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432-268-5310

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Welcome!

Thank you for trusting us with with your care. As Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists, we cover a wide range of services and will strive to make everything about your experience with us positive.


To schedule an appointment, please contact the clinic or provider nearest you.

Our Services & Specialties

  • Hearing tests
  • Dizziness testing
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • "Ear tubes"
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Nasal surgery
  • Neck surgery (not spine)
  • Sleep apnea treatment

Free Preventive Care Services


Keeping your family and yourself healthy includes preventive care. Often, insurance plans cover preventive services without charging a co-pay or co-insurance — even if you haven't met your yearly deductible.


In fact, all plans offered through the new health insurance Marketplace (established by the Affordable Care Act, sometimes
called "Obamacare") are required to cover certain preventive services at no cost to patients.


Click the links below if you obtained coverage through healthcare.gov or a state insurance Marketplace:



If you have health insurance through another source, such as an employer or broker, the requirement for 100% coverage
may not yet apply. However, most traditional plans still cover preventive services, and some may include full coverage.


To confirm your level of coverage for preventive care and to make sure your insurance is on our list of accepted plans, check with your insurance provider or employer. Or our practice staff may be able help you. Call us today to schedule your preventive care.

Meet our Provider

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Paul E. Howard, MD

Specialty: Otolaryngology (Treatment of Ear, Nose and Throat)

Board Certified: American Board of Otolaryngology

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio

Residency: Geisinger Medical Center

Personal hobbies: Playing with grandchildren, gardening, church activities/outreach, reading


Reasons for becoming a physician:
"I enjoy helping people. In a sense, I 'grew up' in medicine: my father, grandfather, uncle, cousins were physicians. Throughout my entire life I have witnessed the great sense of gratification that physicians can experience in their 'calling' and I have witnessed the gratitude that patients can express for the rendering of care."


Personal strengths: Faith, patience, compassion, ability to listen, discipline, work ethic, good “moral compass”


Highlighted Services:

  • Dizziness testing
  • Surgical procedures for Sleep Apnea
  • Same Day appointments welcome


What do you feel is the most important thing a physician can offer a patient?

Competence with compassion


What is the most fulfilling part of your job?

The sense that I am helping people.

Getting to our Office

Family Medical Center ENT

1501 W. Eleventh Place, Suite 305

Big Spring, TX


>> Get Directions


We are located on the campus of Scenic Mountain Medical Center.


Phone: 432-268-5310

Fax: 432-268-5311

Additional Information


Electronic Medical Records

FMC recently made the switch to EMR (electronic medical records) in order to better serve our patients. First-time patients will receive a temporary pin, which can be changed upon the first login, to allow them access to a summary of their visit. Most summaries are uploaded and able to be viewed within 24 hours. We also ask that first- time patients arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment to allow time for new patient paperwork to be filled out.


Appointments


At FMC, we understand that your time -- and our provider’s time -- is valuable, so we ask that if you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please call and let us know at least 24 hours in advance. We will reschedule your appointment. We charge a no-show fee of $25 for appointments that are not cancelled prior to this timeframe.

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