Dr. Mary Alice Cowan, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. She specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and obstetrics.


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Dr. Cowan accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cowan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cowan treats Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea) more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Cowan treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cowan performs Vaginal Delivery and VBAC more than 76% of her peers

Dr. Cowan performs this procedure more than 76% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
High Risk Pregnancy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cowan treats High Risk Pregnancy more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Cowan treats this condition more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Cowan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cryosurgery
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecological Examination
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvectomy
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Our office is committed to providing personalized obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages in a warm and supportive environment. Our medical staff's mission is to make each person feel valued and cared for. We never forget that you have a choice in OB/Gyns, and we want you to be glad you chose us.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Baylor University
Residency Hospital
1980
Baylor Coll Med & Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1979
Baylor University
Medical School
1975
Southern Methodist University
Undergraduate School
1983
1980
1979
1975

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Cowan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cowan

4.5

Based on 63 reviews

5 Stars
84.12698412698413%
(53)
4 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(2)
3 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(2)
2 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
1 Star
7.936507936507937%
(5)

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I’ve been going to her for 30 yrs. She’s seen me through a lot of health issues and every time has told me that she would be with me every step of the way. And she was. I presently live in Austin but make the trip to Houston because I refuse to see anyone else and she’s worth it! Most caring and compassionate doctor I’ve ever been to. I’ve referred her to my friends and every one of them, without exception, loves her. You will not regret having her as your doctor.
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I would overwhelmingly recommend Dr.Cowan because of her attention to details concerning your health care. She listens and spends quality time with you. Her office staff are very professional and friendly! If you need to speak with her nurse, she will contact you within 24 hours.
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Wonderful doctor and great staff. Dr. Cowan cares about her patients and listens to her patients. I’m so happy to have been given Dr. Cowan’s name from a friend of mine. I know a few friends that see Dr. Cowan. Excellent doctor and staff.
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I have used Dr. Cowan for more than 20 years I am very satisfied with her professionalism to her patients.
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Dr Cowan is a very compassionate doctor. She even follows up with her patients.
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I have been using Dr. Cowan for about 20-25 years... she is very professional and kind. She serves both the young and pregnant as well as those of who us who just need her gynecological services. She's great!
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Dr. Cowan is awesome. She takes plenty of time and really listens.
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Dr Cowan is a very caring individual. She asked many questions during the appointment and not afraid to spend time with the patients. I have seen Dr Cowan for more than 30 years.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Cowan for a short time but I love her caring demeanor.
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Dr Cowan has been my doctor for 30 years. You will fall in love with her and her staff!
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Dr. Cowan listens closely to me when I am talking and never is in a hurry. She is a delight!!
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Dr. Cowan goes above and beyond her responsibilities. She is a caring healthcare provider. In her practice you are not rushed when seeing her. She cares about her patients overall concerns. She makes me feel like family.
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Dr. Cowan and her staff are amazing!! They treat their parents as family and in today’s world that is very hard to find! I would never go anywhere else!
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I’ve been a patient Dr. Cawans for 26 years. I’ve recommended mothers in the past and they love her. My daughter that she delivered has been going to her as well for the last 5 yrs and now flies in from Arizona for her yearly well women. Appts all but never get rescheduled due to births and the staff has been working for her at least 10+ years. Dr. Cowan is personable and takes the time needed to listen to your concerns. Make your appt now. You won’t be sorry.
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Caring and thoughtful physician. She is open to discussions about health care and wellness. You never feel rushed.
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I travel from over an hour and a half to have her treat me. She is so caring, informative, and a good listener.
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I have been a patient of Dr Cowan’s for many years and can’t say enough good things about her! She is caring and compassionate. She has incredible bedside manor. She is not quick to jump to surgeries or pharmaceuticals, but when she does, she explores your options and is very thorough. You can talk to her like she’s a friend...and after all these years, she feels like a friend! In a world of ever changing healthcare, you’re in good hands with Dr Cowan.
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Dr. Cowan is the most attentive and knowledgeable doctor I have ever had. The comfort level is beyond perfect and the medical services she provides are above my and my families expectations. She has cared for all the women in my family from many generations. We love her! And you will too.
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Thank you for the kind words, Aleeza!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Cowan many years. Over the years, I have found Dr. Cowan to be courteous, professional, competent, and patient. I have had no bad experiences with her medical services and advice. She takes the time to handle a patient's concerns and is very thorough in the exam and in her questions.
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Dr. Cowan has a very caring and professional bedside manner. She listens to any questions and/or concerns. She doesn’t ever make you feel rushed.
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