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Total Comments: 186
5-star medical provider. The doctor took tiime to listen to me describe my concern, reviewed my e-ray abd ultrasound and give a clear description of my problem, including a range of treatments. The doctor used clear, plain English ensuring I would understand. I'm glad to have Dr Fowler as my hand specialist and again very satisfied with my UPMC medical team
as always, Dr Fowler and his staff are awesome!
Dr. Fowler is the reason that UPMC is the best of the best.
my family and I could not be any happier or more grateful to all that we came in contact with during our visit! The best group of people ever!
Dr. Fowler is absolutely great. He listens and is truly concerned about his patients. He is the best.
No complaints. Dr. Fowler is caring, friendly and knowledgeable. I consider him an excellent Dr.
Dr Fowler has great bedside manner. Puts you at ease
Love Dr. Fowler and the entire staff!
Dr. Fowler is a fantastic doctor!!! He is ALWAYS friendly and caring and he ALWAYS takes his time with his patients. Three people in our family are patients of Dr. Fowler and I always know that he will give us the best possible care. He is so knowledgeable, so personable and very kind. I wish Dr. Fowler did lower body orthopedics as well. My girls would love him to be able to treat all their gymnastics related injuries.
John is a great person and orthopedic surgeon! He cares deeply about his patients and develops an awesome repoor with them. Very easy to talk to and is sensitive to situations but very knowledgeable at the same time. UPMC has a winner in Dr Fowler
Excellent efficient care and follow thru of care
During our visit, all the staff were very helpful and pleasant! We arrived late due to traffic and there was no problem still being seen in a fast and prompt manner. The nurses were very friendly and showed concern to my son which made him feel comfortable. Thank you for treating us so Well! We loves it here!!!
Everyone in the office will go out of their way to answer all your questions and concerns or find you the answer. They have all the items ready for Dr Fowler when he comes into the room.They work very well together.
the entire experience with Dr. Fowlers group is excellent - the Office workers could not be more helpful.
my toddler is a screamer who hates visiting the doctor but everyone was very patient and tried to win her over
Dr.Fowlwr is the best Dr. I have ever seen
Doc Fowler listened to me.
All staff; Doctors, nurses, administrative assistants, receptionist, registration rep were all very friendly, professional, efficient, kind, compassionate and very informative.
Only bad experience was that I probably should have been asked if I had any infections before receiving a steroid injection.
everything went wonderful..except the painful cortisone injection i needed it was painful..
the advice given is great
Dr. Fowler's bedside manner with kids is excellent. My son loved him.
very peppy and very positive about our situation!
Visit was satisfactory.
dr. Fowler the very respectable doctor concern doctor matter of fact doctor I appreciate him very much
Dr. John Fowler is an outstanding physician who shows compassion and concern for his patients. I would highly recommend him as an orthopedic surgeon to anyone needing orthopedic services.
I had a good experience. everyone was friendly and things were done quickly
Dr. Fowler and his resident were extremely kind and comforting during my visit. I was very happy with my appointment.
MERCY ORTHOPEDICS IS THE ONLY PLACE I GO FOR CARE !
All that I expected
Dr. Fowler actually looks at his patients when he speaks with them, and is a caring, dedicated, excellent doctor/surgeon. He efficiently and effectively performed carpal tunnel surgery on my left wrist in November of 2016; and I had an appointment with him last Friday, June 16, 2017, concerning my right thumb. He, once again, showed me the same caring and concern as he did during my highly-successful, pain-free carpal tunnel surgery. He has my highest recommendation!!
Dr. Fowler is the greatest.
I feel that I am receiving excellent care from Dr. Fowler and his staff. My emergency visit due to an accident was very timely, and everyone was very caring.I also received wonderful care during my surgery and follow-up appointment.
very friendly and knowledgeable staff from the physician to the front desk. everyone was very polite and helped to ease my son's concerns from the minute we walked thru the door.
Dr John Fowler performed a total Shoulder replacement on me. pre op, hospital stay , and post op services provided we're outstanding.
I like Dr. Fowler. I think he is a very friendly and caring individual! Good surgeon too!
Dr John R Fowler is a very compassionate , very personable surgeon. I was very impressed and would recommend him to my friends and family
Dr. Fowler greeted me with a smile and warm welcome, shared excitement in my progress and healing. He provided suggestion for my continued recovery and how to address my concerns and issues. He spend adequate time speaking me and provided positive and encouraging words. He welcomed my questions and concerns. Dr. Fowler provides outstanding patience care and knowledge. He goes out of his providing information and thorough procedures explaining the steps along the way. I know if I ask a question he will kindly respond with an informative answer that is easy to understand.
Great experience... Dr. Fowler is an amazing doctor and his team were wonderful to work with!
Dr. Fowler is very thorough and explains precisely his next step in treatment. I would recommend him for anyone experiencing what I am now!
Dr. Fowler is an excellent, evidence-based practitioner who displays extraordinary compassion and skill.
Everyone at the facility was very professional and friendly. Our visit was very stress free and easy
Dr. Fowler has treated my daughters and now he is treating me:) He goes above and beyond for his patients. I trust him 110% because I know he always has his patients' best interest at heart. He is an amazing doctor and an amazing person:)
Dr. Fowler exudes kindness, compassion and competence. UPMC is lucky to have him. The staff that fitted me with the wrist brace was also very professional and worked with me until they were satisfied that they had given me the best one for fit and comfort.
Dr. Fowler was fantastic. Very efficient and his staff were excellent
Dr Fowler was great! I have worked in healthcare for over 40 years and so have an understanding of protocols etc. Along with his clinical expertise I found him to be very professional, respectful and personable, All qualities I admire very much in a physician. I have already told several of my friends about this positive experience.
Dr. Fowler couldn't have been better. Very professional and very knowledgeable. Great guy and a great doc.
very impressed with Dr Fowler. He was very personable and took time to learn about me and understand my situation
Dr Flower is WONDERFUL!!!!
very happy with my providers and there staffthank you very much for all you do
Very efficient staff from checking in to X-ray to Doctor. Very nice experience.
The experience I have had during my care under Dr. John Fowler and the UPMC staff is the best I could ever hope for. So very grateful for Dr. Fowler and the staff...
Dr.Fowler and staff were very curtious,knowledgeable, and attentive while assessing and explaining my sons problem. I appreciate such a professional manner yet quite personable
Dr. Fowler is very caring and concerned for my health and discussed options and medications. He listens to what I say and is compassionate! I wish more docs were like him...
Very smoothly run appointment
first time with Dr. Foeler and his staff and would definitely recommend and use again.
i have recommanded Dr Fowler and his staff to other family/friends and co-workerd They are concerned caring group that work well together Thank-you
first visit-- very good experience
Best provider I could hope for. looked out for me and not try to shove me back to work to soon. Did an awesome job.
Dr. Fowler is a knowledgeable, experienced professional. I am untrusting him in my care 100%. He was referred by my PCP Dr. Zimmerman.
Dr Fowler and staff were exceptional.
I liked Dr. Flower very much and how he described everything to me about my shoulders.
the wait was way too long and is every time unless my appointment in early in the morning.
Dr. Fowler might be one of the best providers that I have ever encountered. He certainly provided patient centered care when he agreed to perform my surgery without general anesthesia (only a nerve block) when I requested that. He spends alot of time with patients so that they truly understand what is going on. He is patient, professional and provides individualized care for patients. You are lucky to have him as a UPMC physician.
My child has seen Dr. Fowler in the past, about 3 1/2 years ago. He is a wonderful doctor. Very caring, friendly and easy to talk to - not something always seen with doctors. I recommend him whenever I can.
Dr. Fowler is a wonderful dr. with an excellent patient rapport. He has done 2 surgeries on me for a broken finger and a broken wrist. He does excellent work and I have complete recoveries from both surgeries. He is very kind and caring and I truly appreciate that.
excellent care was provided by PA Allison and Dr. John Fowler.Dr. Fowler did advanced hand surgery with fantastic quick recovery
I have been very disheartened lately towards the Health Field especially pediatrics BUT Dr. Fowler and the staff at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex were amazing and I am so glad to know that there are still great physicians with genuine care. I was very impressed with the whole appointment. Thank you Dr. Fowler! Your smile and care made me want to fill out this survey to let you know you were a blessing to my son.
My experience at the Mario Lemieux UPMC Sports Complex was excellent. I broke a bone in my hand and they were able to treat me within 2 hours. The staff went out of their way to move up my appointment by one hour once I got to the Sports Complex. Kudos to Dr Fowler and the entire staff at the UPMC Mario Lemieux Sports Complex.
An amazing surgeon! Very kind and understanding.
I love Dr. Fowler and everyone on his staff!
Dr john fowler is awsome!
great experience. all were helpful. nearly no waiting at all!
Dr. Fowler is awesome! The support staff is wonderful!
I had a very nice experience. Thankyou
Excellent care and demeaner.
The staff was excellent in every aspect.
He is GREAT...
VERY good visit
Complete experience was excellent
Very nice and accomodating
I found them to be very professional and helpful and appreciated today took the time to see me
Dr. Fowler is wonderful!
John Fowler is an overall amazing down to earth Doctor! Not stuck up like most others. just an amazing person!
good experience I will recommend Dr Fowler to anyone that has hand, arm or shoulder issues.
Dr. Fowler is an amazing doctor and despite having to see him when I have pain, I actually look forward to the visits with him!
Dr John Fowler is one of the nicest, caring and attentive Drs I have ever had. He also very uptodate on every procedure he does. Really appreciated his ability and caring!
Dr. Fowler genuinely cared about my well being, and did a fantastic job on my shoulder. I am so impressed with his services words cannot describe.
Dr. Fowler was very kind and took time to talk to our daughter about her concerns.
Dr. Fowler is Fantastic !!
Very good experience.
Dr. Fowler is an outstanding doctor. He is so nice and caring and he takes his time with my daughters. He has been treating my children for 3 years and my girls adore him. They look forward to visits with him because they know he will listen to their concerns and he truly cares about their feelings. He never rushes and he is always very kind. Dr. Fowler is a blessing!
Dr. Fowler has been treating my daughter for an elbow injury. She had surgery last year on both arms. The process has been difficult for her and Dr. Fowler has been there for her every step of the way. He not only physically healed her, but he has helped calm her fears and gain confidence in her recovery. He helped her develop a plan for her return to her sport. Dr. Fowler treats my daughter like he would his own family. It makes me so happy to know that he cares about her so much. My daughter looks up to Dr. Fowler and wants to be a special doctor like him someday.
Dr Fowler has taken care of my needs for the past two years. I have the highest regard for him. He is extremely professional .I can't imagine going to anyone else for my upper extremity needs.
No nurse was involved. It was a delightful experience to have a doctor who was so excellent. He listened carefully, explained the injury to my hand, gave me three options of treatment and carried through immediately with my choice of a steriod shot.
Dr. Fowler is one of the best doctors I've ever had treat me.
I didn't really have any pain control issues, but there isn't a not applicable button. -- My experience with the office is excellent. They were very friendly, and thorough.
Excellent care provided. I would recommend him to any of my family members. Great listener and very easy to communicate with.
Dr Fowler and staff provided awesome service and care with great compassion and concern. It made my experience much more pleasant.
could not have been treated any better by Dr Fowler or the staff
he was one of the most attentive doctors I have ever seen!!!
this was our first time ever being seen at the Upmc sport complex. I was more than impressed with the friendliness and caring staff that is that this facility. thank you for making our visit as wonderful as it could be with a child with a broken arm. thank you thank you!
I have had nothing but positive results when seeing Dr. Fowler. He and the staff are great and I have recommended him to other friends who have had bone issues.
I was very pleased with Dr. Fowler, the information he relayed, and care he provided. My impression of Dr. Fowler was that he was genuinely interested in helping me feel better. He did not appear rushed and took his time to explain everything clearly and succinctly. Overall experience--OUTSTANDING! His resident, John, was also exceptional pleasant and informative. I would also like to acknowledge Lonnie, who I think was a nurse. (Lonnie did introduce his title but I was so nervous that I forget now.) Lonnie was extremely kind and made good conversation. He smiled the entire time and really put my fears to calm.
excellent care very prfessional and felt like my xhild was Dr. Fowler 's. most important patient!!
Doctor Fowler was wonderful
Dr. Fowler and the team of nurses and the anesthesiologist were all Amazing! my daughter was very nervous for surgery, but the care we received at Children's made all the difference!!! I knew I could trust my daughter's life in their hands. I would recommend Dr. Fowler to anyone in need of a surgery like my child's.
Everyone was great in there job of assistance of help.
most friendly, and caring Doctor
Great visit had my hands taken care of in short time able to change date of visit easily got office
My service was good no matter what was going on I was number one in their eyes I felt.
Dr. Fowler is a the best surgeon i ever met. Professional in every aspect.
Doctor Fowler is such a nice guy. I have seen him for my shoulder and my hand, and he always makes me a priority. 10/10 would recommend.
Dr. Fowler was WONDERFUL! Took the time to explain my issues in ways that I was able to follow. I will (and did) recommend him to friends and family!
it was an excellent experience
I've seen Dr. Fowler on two occasions. He's professional and courteous. However, I've had extensive wait times on each visit. For my visit on 8/18, I had a 3:15 appointment and was left waiting in the exam room for 1 hour and 15 minutes before seeing Dr. Fowler. The wait times need to be reduced substantially.
Dr was SO nice and he explained Everthing clearly and seemed to care. I would LOVE if he was OUR own Dr for everything!!!
Dr. Fowler is one of the best specialists I've seen in the UPMC system. I always enjoy the time spent and I always learn something about my joints, ligaments and bones.
Amazing care, very concerned. did not have a wait time for him to enter my room. We set surgery up for the very next day. Couldn't ask for a better Doctor.
Dr. Fowler is simply a great doctor and a nice person. Always willing to explain and spend time with you.
very caring doctor
Dr. Fowler has an awesome bedside manner for a surgeon. Always smiling and very approachable. He takes the time to listen to concerns & offers suggestions for care. I appreciate this as a medical professional.
Dr. John Fowler is a very professional & compassionate physician. I would highly recommend him. He is so very caring in all aspects of his profession. That means so much to us.
Dr. Fowler is the absolute best at what he does. I would recommend him highly!
Dr. John Fowler was excellent in every phase.
souls recommend the entire staff
Dr Fowler is the best ortho doctor that there is for UPMC. So knowledgeable with an amazing heart and bedside manner.
Dr. Fowler has been great. He even bought me a cup of coffee when my surgery was delayed.
Waited 45 minutes past my appointment time to be seen. Once i got in the room i didn't wait very long and got xrays and was treated withing 30 minutes.
Dr. Fowler performed rotator cuff surgery and my recovery has been excellent. I had the same surgery two years ago from a different surgeon and the recovery was much longer and more painful.
My overall experience with Dr. Fowler have been extremely positive, from my initial visit and throughout surgery and post-surgical care. He takes the time to listen, provides thoughtful comments to any questions I've had, and has been very informative about surgery and recovery. He is always personable and encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an orthopaedic surgeon.
My experience with the health care facilities that I've been to in the recent past has been excellent. Everyone has been genuinely concerned with the issues at hand and has done everything possible in addressing them and making sure that I was comfortable in the process.
the doctor was very good with helping me
OK think he was very thoro I think that he will be a 10 once we are him again after our first step with my daughter.
Dr. Fowler is a great doctor!
Everyone was wonderful!
Dr. Fowler was one of the nicest Doctors I have ever met he made me feel at ease Took time to talk to me as a person and explained what my condition was and how to make it better I will tell others about his kindness and professionalism
Great compassionate provider!
I never spoke to a nurse at the Sports Medicine Facility about his care. But the other staff is amazin . I would take my son back to Dr. John Fowler any time. He's an amazing and understandable docto . He listens when you speak instead of cutting you off. I would love to keep him as my children's Orthopedic Doctor.
Dr. Folwer is above and beyond the absolute best specialist I have encountered. And I have seen many.
very excellent bedside manners
The entire staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Fowler came highly recommended and I am very pleased with my care. I have already recommended him to others.
very helpful. concerned about what was going on and gave his thoughts on opions I had and what he though would be the best way to go.
Visit was for ED follow up/specialist evaluation of hand injury for my 4 year old daughter - everyone at Lemieux Complex in Cranberry was amazing - they made her feel so special, from Dr Fowler's staff downstairs to Jacqueline in PT/OT upstairs who squeezed her in as a walk in to make a splint for her hand. Thank you so much to a great team!!
Dr. Fowler is a wonderful doctor. Very easy to take to. He explained everything in term I understand.
Best doctor I have ever been too. Takes his time with you and answers all your questions in a way you can understand them
Dr. Fowler is an excellent provider keeps me calm about my concerns and explains everything in detail about my concerns
The professionalism and compassion of Dr Fowler and his staff are exemplary
My experiences with Dr. John Fowler exceed any and all expectations from any medical professional.
Dr. Fowler has been a blessing to our family. He has cared for two of my daughters. He goes above and beyond to provide excellent care to his patients. He listens to even the smallest of concerns that we have. Dr. Fowler is very kind and personable. He even helped my daughter develop a plan to return to her sport. Dr. Fowler treats his patients as if they are his family. As a mom, I am extremely grateful for him. He is not only a fantastic Doctor, but a wonderful person!
Most excellent approachability, kindness and skill. Probably the friendliest physician I have ever seen.
Dr. Fowler interacts well with patients. He makes you feel at ease and answers all questions.
We had a wonderful experience with this facility and the staff
He is gentle and kind and is an excellent Doctor. He has a good staff
All staff treat me good.
I was very pleased with the overall care provided by the staff during my initial visit with Dr. Fowler.
Dr. Fowler is a wonderful and caring doctor. I have recommended him to my son who has nerve damage in his hand. I know he will take great care of him.
Every part of my visit was perfect. Dr. Fowler is amazing. So down to earth.
Friendly and helpful.
The entire experience was good the doctor was wonderful. Would use again in future if needed.
Always a great experience dealing with Dr. Fowler. He's great with kids and really cares.
Excellent follow up visit with Dr Fowler
The entire staff at University Pgh Physicians at UPMC Mercy have been great from the first follow up appointment to my last appointment on 02/02/2016. The times I had questions for Dr. Fowler his assistant, Judy, helped me conveying my issues to the Dr. with professionally and efficiently. If I had to leave a message I would get a return call promptly. I was very satisfied with the overall experience.
Dr Fowler was very kind and compassionate and personable.
I would recommend Dr Fowler to anyone .. he is an amazing doctor with great confidence and knowledge in what he does. I appreciated his care.
Dr. Fowler was professional and courteous. He displayed empathy and patience, and made sure to explain our discussion to my young son (his patient) in terms he could understand.
Dr. Fowler is wonderful and caring. His concern for his patients definitely is felt. He makes sure that the treatment is understood and knowing that someone is that patient and that you are not just a number or rushed is certainly great today!!!
EVERYBODY was quite nice, concerned, friendly, and helpful!
I would recommend Dr. John Fowler to anyone. That's a very high compliment!
pleasant, concerned, knowledgeable, took his time
My experience with this visit was very good and the doctor was very kind and informative about my condition.
I work with a few of the hand surgeons and when I realized I had a problem that required attention from a hand surgeon, it was a no brainier for me who I wanted to see. I have witnessed Dr Fowler's interactions with patients, colleagues, and staff, and have always been impressed. I knew he was the person I would want to care for me or any of my family, and I trust his judgment completely
Doctor was attentive and respectful to me and my child. Doctor was able to talk to my child in a friendly, non-intimidating way. I appreciate this as a mother because children are often nervous or scared when going into a doctor's office. Doctor was also knowledgeable about my child's health issue. Staff was also nice. We had a quick, productive doctor's visit.
Very knowledgeable on every question I asked ! Helped me a lot ð???
caring doctor will recommend to other pts who need this type of care
I have had multiple surgeries throughout my life. Dr. Fowler and his staff have gone above and beyond to ensure this was the best experience I have had.
Dr Fowler is perfect in every way. Bright experienced knowledgeable and wonderful interpersonal skills
Dr. Fowler is excellent. Always takes the time to listen to my concerns and allows time to answer questions for me. I am a health care provider and I have recommended him to several people. They have had equally great experiences with him.
E$xceptinally excellent service and showed concern for me. a perfect 10 rating for the physician and staff who acted in a very efficient and pfofessional manner.
Dr. Fowler was the best decision I could have made. He walked me through his reasoning, explained the anatomy of my finger in a way that I could understand so we could reach a decision together. He listened to every concern I had, no matter how big or small. I had no doubts through the 3 surgeries I had because I trusted that he would take care of me. UPMC is very lucky to have him.
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