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Dr. Howard Brooks, DO

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

** New patients, please show up half an hour early for your appointment to fill out necessary paperwork. Thanks! Howard Brooks is a Board certified family physician and primary care doctor, certified in family medicine and osteopathic family practice. Dr. Brooks began his medical education at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his internship at the Flint Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Brooks was a postgraduate pediatric fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Brooks practiced with a family practice in Folcroft from 1963 to 2003, and he engaged in various teaching positions as well. He frequently taught students on the topics of family and general practice, as well as osteopathic medicine. Dr. Brooks brings his love of teaching and healthcare to his patients, treating each by listening to their needs and applying his knowledge base and skill set to best serve their needs and well-being. Many of his illness consultations are performed within 45 minutes.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Beech Street

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Hahnemann University Hospital

Education and training

  • Medical School - A.T. Still University, Kirksville, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Flint Osteopathic Hospital (Internship)
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Fellowship in Pediatrics

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1336277458

Office locations

University Primary Care at Hahnemann

1008 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

University Primary Care at Hahnemann

1930 S Broad St, Unit 25, Suite K

Philadelphia, PA 19145

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Excellent doctor
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The wait time was kind of long but the receptionist was very friendly and hospitable. Dr. Brooks really took the time to review my condition and listen to what I had to say. He asked me questions regarding my condition andwas willing to go the extra mile with running the appropriate tests to find the source of the problem. Dr. Brooks was also very kind, friendly, and humorous. He was nice to be around. The nurse who saw me before Dr. Brooks went over my condition was also very friendly.
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Very nice doctor. Explained things very thoroughly. Couldn't ask for much more.
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Dr brooks was great, however my appointment was at 245 pm and I wasn't seen till 3:55pm. Over an hour wait time is ridiculous
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Extremely knowledgeable, experienced, caring Doctor. I trust his expertise and opinion. Recommend him to everyone!
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It was very professional.Dr Brooks is truly a very good doctor.
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Very intelligent, humorous and kind. As my first doctor as an "adult", he was perfect.
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He was very thorough and asked a lot of good, probing questions. He took his time listening to my ailments and has a good approach to hopefully find out exactly what it is so it can be treated.
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Probably one of the most accessible of the more professional doctors in Philly.
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Dr Brooks is amazing! He takes time in the appointment to make sure he covers all your questions and is very thorough. He is extremely friendly, kind, and makes you feel very cared for. I've sent my friends to him andthey all say the same. His experience, tempermant, and expertise help solve your ailments and rest your mind.
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It was awesome
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Good, knowledgable doctor who was pleasant and had a sense of humor. He lacked be standard bedside manners though, for example, he greeted me with a simple "hi" when he came in and didn't introduce himself. Similarly when we were donehe simply left without a clear indication that we were finished and any goodbye. Also after asking me questions he suddenly started examining me without telling me first he was about to touch me or explain what he was going to do. Other than the bedside manners, he was in fact pleasant and had a good sense of humor and made some enjoyable small talk. He seems very knowledgable and after checking me up told me what he found and was very accurate about things I didn't tell him about.
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He is very experienced, explains reasoning and processes very well, and spent quite a bit of time with me (20-25 min).
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