Dr. Donald Fowler III, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 39
  
Dr. Fowler III
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OrthoAtlanta

455 Legends Pl SE Atlanta, GA 30339

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Dr. Donald Fowler III, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA. He specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. Fowler III accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Preferred PPO
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Elbow Injuries more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III performs Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed more than 46% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III performs this procedure more than 46% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Adhesive Capsulitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Shoulder Disorders more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Fowler III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler III treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fowler III treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Fowler III's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Anxiety
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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I would recommend everyone to see Dr. Donald Fowler III....amazing ortho surgeon and a fantastic bedside manner! Dr Fowler and his staff are fantastic!
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Cheryl Martin – Mar 03, 2020
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I am a "new" patient, and was seen by Dr. Fowler & his PA. They both made me feel welcomed, and were interested in my complaints regarding my right knee. X-rays were taken, and honest feedback by the doctor was given. He explained the x-rays in the photos to me completely. I am making an appointment for a follow-up. I felt comfortable about the treatment described and any necessary evasive treatment that may/may not follow.
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Devoria Hall – Oct 03, 2019
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Dr. Fowler was great when treating my husband for an arm issue so when I fractured my humerus bone I knew he was the Doctor to consult. He's a wonderful physician who explains issues clearly and describes all the options clearly. He welcomes questions and encourages them. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs an orthopedic doctor regardless of your age or condition. Now I am six weeks post injury and although not 100% healed yet, feeling really good and confident that I will be back to normal in the near future.
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Rita Leduc – Sep 07, 2019
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Tore my ACL in October of 2018. I didn’t think it needed anything but after talking with Dr Fowler we agreed I would get an MRI which revealed a torn ACL. I was lucky that was the only thing I tore. He recommended surgery. He was really great before, during, and after surgery. Has a fantastic bedside manor, classic southern gentleman. The surgery went great with minimal scaring. I would definitely recommend Dr Fowler for any orthopedic condition.
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Jayci in Dallas, GA – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Fowler was great explained every thing to me honestly & direct with his assessment.
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Terry L Edwards in Dallas, Ga – Feb 08, 2018
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Dr. Fowler was very courteous and explained everything in a way me and my son could understand. We would recommend him to anyone in need of orthopaedic services.
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Portia – Jan 31, 2018
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His medical assistant Jackie has been exceptional throughout my care. She has gone over and beyond to help me through the surigcal and post-surgical process. Her kindness and attentiveness is remarkable.. Dr. Fowler has been so wonderful to work with and I would hands down recommend him to family and friends. He is a talented surgeon and has great bedside manner.
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Caitlin in Smyrna, GA – Dec 07, 2017
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Took the time to explain everything in easy to understand language and was willing to sit and answer any questions I had about my upcoming surgery and the rehab to follow. Will not hesitate to go back for any other ortho problems.
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Powder Springs, GA – Dec 05, 2017
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He took care of my needs and explained all my options. And I might say very handsome
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Alicia Durrett in Dallas, GA – Aug 31, 2017
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Dr Fowler saw me initially for a rotator cuff repair. He performed my surgery 2 weeks ago. The man is a phenomenal doctor as well as orthopedic surgeon. I was hesitant at first since this was a workers comp claim. Dr Fowlers educational and professional credentials eased my concerns immediately. I received the same level of treatment and care that a professional athlete would expect. The staff at the ortho Atlanta Hiram facility was also stellar.
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Stephen Johns in kennesaw, ga – Mar 23, 2017
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Dr. Fowler is the consummate professional and surgeon. I had to have surgery on my shoulder and from the beginning felt very confident of him in all aspects of the procedure. My care with him and OrthoAtlanta was excellent from beginning to end. Thank you Dr. Fowler!
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Claire Jackman in Hiram, GA – Feb 23, 2017
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I was his patient, I broke both ankles due to a nasty fall. Dr. Fowler was excellent with getting me back on my feet.
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Y.Ramsey in Austell, GA – Jan 23, 2017
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Dr. Fowler operated on my 90 year old Moms femur and hip when she fell a year ago. She was back up and walking a couple months after and is doing fine. He did an outstanding job and we are all grateful.
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Marietta, GA – Nov 18, 2016
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Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend him to anyone needing an ortho doctor
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Tiffany Cook in Hiramir, GA – Aug 31, 2016
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Told me my option's for repair and didn't push for surgery.
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Plez in Atlanta, GA – Jul 15, 2016
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He was very professional and understanding of my situation.
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Matt grimes in Dallas, ga – Jul 15, 2016
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Real upfront and to the point. Amazing Doctor.
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Denise in Atlanta, GA – Jul 15, 2016
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He was very thourogh and met my needs. Also answered my concerns
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walter maxwell in savannah georgia – Mar 05, 2016
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Horrible experience no bedside manner very rude total jerk
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Tracy henry in Dallas, GA – Feb 11, 2016
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He has been very helpful and I appreciate him helping. And he actually listens to what I have to say.
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Biography

Donald Fowler III, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon who completed his fellowship at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York. Dr. Fowler is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His specialties include Kn...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Family Sports Medicine

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Locations

OrthoAtlanta

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm
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Piedmont Orthopedics OrthoAtlanta Paulding148 Bill Carruth Pkwy Hiram, GA 30141
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Fayetteville, GA

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Wellstar Cobb Hospital

Austell, GA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Wellstar Douglas Hospital

Douglasville, GA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Wellstar Paulding Hospital

Hiram, GA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average