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Elbow SurgeryHand,Wrist,and Upper Extremity SurgeryArthroscopic Shoulder SurgeryArthroscopic Wrist SurgeryFinger(s) SurgeryPediatric Upper Extremity
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MD, Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC MercyUPMC PassavantUPMC PresbyterianUPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Total Comments: 407
Quick and professional
prompt appointment, prompt imaging, followed up in the same day face to face, listened closely courteous
Fellow who saw me first was excellent: courteous and knowledgeable. Dr. Fowler has a good bedside manner. On the downside, it would be helpful if the office explained why I was getting an x-ray prior to seeing the doctor for a condition that did not necessarily seem related to bones. A simple note or explanation from the nurse or assistant to the effect of, "99% of the time, we end up needing to order an x-ray, so to save you time and increase the doctor's information, we send you for an x-ray before the doctor has seen you."
I am very happy with Dr. Fowler he explains everything so you can understand
very good. thank you.
We just moved to the area and will be switching to UPMC for all our medical needs. I am in the process of transferring records from my son's pediatrician now.
Dr. John Fowler is one of the most informed, kind, caring and compassionate doctors I have ever been to in all my years. My husband and I actually had a couple of conversations regarding him being a doctor that we would definitely recommend to someone.
Generally an excellent surgeon, overall doctor and human being, as is the environment he works in, i.e., a lot of happy people working well together.
He is a Great doctor!!!
Appropriate treatment with instant relief.
Dr. Fowler and his team at amazing! Always a pleasure to go there!
Dr Fowler is an outstanding physician, both as an excellent surgeon and also as a warm and caring person.
Dr Fowler displayed a very professional appearance and demeanor; however, when he sat down to talk about my reason for being in his office I was quite surprised. He made me feel welcome and like I have known him forever. I feel comfortable trusting in him and his abilities.
Dr Fowler is truly, of any Dr I have ever came in contact with for employment or my job, the most patient and kind Dr I have met. he takes time to truly listen and advise on next step. His staff fr front desk, X-ray tech, and Dr the was with him for the day truly care about you as a patient and it shows.
excellent communication, friendly and professional
Dr. Fowler is an awesome doctor, would highly recommend him to others
excellent provider. professional. compassionate
Dr Fowler is always our first call for upper extremity concerns. He is always proactive with our concerns and goes beyond our expectations with care
I was blown away by the kindness and professionalism shown by everyone from Dr. Fowler, the PA, Ed who made my son's brace, and all the office staff. You have a great team and if my family ever needs care of this kind again, we will be requesting this office and Dr. Fowler. Very well done!
dr. Fowler has worked with me for several years for my elbow. he he has given me straight answers mama top-notch advice oh, and is one of the friendliest people I know. I would recommend him hi lie to anyone facing issues that he deals with
Dr. Fowler is extremely knowledgeable and has the unique ability to use that knowledge to explain my medical issue in a clear and meaningful way. Simply stated, Dr. Fowler is an outstanding physician!
Office visits with Dr. Fowler always are excellent. The receptionists at the front desk are friendly and welcoming. The intake nurses always check medications and ask pertinent questions. Dr. Fowler is always patient and answers all of my questions. He is very knowledgeable and seems to genuinely care. He explains things well and I have total confidence in his abilities as my surgeon in my upcoming surgery. Even the staff that checks me out are friendly and helpful. They gladly coordinate my appointments with my husbands. I don't know why this office functions so well when many others I have been to don't. I have only been to one other office that functions so smoothly and that was in Boston children's who are known for their excellence in patient service.
Dr Fowler was excellent. Highly recommend him.
very happy with my treatment
this providerhas helped me tremendously since i began seeing him in august, 2019
Good experience at all levels.
Dr. Fowler is an amazing provider. I highly recommend him to anyone. he has a fantastic bedside manner.
My care at Mercy with all the Doctors have been the BEST ever. I was born at Mercy and all my care has been there only, including all my births and miscarriages. There is no better Hospital that I know off. Nurses are the best! Thank you1
Dr. Fowler provides excellent care. He is concerned and interested in my healthcare needs. His follow-up is exemplary.
Dr Fowler has great bedside manner, he explains procedures and care thoroughly and in a way that I was able to completely understand. I am so grateful for him and his team and honestly wish more Drs treated patients this way. Thank you Dr Fowler!
Dr. Fowler is excellent and it is a pleasure to have him as my doctor
My wait time was minimal and I actually was seen by staff and Dr. Fowler earlier than my appointment time.
Dr. Fowler was great. He explained everything to me. He is very caring and compassionate.
provider was excellent
Listened and reviewed along with me my concerns for future problems and recommendations.
This was an excellent experience. Dr. Fowler explained the medical problem and efficiently treated it.
Dr. Fowler was recommended to me by my favorite pizza shop owner when I told him I hurt my hand in an accident. After I saw the Dr. for the first time, I felt like he cared about my situation and me as a person. I then spoke to every person I came in contact with that worked with Dr Fowler to hear that he operated on their family members or even the employee themselves. What an honor when your peers and employees trust you enough to want you as their Dr. and recommend you to their friends and family.
Dr. Fowler is always extremely concerned about my daughter. He is attentive, he listens to her feelings and he is very compassionate. He is truly an amazing doctor and person and I am so thankful for him!
I wish all doctors would make me as comfortable as Dr Fowler. He treats me like a friend or like he would treat his own father or grandfather.
He gave me the time and attention I needed to discuss post operative recovery and pain management and state my concerns
Dr. Fowler is an excellent physician. very knowledgeable and professional. he provided outstanding care. he is one of upmc's best!
Dr. Fowler is an excellent physician. I would highly recommend him for any arm/elbow surgery!
Dr. Dr. Fowler was one of the most friendly and knowledgeable doctors I have ever been referred to. He explained the issues and offered me a choice of solutions. A+ all around.
I am very happy with the care that I receive from this provider.
Dr. Fowler took his time to listen, reviewed the xrays and provided ease to understand care.
Dr. John Fowler was terrific! The receptionist was terrific! The total wait time was very minimal. Probably less than 5 minutes!!
Dr Fowler was amazing! Knowledgeable and courteous, he set my mind at ease after my injury.
very smooth process, very efficient
Dr. Fowler is AMAZING!
Excellent explanation of my condition and the options and timing for future care.
My appointment was for a shoulder problem. Dr. Fowler previously performed surgery on my hand. I trust him to the highest degree. He exemplifies how all physicians should conduct themselves. I trust him explicitly.
Always very pleasant and informative
Dr. Fowler is outstanding. knowledgeable and caring surgeon. overall he is just a kind-hearted person.
This was an excellent first visit. I received a clearly explained diagnosis for problems that had been of considerable concern, as well as a realistic appraisal of longer-term consequences and treatments. Dr. Fowler initiated my first treatment with an injection, which reassured me that I had options in addressing my symptoms. I left feeling that Dr. Fowler was someone in whom I could place my trust.
Dr. Fowler is very knowledgeable & respectful , and he helped us in a great way.
Dr. Fowler clearly explained my medical issues and course of treatment. Very professional and truly engaged and personable.
Dr. Fowler is one of the most attentive Dr's that I have ever met. He hears all that I have to say and gives me his thoughts and advice in terms that I can understand them.
thank you for the expert 2nd opinion
Dr Fowler is an excellent surgeon and he always takes the time to listen and answer your concerns in a professional and competent way
Great staff and Very Great Dr.
Dr. Fowler was very thorough and very easy to talk with. Excellent specialist.
Good visit and I am entrusting my broken bones with trust for a complete recovery to Dr. Fowler
He knew his job and seemed to do well with me in my current situation.
I have only good to say about this doctor and all of his staff -- very positive, helpful, informative, genuinely concerned about me.
dr Fowler listens to my concerns and has great bedside manners. he takes the time to look at the X-ray with me and we built a plan together
my doctor is very concerned and caring. I will recommend him to everyone...
very happy with Dr. Fowler's advanced hand surgery with excellent results
We have been comforted and extremely satisfied with Dr. Fowler and the care he has given our son since the moment we met him. We would recommend him to anyone in need of an Orthopedic Surgeon.
my experience with this provider was wonderful. He was very good at explaining the details of my procedure. He also showed compassion and understanding when listening to my many concerns. He took time to help me get into specialist to help with an irregular pathology report. His recommendation has vastly impacted my life in a positive way. I went from having a rheumatologist who wanted to put me on medications immediately to health care providers that listen to me. I truly can?t put into words how thankful I am for Dr. Fowler, because he went above and beyond I am continuing to get optimal care .
Dr. Fowler has been a blessing. He is wonderful with my son.
Everyone was kind, courteous and knowledgeable: Dr Patel, Fowler and Nurse Researcher Karen and support staff- in pain: got an immediate consult appointment-having rt hand carpal tunnel surgery on Wed, 11/27/2019.
on time and in depth.
I trust and respect Dr. Fowler.
dr fowler was excellent and understanding
first time visit. very pleased with recommendations & he was accommodating to get my surgery done very quickly.
happy with my provider
he is awesome we need more doctors like him
Dr. Fowler has been fabulous as I'm working through my issues with my wrist. He listens to what I have to say and explains things so I understand. I would highly recommend Dr. Fowler to anyone.
very good experience
Loved Dr. Fowler and his PA! Was pleasantly surprised at how fast I was taken back, x-rayed and saw Dr. Fowler!
John Fowler is an excellent Dr./surgeon with an exceptionally warm and friendly personality. I always looked forward to going to see him.
Dr. Fowler was prompt, kind, and provided me with all the information I needed. I would recommend him to anyone with absolutely no reservations.
He connects very well with children and has great bedside manner.
I have confidence in Dr. Fowler. He has done surgery on my arm and always explains things in detail. He will do the surgery on my shoulder in the future.
Dr Fowler is always prompt, thorough, explains well and gives good advice in my opinion.
Was very pleased with 5he experience
Dr.. John Fowler is an excellent surgeon, provider and credit to the UPP Surgical Division. You are fortunate to have him in your system. Treat him well: I'm sure there are other systems who would love to have him in their program.
Dr Fowler is the best always nice and cares to help me with my injury. i would refer him to anyone he is amazing and saved my arm from being amputated cant thank him enough.
Dr. Fowler is one of the most caring, professional providers I have seen. He answers all my questions in easy to understand language.
Dr Fowler is an excellent physician.He is one of the most talented, knowledgeable and efficient physicians I have ever seen.I have referred numerous patients of my own to his office.
Nice doctor, good explanation.Took good care of me.
Dr. Fowler and his entire staff have been wonderful in my son's injury recovery.
Dr. Fowler was exceptional
I always receive great service from all the providers I have seen at UPMC. They always allow me to explain my issues and ask questions to help find solutions to my problems.
I thought he was very relatable and easy to talk with.
Dr. Fowler and staff were excellent. His concern and comfort zone for a patient is over the top.
Dr John Fowler is a very caring compassionate man with an excellent bedside manner. He listens when you talk, explains things in a way a layperson can understand, goes out of his way to make me feel comfortable and shows he cares about me as a person.
i wish i knew about Doctor Fowler when i incurred the injury. He has helped me tremendously.
Dr Fowler is a specialist I am seeing for a hand problem. He carefully and thoroughly explained my issue and a solution. I am very satisfied with him and delighted to be his patient
Dr. Fowler was great in dealing with our son's broken hand.
Very friendly and courteous.
this visit was to treat expected recurrence of arthritis problems with my left thumb. Everything was very good.
Dr. Fowler is excellent. He explains things completely and in a very understandable way. He is patient and he does not seem rushed.
Dr. Fowler was very attentive as was his intern, Naya. Very professional. Explained procedure I would be having later this month. This visit went exactly as a provider visit should.
Our visit was great. It was time efficient and the doctor and his staff were attentive to my son with his broken wrist and my questions related to it. Thank you!
Excellent service and highest quality of care. Dr. Fowler is a gem.
He is a wonderful doctor and is easy to talk to, that's why I travel a good distance to see him.
just love Dr. Fowler. He's always so friendly.
dr. John Fowler is the best resource of anyone that I have as I prepare for shoulder replacement surgery. he has given me straight answers, good advice, and very positive encouragement Karma in fact he even told me how excited he was for me to have my surgery and come out the other side! very, very supportive, and a key reason why I am so positive coming into the surgery.
Extremely long wait time and doctor did not spend much time with us.
Dr. Fowler is one of the best physician experiences I've every had. He is always smiling and actually listens to you.
Dr Fowler was excellent. He was down to earth, knowledgeable, and caring. Highly recommend!
Dr. Fowler and his team were very thorough. I felt very comfortable .
Excellent experience, Dr. Fowler is great!
what a wonderful experience! I was in a horrible accident and Dr Fowler was so calm and comforting . He told me everything that was going to happen. I am a health care provider and I appreciated him explaining everything and not assuming that I knew things. He was a bright spot on a horrendous day!
Great experience with Dr. Fowler.
Dr. Fowler was great with my child. He spoke directly to her and made her feel comfortable. He explained his plan carefully to me and thoroughly answered all of my questions.
Dr. fowler was very professional and answered all of my questions. he took great care of me.
Very personal, good listener, good teacher about issue, well organized office, everyone was helpful,
Dr Fowler is an outstanding doctor! He is kind, explains everything, caring.
Very helpful and always positive with actual information. doesn't sugar coat what needs to be done for our son. Very knowledgeable about my sons condition and encouraging for everything he has accomplished! We love seeing Dr. Fowler!
Dr. Fowler was very thorough and compassionate to me and with my injury. He made extra effort to get my treatment asap so I could begin the healing process. I am very thankful for his expert care!
This provider is an excellent physician
Dr. Fowler is a very good Dr. and I like him and I did recommend him to my friends.
All office and medical staff including the Doctor were pleasant and professional
Dr. Fowler was a good listener to my issues with elbow which was the reason for my visit. He also listened to and took a look at recent MRI's taken of my wrist and shoulder. We discussed a plan of what should be addressed first and what we should wait to see how the results were with present treatment from another physician. He was patient, attentive and really took my "complicated" situation to heart.
Care is friendly, professional and efficient.
Everyone was welcoming and helpful. Dr. Fowler and his fellow were both very knowledgeable and listened carefully to my explanation of the problem.
He was excellent!
Above and beyond expectations of consultation visit. Very pleased with plan of care moving firward.
Dr. Fowler and his staff were incredible!!! Pam at check in and check out desk is so friendly and sweet. Susan brought me back to the room and did all my intake information - she is an incredible MA. She was thorough, knowledgeable, and very friendly. My visit with Dr. Fowler was exactly what you'd hope for in every doctors office. He was on time. He was knowledgeable (gave me reliable studies that explained why he was choosing this particular treatment for my condition), kind, compassionate, has a great bedside manner, is humble, and extremely skilled. I felt comfortable with every aspect of my care and would refer anyone I know and love to see him and his team. I had an injection which was painless. Hopefully I can avoid surgery but should I require it, I know I am in the best hands with him and his team. Thank you Dr. Fowler!
Dr. Fowler and his staff are AWESOME!They genuinely care about me.The pain meds I was given were prescribed to me at the ER in July.
Dr Fowler was wonderful and I elect him to do my surgery.
Dr. Fowler was great
Dr Fowler has treated me very well from our first meeting till now. I have spoken to many people who work with him and everyone recommends him as the surgeon to believe in. Thank you for caring Dr Fowler
All UPMC staff members I had the pleasure of interacting with provided smiles and polite engaging conversation. Their kindness made my visit a terrific one! Thank you :-)
great personality. he is genuinely concerned
I WAS GIVEN EXCELLENT CARE.
I had a very good experience with 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.
I couldn't be happier with the care I received from Dr Fowler!!
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.
the doctor was easy goin he listen and understand u and he explains everything to u in away to understand
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.
This was my first consult with Dr. Fowler, and I was impressed.
best care I have ever received. excellent all around!
Dr Fowler was great.
Very efficient, thoughtful, spends time to explain - excellent physician.
For me, Dr. Fowler has been a very good physician!!
i was comfortable with the provider and feel he will be able to help me.
Doctor very compassionate
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
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 an excellent and compassionate professional who makes every visit a pleasant one.
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.
He was excellent through the entire process
He is the greatest!!!
Dr Fowler is the best of the best in my opinion- extremely knowledgeable, skillful and compassionate!
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.
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.
Dr Fowler is an exceptional physician. Very knowledgeable, friendly and kind to his patients.
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
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.
John Fowler explains things extremely well and is very nice to be around.
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.
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
everyone was very nice from the beginning to the end
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.
THE BEST ANYONE COULD ASK FOR! THANK yOU
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.
excellence so glad I was refered to Dr. Fowler
Dr Fowler is top notch!! great professional & provider
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.
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
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 and Assoc gets an A+ rating from us.
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 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 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.
dr Fowler and the entire team were respectful, courteous, informative and very professional.
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.
The doctor did a wonderful job in fixing my broken wrist
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.
Thank you Dr Fowler for taking the time to see me
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 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
everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Dr. Fowler was excellent in attitude and medical advice.
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.
my care from dr fowler is always great
I have received excellent care from Dr. Fowler and staff. I would referred him to anyone in need of his services.
Dr Fowler has an excellent bedside manner and is very attentive and well spoken.
great provider very personable
Always great care and service
Doctors were very knowledgeable and explained all options for symptoms. Very pleasant and respectful to communicate with.
Fantastic physician, thoroughly reviewed all options with us specific to my child's activity level. Dr. Fowler is wonderful!
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.
Dr and nurses were amazing!!
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.
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.
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!
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
very supportive and helpful. I would return
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.
Excellent staff, support, and overall experience
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.
Dr Fowler was fantastic. He listened when I talked and ask questions pertaining to what I just said. He is a great Dr.
Very professional and caring. In spite of my pain, the appointment was pleasant.
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!
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!
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).
doctor asked good questions and listened to the answers. he made a good diagnosis and prescribed care that is resolving my injury.
Dr Fowler was very knowledgeable and professional. I will recommend him to anyone who is looking for an orthopedic surgeon.
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.
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.
Absolutely love Dr. Fowler's "bedside manner" Great humor!
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.
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.
My appointments with Dr. Fowler have always been excellent. He is very thorough and caring. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
very nice and friendly office staff, PA and doctor. They all listened and interacted with care. Information was explained clearly.
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 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, 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.
I love the way Dr Fowler connects with his patients I totally feel special and cared for.
nurse- LaurenFellow-Jesseand Dr Fowler were wonderful
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 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 was fantastic! Knowledgeable, thorough and very friendly!
I have a good experience with this office.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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 is a excellent doctor. wow the time and patience he has with me is impressive.
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
I had a good first experience with Dr. Fowler.
Very helpful. Talked about different treatment options moving forward.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent care. Dr. Fowler paid exclusive attention to me during my appointment. He answered my questions thoroughly and gave me additional information.
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.
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
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.
He answered all questions and offered treatment that I declined but may use later. Good visit got all information and advice I needed.
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
Everyone there was as wonderful and helpful as can be! I have nothing negative to say.
Doctor is the best I have ever had! he explained hes going to help me figure out what's wrong
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
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!
fast efficient office visit. wonderful
Dr Fowler was great. he was easy to speak with and process a course of treatment that made sense.
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
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.
Awesome. Dr. Fowler is wonderful.
exceptional experience - best provider I have seen to date
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.
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 is a good Doctor. I would tell you he has earned my respect.
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 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.
care was gud no complaints my answer to my question was answered
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!
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 !!!
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.
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 the best. He is so kind and compassionate. I always highly recommend him to anyone with hand issues.
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.
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!
He is the best!!!!!
Dr Fowler is one of the finest physians I have ever seen
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 always takes the time to listen. He's always polite. He's always helpful. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He was awesome. Explained the problem in detail and recommended future actions.
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!!
dr fowler always attentive.direct..&open to exploring all possible solutions
as always, Dr Fowler was the best. always kind and respectful. his fellow was also kind and took time to answer my questions
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.
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.
Dr Fowler was terrific, very personable, easy to understand and caring
I trust and respect Dr Fowler he answers all my questions and addresses any concerns I have. I would highly recommend him
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.
great doctor and staff
Dr Fowler is fantastic! He did a great job on my son's surgery and is very caring and great at his job!
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!
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:)
UPMC has done a pretty decent job
Dr. Fowler is an excellent doctor who listens and cares.
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.
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 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.
Dr. Fowler is wonderful.
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.
great experience, Dr was kind and knowledgeble when he explained MRI results and plan of care.
Great Dr. and took his time with my son. very good bedside manner
takes to long
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!!
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.
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