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Dr. Andrew Kowal, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Kowal

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

41 Mall Rd Burlington, MA 01805

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(781) 744-5090


Dr. Andrew Kowal, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Burlington, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1992 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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Dr. Kowal accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kowal's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowal treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kowal treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowal treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kowal treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowal treats Spondylosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kowal treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kowal's conditions and procedures:

  • 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Kowal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kowal

2.2

Based on 37 reviews

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I have been pain free for years. he's the best in my book 10 stars.
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Helped me back pain go away with radio frequency denervation.
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I don’t think any good words can be said of Dr. Andrew Kowal. I’ve never met a doctor that treats patients with such rude, aggressive disrespect. He harshly hurries you through an incredibly disturbing appointment with his vile mannerisms. I would give him a ‘0’ ZERO Star rating if I could and he doesn’t even deserve that. I definitely DO NOT recommend him as a possible candidate as a physician. I’ve never witnessed such unprofessionalism amongst such a respected profession as being a physician.
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If I could give this horrible human being 0 stars, I would. He was rushed, mean, and did not address any of the reasons I was reffered to him. He further went on to lie on my official medical record, based on "a judgement call" not the labs and tests he had completely disregarded. Disgrace to the medical proffession.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

Johns Hopkins School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1992
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1992

Languages

  • Ukrainian
  • English

Awards

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)