Ashley Howell, PA-C | CNSA Physician's Assistant | Neurosurgeon & Spine Specialist in Concord NC

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Ashley Howell, PA-C

Special Interests

  • Spine Pathology
  • Joint Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Median Nerve Blocks
  • Subacromial Bursa Injection
  • Greater Trochanter Injections


At Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates (CNSA), Ashley Howell, PA-C, specializes in pain management, with clinical interests including spine pathology, joint pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

After spending school breaks while growing up working in her mother's medical office, Ashley discovered her calling to help others. She became a physician assistant because it allowed her to diagnose and treat patients in the community. She is passionate about educating her patients on their diagnoses and providing recommendations regarding procedural or therapeutic options and treatment modalities they may continue at home.

Ashley's philosophy of care is to identify and diagnose the etiology of her patients' symptoms, educate them on the diagnosis, and provide a treatment regimen that best fits their needs to allow the patient to obtain relief and live a happy life and active lifestyle.

For Ashley, working at CNSA means being part of a team of high-quality providers and specialists that deliver comprehensive and compassionate care. She is particularly proud of the wide variety of complaints and diagnoses that the CNSA team treats.

While not treating patients, Ashley enjoys painting, being out on the water, and listening to music. She is a classically trained pianist who has played for over 30 years! Ashley is also an animal lover and volunteers time with local shelters. She has three very spoiled pups at home named Sasha, Millie, and Lex.

Partnering with expert Physiatrist, Dr. Julian Willoughby, our Physician Assistant, Ashley Howell brings high-quality care and expertise to your healthcare journey.


Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida

Physician Assistant Degree: Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Fellowship: CHS Center for Advanced Practice Fellowship in Urgent Care in Charlotte, NC

Ashley Howell, PA-C is a member of Dr. Willoughby's Care Team

Julian Willoughby, MD, MPH
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