Dr. Andrew Kowal, MD

Dr. Andrew Kowal, MD

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Pain Medicine  |  
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50 y/o
(33)

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Dr. Andrew Kowal, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Burlington, MA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

41 Mall Rd

Burlington, MA 01805
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Kowal performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kowal "We are here to take care of what matters most, you. Lahey Health offers access to board-certified specialists in nearly every medical specialty and more than 75 primary care practices in over 30 communities providing you with the full continuum of care, all close to home."
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.

Education

  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kowal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Ukrainian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kowal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kowal to family and friends
2.1
based on 33 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kowal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Billerica, MA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Kowal 's for many years. On average, I see him 3-4 times per year, for numerous procedures on my entire spine. Dr Kowal and his team meet and exceed my needs every time with their professionalism.
in Burlington, MA |
I went to see Dr. Kowal back in December for pain management for my neck. I have 4 screws and rods in my neck due to a fusion many years ago. When I asked the doctor for something for my pain he said to me " You've been in pain this long, you can deal with it some more". He has no compassion for his patients along with a serious attitude. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE!!! He is a disgrace to his profession.
in Boston, MA. |
I saw Dr. Kowal because of a back pain problem that wasn't getting better, despite several other specialist visits. After a thorough explanation of the imaging and what it meant, Dr. Kowal provided in-depth information for a long-term and short-term approach. 3 months later I feel much, much better. Dr. Kowal's staff is extremely pleasant and made the visit better.
in Boston, MA |
Terrible; Waste of time. Very judgemental and his decision is predetermined prior to initial consult, you are judged by a piece of paper. If prescribed medication prior to visit he will have your info in hand.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kowal accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kowal has admitting privileges

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
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