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Total Comments: 355
I WAS GIVEN EXCELLENT CARE.
I had a very good experience with Dr Fowler.
I couldn't be happier with the care I received from Dr Fowler!!
Dr Fowler and his physician assistance were very friendly and knowledgeable with my condition. They ran on a timely manner. Very pleased with my visit.
Dr. Fowler is the best. He would not be so busy if not
All good. Professional, timely, courteous, engaged.
I am totally pleased with my care provider and the staff.
This was my first consult with Dr. Fowler, and I was impressed.
Wait time communication needs work. My appointment was scheduled for 10:15. I saw Dr. Fowler an hour and 45 minutes after the appointment time. Casual conversation with the X-rat technologist was that the day was not as busy as usual, only 70+ patients that day as opposed to 100+. There was no communication of the wait and why. I work in the field so I completely understand wait time issues, however, we are all being educated on sharing the expectations to the patients. Dr. Fowler recovered in an excellent manner when he entered the room. He started by apologizing for the wait. When I said that's OK- he said " no its not OK but I appreciate your understanding". He recovered the experience in an exceptional manner. He was also sincere in his delivery- not hurried and frustrated as many of us can be when we are apologizing for a long wait time.
the doctor was easy goin he listen and understand u and he explains everything to u in away to understand
best care I have ever received. excellent all around!
very good experience
Very efficient, thoughtful, spends time to explain - excellent physician.
Dr Fowler was great.
i was comfortable with the provider and feel he will be able to help me.
For me, Dr. Fowler has been a very good physician!!
Dr Fowler is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. I would like to give him thumbs up hes professional, he listen and explain. thanks for the care
Doctor very compassionate
Dr Fowler was great
I get he was an excellent doctor and loved that he did an mri to roll out anything. I did wish that he may have not suggested my son could have a career ending injury in front of him in the room. it made for a very emotional week waiting on test results with the amount of health problems my son has already endured. however I think he is an amazing doctor and would def go back.
I loved the doctor.
The doctor was excellent with my daughter. He took the time to directly ask her questions, listened to what she was saying, and spoke to her directly and clearly.
Listened to my concerns and has a very wonderful bedside manner. He shows concern for his pt's well being.
I feel like I'm being heard, that is very important to me.
Dr. Fowler is a great doctor. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Dr. Fowler is a superb clinician! Kind to his patients and takes time to explain next steps.
Dr. Fowler is an excellent and compassionate professional who makes every visit a pleasant one.
He was excellent through the entire process
Dr Fowler is the best of the best in my opinion- extremely knowledgeable, skillful and compassionate!
He is the greatest!!!
My husband and I both had appointments with Dr. Fowler and we liked him very much. He sat down, looked us both in the eye, gave us good information and then recommended appropriate treatment plans. We both felt very comfortable with him.
Dr. John Fowler's patient interaction is extraordinary. I have never felt better or more satisfied with a visit to a physician.
Dr Fowler is an exceptional physician. Very knowledgeable, friendly and kind to his patients.
John Fowler was one of the most professional yet extremely personable Drs I have ever seen. He was extremely knowledgeable yet explained his procedure so that I could understand it. He made me feel so comfortable, like he had been my close friend for years. He took his time with me to answer all my questions and worked with me and my special requests. His intern was as wonderful as he was too.
John Fowler is the best there is. Runs a tight ship. End of story.
the best bedside manner ever. b. full of compassion and integrity. definitely a keeper
John Fowler explains things extremely well and is very nice to be around.
Dr. Fowler was outstanding, as was his assistant whom I saw first. Dr. Fowler injected a steroid in my thumb. He said surgery might be necessary if that or a subsequent injection didn't relieve the pain. He said the pain should diminish over time, and sure enough, my thumb is pain free. Additional injections were unnecessary. He gets an A+ from me.
I greatly appreciated Dr Fowler's expertise and care provided
Dr. Fowler is very nice and very friendly. He explained everything vert clearly.
I would recommend Dr. Fowler to my family and friends.
Dr. Fowler's personality and expertise cannot be surpassed. He instantly put my son and me at ease and gave us a very clear diagnosis. Even if he had given us news that would have sidelined my son from spring baseball longer than we originally thought, I would have completely trusted his judgement.
Dr. Fowler is an excellent doctor from my experience with seeing him. He exhibits knowledge, insight, and understanding as well as being intelligent, well-informed and perceptive. It was a pleasure to meet him.
Dr. Fowler is a UPMC Values Champion! Dignity & Respect, Caring and Listening, Quality and Safety.
listen to my childs concerns and was sympathetic to what she was going through mentally, emotionally, and physically.
everyone was very nice from the beginning to the end
Doctor Fowler is the doctor I trust most to advise me on my shoulder, and now my elbow, conditions, of all the people I've interacted with
prompt friendly knowledgeable smart super
Dr. Fowler and the resident are extremely knowledgeable, personable and very friendly. I would recommend them highly.
Dr. Fowler is beyond awesome! He is compassionate and caring. He always takes time to listen and shows great concern. I'm very grateful for his help.
My son absolutely loved Dr. Fowler. He took the time to explain everything to us in regards to his condition and even played a little.
THE BEST ANYONE COULD ASK FOR! THANK yOU
excellence so glad I was refered to Dr. Fowler
Dr. Fowler is a wonderful provider. He gives great care, explains everything he is doing - I will recommend him to anyone in need of an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr Fowler is top notch!! great professional & provider
I trust this provider. Dr Fowler always listens to my concerns and he explains the plan of care to me. He also gives injections with little pain and is concerned for my discomfort during procedure. I have already recommended him to several friends and my daughter in law is now seeing him.
this was my first visit & I will continue to use him for my ortho needs--he was very helpful
I absolutely love Dr. Fowler and the entire staff. I am going to be very unhappy when I cannot go to him because of my insurance coverage.
Dr Fowler and Assoc gets an A+ rating from us.
Dr Fowler is a very caring doctor,concerned about your ortho problems,finds the right solution to help your problem and is always as gentle doing the injections.
Dr. Fowler is always patient and circumspect when engaging with me about my condition
I arrived early for my appointment and Dr. Fowler saw me before my scheduled time--and even so, everyone apologized for "the wait" which was not a long wait at all. Very efficient clinic. Dr. Fowler was personable, clearly explained to me what is likely going on with my wrist, laid out a clear treatment plan that seemed reasonable, and answered all my questions related to what I should continue to do now.
dr Fowler and the entire team were respectful, courteous, informative and very professional.
Dr. Fowler was conscious of me and my concerns and spoke directly and clearly. He was pleasant and made me feel as though my needs and medical procedure were important. I am very pleased with my interactions with him, as were my family.
i am most pleased with the care that Dr Fowler has provided me. I saw him because of the care that he rendered earlier for my wife, as a patient for an arm fracture.
doc Fowler is exactly what I was looking for in a ortho. his entire staff was attentive, professional, wicked smart and gave attention I never expected. doc Fowler dresses sharp. made me at ease.
The doctor did a wonderful job in fixing my broken wrist
Thank you Dr Fowler for taking the time to see me
Dr Fowler has been my primary orthopedic doctor going on four years. He's been nothing short of amazing and I'm so thankful that he is mine. He is truly an asset to UPMC
I was very impressed with Dr. Fowler and his knowledge of the issue my child is experiencing. He took a lot of time explaining things to us and making us feel comfortable with the action plan.
Dr. Fowler is incredibly genuine and helped me understand where the pain was coming from along with every option to treat it. I look forward to working with him again!
Dr Fowler and the entire staff were exceptional. I walked out of his office a much happier patient.
everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Dr. Fowler was excellent in attitude and medical advice.
I have received excellent care from Dr. Fowler and staff. I would referred him to anyone in need of his services.
my care from dr fowler is always great
great provider very personable
Dr Fowler has an excellent bedside manner and is very attentive and well spoken.
Always great care and service
Doctors were very knowledgeable and explained all options for symptoms. Very pleasant and respectful to communicate with.
Dr. Fowler always takes fantastic care of my family. He always takes his time and show great care and concern for my girls. I am very thankful for all that he does for my family. He is a blessing to us.
First time seeing this provider. He listened attentively, explained how the problem occurs, and possible treatments. He was open to my needs and wishes regarding treatment.
Fantastic physician, thoroughly reviewed all options with us specific to my child's activity level. Dr. Fowler is wonderful!
Dr and nurses were amazing!!
i think Doctor Fowler is an awesome physician. he is kind, he cares about his patients, and he listens to the patient. He is a very pleasant physician. UPMC Mercy is lucky to ha e him on staff.
I always have a good experience when I went to dr. Fowler's office. everyone in the office is very nice and helpful. he is always on time and takes enough time to see me. never in a rush
care provider was very knowledgeable about the diagnosis and helped me to understand the treatment options. also he was pleasant and very easy to talk to! lots of humor!
very supportive and helpful. I would return
Excellent staff, support, and overall experience
Dr. Fowler was amazing. He explained things in a way that was easy for me to understand. His honesty was refreshing and I truly believe he had my best interests at heart. He will be my hand specialist of choice in the future.
Dr Fowler was fantastic. He listened when I talked and ask questions pertaining to what I just said. He is a great Dr.
dr. Fowler is a very considerate doctor. He listened to all of my concerns and addressed them all. I am very pleased with the results of my appointment with him.
Doctor Fowler is awesome! He has an excellent bedside manner and always greets me with a smile. He takes his time to listen to my issues and explain things in laymen's terms. Doctor Fowler has always treated me with the utmost respect and he helps me to be more productive with his spot on injections for my left thumb. I recommend Doctor Fowler as a great doctor to all of my friends and family. Please UPMC don't let him go!
Very professional and caring. In spite of my pain, the appointment was pleasant.
Dr Fowler was very knowledgeable and professional. I will recommend him to anyone who is looking for an orthopedic surgeon.
doctor asked good questions and listened to the answers. he made a good diagnosis and prescribed care that is resolving my injury.
Very knowledgeable doctor; explained my condition thoroughly and gave me a correct diagnosis and suggested an appropriate treatment. My singular complaint is the waiting time (appointment scheduled at 7:00AM, but only saw doctor about 7:45AM).
I can not say ENOUGH wonderful things about the care of Dr. Fowler. He takes time and he cares about you and your concerns. I hope he never changes!
Dr. Fowler is very caring and provides additional information so you can make the best choice of options for your care.
Dr. Fowler is simply excellent. He is kind, very knowledgeable and respectful.
Though I went to this clinic because of exigent circumstances (pain) and was fit into their existing schedule, I was seen promptly. The reception staff was both friendly and professional, the receiving nurse and X-ray tech were both reassuring and efficient and the intern (Dr Brandon) and Dr Fowler took time to listen and answer all my questions and concerns, were very thorough in their examination, and comforting while honest about my condition. It was an excellent experience from start to finish.
Very courteous and friendly
Dr. Fowler is very easy to talk with, professional and answers all questions. I have already recommended him to others.
Absolutely love Dr. Fowler's "bedside manner" Great humor!
Dr Fowler was outstanding with me and my child. He went above and beyond to make my daughter feel comfortable and included her in her care.
Showed genuine concern for my anxiety & pain, but was realistic about expectations.
Dr John Fowler is friendly, attentive, caring, and professional. During my 12/14/2018 appointment, there was NOTHING more important to him than me and my thumb. The same was true each time I've seen him. He explains things and he answers questions in a way to ensure I understand. If I ever need orthopedic care on my hands or wrists in the future, I will not go anywhere else.
Dr. Fowler is great! Make me feel confident about having surgery.
Dr. Fowler is one of the most amazingly knowledgeable and pleasant dr I have ever seen. He is caring compassionate and an awesome surgeon! I'm beyond pleased with his bed side manner and meticulous attention to any concerns I have. He did amazing work repairing my thumb and relieving my carpal tunnel pain and numbness.
My appointments with Dr. Fowler have always been excellent. He is very thorough and caring. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I would highly recommend. Dr. Fowler is very professional and understanding. He tool time to listen to my concerns and to carefully explain the procedures / options.
very nice and friendly office staff, PA and doctor. They all listened and interacted with care. Information was explained clearly.
Dr. Fowler did not make me feel stupid as my other doctors did and I really liked that about him. He listened to my description of my pain and he did various small "test" to assess what could be the problem and acted on it.
Dr. Fowler and his resident, Rebecca, were wonderful. They answered my questions and explained everything to me. I appreciate that they did not talk down to me and listened to my concerns.
Dr. Fowler, in terms of what he did for me, has been an excellent practitioner. In fact, he is one of the best doctors that I have ever had within your system. I am fortunate to have been assigned him for my rotator cuff surgery.
nurse- LaurenFellow-Jesseand Dr Fowler were wonderful
I love the way Dr Fowler connects with his patients I totally feel special and cared for.
Dr. Fowler fused 2 joints for me on two fingers.. He was professional, showed concern and explained procedure. First Dr to every thank me for allowing him to do a procedure. Highly recommend him to anyone who needs hand surgery.
dr. Fowler is a wonderful professional doctor and I am so happy that I had him as my doctor. i will refer everyone to Dr. Fowler.
Dr. Fowler has been excellent with the care of our son. He has performed two surgeries on our son this year and even gave us his email for questions. His response time is impressively fast. Then after taking our son to the emergency room for a new cast that came off early shortly after a surgery he even sent an email asking if everything had gone ok. I'm amazed at the extra care and concern he takes and have never seen another doctor make all of this extra effort.
I have a good experience with this office.
Dr Fowler was fantastic! Knowledgeable, thorough and very friendly!
Dr. Fowler and his team are amazing.
The office staff, x-ray, and Dr. Fowler provided an excellent experience. Dr. Fowler is excellent at explaining what is going on and what to expect.
My sister in law referred us to Dr. Fowler, then we referred my son, my daughter in law and friend to see him. All feel that Dr. Fowler is excellent.
Dr. Fowler is excellent. He provided great care to my child. He also was very thoughtful and very responsive to every question we had. You can tell he truly cares about our child.
Dr. John Fowler thoroughly examined my injured elbow and provided me with an understanding of my path to recovery. He exceeded my expectations for care and attention. I will recommend him to anyone whom asks me for the best doctor to handle orthopedic arm care.
Very professional. He takes time at every answering your questions. Offers great, clear understanding of procedures/surgeries and even drew pictures and demonstrated with X-rays. If I had gone to any other physician I can almost guarantee that I would have lost my arm above the elbow.
My visit with Dr Fowler and the rest of the staff was phenomenal, I can't even think of a way that it could have been better (which may or may not be helpful feedback).
Dr. Fowler is an outstanding physician who combines competence, extraordinary surgical skill, innovative technology, and excellent support staff with compassionate care. He is truly the best physician I have ever encountered in years of myriad medical providers.
Our visit went very well. Dr. Fowler was wonderful and attentive.
Dr. Fowler always takes his time with my daughter. He explains everything in great detail and truly cares about her. I followed up with an email and he quickly responded. He has treated several people in my family and I am so thankful for him. He is an amazing doctor and a fantastic person! My family is very lucky to have him!
Dr. Fowler is a excellent doctor. wow the time and patience he has with me is impressive.
Dr Fowler has a great bed side manner and did an A+ job on my hand!
dr. Fowler did a great job. Explained everything extremely clearly and treated me with great respect and expertise. I am doing better today.
Dr Fowler and his staff are great.They listen,are concerned with your problems,suggest ways to deal with your problem(pain issues),and which method would likely do the best job to fix the problem.
Dr. John Fowler is outstanding. Not onlt did he successfully treat my condition with a simple cortisone shot, but he is friendly, compassionate and very approachable. The way he relates to his patients is excellent.
Dr. Fowler is phenomenal! He is compassionate and understanding! He takes the time to listen and provide meaningful information. I would and do recommend him to friends and family. There are not many physicians like him in the medical profession.
Dr. Fowler is the most personable Dr I have ever been a patient of. His knowledge and mannerism just puts you at ease.
outstanding in every way
Very helpful. Talked about different treatment options moving forward.
I had a good first experience with Dr. Fowler.
This was my first experience with Dr. Fowler. Dr. Fowler did a surgery for my husband several months back. I needed a new orthopedic doctor since I have changed over to UPMC, so I made an appt. with Dr. Fowler on my husband's recommendation. I was very pleased - he seemed very thorough and professional and made me feel at ease for what was an uncomfortable appointment for me (cortizone shot in my hand). He explained my condition well, and what alternative treatments were available should the shot not help me.
Great personality great listener comes across as very knowledgeable and helpful. All the orthopedic staff have treated me very well. I have reccomended mercy orthopedics department to others. In fact the whole hospital!
Great provider but I realized after I left he did not tell me if I should put ice on my hand or when to take the bandage off.
Dr. Fowler is a wonderful surgeon...I couldn't ask for a better one.
Dr. Fowler is absolutely incredible. The manner in which he speaks, listens, and explains things is just phenomenal. The man has a sincere personality and cares for those he is treating.
Dr. Fowler was incredibly informative and solved our issue quickly. he was very gentle with our child and treated her with respect.
Dr. Fowler made my child feel comfortable and relaxed. He had the radiographs printed out to explain her injury, and had a conservative approach to her treatment. She left with a smile on her face, as did I.
Excellent care. Dr. Fowler paid exclusive attention to me during my appointment. He answered my questions thoroughly and gave me additional information.
Dr. John Fowler is excellent. I brought my son to him last years when he broke his arm so 8 wanted the same quality of care for my daughter.
The Fellow for Dr Fowler explained things well to me, and Dr Fowler also did. I was happy with the care I received and the quick option for a remedy. They were both professional, relatable, and helpful.
Dr. Fowler is the best surgeon I've had so far. Not only did he seem confident in helping me with my orthopedic issues but he has tremendous bedside manner. He is very thorough and seemed to really care about my issues and concerns.
Everything Excellent Always, my 38 year old son was very impressed with His Compassion and Caring and straightforward approach!
dr fowler is very professional and has helped me immensely
Dr. spoke and I listened; I spoke and Dr. listened and understood and made suggestions. (good experience)
this is one of the best doctors i ever had.. not just about what he did for me but for who he is as a person. he is a good soul.. and the kind of person i would want as a friend
He answered all questions and offered treatment that I declined but may use later. Good visit got all information and advice I needed.
I believe Dr. John Fowler is a wonderful Doctor. He is kind and explains everything in a way I could understand. I would recommend him to family and friends without hesitation.
I AM POST 2months from right shoulder surgery...UNBELIEVEABLE SURGEON...TOP NOTCH AT MERCY ORTHOPEDICS..IM THE EADY FOR THE LEFT SHOULDER SX.
very pleased with the office visit and Dr. John Fowler
pleased with visit confirmed all suspicions
Doctor is the best I have ever had! he explained hes going to help me figure out what's wrong
Everyone there was as wonderful and helpful as can be! I have nothing negative to say.
Dr. Fowler is amazing. He always shows true care and concern for me and all of his patients. I know I can email him with questions and he answers my concerns quickly. Dr. Fowler is a wonderful person and doctor and I feel very fortunate to be under his care. I recommend him to all my friends and family!
I LOVE DR FOWLER HE HAS DONE SEVERAL SURGERYS ON ME AND I HAVE GOT EXCELLENT CARE--I HAVE TO WAIT TOO LONG AT THE KAUFMANN OFFICE
dr Fowler was very prompt and understanding
Dr. Fowler is one of the nicest people and definitely one of the best doctors I've ever gone to. He was extremely courteous and extremely friendly. He took as much time as I needed to explain things in detail. It is rare to find someone in this field that treats people with as much respect as he does.
Dr. Fowler has been treating me for quite a while now and is ALWAYS kind,compassionate and listens to my questions and to what I have to say.Dr. Fowler also answers all of my questions and addresses my concerns completely.I feel that I am in excellent hands with him and trust in him completely
Dr Fowler was great. he was easy to speak with and process a course of treatment that made sense.
this was a great experience from making the appointment, arriving for the appointment, and my experience with the provider. I did not wait long and everyone was kind and spoke in plain language. It was a thorough exam and everything was explained in a clear concise manner. the provider had a very positive welcoming attitude as well!
I had a wrist injury that was impeding my ability to cycle comfortably. Doctor Fowler and his team were quick to determine the source of my issue and treat it immediately with a shot of cortisone carefully administered with ultrasounds. I was in an out of the office in less than 45mins and back on my bike right after. It was perhaps one of the most effective and positive medical visits I've ever had.
Dr. Fowler was wonderful ! Definitely would see him again
fast efficient office visit. wonderful
exceptional experience - best provider I have seen to date
Awesome. Dr. Fowler is wonderful.
Dr. John Fowler is the exemplar of the qualities a patient wants in a doctor. His patience in explaining my condition to me, and in responding to my questions was outstanding, and he conveyed genuine concern for my welfare. His communication was instrumental in allaying my concerns about the pace of my recovery. My husband, who is not easily impressed, spoke with Dr. Fowler by telephone immediately after my surgery, and he too remarked upon Dr. Fowler's manner and how he conveyed genuine concern for me, as his patient. I have had experiences with other physicians who did not communicate nearly as well as Dr. Fowler and seemed to consider patients a necessary evil. Dr. Fowler is clearly a gifted surgeon, and importantly, he realizes there's more to a physician's role than what occurs in the operating room. All in all, I couldn't possibly say anything negative about Dr. Fowler. I praise him to the skies to anyone who'll listen, and I'm sure he will continue to have an extremely successful career.
Dr. Fowler is one of the best doctors I have seen. I wish he were a PCP! But he is very warm, friendly, and set me at ease before a surgery he performed. That's not something you always see with ortho surgeons. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone for hand issues. He also explains things at a level that was informative, understandable, but not condescending.
He was very good with my daughter. I appreciated that he talked to her and asked her questions also. A lot of drs don't include children .
Dr Fowler has been great to work with and easy to talk to and explain problems i've experienced with my wrist and has worked to help in any way he could.
Dr Fowler is a good Doctor. I would tell you he has earned my respect.
Dr.Fowler is fantastic. I was early for my appointment and he was able to see me earlier than my scheduled appointment time. He always takes the time to explain everything, offer advice and answer questions in a way that is easy to understand and that means so much to me as a patient.
I thought Dr Fowler was the best doctor I have seen so far for my condition. He knew what my problem was immediately and provided treatment. Was very kind and understanding for a doctor. And very nice looking !!!
we absolutely love Dr. Fowler. He has always been kind, patient and very knowledgeable with our son and his care. Our son is only 4 years old and feels very comfortable around him. Dr. Fowler is a wonderful physician that loves what he does!
care was gud no complaints my answer to my question was answered
looks right at you and makes you feel at ease and explains all things about your problems
Provider discovered fracture to finger that occurred last July. It should have been found by personnel at Montefiore hospital, where I was taken at the time.
Dr. Fowler is the best. He is so kind and compassionate. I always highly recommend him to anyone with hand issues.
Although the office was running behind, the receptionist and Dr Fowler both apologized-communication was excellent. Dr Fowler was very personable, pleasant and explained everything very well.
Dr. Fowler is wonderful. He's cheerful and encouraging. He looks you in the eye and listens to your concerns/questions and takes the time to answer them fully.
He is the best!!!!!
Dr. Fowler is extremely gifted, and I'm very lucky to have had him as my surgeon in two recent instances. He seems like a great guy, and it is clear that everyone that works with highly respects and appreciates him (based on observation of how all of those who assist in pre-op speak of him). I'm truly thankful for all he has done for me, and Pittsburgh is extremely lucky to have such a knowledgeable, approachable and talented expert here to help us. Thanks, Dr. Fowler!
Dr Fowler is one of the finest physians I have ever seen
Dr. Fowler always takes the time to listen. He's always polite. He's always helpful. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I had bad experiences with other Dr but I hope this Dr would be the right doctor cuz all my other doctors always would say I don't need surgery. just that I need to go to physical therapy. and I know the physical therapy would not help
Dr. Fowler was very knowledgeable, competent, always explained everything and treated my son and myself with the highest level of respect and he was genuine too. The surgery was a complete success.
Dr. Fowler is respectful of my questions and concerns and takes time to address both, offering medical explanations when appropriate and helpful. He seems quite sensitive to patients' needs.
Brenda, I believe her name is, older African American woman, is always so pleasant to encounter. she is always smiling and friendly. She brightens my day when I go into the office. Dr. did an incredible job on my right carpal tunnel surgery! He is always nice and explains everything.
Dr. Fowler is wonderful. I have recommended him to anyone who might need a hand surgeon or doctor. He is the best. The office staff is really courteous and kind as well.
I was over 30 mins late because I got lost. They moved my appt up because he had somewhere else to be. With that even me being over 30mins late Dr. Fowler stayed and seen me there. He is such a nice Dr. Her surgery went well her thimbs are straight and she has little to no pain. I would recommend him to everyone. You guys are lucky to have him in your hospital.
Wonderful doctor, very professional, and explained my condition with extreme clarity.
Dr. Fowler is very attentive, engaging, kind, and knowledgable
very nice Dr
Dr. Fowler is awesome. He is always kind and courteous with a smile on his face. He takes his time to explain the procedure and answer any questions that I may have. Dr. Fowler has taken great care of my hand in the past 4-5 years.
We love our visits w/ Dr. Fowler- He is great with my sons care and progress since his accident and I would highly recommend him to any family or friends!!
He was awesome. Explained the problem in detail and recommended future actions.
as always, Dr Fowler was the best. always kind and respectful. his fellow was also kind and took time to answer my questions
dr fowler always attentive.direct..&open to exploring all possible solutions
Allways received very good care...
Very kind and caring.
Dr. Fowler is very professional and has a great bedside manner. He listens to my problems and gives me options of how I would like to be treated. I will definitely refer him to anyone and everyone!
Could not have been more pleased with my care. No complaints
Great physician, kind and knowledgeable.
I would recommend dr John Fowler to anyone in need of his services, that's why I chose UPMC, because I wanted the best surgical team in the country performing my surgery & that's what I got!
Overall I was very highly satisfied with entire visit. it was a follow-up to a visit to UPMC Pres. ER visit
The doctor and nurses were concerned and helpful and with a friendly manner. A good disposition helps a lot.
Dr Fowler is not only an accomplished professional but a caring and personable individual. One of my most favorite doctors. Wish all my doctors were as easy to talk with.
Dr Fowler was terrific, very personable, easy to understand and caring
I was very pleased with Dr. Fowler, staff and technicians involved with my visit. Dr. Fowler had been recommended to me and now I know why. It was a very positive experience.
great doctor and staff
This is my second appointment with Dr. Fowler and both times I was impressed. I also appreciate the fact that he usually has a resident and a student along with him and they openly discuss the diagnosis and ask questions. I have observed that Dr. Fowler is a teacher as well as a doctor.
Dr Fowler is fantastic! He did a great job on my son's surgery and is very caring and great at his job!
I trust and respect Dr Fowler he answers all my questions and addresses any concerns I have. I would highly recommend him
Dr. Fowler's demeanor was exemplary compared to any other doctor/specialist I've had contact with in my life. This man is knowledgeable, patient, informative and sincere professional. The poster child for what every physician should be. I have nothing negative to say about him as he stands heads and shoulders above every other doctor I've seen in the past forty years.
Dr. Fowler and his team did an amazing job with my needs for having surgery done. I can not thank everyone enough for helping me through this all!
I felt like Dr. Fowler was a little rushed and didn't give me a ton of information on tendinitis. I still think he is a very good doctor, however, and would definitely see him again.
Dr. Fowler is an excellent doctor who listens and cares.
UPMC has done a pretty decent job
Dr. Fowler is an amazing doctor and a fantastic person! He is very kind and he truly cares about his patients. I had shoulder surgery, which can be rough, but I knew Dr. Fowler would provide me with the best care possible. I have complete faith in him because I know he has my best interest in mind. Dr. Fowler has been a blessing to me and my girls, who are also his patients. We are very thankful for him:)
Dr Fowler is awesome. I always feelas though he genuinely cares about me
I really liked my provider Dr. John Fowler doing my shoulder replacement. He was very knowledgeable about my problem and very personable.
I was referred to Dr. Fowler by my daughter, he restored the function of her hand after an injury. he was always respectful of my participation in my daughter's care and readily answered questions.
Dr. Fowler is wonderful.
great experience, Dr was kind and knowledgeble when he explained MRI results and plan of care.
He was one of the best and most attentive providers i ever had
The entire staff was wonderful! From the time I walked in the door until I left the office everyone welcomed or acknowledge me with a smile and kind greeting! Positive encouraging words were uttered from all the UPMC staff that I had the pleasure of interacting with! I am thankful and grateful for the outstanding care and personal skills the staff shares with the folks that visit their office!
Dr. Fowler is friendly, caring and thorough in his exam and treatment.
Dr. Fowler is one of the best providers we have ever encountered at UPMC. He is pleasant, positive and compassionate not to mention extremely competent as an orthopedic surgeon. My son had two broken bones and recruired surgery for a bad break in his pinkie finger. He completely connected with the young teenager by explaining all the details to him in an easy to understand manner. The rapport he developed also helped to encourage Austin to follow through on his treatment plan and continuing hand therapy. We are so grateful for Dr. Fowler's approach to his care and commend him for all he does to provide excellent care to his patients!!
Great Dr. and took his time with my son. very good bedside manner
takes to long
Dr. Fowler and his fellow were both very patient and listened to my concerns and answered all questions thoroughly and in terms I understood. They were very compassionate.
dr. Fowler is an exceptional physician!
Dr Fowler has been my physician for two years and he is nothing short of amazing. Hes done two very difficult surgeries on me and both times my recovery was excellent. I have a brittle bone disease and there is no other ortho that I would want to be on this journey with this Dr Fowler. I couldn't be prouder that he's my physician.
I had to get an injection in my hand. Dr. Fowler was so very compassionate and explained the whole process while he was injecting my hand. It hurt but he helped me through it. He is a very understanding and caring doctor. In my books he is the best!
He asked a lot of questions and listened carefully to my responses.
good experience. informative
Dr. Fowler gives excellent information and takes the time to answer questions and is certain to be sure I am comfortable with his assessment and my concerns. Excellent doctor for making sure he does not rush the appointment and is a great listener and explains in easy to understand terms.
This was my first appointment with Dr. Fowler. The staff and doctor were very considered and helpful. I will be returning in the future for treatments.
Dr. Fowler provided a very informative consultation and immediate remediation for my trigger finger condition. I'm on my third day from treatment and am seeing great results from my cortisone shot to my yhumb. Thanks DOC!!!
He has a sense of humor. Very thorough when explaining things.
I found Dr. Fowler to be very kind, compassionate, and patient in listening to my concerns and answering my questions. I appreciate the respect I felt he showed me as a patient in sharing with me the xrays that had been taken in the ER following my accident, and explaining to me the results of those xrays, as well as discussing with me the options available to treat my broken bones. His Resident, Brian, was likewise kind, caring, and patient, while deferring to Dr. Fowler.
Excellent! Totally respectful.
Dr. fowler was very personable and listened closely to what i was saying. answered all questions and didn't hurry through.
Dr. Fowler is an amazing Dr. He is patient, caring and discusses all of the questions and concerns I had.
Dr. Fowler was great. He gave me options, listened to what my concerns and goals were, and came up with a plan right away to take care of me. I'm healing very quickly, and will be able to return to the activities I enjoy much more quickly because of his care. He was also very reassuring and upbeat.
Dr. Fowler was very caring, compassionate, understanding and had a sense of humor which made me feel very comfortable with his care.
As always, Dr. Fowler surpassed our expectations in regards to care for our son. we couldn't ask for a better surgeon.
I have no complaints. I thought he did a good job.
He listened and explained everything in easy to understand terms.
Dr. Fowler treated me very good. He was a wonderful, polite doctor.
Waited over half an hour to be seen.
Everyone seen was very helpful
Dr John Fowler and team are the best I've ever seen. Extremely courteous helpful passionate. I tell everybody about my experience.
Most cheerful and caring man. When he enters a room it's a better place. He makes you feel very confident you're getting top care
I arrived early for my appointment and Dr. Fowler took me prior to my appointed time. I was able to get to work on time!
Dr. was friendly, interested in my case, listened to what I had to say, explained my ailments, answered my questions.
My experience with Dr. John Fowler was positive.
every thing went great
Office and Surgeon Dr. Fowler are the nicest most qualified in the city. I would recommend their services to my friends and family. From secretaries, nurses and assistants I felt that my needs and concerns were always their main concern. Dr. Fowler is a skilled kind state of the arts surgeon.
Was the best visit..everyone was helpful and really informative ..it was a pleasure.
excellent surgeon, he acknowledges the patient as well as the family. great bedside manner. makes you feel comfortable asking questions, spend time and always available for routine questions and urgent issues.
Dr. Fowler provided me with a lot of extra helpful information that I did not receive from the initial person I saw for my injury. He also referred me to another doctor to get another opinion who specializes with injuries like mine.
My visit was excellent. Dr. Fowler was very informative and attentive!
Dr Fowler is amazing. He responds quickly to concerns, freely provides and encourages us to email him if we need anything. He listens carefully, and provides options. He is absolutely wonderful.
Dr. Fowler is not only very professional he is by far the best Dr I could ask for. He has made my hand functional again and has such kindness and compassion, very rare today.. I have total confidence in him...
Dr Fowler is wonderful.
Dr. Fowler was extremely compassionate about the amount of pain I was experiencing and took steps to address that with joint injections. He explained exactly what I would feel and we worked collaboratively on a follow-up plan which may include surgery. He thoroughly explained my x-rays, the injection process as well as the surgical procedures. It was an extremely informative, caring experience
had a very good experience with the whole staff very personable and friendly
All-around, Excellent! I have had a few Physical therapy sessions as recommended and am confident they will lead toward physical improvement. . .
Overall as good as it gets for a surgery.
very hood experience
very nice Doctor, was helpful & caring would highly recommend
John Fowler is a great doctor. I classify him in a league of his own! He has earned my utmost respect!
Dr. Fowler has made me feel very confident in my care. I know that he has done his absolute best in every circumstance and that is why I am doing so well.
always excellent care
Dr. Fowler is an excellent doctor.
dr. fowler is very kind and attentive. while he did explain the aftercare necessary re: my injury, it would have been helpful to receive a printout of some sort as a reminder of the steps i should take. because of the severity of the injury, i'm afraid i wasn't as attentive as i might have been.
Dr. Fowler is an amazing doctor. He always goes above and beyond in his care for my daughter. He is very kind and compassionate. Dr. Fowler is patient and takes his time listening to every concern or question that my daughter has. He always has her best interest in mind and he has helped her tremendously in her elbow recovery. Dr. Fowler truly is a blessing to our family.
Dr. Fowler and his team were remarkable...-very advanced quality of care in comparison to other hand specialists that I have seen.-Dr. Fowler remember me from 2 years prior when he repaired my son's elbow, remembering my son's name and college-amazing quality and speed of care from exrays to injections, especially the ultrasound guide for the injection
Excellent care provided by Dr. Fowler. Dr. Fowler is extremely knowledgeable, caring, helpful and personable.
Dr Fowler is nothing short of amazing! Every physician should take note of his bedside manner. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in orthopedics he shows compassion and true interest in his patients. UPMC should be thankful and very prideful that he is a member of their staff.
Dr. Fowler and his team are some of the best medical professionals I have ever had contact with. They handled my child's health problems with compassion, understanding and the utmost respect to us. Dr. Fowler gave us his personal contact information and told us to contact him with any concerns. And he thanked us for the opportunity to care for our child. in a day and age where many doctors just rush you through to see as many patients as possible, it was very refreshing to have Dr. Fowler treat us and our child as wonderful as he has. I would highly recommend Dr. Fowler to any parent whose child needs an orthopedic Dr.
Dr. Fowler is the best doctor we have ever had. He made the entire experience so much less stressful. He treated us as if we were family!
DR FOWLER PROVIDED ME WITH HIS E-MAIL AND WHEN I HAD A QUESTION, IMMEDIATELY REPLIED IN A COURTEOUS AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER...VERY REASSURING AND PROMOTES CONFIDENCE IN CARE PROVIDER!!
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
Dr. Fowler is a very nice caring person. He explains clearly and provides the best options to help the situation.
Dr. Fowler is outstanding. His concern and compassion for patients is remarkable. He spends time explaining things until they are understood and never seems to be in a hurry. His use of evidence-based medicine is reassuring. I respect his care.
Dr was very professional, knowledgeable and personable. Very pleased
I had a pleasant experience where the doctor gave me all the information and suggested what was best for my health not what was best for his business. I appreciated the compassion and the educated decision-making process.
outstanding experience during a stressful time. truly appreciate it.
Excellent care provided. Dr. John Fowler listened and explained everything. He was extremely knowledgeable, polite, pleasant and friendly.
Pleasant & thorough.
as always, Dr Fowler and his staff are awesome!
seemed a little rushed
Excellent as always. I arrived early as I traveled a distance to get to my appointment and I was seen early which was great.
Dr Fowler is one of the nicest, most caring doctors I have ever met.
DR.FOWLER WAS THE BEST DR. I HAVE SEEN EVER..AND I HAVE SEEN MANY INCLUDING FOR THE SURGERY I AM GOING TO HAVE FOR THE 3RD TIME.IVE BEEN TURNED DOWN BY COUNTLESS DRS WHO HAVE NOT WANTED TO FIX MY ARM BUT DR. FOWLER WAS ON TOP OF THINGS AND READY TO TAKE IT ON WITHIN 2WEEKS. CANT WAIT TO SEE THE RESULTS AND PRAYING 3RD TIME IS A CHARM. I HAD EXHAUSTED ALL EFFORTS AFTER MY PREVIOUS SURGOEN WAS LET GO AND I WAS LEFT WITH A BUMMED ELBOW.
Dr. Fowler came up with a great game plan to start off with regarding my pain. I will follow up with him if this does not work. thank you!!
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.
Love Dr. Fowler and the entire staff!
Dr Fowler has great bedside manner. Puts you at ease
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
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.
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!!!
my toddler is a screamer who hates visiting the doctor but everyone was very patient and tried to win her over
Doc Fowler listened to me.
Dr.Fowlwr is the best Dr. I have ever seen
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..
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