Medical School: East Carolina University
Residency: Greenville Health System
Fellowship: Louisiana State University
Boards: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Colorectal Surgery
Get to know Dr. Howe
Harold Howe, MD, is a colorectal surgeon at South Georgia Medical Center and sees patients at the SGMC Surgery Suite.
Dr. Harold Howe shares the importance of getting your colonoscopy. The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45.
“True to form, Dr. Howe responded to me quickly and listened with compassionate concern. He agreed to direct admit me. Thankfully I did not end up needing surgery, just more workup, and symptom control. Although I know he was busy operating on other patients, Dr. Howe visited as often as he could to facilitate communication. He worked with me to determine the best pain relief and diet options until we were both satisfied that we had a solid plan. When he discharged me, I felt confident in my next steps. Throughout my hospitalization, Dr. Howe let me know he was walking the illness journey with me as my advocate. I will be forever grateful that he responded to my suffering with such mercy.”