Dr. John Fowler, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 39
  
Dr. Fowler
Accepting new patients

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

3471 5th Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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(412) 605-3245

Dr. John Fowler, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Temple University medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Upmc Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh and Upmc Mercy. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fowler to book an appointment.


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Dr. Fowler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPartners
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
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INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO
UPMC Health Plan
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Dr. Fowler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler treats Limb Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Fowler treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler treats Hand Fracture more than 92% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Scaphoid Fractures
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fowler treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 92% of his peers

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

Dr. Fowler's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Aneurysm
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hernia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion

Dr. Fowler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fowler

4.6

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
86.20689655172414%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
10.344827586206897%
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  • Explained conditions well (25)
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  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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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.
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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.
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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
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!!!
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Shirley Fathi in Verona, PA – Mar 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Fowler, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Temple University medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Upmc Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh and Upmc Mercy. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fowler to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2013
UPMC - Presbyterian
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Temple U/Temple U Hosp
Residency Hospital
2008
Temple U/Temple U Hosp
Internship Hospital
2007
Temple University
Medical School
2003
Ohio State University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

University of Pittsburgh Physicians3471 5th Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Children's Hospital-Ortho Srgry4401 Penn Ave Ste 2l Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Upmc Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Upmc Mercy

Pittsburgh, PA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

UPMC Montefiore

Pittsburgh, PA

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

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