Dr. Robert Cowan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(16)
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Dr. Robert Cowan, MD
Dr. Robert Cowan, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Springfield, MA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Cowan is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center and Baystate Noble Hospital.

300 Birnie Ave

Springfield, MA 01107

Contact Information

(413) 785-4666

Dr. Robert Cowan, MD

Dr. Robert Cowan, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
69

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • St Elizabeths Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Boston U Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cowan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cowan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cowan to family and friends
2.9
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Cowan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Southwick, MA |
I had a consultation with Dr Cowan regarding my lower back and the possibility of surgery. Dr Cowan was very professional and very pleasant. He reviewed the MRI and explained the situation very well. He examined me and checked out my walking and range of motion. He explained that surgery was not an option. My back was very arthritic. I asked him if artificial disk replacement would help. He said that they usually replace only one at a time and that I need 8. I was very satisfied.
Dr Cowan is a brilliant spinal surgeon.His staff and NEOS all-around is the most infuriatingly apathetic medical practice in existence---the practice manager---aggressively rude, incompetent, cannot figure out how she has been kept in that position. Dr Cowan's weaknesses--follow up care--denial of visiting nurses for post surgical patients who live alone-unresponsive to need for pain meds-- his strength--reading films accurately. Skillful surgeon, his exams don't duplicate pain to diagnose.
Chicopee, MA |
Dr Cowan treats patients like they are beneath him and he ignores your major complaints when you have an injury. His lead nurse is exactly like him, very unprofessional. Cowan and his staff only care about what the insurance companies want and need, not the patients needs. Please look elsewhere for a competent doctor because there are several out there. NEOS is a large medical facility, hopefully not all of the Staff and Doctors are like this office.
in Springfield, MA |
doesnt care about you .. just about that check
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Dr. Cowan accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Cowan has admitting privileges

Baystate Noble Hospital
115 W Silver St
Westfield, MA 01085
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Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
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