Dr. Mark Kowall, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(29)
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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.

78 S Main St

Templeton, CA 93465

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Dr. Mark Kowall, MD

Dr. Mark Kowall, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Osteoarthritis
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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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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • 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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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 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, Closed
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • 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

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kowall to family and friends
4.4
based on 29 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (4)
in Paso Robles |
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 problem, which seems to be so common nowadays. Professional, courteous, polite and skilled surgeon in which our entire family puts their trust.
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 accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Kowall has admitting privileges

Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
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