Dr. Howlett lives in Niantic, CT with his wife Catherine. They have three sons, Nathan, Andrew and Brian.
His love for working with children and families has been exemplified when he coached youth soccer and baseball for over 9 years. He has been a leader to both the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He has used his musical talents as a member of the Poquonock Community Church choir and has directed the Youth Choir and the Adult Choir for special music. He has spoken locally on health issues and has participated in the Tar Wars program of the AAFP in the local schools. He was a founder of the "Gridiron Club", the booster club for Windsor High School football and was the video editor of WHS football games which were used for teaching the team and shown on WIN-TV, the local cable access station. Dr. Howlett enjoys golf, snowboarding, skiing, sailing and power-boating. He also enjoys playing the piano and taking art courses in watercolor. In fact, he has had his artwork published on the cover of "Connecticut Medicine" on a number of occasions and has exhibited at the Belskie Museum in Closter, New Jersey.
As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine of the UConn School of Medicine and of the Quinnipiac School of Medicine, he enjoys teaching medical students the specialty of family medicine at the East Granby Family Practice office. His special interests in family medicine include pediatrics, office surgery and sports medicine.
Dr. Howlett, a partner of East Granby Family Practice, LLC, was also the project director for the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) at EGFP. He was responsible for submitting the applications and becoming certified through NCQA as one of the first nationally recognized Patient Centered Medical Homes - Level 3 in Connecticut in 2011 and re-certified in 2014. As a result of early adoption and innovation using EMR for patient care, EGFP has been recognized locally as a leader in providing comprehensive preventive and ongoing medical care. EGFP is a part of local and national study projects that examine how EMR improves medical care and has won various awards for delivery of such care.
Dr. Howlett's long association with the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians, his work with Qualidigm and his seat on the Board of Directors of St. Francis HealthCare Partners has given our patients a voice and an advocate at the local and national level in resolving issues related to insurance and pharmacy policies and in improving the comprehensive delivery and documentation of quality care. As a Regional Medical Director for Saint Francis Hosital HealthCare Partners, he was responsible for educating primary care providers in population health, while continuing to provide comprehensive value based cost-effective medical care.
Dr. Howlett was interviewed in January 2016 by Connecticut Valley Views to explain how East Granby Family Practice was able to smoothly transiion to the new model of health care delivery while preserving traditional medical values. To view the inverview, click here.