Dr. Mark G. Kowall, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 53

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Dr. Kowall's Experience

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Dr. Kowall's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Kowall Performs

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Hospital Quality

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Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA 93465

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Orthopedic Specialty Associates
Orthopedic Specialty Associates
78 S Main St
Templeton, CA 93465
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    Dr. Kowall's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Adult Joint Reconstruction
    • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
    • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
    • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
    • Articular Cartilage Repair
    • Bone & Joint Repair
    • Bone & Joint Replacement
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Cartilage Repair
    • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Surgery
    • Joint Drainage
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    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Joint Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Debridement
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revisions
    • Knee Surgery
    • Lateral Meniscus Repair
    • Ligament Reconstruction
    • Medial Meniscus Repair
    • Meniscectomy
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Removal of Bone Spur
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Steroid Injections
    • Tendon Surgery
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis of Shoulder
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dislocated Joint
    • Elbow Pain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fracture
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hand Pain
    • Hip Fracture
    • Impingement Syndrome
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Pain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Ligament Sprain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lower Extremity Trauma
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Musculoskeletal Diseases
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Scoliosis
    • Shin Splints
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fracture
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Torn Cartilage
    • Trigger Finger
    • Upper Extremity Trauma
    • Wrist Pain
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    Background Check for Dr. Kowall

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.

    0 Sanctions

    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1987

    Internship Hospital

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Complete in 1988

    Residency Hospital

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Complete in 1992

    Fellowship Hospital

    Orthopedic Specialty Hospital The
    Complete in 1993

    Undergraduate Schools

    California State University, Northridge
    Graduated in 1987

    Other Education

    University Of California School Of Business Management
    Complete in 2003
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Kowall & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Kowall's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Twin Cities Community Hospital where Dr. Kowall has admitting privileges:

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  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

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    24 responses
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    Dr. Kowall's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    24 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    23 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    23 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 24 responses
    same as
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    Experience with Dr. Kowall
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    24 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    24 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    24 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    24 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Kowall accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
    • Aetna
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Health Net
    • Medicare
    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

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    Orthopedic Specialty Associates
    78 S Main St
    Templeton, CA 93465
    (805) 434-0999 (Office)
    (805) 434-5267 (Fax)
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