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Total Comments: 262
Dr. Fowler has always listened carefully to my concerns/complaints about orthopedic injuries and recommended treatment that has been very helpful to me.
Dr Fowler treated me very professionally and seemed very eager to help with my situation. I know I can alway count on him to aim me in the right direction to meet my needs.
Have been a patient of Dr. Fowler's for many years for shots in my knees, rotator cuff - both shoulders, carpal tunnel, and other orthopedic issues. I have recommended Dr. Fowler to many of my friends who have been so satisfied with him and their issues.
Dr. Fowler was very knowledgeable. The only drawback was the wait time.
I was very pleased with my doctor
appointment was at 2:00 waited for about hour to see the dr then another 15 minutes till he cam in
Dr. Fowler listened well and responded to the point(s). Amazed and impressed at his helpfulness and focus. His summary - into the mike extempore - would have taken me hours to prep and revise. Thank you!
always great care when dealing with Dr Fowler and his office staff
Dr. Fowler is a wonderful surgeon.
respectful and professional
Always receive excellent care from Dr. Fowler. Very caring and patient.
very good doctor
Dr. Fowler and Celeste (his assistant) are always very nice and understanding in answering our questions.
I am very happy with my diagnosis, surgery and aftercare. I make a point when asked about the surgery how pleased I am that Dr. Fowler is my doctor of choice. He gave me straight legs - and I really do get comments about them!!!
They are all great..!!
my family and myself have used the services of Dr. Fowler/Rogal inthe pat and were very satisfied with his work and treatment of those involved with his services. I came in for treatment on my knee and probably expected an injection. Never having an injection or cortisone to the knee, I did not know what to expect. all I could think of was that long steel needle being "thrusted into my knee, oh my, the pain I would have experienced. The truth, I never felt any pain at all. In fact. didn't realize he had already given the shot. Now that is a good sign of a good doctor!! He talked to me the whole time, so my attention was on him not my knee/needle. The next thing I realized he said I was done. I asked when he was going to do the shot and he, very nicely said, "it's already been given". I never felt the injection. This is what I had feared and it turned out to be nothing!!!
On time, explained problem, stated options, and very pleasant.
Dr Fowler is the BEST Dr I have been seeing for problems for the last 10 years +
I've been seeing Dr Fowler for almost twenty five years. He has always given me the best care and recommendations possible.
He is A #1 - he listens to your issues and offers your options - he is open to any and all questions that I "thow" at him.
Very personable physician. Open with pros and cons of treatment options.
We love Dr. Fowler! He is professional, knowledgeable, personable and caring. Great doctor!
Dr Fowler is a fantastic doctor that has treated me and my family for many issues over many years. Have always been treated with great care, communication, with knowledge and compassion. Nothing but good things to say about him.
Dr. David Fowler has been my doctor for many years, performed by knee replacement, my wife's hip replacement - There are none better.
Dr. Fowler and the staff were very understanding about my need to feel pain relief during my April, 2018, vacation and after that. I appreciate it.
everything was good
dr Fowler was fantastic
Dr David Fowler is a very good orthopedic surgeon who really cares about his patients. He really tries to , if possible, minimize discomfort for the patient.
Dr. Fowler is excellent caring and knowledgeable. Great personality to deal with patience.
Dr Fowler and his staff was very helpful and very attentive to my health concerns.
I have worked with Dr. Fowler before and he did an excellent job of explaining everything and hat my options were.
Dr. Fowler had operated on my husband many years ago and is a very competent and caring Dr.( My husband had MANY staff infections) I am the one stalling to have my knee surgery and they do encourage me and try to set my mind at ease....
I saw Dr. Fowler for a second opinion .Dr. Fowler operated on me about 10 years ago and against MY better judgement I chose a Dr. close to me. BIG MISTAKE. After all he times I told people to go to Dr.Fowler I was the one that did not. Am I sorry? Yes! I will be back to see him and will from here on see him. To me he is the greatest doctor there is and I regret my previous choice.
Always pleased with Dr. Fowler's attention to my various orthopedic issues.
great visit all so kind and courteous! thank you for access to such a great Doctor Fowler!
dr. Fowler has taken great care of me and my family for many years. UPMC in general has been outstanding for us. Dr. Fowler's teammates, doctors Goodman and Rogal, have also been involved in my care. I tell everybody how spoiled I am! By having the best orthopedic doctors in the world, I'm right here in the Pittsburgh area thank you for everything you all do!
Dr David Fowler, is a Great Orthopedic Doctor & Surgeon... I trust my care with him..
he was great and always funny!
Everyone we encountered during our office visit were courteous and kind. Dr. Fowler was very helpful and informative. Dr. Fowler performed my knee replacement in 2011 and I have the upmost confidence in him. Not only is he an excellent doctor but has a wonderful bedside manner!
always friendly staff and Dr.
He is the BEST!
Dr. Fowler and his PA were both excellent in their care.
always have a good visit with care and support that is needed
very good.....rec'd shots in both shoulders and they worked....woo hoo congrats to Dr Fowler!!!!!
As far as I am concerned Dr Forler is the best orthopedic Surgeon thet UPMC has, i woulld not want any other Dr to treat me,
Dr. Fowler and his entire staff are wonderful. They are compassionate, patient and show genuine concern. My entire family have used Dr. Fowler and others from the practice and each are knowledgeable, respectful and kind. They are the reason we keep UPMC health plan.
Excellent care, as usual, from Dr. David Fowler.
I believe he's an excellent doctor.
We love Dr Fowler My husband just had hip surgery in Oct He is so personal and attentive and feel very comfortable with him Love is personality and knowledge
everything ran like clock work
Dr. Fowler was very personable and explained everything clearly
Love Dr Fowler
all was good
Dr. Fowler is an excellent doctor and a very nice person. Wish more doctors were like him!
staff and physician excellent interpersonal communication skill
dr. Fowler was very personable very concerned and seems very knowledgeable about my condition
Dr Fowler, is compassionate, caring and understanding person, who takes time while in his office, and answers all questions asked! His personality makes you feel comfortable discussing issues you came in with!
I have referred many people including my husband and now myself to Dr Fowler. He is the MOST OUTSTANDING orthopedic doctor I have ever known besides a TOTALLY WONDERFUL man. He is the one and ONLY orthopedic doctor I would EVER recommend to anyone including myself. I feel VERY honored to know him.
I always have good care with Dr. Fowler. He always reviews all of my orthopedic problems and concerns. He listens to and answers all questions and problems.And he always has a story to tell. Dr.Fowler is and always has been has been my favorite doctor.
I had a excellent experience at Dr. Fowlers ofiice.
Dr. Fowler is the only reason that I subscribe to UPMC Health Insurance through my employer
Dr Fowler is very good helping me & others he is busy that is why I waited it was understood by me he was busy When he came in to exam my knee I was given my shot & was feeling relief right away that is why I go to Dr Fowler for treatment he always takes care of my knee problems He has replaced my Right knee my left knee will be next when ready
Excellent care every step of the way. I am absolutely grateful to Dr. Flower and I trust him completely.
my injury was thourgh ly covered and reviewed with me.
I am very satisfied with my recent visit with Dr. Fowler. I have scheduled a hip injection as recommende by Dr. Fowler.
Good experience except cortisone shot had no positive effect.
The wait in the exam room took over ~20-25 minutes which seems a bit excessive. Everything else was good to fine.
Dr Fowler is an excellent surgeon. He has made my life so much better health wise. He always takes his time with you and answers all of your questions.
Dr Fowler knows my issues and treats me quickly and efficiently. I have received better range of motion because of his care.
I had an outstanding experience.
Have been seeing Dr. Fowler for many years. Always has a great attitude and very pleasant. Highly recommend him. Awesome Doctor.
Dr. Fowler is very kind and concerned about my problem
he fix my knee with shot and it feels great
Dr. Fowler is a very thoughtful,knowledgeable, and compassionate doctor.
dr fowler is fantastic. he has a great personality
I had a great experience and not one thing negative at all..Dr.Fowler and his staff are wonderful..
Dr Fowler takes his time and answers all your questions. My sister went with me and now she is going to make an appointment with him. He's great!
It was a good experience, my specific health need was addressed and the care plan was explained.
dr. Fowler is excellent
I am so happy to have found such a great doctor first time around! Dr. Fowler is kind, funny and most importantly knows what he is doing!
They responded immediately to my concerns and treated the problem right away.
Everything was Excellent
I was taken care of in a timely manner and the Doctor Dr. Fowler was very thorough in the examination of my knees.
Dr. Fowler is the best ortho doctor in our area.
im so pleased dr fowler listened to me
Dr, David Fowler is easy to talk to and responsive to what I need to convey.
dr too busy and male nurse stated he doesn't see all family in same room and get upset. way to busy dr is to deal with any probl3ms or co cerns.
dr. David Fowler is a Wonderful Doctor--I recommend him to my friends and family
qqqqDr. Fowler Dr . is great.
The office is run efficiently and professionally. The staff is excellent.
This Doctors visit was good. It is a shame that I had to wait four (4) weeks to understand what was to become of my knee and my walking ability.
This department has an excellent team. I know I will proceed through my visit in a timely manner and receive excellent care.
I was very pleased with Dr. Fowler and his bed side manner. He and his assistant explained the xrays and offered alternative therapies
Dr. Fowler was very thorough and took his time with me. Very caring Doctor. I also was very impressed with the PA. I believe his name was Max. Very thorough as well.
dr.had records handy from my past visits
Dr Fowler is very competent, patient and kind. I always feel comfortable and assured in the treatment room.I was in the office for assessment and pain relief.
good experience always
first time.had very good care.
Dr. Fowler and his PA Max were just wonderful, I feel very comfortable around them, and the procedures they do to help me.
I am always very pleased with my visits and care by this office.
in a sea of rude arrogant doctors with little concern for their patients, Dr. Fowler is a bright ray of sunshine - wish all dictors were like him
didn't spend enough time to answer questions or concerns felt like I was rushed through.
Dr Fowler is GREAT
I had to change over to upmc because I"M now on my wifes insurance. Compared to mine upmc seems to care alot more and doctors are fantasic so far! I wish I had upmc before.
Dr. Fowler is a very nice man and makes you feel at ease.
Everyone was professional
dr fowler is fantastic
Dr. Fowler has always listened to my concerns and issues and has provided easy to understand feedback. I would recommend him to anyone.
Doctor David Fowler is the bestEVER!!
When I arrived I was on my lunch break and explained this to the staff. They were outstanding in moving me from one area to the other and Dr. Fowler came in to the exam room in a very timely manner as well. He was very sensitive to the situation. This was an outstanding experience at the facility today.
Dr Fowler and his staff are true professionals with an amazing personal touch. I will continue to use this service and will also continue to recommend their office and services to all in my network personal or professional that is in need of it.
I am so grateful to have the privilege to be medically cared for by Dr. Fowler. He made a difficult, painful situationfor me much easier to handle with his expertise and confident and friendly personality. Very personable and easyto approach and also was willing to spend time concerning my medical problem. His Physician's Assistant alsowas most thorough and very reassuring. Very nice demeanor and respectful.
Dr Fowler is one of the best. Tip Top in my book.
they gave me the medical I needed.
Dr. Fowler, is a Wonderful, Caring doctor & surgeon..
I have the highest confidence in Doctor Fowler.
I have been a patient of Dr. Fowler's for 30 years and he and his staff have always been friendly and professional.
Have always had excellent experiences with Dr. Fowler.
Dr. Fowler is my husband's surgeon. I would not take my children to anyone but Dr. Fowler. He has always treated us with nothing but respect and is very personable.
Dr. Fowler and I have a good relationship and he addresses my concerns. We always have good conversations during my visits.
Dr. Fowler is very good upon entering into the exam room I saw that may medicine that I would be receiving was there on the counter ready for me . Dr Fowler came into the room got the medicine ready to be given me and gave me the shot and I felt the instant relief.
I had an arthritic flare up and scheduled an appointment with this office because of great comments about them., I was not too happy i had to wait 4 weeks but it was very worth it. Dr Fowler really is a nice down to earth and did explain alot too me at the appointment. I am in process of getting records transferred.
Very good experience. Given choices I could understand.
In the past 6 months, my two main providers, Dr. Stasko and Dr. Fowler, have provided exemplar performance.
I really like this provider and his office staff would and have recommend them.
Best two shots ever! (right shoulder, left knee) Though I have been advised that I need a complete knee replacement & surgery to my shoulder, the cortisone shots work wonders. I work a fast paced, always on your feet job with no pain for months.
no bad experiences
Dr Fowler and his staff provide the best care. I just feel at home at his practice. What a class act provider.
very professional in addressing my concerns.
everyone was great Dr. Fowler is just a great doctor and person. Could not ask for a better doctor.
I feel he is an excellent doctor and takes his time with the patient. If questions are asked, he answers them so a person can understand them. He seems to be a very caring doctor.
it was my first visit to dr fowler. my husband had the appt for his hip. I told dr fowler I would see him the next Thursday he said wait one minute. I'll see if u can see you today. he proceeded to take care of me also. u had an injection of a steroid in my knee.
dr. fowler the best. it's always a pleasure to see him
I was very pleased on everything
I was able to discuss surgery & get a surgery date rather quickly
Dr Fowler is excellent
excellent physician. he saw me as a same day visit when i walked into his office. great bedside manner. excellent staff. would recommend wholeheartedly.
Dr. Fowler is and always has been a top notch doctor and takes time to listen to my needs and concerns.
myself and family have gone to dr. Fowler for quite a number of years worked on my wife both my kids we are extremely pleased with his Manner and courtesy and experience
cold, impersonal and in a big hurry
Doctor Fowler is a very good listener and shoes a high level of respect to me as a patient .
This was the first time I saw Dr. David Fowler. Was very impressed with him. He was very kind and compassionate as I was very nervous getting shots in my knees. I would recommend him highly and will go to him again.
Dr. Fowler, his clinical staff, and his clerical staff are very nice and very professional.
this was my first time seeing Dr. Fowler. I was very pleased. he was friendly and very easy to talk to.
Dr David Fowler, I would recommend, I had a right total knee replacement in Oct 2016... very, happy I had it done.
Dr David superior; when he retires want someone just as qualified.
I've never had such a complete explanation of a problem with any other Doctor. Great experience.
the only thing I can say about my experience there is that I was given a copy of exercises that are not easy to see or do
Dr. Fowler has always figured out what was wrong and fixed it! I don't see him often (luckily!) but he always seems to remember me - and I have great confidence that he will take good care of me.
Dr Fowler is an excellent Doctor. Dr Fowler and staff make you feel comfortable from the tmoment you walk in until you leave. Would and have recommended him to family and friends.
everything is a fine with dr fowler.
Dr. Fowler is very professional, skilled, competent, friendly, personable. He gave me reassurance that I am in good hands. He treated me in the past - also treated my son many years ago. I recommend him highly to everyone.
my visit was excellent
The office was extremely well run from seeking the appointment to actually being seen by Dr. Fowler. Dr. Fowler himself is a tremendous physician, thorough and efficient from beginning to end.
It was just a one year checkup for a replaced knee. The provider was wonderful.
Dr. Fowler was very knowledgeable about the issue presented to him in regards to my seeking a second opinion about my partial right knee replacement. He was thorough and definitely explained in terms I understood what was going on. Explained very well his plan for treatment and what it would enail including xrays, bloodwork and how the bone density test would be prescribed and administered in the facility located on the first floor. Dr. Fowler was professional and courteous. Very nice gentleman and medical professional.
Excellent team effort by an out standing staff with a great surgeon. I am healing much better than anticipated. less pain, more mobility and a real effort to accommodate under short notice.
Dr David Fowler and his staff are the best of the best! Well worth my 2+ hour travel time to come to his practice.
very pleased with the office staff and very happy to have Dr. Fowler for my doctor.
Very happy with Dr. Fowler.
The Provider was courteous, very accommodating because of my pain. He treated me like a friend and was comforting to my feelings about my condition, was very interested in how I injured my knee and ankle and helping me to understand everything that he was going to do. He explained how the injection in my knee would help. His assistant was very attentive and friendly, they were both very efficient and helpful.
Especially excellent care and concern by the attending Physicians Assistant. She showed care, skill and thorough examination skills. She finally located the correct cause of leg pain and leg immobility. Which had been missed by medical people in the past.
Dr Fowler always goes above and beyond for his patients
i thought it was a very good visit
Dr.fowler is the sweetest and patient I wish all where like him. been seeing him for years wouldn't change a thing about him he is the greatest
dr. Fowler operated in my husband years ago, that's why I chose him to do my hip surgery. he is very good in my opinion
Dr. David Fowler and his staff, Jamie and Ashley, are the best! Always concerned about the patient and very friendly and courteous!
Dr. Fowler is the best doctor ever!!! I have seen him for 20+ years because he is the best! UPMC is lucky to have him on their staff!!!
Dr Fowler and his team are the only Orthopedic office I will go to. Bedside manor,level of skill, courteous and very professional, information given is above all. I trust Dr Fowler. On a scale of 1 to 10 this team gets a 100%!! I have 3 family members besides me that count on Dr. Fowler and his team.
Took 3 weeks to get an appointment. The computer/ dictation machines battery died during my appointment. Dr. left the room numerous times without explanation,leaving me to wonder if my appointment was concluded. He talked in hallway with nurse about other patients issues during my appointment. I left the office because I thought my appt. was over. (very confusing) The staff called me about 20 minutes later telling me about a prescription that was being called in for me and how to use it. The doctor never mentioned anything about this course of treatment during my visit. I felt the doctor was distracted and that I did not receive quality care, therefore, I will never go back there ,or refer anyone there.
Very professional compassionate and competent
everything was done as well as possible
He is very caring person
Dr. Fowler and staff have always treated me like I am the only patient they have to care for on any given appointment.
Dr. Fowler is a very good orthopedic. I went to get a steroid shot in my knee and he is virtually painless. I will recommend him to family and friends who need an orthopedic. Am very pleased with the care I get.
I was made to feel very comfortable, had all my questions answered, and received excellent care from everyone I saw that day.
For years, I have recommended Dr. Fowler to my friends and family.
Dr. Fowler gave me detailed information about my surgery and options for me to consider. More information than my surgeon has given me which I appreciated.
Both the Physician's Assistant and the Doctor were very good. They listened and addressed our concerns in a way that we could understand.
Very Good Doctor
I was very impressed with my first-time visit to this office. My personal concerns were addressed impressively. I would highly recommend this staff to others.
very satisfied with visit
Dr Fowler is awesome. I appreciate his demeanor and humor!
My prior orthopedic surgeon retired. Dr. David Fowler was a very pleasant and helpful replacement whom I will gladly make appointments with in the future.
Have been a patient of Dr David Fowler for many years and continue to see him for any orthopeadic concerns I encounter. I always receive excellent efficient care.
Dr fowler knowledgeable and has an excellent personality.
Dr. Fowler was very good and explained everything.
My experience related to my care provider were excellent
Dr. Fowler was professional, on time, congenial yet humorous. He sit down and discussed options and suggested what he thought was best. He talked to me like a friend.
I'm very happy with the way the Dr. and staff treated me and my family.
thank God for him. he was able to give me the shots I needed. I am not an easy person to do the shots with 2 fusions in my ankle.
timely, considerate, knowledgeable
Dr. Fowler is known for his great work. I am lucky to have Dr. Fowler
Was there for 1 1/2 hours for a 10 minute appt.
Dr Fowler is amazing, I have been with him for 32 years and wouldn't want anyone else handling my bones or soft tissue!
Dr Fowler is a very good doctor who really appears to care about his patient's and their concerns. I would and have recommended him to both friends and family and will do it again.
Had to wait over an hour and 20 minutes to see dr.
I appreciated the time the doctor took to fully explain options for treatment.
Dr. Fowler and his staff showed me every courtesy that I felt any office should for their patients
all good, Love Dr Fowler, very caring & has provided for my whole family
Dr. Fowler is the best! He takes his time with me and explains a lot. Dr. Fowler did my shoulder surgery with 100% great job and 100% back to normal for the shoulder! Would I trust any one else to do my knees? Nope!!! I trust him, and he does not talk down to me from a man of his expertise!!!!
got me in right away for my appointment surgery date is right were i wanted it. not real far away. listened to my concerns and thoughts.
I have had all great experiences with Dr Fowler. I am,so thankful I found him. I would recommend him to anyone
they are great
Dr. Fowler was excellent he covered all my questions and concerns and explained everything in detail to which I understood. I have nothing but great things to say about him and his care. would recommend to anyone.
They keept to the schedule and dont keep you waiting. Great time management. I was very happy that my visit did not jam up my whole day.
Dr. Fowler is very professional with a lot of kindness .
excellent care I have no complaints at all. staff and Drs. on target and long association with this office. they are actually more on the ball now thanever especially with waiting..
The staff is always friendly and courteous.
Everything was good
Dr Fowler has always been good to me that is why I come to him for my medical problems that he is able to take care of
I took a family member to Dr Fowler for an appointment. During that appointment I asked if he could check my foot. There was not hesitation, he had me added onto his schedule and the exam was completed.
Dr.David Fowler is the Best..
Dr. Fowler is an excellent specialist. Trust him and his expertise completely.
everyone was kind and helpful
I adore David Fowlervery pleasant as well as knowledgable Doctor !!
I am extremely pleased with the care I recieved
Everyone in the office was very friendly and it was a pleasant office visit.
Dr. Fowler always listens to what I may have to say about my concerns.
very good !
Always treated well by this doctor and staff
David Fowler is THE BEST ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON I HAVE EVER HAD!! There are not enough superlatives to describe his abilities and knowledge
Dr Fowler is by far the best doctor I've ever had just a awesome guy an a great surgeon I've recommended him to friends an family all the time best bed side manner I've ever had I'm a huge fan of dr Fowler upmc is very lucky to have him thanks I'm happy to share my good experience with him
I can't say enough about Dr. Fowler. He listens to what you have to say, he answers questions in a clear and concise manner and, most important, he demonstrates a genuine concern for your well-being. I would urge anyone who needs orthopaedic care to contact Dr. Fowler. You won't be disappointed.
I'VE BEEN GOING TO SEE DR. FOWLER FOR ALONG TIME. HE IS VERY CONCERN ABOUT HIS PATIENTS AND IS VERY THOUGHTFUL. I WOULD NOT GO TO ANY OTHER DOCTOR FOR FRACTURES OR BROKEN BONES. HE IS THE BEST.
This was my first visit,I was referred by my Dr.
I was in for a cortisone shot and by talking to me abut my travels and his, Dr. Fowler distracted me to the point that I was surprised when the shot was finished. I was great because I am usually very anxious about getting shots and it usually feels like a very long process. This one didn't.
Always have had excellent care.
Dr. Fowler is the BEST doctor....I recommend him to anyone who needs an Ortho doctor.
Dr. Fowler is the best
Really great Doctor, really professional treatment!
Dr. Fowler was great He explained everything professional was excellent and he was concerned about the problems I was experiencing. I'll use him as a permanent physician. Thank-You
I am very pleased with Dr. David Fowler. He is very competent, instill confidence in his patients, takes time to listen and answer questions, has a respectful attitude, is patient and gives all the time needed to his patients. I would highly recommend him to others, and in fact, I do!
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