Dr. J. Howard Smart | a Sharp-affiliated Pediatrics Doctor in San Diego
Dr. J. Howard Smart

Dr. J. Howard Smart

Not currently accepting new patients

Specialty

  • Pediatrics (Board Certified)

Advanced Degree

  • Medical Doctor (MD)

The Sharp Experience

My patients will always have my full attention and I will do my best to help them.

Locations

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  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
    Phone: 858-499-2701
    16950 Via Tazon
    San Diego, CA 92127

Biography

I was an EMT for four years in college. I chose to become a physician because I have always been a helper, and I wanted to be able to make a difference for people. I aim to promote health through disease prevention, proactive guidance at routine well child visits, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and evidence-based treatment of disease when it arises. We can prevent much disease though immunization, eating well, maintaining an active lifestyle and avoiding tobacco, alcohol and other destructive influences.

In my spare time, I enjoy woodworking, classical trumpet, computer programming and high-power rocketry.

Biographical Details

Age: 50
In practice since: 1996
Gender: Male

Medical Group

Education

  • Medical School: University of California, San Diego
  • Internship: University of California, San Diego
  • Residency: University of California, San Diego

Insurances Accepted

Sharp accepts most health insurance. If your plan is not listed below, please call your insurance provider to verify coverage.

  • Aetna
    Aetna PPOs, Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Select Choice HMO, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPOs, California HMO, EPO, Multi State Plan EPO, Plus POS, Power Select HMO, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Beech Street
    PPO
  • Blue Shield
    HMO, POS, PPOs (contact Blue Shield)
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Champus Tricare
    For Life
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
    PPO
  • CIGNA
    Flexcare POS, HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • Commercial/Indemnity Insurance
  • Coventry Healthcare
    PPO
  • Covered CA
    Anthem Bronze EPO, Anthem Gold EPO, Anthem Gold HMO, Anthem Platinum EPO, Anthem Platinum HMO, Anthem Silver EPO, Anthem Silver HMO, Health Net Bronze PPO, Sharp Health Plan Bronze HMO, Sharp Health Plan Gold HMO, Sharp Health Plan Platinum HMO, Sharp Health Plan Silver HMO
  • Health Net
    Elect POS, ExcelCare HMO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Healthsmart
    PPO
  • Medicare
    Assignment, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • Medicare/Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
    PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Choice HMO, Performance HMO, Premier HMO, Value HMO
  • United Healthcare
    Choice EPO, Choice HMO, Choice Plus POS, Options PPO, Signature Value HMO, United Healthcare PPOs
  • VEBA
    Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO

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Treatments & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Circumcision - Pediatrics
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Down Syndrome
  • Enuresis (Bed Wetting)
  • Preventive Medicine

Practice Features

  • Treats Kids (Newborn to 18 years)

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  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
    Phone: 858-499-2701
    16950 Via Tazon
    San Diego, CA 92127

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