Dr. Don N. Howard, intensivist at St. Bernards Medical Center, has earned board certification in critical care medicine.
On the medical staff at St. Bernards since 2008, Howard is board certified in the medical subspecialty of critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition, he holds board certification in internal medicine.
Howard is a native of South Georgia who earned a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree in physical therapy from UCA before receiving his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
He served a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro and enjoys playing acoustic guitar at various events and road races in Jonesboro. Howard and his wife, Heather, have one child .
He is one of three intensivists on the medical staff at St. Bernards. They are specially trained critical care physicians who oversee care of patients in the medical center’s intensive care units.
They represent a relatively new sub-specialty in medicine and devote their careers to caring for patients who have sustained or are at risk of sustaining acutely life-threatening diseases and injuries. They work in conjunction with primary care physicians and specialists to supervise ICU care while allowing admitting physicians who maintain practices away from the hospital to see in-clinic patients without interruption, even when urgent situations develop.
All of the St. Bernards intensivists also are board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.