Dr. Robert Rockower, DO

Dr. Robert Rockower, DO

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Rockower, DO is a family medicine doctor who practices in Belleview, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Rockower is affiliated with Ocala Regional Medical Center, West Marion Community Hospital and Munroe Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Rockower's Experience

Dr. Rockower's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rockower "Committed to the care and improvement of the human condition through the delivery of high quality, cost effective healthcare in the Marion County area."


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Giardiasis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Sunburn
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization Administration
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Wellness Examination
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Metropolitan General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rockower has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Ocala Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Women's Health Excellence Award

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Dr. Rockower's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rockower to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (24 with comments)
Dr. Rockower's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
in Ocala |
Dr.rockower is why.im Finding out i have certain conditions that need attention.my doctor in ny never sent me for test like dr.rockower does.im getting the care that was ignored by my dr in ny..he also treats my chronic conditions and im so happy hes on top of my health.hes the best.
in Ocala, FL |
He saw the need to refer me to a specialist and got it done really fast! very good listener. I feel very confident being in his care.
in Belleview, FL |
Dr. Rockower has my complete confidence.
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in Summerfield |
Dr. Rockower is a friendly, helpful and understanding doctor who is willing to listen to his patients. Visiting his practice gave us peace of mind in finding the right treatment and sources for those treatments for my husbands care. He is took the time to listen and understand what had happened and what treatments were given. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful as well. Overall I would recommend anyone looking for a doctor to see Dr. Rockower.
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Belleview, FL |
Listens, knowledgeable, suggests possible solutions or referrals. I like him.
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in Belleview, FL |
I was looking for a new doctor. I looked for someone close to my home, convenient office hours that worked around my work schedule, & a provider in my network. Dr. Rockower's office met all of the criteria. The office is clean & bright, the staff is very friendly & ready to answer any questions. The admitting nurse used the information I filled out to review my history instead of asking the same questions over & over again. Dr. Rockower is friendly, listens to my concerns & offered good advice.
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Belleview, FL |
I would recommend Dr. Rockower because while he carefully evaluates my annual check-up with me and recommends tests or medications, he does not insist on them.. I previously had a doctor tell me I had to take cholesterol lowering medication the rest of my life. Instead I dieted and lost weight bringing my cholesterol level where medication was not necessary. Considering the cost and possible side effects of this medication I no longer had confidence in this doctor.. I have trust in Dr. Rockower
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Belleview, FL |
Dr. Rockower has been my go to doctor for almost 20 years. He takes the time to really explain your condition and what needs to be done to get the best outcome for you personally.
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in The Villages, FL |
Dr. Rockower is an excellent medical provider. He always takes the time to answer my questions and to make sure that I am fully informed about my health issues. Every specialist that he has recommended is top-notch. His support staff is outstanding; they are very knowledgeable, efficient and always helpful. The front office folks have always found a way to work me in if I have an emergency and are always friendly and helpful. I am very happy with the service that I receive from Dr. Rockower.
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Ocala, FL |
There was a lot of miscommunication on my first visit.. Dr. Rockower has received good reviews and I cannot offer an accurate review. My first visit I thought was going to be a wellness checkup, however instead it was a brief visit of me talking and the doctor listening, He did send me for blood-work. No paperwork given to me about what I needed to do next. I never heard back about my blood-work. I called and left a message and still have not heard back. It has been frustrating!
We are sorry to hear this and truly value your feedback. Patient experience is important to us at Family Care Specialists, so we will make every effort to address any concerns you may have. Your comments have been shared with the practice manager. If you would like to speak with someone about this experience, please call 352-245-1111.
in Summerfield, FL |
I've been a patient of Dr .Rockower for so many, many years and have found him to be informative and takes the time to answer any questions a patient may have. If you need a doctor, he's your guy!
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in Belleview, FL |
I have been longtime patient at Family Care Specialists in Belleview, and Dr. Rockower has been my primary care doctor for 19 years. We have a good rapport and while he has a quiet personality, he is also very professional. I've gone to see him several times this year regarding a serious health issue and appreciate that 1) he does not candy coat the truth, unlike some of the specialists and 2) he was very helpful.. If I have any issue, it's the wait time. But I trust him, 100%.
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Ocala, FL |
appointment with Dr. Rockower as a "new patient". he spent time and listened to my past history and current condition and prescribed new medication for me. next day i felt 100% better, unbelievable. very impressed with Dr. Rockower and would highly recommend.
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in The Villages, Florida |
I moved to The Villages several years ago but remained in touch with my family physician of 30 years in Pennsylvania. When needed would fly back for routine examinations. After 8 years of commuting I felt it was time to find a doctor in Florida I could feel comfortable with. I looked for almost a year until my gut feeling told me that Dr. Rockower and the Family Practice was the place. I am 100% satisfied.
in Ocala fl |
Dr Rockower was welcoming and professional. I would highly recommend him as your doctor.
Dr. Rockower is very thorough and takes time to listen and respond to any concerns. He is very personable and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Dr. Rockower to my family and friends. In addition, his staff is very pleasant, efficient, and accurate. A+++ For Dr. Rockower!!
in Ocala, FL |
I am always satisfied with the care I receive from Dr. Rockower. He has the time to answer any questions I have
Summerfield, FL |
Dr. Rockower listens. He doesn't push you for a myriad of tests or over prescribe meds. And, if you need a prescription, he will endeavor to find the best option for coverage under your plan. His PA is also super helpful, often saving me a visit by providing guidance or assisting in getting a prescription renewed.
Belleview, FL |
Excellent. Very comfortable feeling with Dr. Rock. His friendly demeanor, takes the time to explain ALL information and also to listen to questions.
in Summerfield, FL |
Have been going to him for 16 years, and very happy with the services.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Rockower is friendly courteous and always through in dealing with me in all of my visits.
Sorrento, FL |
Dr Rockower throughly explains in lay terms concerns or treatment for condition. If unknown or beyond his field he will refer to a specialist in that field. This is a tremendous plus as it cuts out second guessing and the back and forth of appointments and medications. Fortunately for me most of my problems were addressed in one visit to Dr Rockower.
in Ocklawaha, FL |
He is a thorough provider that takes the time to ensure that he understands the problem. He does not hesitate to run the necessary test to ensure proper diagnosis. He has always been very thorough in the seven plus years I have been seeing him and having him for my primary care provider. He also works well with the VA doctor that I have assigned and the two of them co-ordinate my care.
in Ocala, FL |
It seems most of the time spent with Dr. Rockower was his filling out paperwork for Medicare. He took little interest in my specific questions.
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Ocala Regional Medical Center
1431 SW 1st Ave
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West Marion Community Hospital
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Munroe Regional Medical Center
1500 SW 1st Ave
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