Dr. Stephen S. Tower, MD

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Dr. Stephen S. Tower, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 302, Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
(907) 222-2924

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Dr. Tower specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Anchorage, AK. He practices at 1 location.

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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Tower's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      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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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Neck
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • 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
      • Knee Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • 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
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Procedures Performed

      • Arm Surgery
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Revision of Total Joint
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Steroid Injection
      • Surgery, Trauma
      • Total Joint Replacement
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Malpractice Claims not available

        Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

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        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

      • Medical School
        University Of Washington School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1983

      • Internship Hospital
        Dartmouth Mary Hitchcock Med Center

        Completed in 1984

      • Residency Hospital
        Oregon Health and Sciences University

        Completed in 1992

      • Undergraduate School
        Dartmouth College

        Graduated in 1979

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Tower's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Tower's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Tower

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients