Cheryl L. Howard, D.O.
Dr. Cheryl L. Howard, a fully licensed, board certified
physician in family practice with a board certified specialty
in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), since 1991.
Dr. Howard was born in Texas City, Texas in 1958 and
raised in nearby Dickinson. After graduating high school,
she attended The University of Texas, where she was a
member of the volleyball team. While working out with
the team, she became ill. This experience inspired her
to pursue a career in the medical field.
She graduated from The University of Houston/Clear Lake
in 1983 and began work at the University of Texas medical
Branch in Galveston. Dr. Howard graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989
and then completed her internship in the Dallas area in 1990. She then began working with a
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician and working in Family/Minor Emergency clinic in
the Dallas area. In 1991, she returned to the Houston area and became Medical Director of a
Family/Minor Emergency clinic. She also began her private practice in Osteopathic Manipulative
Medicine that same year, working with a dentist that specialized in Temporalmandibular Joint
Since 1998, Dr. Howard has worked exclusively in her private practice, focusing on treating her
patients with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She has established relationships in the health
care community with practitioners in Homeopathy, Naturopathy, clinical nutrition, physical therapy
and physicians in many specialties. She considers her patients’ conditions from all aspects and
then determines the best path to promote their maximum health potential. Dr. Howard’s
philosophy is to treat her patients as she would treat a member of her own family and, more
importantly, to listen to what each patient has to say.
Dr. Howard appreciates the strength of family, with most of her family and extended family in
the Houston area. A golfer for more than 35 years, Dr. Howard fuels her sense of adventure with
activities such as scuba diving over 15 years ago and surfing. She also enjoys continuing to try
new things, traveling and exploring the outdoors whenever she can, and relishes opportunities to
experience things for the first time.