Dr. Stephen Tower, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. Stephen Tower, MD
Dr. Stephen Tower, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Tower is affiliated with Alaska Regional Hospital and Providence Alaska Medical Center.

4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 222-2924

Dr. Stephen Tower, MD

Dr. Stephen Tower, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Assurant Health
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 89% of peers
Knee Disorders
high
more than 86% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
79

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Dartmouth Mary Hitchcock Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Oregon Health and Sciences University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tower has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tower's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tower to family and friends
4.7
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Tower'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 (6)
Dr. Tower and his team were very professional and friendly throughout my joint replacement process.
Anchorage, AK |
Dr Tower did a total hip replacement for my partner several years ago. Last night he experienced extreme pain around the joint. He understood what was happening so at 8am this morning we called. Several hours later he called back to be told to go to emergency. It was the arrogant tone of the receptionist that was upsetting. Dr Tower is an excellent surgeon. His receptionist was very cranky.
in Barrow, AK |
I had a total left knee replacement Dec. 2016. If I have to have my right knee done I will be calling Doctor Tower. He has a great bedside manner, made me feel very comfortable. His staff is very friendly also Thank you for taking good care of me! Susan McCumber
Anchorage, AK |
I do not trust Dr. Towers for the following reasons: he misdiagnosed my problem; he did not give me any options other than major surgery; he did nothing to put me at ease. I felt that he did not have my best interest in mind. I felt that he just wanted to get me on the operating table to further his scientific research. When I questioned him about my MRI and X-rays, his response was unsatisfactory and did not make sense. He also called me names. I had my problem taken care of by another surgeon.
Dr. Towers had excellent bedside manner. He was able to identify a stick in my leg using the same MRI that the doctor at another facility missed. The quality of work he did assisted in expediting my healing process.
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We could not have had a better experience. Doc Tower is an amazing surgeon, doctor and man. If you ever have the privilege to have him as a doctor you would have chosen well. Thank you doctor Tower for being as dedicated to saving my husband as you were. You will not be forgotten!
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Dr. Tower accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Assurant Health
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Tower has admitting privileges

Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Providence Alaska Medical Center
3200 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
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