] I truly appreciate the dedicated work Dr. Paul Howe and his team provide every day.

Jan 30, 2024

5.0 stars

I feel very comfortable with my primary care provider. Dr. Howe is intelligent, knowledgeable and compassionate.

Jan 30, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Howe is good and competent GP. He communicates well and he's a good listener.

Jan 25, 2024

5.0 stars

Always pleasant, friendly, professional

Jan 20, 2024

5.0 stars

[...] Friendly staff and doctors.

Jan 20, 2024

5.0

He is very good at listening to all I need.

Jan 20, 2024

5.0

Dr. Howe is the best provider I've ever had. He always follows up with any issues I have and really listens to my concerns.

Jan 19, 2024

5.0

Continue to ensure patient loads are kept reasonable so Drs & nurses have time for each patient & normal level of emergencies.

Jan 15, 2024

5.0

Always easy to talk with Dr. Howe

Jan 15, 2024

5.0

Paul Howe always makes me feel that I am important. He listens to me and never makes me feel rushed.

Dec 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is the best!!!!I've told my friends and family how happy I am with him.

Dec 20, 2023

5.0

Excellent, responsive, kind

Dec 20, 2023

5.0

Continued monitoring of my recent hospital stay and quick, responses through the message center on my account..

Dec 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe was able to see me before upcoming surgery as well as complete must annual physical [...] Made my life easier with one less appt [...]. He also read my Blood results on Sunday morning and sent info on My Chart. He is very attentive to my needs,

Dec 13, 2023

5.0

I am always happy with my health care provider and his complete staff. Very happy!!!

Dec 11, 2023

5.0

Paul Howe is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone. Who takes his time to explain things to the patient which I appreciate

Dec 11, 2023

5.0

[...]. Dr. Paul Howe Is An Exceptional Health Care Provider.

Dec 08, 2023

5.0

[...] My Experiences Have All Been Very Positive.

Dec 08, 2023

5.0

Excellent Dr. Howe. Happy to have him as my primary care provider.

Dec 08, 2023

5.0

Helped me find a cardiologist in 24 hours.

Dec 07, 2023

5.0

Hes great and so Is the staff Dr Howe is a total professional and a great Person

Dec 06, 2023

5.0

[...]. Great office

Dec 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Howe s the best.

Dec 06, 2023

5.0

I trust Dr. Howe and would recommend him to my family and friends.

Dec 06, 2023

5.0

[...] I'm vary happy.

Dec 06, 2023

5.0

I am vary happy with the care I'm given.

Dec 06, 2023

5.0

Good listener

Oct 12, 2023

5.0

Knew me from previous office visits - a big plus; genuinely Interested about my overall health; great planning for my future health; great explanations about why we're doing certain things about my health care In future (both In his visit and others at other HC facilities)

Sep 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe and his staff were awesome, period.

Sep 29, 2023

5.0

Excellent HC from my provider.....10/10.

Sep 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is always helpful

Sep 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe & staff are excellent.

Sep 20, 2023

5.0

All was good from [...] to check in to wait time, to the actual physical.

Sep 20, 2023

5.0

I have a great Doctor. I am a senior citizen. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Howe

Sep 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Howe and Courtney and Like always take time to ensure needs are met

Sep 18, 2023

2.6

I was there for a physical and brought up some other health concerns and he show little interest in them. He didn't answer some of the questions about these concerns.

Sep 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe continues to provide excellent care for us.

Sep 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is always very respectful, addresses all health concerns, and is easy to talk to.

Aug 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Paul Howe is a excellent doctor, he shows concern when you talk to him. Very knowledgeable and very kind. Good listener.

Aug 19, 2023

5.0

Very pleased with overall excellent care!

Aug 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is a very caring doctor.

Jul 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe always listens to all of my concerns.

Jul 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is a very good listener & explains everything clearly.

Jul 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe always has reviewed my medical records from specialists I have seen, before he comes in the room to see me. He always goes over my medicines, answers questions and talks to me about any changes we would like to change. I am grateful he is my PCP.

Jul 10, 2023

5.0

[...] I am totally satisfied [...]

Jun 23, 2023

5.0

In my humble opinion, I appreciate my new Primary Physician Dr. Paul Howe knowledge and caring individual thank you for the professional establishment.Best Regards [...].

Jun 23, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor and he works well with patients.

Jun 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Howe was kind

Jun 17, 2023

3.0

Dr. Needs to listen more.

Jun 13, 2023

5.0

[...] they do a great job

Jun 04, 2023

5.0

Very good

Jun 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is outstanding. I've had several health challenges recently and he's always extremely responsive, helpful, and caring. He's been instrumental in advocating for my needs with specialty offices.

May 28, 2023

5.0

Great experience always

May 19, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

May 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is great. I'm glad he's my doctor.

May 11, 2023

5.0

Highly recommend Dr Howe. I am so happy he is my dr he has taken my friends as patients it's great

May 10, 2023

5.0

Knew my history, pleasurable to talk with, listened intently, excellent visit

May 07, 2023

5.0

[...] everything was great for my physical

May 07, 2023

5.0

I have the best Doctor. He cares and listens

May 05, 2023

5.0

Good care.

May 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is kind, caring and thorough. Attentive to my husband's and my needs.

Apr 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe goes above and beyond with professionalism and compassion.

Apr 30, 2023

5.0

They do an excellent service at this clinic

Apr 30, 2023

1.4

It was awful, and I may not return. I felt like I was not listened to, and was not given a chance to even talk

Mar 20, 2023

5.0

Love Dr Howe, makes me feel comfortable on my visits

Mar 13, 2023

4.6

Every person that I interacted with were polite and courteous.

Mar 08, 2023

Highly recommend Dr. Howe. He is responsive and knowledgable.

Mar 02, 2023

5.0

All is OK the way it is.

Mar 01, 2023

5.0

He is a good dr.

Mar 01, 2023

5.0

My experience was excellent [...].

Feb 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe and staff made me feel comfortable and at ease. This was my first visit and I was extremely impressed with the practice. I feel confident with Dr. Howe and the future care I will be receiving.

Feb 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe is so personable and kind!

Feb 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Paul Howe is very easy to talk to. He listens and takes care of all my medical needs and concerns.

Feb 22, 2023

5.0

This appointment was the first at UR and Dr. Howe. We were very pleased with Dr. Howe and his staff.

Feb 22, 2023

5.0

Everyone in the office was very nice and professional.

Feb 22, 2023

5.0

Both my wife & myself just switched to Dr. Howe as GP. Dr. Howe and his team seem to have an effective approach to general medicine and the purpose of Gen. medical practice.

Feb 20, 2023

5.0

The attention and care of my health from Dr. Howe.

Feb 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Paul Howe he always makes sure I am ok mentally and physically.

Feb 10, 2023

5.0

[...] I love my Dr. He is the best!

Feb 10, 2023

3.8

If I choose not to accept treatment of any form, please have your "providers" stop nagging me about them.

Feb 04, 2023

5.0

This was my first visit to Dr Howe. I was very impressed with his knowledge of my extensive medical record. He really took time to prepare for our meeting!

Jan 28, 2023

Dr. Howe is always thorough and makes sure to address all concerns. He's very kind as well.

Jan 22, 2023

4.2

I am normally very punctual but was 5 minutes late because I had trouble locating the office, (it was my first visit). I gave my name to the receptionist when I got there. I was told to check in at the kiosk. I was still answering questions at the kiosk when Dr. Howe's Nurse called me in. I felt scolded by the doctor because he said I was almost 20 min late, which I was not. He could not do everything that needed to be done at a new patient appointment. I feel that if the doctor was ready for me, the nurse should have come to get me sooner. The receptionist knew I was there. I feel that there was definitely a lack of communication between the front and back. I have worked in a dental office for over 40 years, so I understand that there are patients that are chronically late, I am not one of them.

Jan 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Howe great doctor

Jan 22, 2023

5.0

[...] the visit was great

Jan 22, 2023

5.0

The three staff members (and Dr. Howe) Were competent and kind.

Jan 21, 2023

3.8

Provide a more through assessment correlated with my medical history.

Jan 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe was very open and honest with explaining results and answering questions I had. He also gave input to what could happen if I didn't or did take action in certain areas.

Jan 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howe always listens to my need and leave me feeling that he really cares about my health.

Dec 30, 2022

5.0

I wish I could tell everyone how lucky I feel to have found a doctor like Dr. Howe.

Dec 30, 2022

5.0

Thanks to Dr Howe for setting me up with a cartologist.

Dec 25, 2022

2.2

Respect and compassionate understanding of patient's condition

Dec 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe is a wonderful caring doctor.

Nov 09, 2022

3.5

Be nicer

Oct 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe shows great compassion

Oct 28, 2022

5.0

The provider is replacing my previous primary care doctor of twenty yrs. due to her retirement. I randomly chose this office and am very pleased with my choice.

Oct 28, 2022

5.0

DR. Paul Howe and his staff members were very helpful. The nurse and the lady at the front desk at check in and the lady at the desk when I checked out and when I have a question and I call the office [...] or [...] are always very helpful.

Oct 24, 2022

5.0

I believer Dr. Paul Howe is very thorough takes the time to explain why he is ordering certain tests for me.

Oct 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe is wonderful. I send any questions if I have through email and he responds very quickly.

Sep 16, 2022

4.6

I'm an older patient and in my opinion Doc Howe is one of the best docs I have ever seen.

Sep 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe always is great to work with. The ladies for the check in are always great and never had a problem

Sep 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe was fantastic. There was a new receptionist that was also very helpful. I don't remember her name.

Aug 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe always listens, honors & acknowledges questions & concerns. I couldn't ask for a better primary!

Aug 17, 2022

5.0

[...] I love East Ridge Fam. Med. & Dr. Howe.

Aug 17, 2022

5.0

[...] It was pleasant & productive.

Aug 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe is always attentive to my concerns, responds to MyURMedicibe app messages promptly, and has many times done research to customize my treatment plan. I always feel I'm getting the most informed and best catered care. I appreciate his going beyond, which motivates me to work hard to improve my health.

Jul 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe goes above & beyond, I know & can feel his compassion & overall care for me. I recently went blind from a stroke & Dr. Howe I can feel is genuinely saddened by my loss. He has been amazing & kind & helpful.

Jul 25, 2022

5.0

Dr Howe has been my PCP and my husband, for decades and I have recommended him and the other Dr to family.

Jul 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe is an outstanding doctor.

Jul 21, 2022

5.0

Visit with Dr. Howe was its usual professional content and response. He is an excellent physician.

Jul 15, 2022

5.0

No concerns

Jul 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Paul Howe is amazing. I trust him and appreciate how he is always kind and takes his time helping me with whatever I need. He is the BEST!

Jun 26, 2022

5.0

Dr was great, professional and kind. Staff receptionist in the very front, to right was very sweet and helpful.

Jun 17, 2022

5.0

It was overall an excellent experience.

Jun 17, 2022

5.0

Everyone in the office, from the administration clerk to the RN to Dr. Howe were outstanding.

Jun 17, 2022

5.0

[...] everyone is very nice at this office.

Jun 16, 2022

Dr Howe answered all my questions and concerns

May 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Paul Howe - He's been my dr. for years, I've referred family members to him also.

May 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe was excellent, caring, informative, & generally concerned/interested in my health.

May 13, 2022

5.0

Review data (from my chart) with patient, especially if concerning, like meds, weight, cholesterol, etc.

May 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Paul Howe always shows respect, has a vast knowledge of human healthcare challenges and solutions, and relays relevant information in easy to understand terms.

May 12, 2022

5.0

Love Dr Howe. Very profane kind man.

May 03, 2022

5.0

[...]. Very satisfied

Apr 14, 2022

1.0

Dr. Howe has to stop forcing vaccines on me and assuming that's what I want instead of asking and respecting my decision!

Mar 26, 2022

Dr. Howe is the best

Mar 25, 2022

5.0

All of the office staff, nurses and Dr. Howe are great to deal with. All are friendly and professional and provide a good experience.

Mar 17, 2022

5.0

Continue with the same routine you have in place. Always be willing to adjust to new enlightens.

Mar 10, 2022

5.0

I've been going to Dr Howe for well over a decade. He is the best doctor I could ever ask for

Mar 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Howe is wonderful, patient & kind.

Feb 19, 2022

5.0

Dr.Howe very patient

Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Paul Howe has always been considerate and thoughtful, and discusses the issues with me very carefully.

Feb 02, 2022