Joel Howell, PA-C


Physician assistant


ETMC First Physicians


Associate degree in nursing, Trinity Valley Community College, Athens, TX

Board Certifications:

Certified physician assistant


Certified physician assistant Joel Howell isn’t new to the area, to medicine or to ETMC. He’s an East Texan who most recently treated patients at ETMC First Physicians clinics in Palestine and Rusk. Prior to that, Howell spent years as an RN in the ETMC Jacksonville Level III trauma center.
He believes people throughout East Texas benefit from the strength of the ETMC system. “It’s great that folks in smaller communities have access to the whole spectrum of medical care as well as the cutting-edge technology that ETMC provides.”
Today Howell provides a spectrum of medical care alongside Dr. C. Renee Bean at the ETMC First Physicians clinic in Frankston. He offers a wealth of experience and an appreciation for his patients. “I look forward to seeing familiar and new faces every day and hopefully forming long-lasting relationships.
“My goal is to provide high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for this community.”