Dr. Timothy McGowen, MD

Dr. Timothy McGowen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Timothy McGowen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Winston Salem, NC. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

170 Kimel Park Dr

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Contact Information

(336) 768-1270

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McGowen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McGowen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGowen to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. McGowen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Winston Salem N C |
Extremely fine person and a very knowledgeable Doctor. . I would most certainly recommend him to family and friends.
in Hillsville, VA |
Dr. McGowen is the best. He did my fusion surgery back in January of 2016 and everything went great.My return visit was to check for other problems after I had an accident in July last year. After the X-ray turned out ok, he set me up for physical therapy. I trust his judgement and expertise and will always return to this office for any problem I may have. Hats off to this entire office and staff.
King |
Very satisfied with Dr. McGowen. He is an excellent surgeon and a great Doctor.......Love him
in Lexington, NC |
Dr. McGowen is really great. He did my neck fusion surgery in October 2016 & I am currently seeing him for lower back issues. He always listens to all my concerns & answers all questions. He is not a doctor who is eager to operate on people. He wants what is BEST for his patients & will exhaust all options before even thinking about discussing surgery. I would recommend him highly!
in Winston-Salem,NC |
Excellent experience!!! Very sympathetic, caring and helpful! Highly recommend!
in Pfafftown, NC |
Dr. McGowan explained the results of my test in detail. He took the time to answer all my questions.
in King, NC |
Excellent doctor. Very interested in all you have to say and very caring. Fantastic at working on my thin bone back issues.
in Vilas, NC |
I was thrown by a horse 40 years ago as well as had several whiplashes resulting in spinal stenosis throughout my spinal column. Dr. McGowen has performed foraminal decompression on my lumbar spine at two levels with positive results. I have referred friends to him, all of whom have been very pleased with the results. Some negative reviews may have resulted because they wanted immediate results. Dr. Tim ensures that less invasive treatments might resolve the pain before he resorts to surgery.
in Lambsburg Va |
First visit was friendly and hope he will be able to help with my back problem.....
in Lewisville, nc |
He really listens, he cares. He takes so much time each time I come in. I feel truly blessed to have found him. He will be doing back surgery on me soon, and I would trust no one else. I go to a lot of doctors and he is the most awesome one I go to. He is so informed and honestly answers all questions and concerns. His approach to my surgery is the best plan that has been offered for my pain.
in East Bend NC |
Questions were answered and Dr. McGowan took the time to explain my MRI
in Winston Salem, NC |
Dr. McGowen gave me my active life back as I once knew it to be. He is a very skilled surgeon at what he does. He took an interest in my quality of life following me through recovery and showed compassion for my well-being. So, maybe he's a little quiet around some. And, maybe he tells it like he sees it. I have found him to be a very well respected professional in his field. I loved him and would highly recommend him for the type of lower back surgery that I had done.
Winston Salem, NC |
Very rude man. Does not listen.
in Winston Salem, NC |
Very informative and compassionate.
in Winston Salem, NC |
Dr.McGowen is incredibly rude and arrogant. I don't even know if he is knowledgeable since he was so obnoxious and unprofessional. I have been living in severe, sometimes debilitating, pain for four years and he showed zero compassion or empathy. he constantly talked over and interrupted me, and would talk to my husband instead of to me. he never asked me about my pain level and did very little in terms of physically examining me. all he wanted to do was prescribe me a pill, I left in tears
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Dr. McGowen accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Winston Salem, NC 27103
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