Dr. Stephen S. Tower, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 59

4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 302
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Dr. Tower's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Providence Alaska Medical Center
3200 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508

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Accepting new patients?

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Tower Joint Replacement Clinic
4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 302
Anchorage, AK 99508
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    Dr. Tower's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Arm Surgery
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Surgery
    • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Revision of Total Joint
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Surgery, Trauma
    • Total Joint Replacement
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
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    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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    Background Check for Dr. Tower

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.
    • 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

    University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1983

    Internship Hospital

    Dartmouth Mary Hitchcock Med Center
    Complete in 1984

    Residency Hospital

    Oregon Health and Sciences University
    Complete in 1992

    Undergraduate Schools

    Dartmouth College
    Graduated in 1979
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Tower & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Tower's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Alaska Regional Hospital

    • Providence Alaska Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Tower

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.8
    • 19 responses
    • 1 review

    4.8 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
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    We could not have had a better experience. Doc Tower is an amazing surgeon, doctor and man. If you ever have the privilege to have him as a doctor you would have chosen well. Thank you doctor Tower for being as dedicated to saving my husband as you were. You will not be forgotten!

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    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Assurant Health
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Providence Health Plans
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

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    Tower Joint Replacement Clinic
    4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 302
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 222-2924 (Office)
    (907) 222-2934 (Fax)
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