Dr. John Dowdle, MD

Dr. John Dowdle, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(7)
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Dr. John Dowdle, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Stamford, CT. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Read his story

1 Blachley Rd Ste 2

Stamford, CT 06902

Contact Information

(203) 276-2277

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Wrist Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Dowdle's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dowdle "Dr. Dowdle is the Director of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Stamford Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York Medical College. He has been recognized as one of the Top Doctors in Fairfield County, Top Doctors in Connecticut, America's Top Surgeons, America's Top Orthopaedists and America's Top Doctors. Dr Dowdle has published multiple articles in the field of hand surgery. He specializes in the treatment of hand and wrist disorders in all age groups. He has a particular interest in small joint arthroscopy and minimally invasive treatments for multiple disorders including Dupuytren's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist fractures. He has introduced several new treatments and surgical techniques to the Stamford medical community. In addition to his clinical practice, he has lent his expertise as a team physician for Manhattanville College, the Buick Classic PGA event, the GHI Bronx Tennis Classic ATP event and served as Medical Director for the Nutmeg Games, the Connecticut State Olympics."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dowdle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dowdle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dowdle to family and friends
4.4
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Dowdle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Dr Dowdle did an unnecessary surgery on my wrist without research into the real issue- arthritis. He failed to mention that I would need hand therapy for years to follow and told me the recovery time would be 14 days - 3 months. It has been years and multiple doctors later, I have major hand pain which was made worse by the shoddy surgery. His bedside manner is arrogant and he didn't document a piece of the surgery he elected to perform (shaving a tendon) which we had never discussed.
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Dr. Dowdle accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Dowdle has admitting privileges

Stamford Hospital
30 Shelburne Rd
Stamford, CT 06902
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