Stephen M. Howell, M.D.

Patient Resources

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Our Orthopedic care begins with a consultation and examination. At which time we fully explain your condition and treatment plan. We encourage you to ask questions and possibly have a family member present at each visit.

Office Hours and Location: By Appointment Only
• Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• 8120 Timberlake Way, Suite 112, Sacramento, CA 95823
Office: (916) 689-7370     Fax: (916) 688-5610

Canceled Appointment: if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call our office within 48 hours to reschedule your appointment, as this will enable us time to schedule another patient at that time slot.

Waiting Time:
• Please allow ample time for your first office visit.
• New patients will have to complete required forms, in addition to being examined.
• The amount of time the doctor spends with each patient will vary depending on the patient’s condition.
• We try to see our patients on time. However, emergencies sometimes occur, and some patients require extra time. For these reasons, occasionally there are delays in our schedule.
• When delays occur, we hope you understand. If you find it inconvenient to wait, we will be glad to reschedule your appointment.

Before your appointment: If your insurance requires a referral, please call your primary care physician as soon as you have made your appointment with our office. If you do not get approval from your insurance carrier before your office visit, the insurance company may not cover the services.

Your Office Visit
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time so as to prepare for your consultation.
• Please complete the information in the Patient Registration Packet  prior to your visit. For your convenience you can enter data directly into the forms, print, sign and bring them with you.
• Please download the description of the radiographic technique (X-ray) preferred by Dr. Howell’s based on your specific symptoms (Knee Pain, and ACL Injury).
• Please collect copies of your radiographs and MRI scans if available and Hand Carry them your scheduled appointment.
• Bring a list of your current medications including strength, dosage and your established pharmacy name and telephone number.
• Bring your current insurance cards, referrals and Copay listed on your card at the time of your appointment. *** If You Do Not Present Your Insurance Card Your Appointment Will Need to Be Rescheduled***.
• For your convenience we accept cash, personal check, and all major credit cards.

Office Contact Information

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Prescription and Instructions for Imaging Studies (X-rays)


For Patients Considering Total Knee Replacement

Please download the Patient and Family Guidebook On Kinematically Aligned Total Knee Replacement with answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) to share with family and friends.

Fill Out the Oxford Knee Score

Download and fill out the Oxford Knee Score. The worst score is 0, and a normal knee scores 48. Patients with scores less than 30 points can often sense improvement after treatment with a kinematically aligned total knee replacement.

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