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Howard Stein

“Even the most basic of health concerns can have complex answers . My goal is to empower my patients to manage their well being.”

Howard Stein, D.O.

Family Medicine

As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Howard Stein uses a unique, compassionate, whole-person approach to help prevent illness and injury and care for ongoing conditions. He is committed to listening to and partnering with his patients to help them achieve optimal wellness. “My love of science and desire to pursue a profession where I can make meaningful connections with people is what motivated me to become a doctor.”

With specialized training in the musculoskeletal system, Dr. Stein has clinical expertise in the multitude of ways the body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones work together, and understands how to diagnose and treat sudden onset or chronic pain. “What I love most about my job are the moments where I spend time listening to my patients and working with them to find a path to wellness.”

Dr. Stein earned his degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Before joining the Nova Health team, Dr. Stein worked on the Lummi Reservation in Bellingham WA, and for five years with the National Health Service Corps in Colorado. Dr. Stein’s innate interest in his patients and calm demeanor give his patients enormous amounts of comfort and relief. His patients also appreciate that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. “Having never eaten an artichoke before, one time I was at a dinner with my senior doctor and his family in Bellingham and was wondering why his daughters were discarding so much of the artichoke leaf. I downed three leaves—spikes included—before realizing why his kids were staring at me!” When not treating patients, Dr. Stein can be found woodworking, rafting, hiking, snowboarding, or meditating

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Lummi Reservation | Bellingham, WA
  • National Health Service Corps | CO
  • Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
Nova Health
Junction City
"Dr Stein is amazing doctor, he is very honest and upfront about what's going on, answers my questions, and always greets me with a smile."
- Stacey A.
"Thank you so much to my doctor. Dr. Stein is very compassionate and I thank God for him and his staff."
- Carol W.