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Richard Howard Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI

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WellSpan Cardiology
450 S. Washington St., Suite A
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 339-3105
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I chose a career in medicine because I felt called to help people during times of physical and emotional illness. No one can escape health problems, and each person deserves a caring and competent physician to help them through their particular health challenges. I chose the field of cardiology because cardiac problems remain the number one threat to life and we have cutting edge tools to diagnose and treat cardiac problems of all varieties.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I am a caring physician who listens and involves my patients in their care plan and in the decision-making process. I try to live my life based on Christian principles and try to practice medicine this way as well.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

When I am not seeing patients, I enjoy outdoor activities and physical fitness including running, downhill skiing, hiking, and biking. I also enjoy bird hunting, fishing, and boating. I am an avid reader, and set time aside each day for Bible study, devotionals, reading fiction and non-fiction of all genres. Oh, and I can binge-watch Netflix with the best of them!


Clinical Interests

  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Stents
  • Echocardiography
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Stress Testing
  • Angina
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Clinical Hypertension

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine | Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine | Interventional Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine | Internal Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Rochester
  • Residency Program: Boston Medical Center | Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship Program: Boston University Medical Center | Cardiology | Cardiology/Interventional
  • Undergraduate Education: Union College

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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