Dr. Mark Kowall, MD

Dr. Mark Kowall, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Mark Kowall, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Templeton, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

78 S Main St

Templeton, CA 93465

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 97% of peers

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4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Preventive Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

93  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Trauma

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53  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • California State University, Northridge
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Orthopedic Specialty Hospital The
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of California School Of Business Management
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kowall has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kowall's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kowall to family and friends
33 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Kowall's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr Kowall did a total knee replacement for me in November of 2017. He is the best. He was recommended by several of my friends as well as my wife who all agree he is great. He is so easy to talk to, listens carefully to any questions or concerns, and does a great job communicating all the way...more
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Hello and I welcome the opportunity to provide a review on Dr Mark Kowall, who is currently treating my hip situation and previously did surgery on my right knee. His professionalism, caring and demeanor is superior to every Doctor that I have met. He asks questions, never seems to be in a rush,...more
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Dr Kowall is a class act. Very helpful in all my problems. He explains everything about what I destroyed and the cure time it will take His staff is wonderful and very polite. Office is always clean and easy parking. Always willing to work me in when I develop a new problem. His opinion is really...more
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I found Dr. Kowall to be extremely knowledgeable and respectful. He didn't trivialize any of my questions or concerns, as some physicians might. He was deeply invested from my initial consultation through my recovery and I felt reassured that I was being given the best possible care.
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Very refreshing to see a doctor who truly has your best interest in mind, will take the time to review all options and take the deeper dive when necessary to investigate more subtle issues/concerns. No cross-sells or upsells of other products and/or services in an attempt to deflect or dismiss the...more
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