Dr. Sheldon Cowen, MD

Dr. Sheldon Cowen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Sheldon Cowen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mi Med Sch in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

515 Minor Ave Ste 160

Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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

Chorioretinal Scars
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Cowen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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3  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Univ Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital-San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • U Oreg Hlth Scis U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cowen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cowen's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cowen to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Cowen'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 (2)

Have gone to him for many years. In 2007 I had the latest in intraocular lenses implanted after cataract removal. I could NOT be more happier with the results.
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I've been with Dr. Cowen for over 16 years as a patient. He is thorough, and I've always had a very good experience. I've always trusted him and his staff and feel confident that my eye care is the best in Seattle. He came highly recommended by several of my current medical providers.
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