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Hand and/or Upper Extremity Surgery
MD, Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh Medical School Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC PresbyterianChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCUPMC MercyUPMC Mercy South Side Surgery CenterUPMC Children's Surgery Centers
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Total Comments: 113
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.
Dr. Fowler is an excellent provider keeps me calm about my concerns and explains everything in detail about my concerns
Best doctor I have ever been too. Takes his time with you and answers all your questions in a way you can understand them
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.
I would recommend Dr. John Fowler to anyone. That's a very high compliment!
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!
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???
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.
caring doctor will recommend to other pts who need this type of care
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.
Dr. Fowler is an extremely well-qualified doctor who is personable and compassionate.
I thought Dr. Fowler took the time to explain our child's diagnosis. He seemed knowledgeable in the area. He was kind and empathic to our issue. I would recommend him to other parents having the same issue.
I can't rave enough about Dr. Fowler. I have referred many patients to him. I work within UPMC, and as per this visit no nurse or assistant was involved in my care because Dr. Fowler took care of me himself
Better than highest expectations, kind and helpful attention from everyone their, also solved a health conundrum that was not the puropse of the initial visit and that I had been avoiding dealing with. So grateful for this visit and team!
This was a surgical follow up visit. I had some items to talk about but they were minimal and the entire experience was very pleasant and extremely efficient.
First time seeing Dr Fowler but feel he treats his patients with care
felt very comfortable and confident with care
All of the people that were there to help me made direct eye contact and seemed to be very supportive.
He was very polite & definetly seemed very efficent & intelligent
Dr. Fowler and his intern/resident doc were great, very patient and clear relative to the diagnosis and treatment options. The intake people were great, I was substantially late (a half hour) to my appointment, but still able to see the doc.
Dr Fowler was very pleasant and very nice personality. Which is a nice change for specialist today.also a very good doctor.
Dr. Fowler was excellent. He was very upbeat and made us all feel comfortable.
Dr. Fowler is the best doctor we have seen.
Very Nice, gentle Doctor and will continue my care with him
Dr Fowler is by far the most excellent health care provider I have ever had. He listens to my concerns and basis any health care need decisions after we have discussed all options, taking my opinions & concerns into account. I wish all doctors were like him.
I LOVED this doctor and his team- they were GREAT!
Everyone at the facility was very kind and caring. My daughter turns 11 today and she was treated very well even though it isn't a pediatric facility. They were great with her!
Dr. Fowler was an exceptional physician. He was very good at communication information to me about my son's issue, was very attentive to my son, and had a fantastic bedside manner.
John R. Fowler is by far the best provider I have experienced at UPMC. He is a true and caring physician
Dr. Fowler is an amazing Dr. he is kind , extremely personable & caring. He was companionate & understanding to my daughters situation and went above and beyond . He is definitely one of the best Drs we have seen for my daughter and she has seen quite a few over the years . He genuinely cares and it shows. thank you Dr. Fowler.
Dr. Fowler is extremely caring. He is so wonderful. He is so personable and really goes out of his way to help his patients. My daughter and I just love him! I also e-mailed Dr. Fowler with follow up questions and he responds very quickly. I am so thankful for Dr. Fowler!
Dr. Fowler provided excellent care for me. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
Seemed more like a peer to peer relationship than simply a doctor and patient one.
I feel very lucky to have been refered to a great surgeon.
I was very pleased with the doctor and his staff.
My visit was a follow-up to a prior surgery. Dr. Fowler reversed nerve damage that was done to my arm from a prior operation. While there is residual nerve pain, it's not at the unbearable level it was prior to his procedure. My case was a bit unique. Dr. Lin collaborated with Dr. Fowler who researched my situation and determined the best path to take to alleviate the pressure that was on my nerve. I am very grateful to Dr. Fowler for how he has helped me.
he put my hand back together and no pain. very careing
Dr. Fowler was easy to talk to as well as very knowledgeable. He takes his time with you during your appointment. Also shows compassion about what your going through. I would definitely recommend him to others.
very easy to understand, and also very easy to talk to, very nice person
Dr Fowler is an excellant doctor and I would recommend him to anyone who was having a problem with their hand or upper extremity.
Excellent listener, very helpful and understanding of my concerns.
He is the best physician I have ever interacted with. He has a great personality and makes patients feel at ease. He asks for the patients input, does not talk down to you and explains procedures.
first visit was very satisfied
Dr. Fowler was exceptional. He was patient and responsive to my concerns. He was attentive to my worries and encouraged me to have the procedure. He had in-depth knowledge of what I needed done and encouraged me to email him post-procedure to let him know how I was doing.
Dr. Fowler is very friendly, polite, intelligent and competent. I was very happy with the way he dealt with my medical problem.
Dr Fowler was very friendly, informative. My time with him was very pleasant and informative.
Dr. Fowler is an amazing doctor. I would highly recommend any family or friend to go schedule a visit with him if necessary. I found him highly competent, personable, and professional. I would definitely return to see Dr. Fowler.
Dr. Fowler is a rock star. Great doctor and gentleman.
When Dr. Fowler was in the room with me, he was IN THE ROOM WITH ME! He was focused on me and only me. I had his full attention. He listened to my answers to his questions and answered my questions in a fashion I fully understood. He made good eye contact and has a great chair side manner. I didn't feel rushed and he didn't appear to be in a hurry. He gave me enough information so I could make an informed decision regarding future care. If his surgical skills are anything like his clinical skills I just might take up skiing, because if I tear my ACL I know who I'm going to go to.
I was very pleased with the whole experience with this doctor and the visit, everyone was very friendly! I will recommend this provider to family and friends!
Dr. Fowler is awesome.
Staff and doctor were very kind, respectful and sensitive to my problem and needs.
Dr. Fowler was very pleasant and candid, while also showing clear mastery of the topic of discussion (my hand)
Exceptional clinician and bedside manner
Quick diagnosis and quick response.
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