Appointment Hours
Monday OFF
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday OFF


David Howlett, M.D.

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 was exemplified by his activities as a coach for 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 he had 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  and continues to be 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 and now on the Board of Directors of Southern New England HealthCare System (SoNE Health) 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.


CAFP Endowment Fund Award  - 1978

Second Annual Outstanding Community Preceptor in Family Medicine Award  - 1986
Biography in the National Registry of WHO’S WHO in America - 2000 Edition
Qualidgm’s Recognition of Quality of Care  - 2001
CAFP Core Content Review of Family Medicine Distinguished Service Citation  - 2004
Biography in America’s Top Doctors, 2007 Edition
Best Physicians As Chosen By Their Peers Award, "Hartford Magazine"  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2017
Top Doc Award, "Connecticut Magazine" 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians - Super Hero of Family Medicine Award - 2023


Undergraduate Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: 1974, Bachelor of Arts -Major in Biology, Minor in Music

Graduate School Education

University of Connecticut Graduate School, Storrs, CT: 1975, Masters Degree-Major in Biochemistry

Medical Education

Institute Catholique de Lille, Faculte libre de Medecine, France: 1978, 2 year certificate of medical education

University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, CT: 1980; Medical Doctor


Albany Medical Center, NY: 1981, Family Practice Residency Program



University of Connecticut Family Medicine Program: 1983


October 2005 - Presentation: "Practical Implementation of EMR in a Connecticut Family Practice: Costs, Benefits & Demonstration," CAFP 2005 Annual Scientific Symposium

March 2006 -  Presentation: "Practical Implementation of EMR in a Connecticut Family Practice: Financial Considerations" eHealth Connecticut Inaugural Summit

April 2006 - Featured in 2 articles in the Hartford Business Journal"On going Electronic" and "Filing Fees." Articles by Diane Weaver Dunne regarding converting to Electronic Medical Records.

May 2006 - Presentation: Practical Implementation of EMR in a Connecticut Family Practice: "You Can Do It!"- Electronic Health Record & Information Technology Forum, Fairfield County Medical Association

October 2006 - Presentation: Practical Implementation of EMR in a Connecticut Family Practice After 18 months: "It’s Worth It!," CAFP 2006 Annual Scientific Symposium

January 2007- Featured in article in Physicans Practice "Technology: Calculating an EMR’s ROI- The case for EMR’s in dollars and cents by Shirley Grace, MA

October 2007 - Presentation: Implementation of EMR at East Granby Family Practice - New London County Medical Association

June 2011 - Moderator: "Tomorrow is Here -Preparation and Techniques for the Patient Centered Medical Home, CAFP program

October 2011 - Presentation: "Journey to a Patient Centered Medical Home: Certification of EGFP as a NCQA PCMH - Level 3", CAFP 2011 Annual Scientific Symposium


December  2016   - Presentation & Panel Participant - "Advance Medical Home Conference, "  Connecticut's State Innovation Model Initiative, Rocky Hill, CT


1980-present American Academy of Family Physicians
1980-present Connecticut State Medical Society
1981-present Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP)
1984-present Hartford County Medical Association
1986-1987 Community Preceptor Faculty for Primary Care Clerkship of University of Connecticut School of Medicine
1987- 1991 Director of Family Medicine Community Preceptor Advisory Committee.
1988-1991 Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
1992 - 1999 Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
2000 - present Associate Clinical Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
2014 - present Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, Quinnipiac School of Medicine
1996 CAFP Board of Directors
1997 CAFP Secretary
1998 CAFP President-elect
1998-2004 Director Core Content Review of Family Medicine
1999 CAFP President
2000 CAFP Immediate Past President
2000 - present CAFP Board of Directors
2001 - 2011 CAFP Past President at Large
2003 - present Director & Chair, Scope of Practice, CAFP
2005 - 2009 Advisor for Qualidigm
2009 - 2012 Qualidigm Board of Directors
2013 -2017 Advisory Board, Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation
2013 - 2018 Board of Directors, St. Francis HealthCare Partners
2015 - 2018 Regional Medical Director, St. Francis HealthCare Partners

2021 - present Primary Care Physician Advisory for SoNE (Southern New England HealthCare System) 

2022 - 2023 - Primary Care POD leader SoNE Health

2022 - present - Board of Directors, SoNE Health


Board Certified: American Academy of Family Physicians: 1983-1990
Board Certified: American Academy of Family Physicians: 1990-1997
Board Certified: American Academy of Family Physicians: 1997-2004
Board Certified: American Academy of Family Physicians: 2004-2014
Board Certified: American Academy of Family Physicians: 2014-2024

Contact Info


Emergencies 911

Non-Emergencies 860-653-4526

After hours, press 0 for our on-call doctor





13 Church St

East Granby, CT 06026

About Us


EGFP, LLC is a full service medical office that provides both preventive care for children and adults, and medical treatment of pediatric and adult patients for chronic medical problems and acute illnesses. The providers perform office surgery, dermatological procedures, pulmonary function tests, radiological tests, electrocardiograms, immunizations, phlebotomy, audiology tests, and tympanography.  We service the communities north of Hartford, Connecticut and in south central Massachusetts.


The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.