Dr. Stephen Tower, MD

Dr. Stephen Tower, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Stephen Tower, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 222-2924

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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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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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  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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38  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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tower to family and friends
24 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

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.
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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...more
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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
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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...more
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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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