Dr. Courtney Cowden III, MD

Dr. Courtney Cowden III, MD

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Age 38
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Dr. Courtney Cowden III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Marcos, TX and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.Read his story

1305 Wonder World Dr Ste 100

San Marcos, TX 78666

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 95% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Cowden III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cowden III "Dr. Courtney Cowden joined Hays County Sports Medicine in 2013 offering the latest in orthopaedic care for sports injuries, arthroscopy, degenerative joint disease, and fracture care of all ages. Native Texans, Dr. Cowden and his wife Susan were born and raised in Midland, Texas, and are proud to call the Texas Hill Country their home. Dr. Cowden began his education at Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering graduating Suma Cum Laude and the highest ranking engineering graduate in 2002. He followed his undergraduate degree with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003, having completed his thesis describing the relationship of female sex hormones to the strength of the ACL. Dr. Cowden went on to study medicine at the prestigious UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas for four years prior to moving to Kansas City, Missouri where he spent five years completing his orthopaedic surgery residency through the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Cowden further specialized with a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine under the guidance of the renowned sports surgeons Dr. Alan Barber and Dr. Alex Glogau in Plano, Texas. Throughout his education and practice, Dr. Cowden has been recognized on multiple occasions. He was given special recognition as an outstanding tutor of fellow classmates upon graduation from medical school and further recognized as an outstanding consultant by the Truman Medical Center Emergency Department in 2010. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Texas Medical Society, and the Texas Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Cowden has participated in the care of athletes from multiple professional and division I collegiate programs including the Texas Legends, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. Throughout his training, Dr. Cowden has authored or co-authored multiple published articles concerning the science of orthopaedics and sports medicine as well as mechanical engineering and biomechanics. His topics of published research range from the mechanical properties of the female ACL and 3D imaging of ACLs to meniscal cyst pathomechanics and treatment to novel surgical techniques in sports medicine. Dr. Cowden's wife, Susan, is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and is a freelance writer. Together, they and their family are active in their church and the surrounding community."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cowden III does not have any board certifications listed.

109  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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52  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Texas Tech University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Missouri At Kansas City
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Plano Associated Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cowden III has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cowden III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cowden III's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cowden III to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Cowden III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (1)

I have seen Dr. Cowden a few times for a sports injury and have not been impressed with my care. Since I'm a medical student living off loans, paying for the x-rays after the first visit meant I didn't have the money to see another doctor in town. I have been unimpressed with Dr. Cowden's practice....more
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