Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology 750 E Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Get Directions
Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD

Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Cowden is affiliated with Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus, Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital.

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Dr. Cowden's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Holland, MI |
I felt everybody was there to help me and Dr. Cowden did a excellent job.
in Byron Center, MI |
Always businesslike ,knowledgable, and friendly.
Ada, MI |
Consummate professional, I knew I was in great hands the entire time. LASIK went smoothly, he talked me through the entire procedure, even the uncomfortable parts. Answered any and all questions I had immediately in both my pre- and post-op visits fully, completely, and immediately.
in Grand Rapids Mi |
Dr cowden provides a sense of confidence to patients and his competence is very evident at each stage of cataract surgery. I would highly recommend him.
in Otsego, MI |
Answered all of my questions and was very easygoing and comfortable to talk with about upcoming surgery.
Caledonia, MI |
I'm very happy with Dr. Cowden and the staff that took care of me.? I highly recommend Dr. Cowden
Grand Rapids, MI |
Very friendly, professional. I was surprised that my cataracts had grown so rapidly from about a year ago, but I am glad that the surgery is on the horizon.
in Spring Lake mi |
Best doctor and the staff is great. I would not trust my eyes to anyone else. Reputation for being the best in our area and they did not disappoint. My surgery result was awesome! And the contact between office and patient well done.
in Dorr, MI |
He is very professional but pleasant and has a staff to explain things simply.
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Dr. Cowden's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


  • Medical School
    Wayne State Univ Som

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    St John Hospital And Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Minnesota Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

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