Dr. John Fowler, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 41

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. John Fowler, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from TEMPLE UNIV SCH OF MED in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Upmc Mercy and UPMC Passavant - McCandless. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Fowler, MD

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

3471 5th Ave Ste 1010 Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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(412) 687-3900

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Dr. Fowler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Fowler treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 92% of his peers

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

Wrist Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler treats Wrist Fracture more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Radius Fracture

Dr. Fowler's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Fowler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health
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Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPartners
HealthPlus
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Medicaid
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Medicaid
Humana
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Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
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Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO
UPMC Health Plan
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Fowler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fowler

4.6

Based on 33 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Dr. Flower is an attentive and conscious physician. I felt comfortable with his analysis and with him doing surgery on my wrist. I am pain free and my wrist is completely functional.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 18, 2021
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Dr. Fowler is very compassionate doctor. I went to see him after 7months of elbow pain and he took time to explain what was going on and gave me multiple options of how we can proceed. Ultimately I decided to proceed with surgery I know I’m in great hands and look forward to getting this procedure done and getting back to normal. I would definitely recommend Dr. Fowler to friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jon – Jan 25, 2021
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My son has had pain in his left elbow because of a childhood fracture. I made an appt with Dr. Fowler based on positive reviews. During our first consultation, Dr. Fowler diagnosed the problem and made us feel comfortable with the process to correct the issue. My son had a radial head excision on 5/13/20. Today we went for the 2 week follow up. Surgery went extremely well and F/U today was perfect. Dr Fowler has the BEST bedside manners. He takes his time to ensure we do not leave with any questions unanswered. My son associates going to an Ortho Doc w/pain as he has a bone disease where he fractures easier and had several broken bones when he was younger. I KNOW the experience with Dr. Fowler has helped to diminish the fear he has from his childhood. He actually said he is a little sad he will not get to deal with him anymore in the future b/c his issue has been resolved. There needs to be more physicians like Dr. Fowler. Extremely competent w/a grounded personality.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tina Gutierrez – May 28, 2020
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Very unprofessional. When I saw him for a wrist injury, he told me I must’ve been hurting myself on purpose because he’s never fallen that much in his lifetime. I have a genetic condition that causes me to fall easily. This causes me to land on my hands, wrists, and other joints and injure them frequently. I see multiple surgeons multiple times a month. I am now 20yo and have had over 14 surgeries, 6 of which have failed, in the last 5 years. I went to him for help and I left feeling disgusted and frustrated.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 18, 2020
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Dr. Fowler was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain my problem and all of my options. I would recommend him highly to friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nina – Oct 11, 2019
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My adult daughter had surgery just today. Cannot say enough about Dr Fowler and his office staff! VERY impressed. The time he gives is amazing in this day and age!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 07, 2019
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Dr. Fowler was very pleasant and professional. He took the time to listen and made my Mom feel at ease with her broken arm
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May 22, 2019
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Very poor communicator. Recommended that I take motrin without reviewing my file. I am a Stage 3 kidney patient with only 1 kidney. Reschedules appointments Runs behind in scheduling
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Pittsburgh, PA – Feb 28, 2019
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Dr. Fowler was absolutely amazing, He did surgery on my hand after a car accident and he did a wonderful job. Even with the after care and every visit he would listen to what you had to say and would give you advise and check up on you to see how you was doing. I am so lucky that he was my doctor. He has a warming personality and a huge heart, anyone that gets the chance to work with him or be a patient is lucky!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Shelby in Kittanning, PA – Jun 21, 2018
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Dr Fowler is absolutely amazing. I cannot speak any higher about him. Excellent surgical skills and an all around great doctor. He cares about his patients, which can often be rare in his field. You are in good hands with Dr. Fowler as your surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Brozowski in Pittsburgh, PA – May 07, 2018
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Took great care of me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kimberly petrelli in Pgh PA – Mar 26, 2018
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Dr Fowler is amazing. I've worked in healthcare for ten years and he is the most respectable, compassionate doctor I've ever met. He has operated on my daughters hand twice now and I always feel so confident leaving her in his care. I cannot praise him enough he spends time with his patients and is extremely knowledgeable. UPMC is lucky to have him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brooklyn, NY – Sep 22, 2017
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Outstanding physician! Excellent communication skills. Sincere and compassionate. Would highly recommend this outstanding physician!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Lisa L in Pittsburgh, PA – Apr 10, 2017
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Dr. John Fowler was outstanding. He squeezed me in after a scheduling mix-up, and was most gracious about it. He thoroughly explained my surgery in terms anyone could understand. If there was a 6-Star fating, he would get it from me. I have full confidence in him for my thumb surgery next week.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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James G. Sciulli in Pittsburgh, PA – May 25, 2016
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I had an appointment with Dr. Fowler on 02/26/2016. He explained the progress I was making & now I am scheduled for therapy since I need to increase the strength & amount of weight I can lift. It is great to know that your Doctor keeps you on track. His concern is getting you back to your optimum health. I think you should have a space for his staff. Ashley was wonderful & assisted me when I was checking in. Jennifer checked me out. GREAT STAFF! THANK YOU!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Shirley Fathi in Verona, PA – Mar 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Fowler, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2013
UPMC - Presbyterian
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Temple U/Temple U Hosp
Internship Hospital
2007
TEMPLE UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School
2007
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Medical School
2003
Undergraduate School
Ohio State University
Undergraduate School
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What conditions does Dr. John Fowler, MD treat?

Dr. Fowler frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, Osteoarthritis of Hands, and Wrist Fracture. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. John Fowler, MD's office address?

Dr. Fowler's office is located at 3471 5th Ave Ste 1010, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. John Fowler, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. John Fowler, MD is affiliated with Upmc Mercy and UPMC Passavant - McCandless.

Is Dr. John Fowler, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. John Fowler, MD holds board certifications in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. John Fowler, MD have?

Dr. Fowler has over 15 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. John Fowler, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. John Fowler, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Harry Rubash MD3471 5th Ave Ste 1010 Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

University of Pittsburgh Physicians - Cranberry8000 Cranberry Springs Dr Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
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Children's Hospital-Ortho Srgry4401 Penn Ave Ste 2L Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians - Mercy1350 Locust St Ste 220 Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fowler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Upmc Mercy

Pittsburgh, PA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

UPMC Passavant - McCandless

Pittsburgh, PA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)