Dr. Mark Kowall, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Mark Kowall, MD
Dr. Mark Kowall, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Templeton, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Kowall is affiliated with Twin Cities Community Hospital.

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    Los Osos, CA |
    I suppose if you walk in to his office with a bone sticking out the side of your leg he might be able to help. However, if your issue is more subtle then you might need a doctor not a dim witted mechanic. Lousy patient care and generally bad decision making are his hallmark. Consistent poor medical decisions, always late to his appointments and very cranky demeanor.
    Paso Robles, CA |
    Absolutely horrible. I had X-rays done on Tuesday that showed a fracture in my elbow, someone recommended this office to me, so I called and they had me urgently drop my X-rays off. It's now been 2 days and I haven't heard a single thing from them. Why would you tell me I need to drop them off as soon as possible for him to look at when he won't even look at them for two days?! So disappointing. Picking up the X-rays and taking them elsewhere.
    in San Luis Obispo, CA |
    For a knee problem I was having, Dr Kowall presented the pluses and minuses of surgical intervention in a consultative manner, neither advocating or admonishing, leaving the decision to me. I had been inclined towards surgical intervention prior to the visit, but after the discussion, decided to forego a procedure -- a decision I remain satisfied with 1 year after the visit. I am an active cycler and swimmer and returned to full activity after a gradual approach of self-directed rehab.
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    Dr. Kowall's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • 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
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Pain
    • 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 Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • 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
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Stress Fracture
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Torn Cartilage
    • Trigger Finger
    • Upper Extremity Trauma


    • Medical School
      Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1987

    • Internship Hospital
      Northwestern Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 1988

    • Residency Hospital
      Northwestern Memorial Hospital

      Completed in 1992

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Orthopedic Specialty Hospital The

      Completed in 1993

    • Undergraduate School
      California State University, Northridge

      Graduated in 1987

    • Other Education
      University of California School of Business Management

      Completed in 2003

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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

    Procedures Performed

    • 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 Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Debridement
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • 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
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Surgery
    • Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate