Steven Howard, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

About Dr. Howard

Dr. Steven Howard graduated cum laude from Brandeis University with a BA degree in biology. He received my medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Howard family medicine internship and residency was at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY-affiliated with Stony Brook University. Prior to joining Downtown Medical Group, Dr. Howard was a solo family doctor in San Carlos for 25 years and also worked for the Palo Alto Clinic and Dignity Health. His lovely wife, Diane, and Dr. Howard reside in Redwood City where she is on the City Council and is a two time former mayor. Dr. Howard enjoy good friends, good food, good wine, and bad golf. His philosophy of care is that medicine is not about computers and algorithms but about understanding the individual's medical and psychological needs. We strive to guide the patient through the medical system to provide them with the highest quality and most appropriate care possible. Dr. Howard enjoy treating entire families, as the family dynamics often provide insight into one of the family member's medical issues. Dr. Howard is always honored when an individual entrusts him with their medical care.

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Steven Howard, MD

Dr. Steven Howard graduated cum laude from Brandeis University with a BA degree in biology. He received my medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Howard family medicine internship and residency was at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY-affiliated with Stony Brook University. Prior to joining Downtown Medical Group, Dr. Howard was a solo family doctor in San Carlos for 25 years and also worked for the Palo Alto Clinic and Dignity Health. His lovely wife, Diane, and Dr. Howard reside in Redwood City where she is on the City Council and is a two time former mayor. Dr. Howard enjoy good friends, good food, good wine, and bad golf. His philosophy of care is that medicine is not about computers and algorithms but about understanding the individual's medical and psychological needs. We strive to guide the patient through the medical system to provide them with the highest quality and most appropriate care possible. Dr. Howard enjoy treating entire families, as the family dynamics often provide insight into one of the family member's medical issues. Dr. Howard is always honored when an individual entrusts him with their medical care.


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Accepted Insurances

We are your Primary (PCP) Preferred Provider for Most PPO's. We accept and will submit to virtually all insurance plans. The following is a partial list of insurance plans we accept. If you do not see your insurance plan listed please call our office as we frequently make additions to our provider list. As a courtesy, we accept assignment of most insurance benefits upon prior verification of your medical benefit coverage. All claims are subject to insurance plan provisions.Have a high deductable plan? Downtown Medical Group offers one of the lowest first-time evaluation and follow-up visits in the area. Saving you money. We accept cash and all major credit cards for payment of services.

Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna HMO
CIGNA-PPO
First Health Network PPO
HealthNet PPO
Medicare
Multiplan PPO
PHCS PPO
Tricare
United Healthcare