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Michael Howell

Dr. Michael Howell, MD

Urgent Care
Accepting New Patients
Virtual Visit Available
(941) 564-5290
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Michael Howell

Dr. Michael Howell , MD



Dr. Michael Howell MD is a board-certified Family Practitioner with 17 years of medical experience. Despite initially intending to become a high school biology teacher during his undergraduate years at Western Michigan University, his path took a turn while working as an Emergency Medical Technician in the ER. This experience led him to pursue medical school.

While meeting medical school requirements, Dr. Howell worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in a locked-down facility for high-risk children in Newport Beach, CA. Later, he became a behavioral health therapist at a lockdown facility in Long Beach Pacific Hospital, gaining valuable insights into professional boundaries and patient trust.

Moving to Chicago to complete prerequisites and apply to medical school, Dr. Howell worked as a blood gas analyst at Northwestern Hospital's clinical laboratory. His responsibilities included following quality assessment plans, performing daily quality controls, and handling equipment repairs.

After completing medical school through American University, Dr. Howell majored in Family Practice at the Louisiana State University affiliated Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program. The residency, significantly impacted by Hurricane Katrina, evolved into a focus on Emergency Care, Infectious Disease, and Psychiatry due to the aftermath of the disaster.

Post-residency, Dr. Howell, along with his medical school girlfriend, founded five urgent cares across the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. They successfully managed these urgent cares for a decade, balancing high-quality primary and urgent care, overseeing employees, and navigating complex regulations. After a decade, they moved to Florida and opened Sunshine Urgent Care in Bradenton.

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Sunshine Urgent Care Bradenton
2100 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL, 34205


Sunshine Urgent Care Bradenton
2100 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL, 34205
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients


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  • Urgent Care


Medical School
American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
Graduated 2006


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