I could use some fancy words here but the take home point is THE PATIENT COMES FIRST. I have been taking care of people's colon & rectal problems since 1986. I believe you treat people with respect, take them seriously and provide them with the facts. I have found that many colon & rectal problems can be treated medically and don't require surgery. Should surgery be necessary we will talk about options and help you make an informed decision. I have retired from performing hospital procedures/surgeries and my focus now is strictly office based conservative treatment and office based procedures.
William B. Nowlin, M.D., is a native of Colcord, Oklahoma. He received his B.S. at Northeastern Oklahoma State University and his M.D. from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine in 1981. After serving his internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Tulsa, Dr. Nowlin completed his General Surgery Residency at Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham, Alabama. He chose to further specialize by completing a Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana.
July, 1987, Dr. Nowlin moved to Fayetteville and established the first colon and rectal practice in Northwest Arkansas and the second such practice in the state of Arkansas. It was through his efforts that the first trained ostomy nurses were established in this area. He further brought the first pelvic floor testing and treatment programs to Northwest Arkansas. He has served Northwest Arkansas since with a solid reputation for putting his patients first.
Dr. Nowlin is Board Certified by The American Board of Surgery. He is Board Certified by The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a strong supporter of the local Ostomy Association. Dr. Nowlin is no longer practicing in the hospitals but has chosen to continue to provide conservative, non-surgical care for colon and rectal disorders, office procedures and consultations regarding surgical options.
Dr. Nowlin believes in the availability of specialized services in Northwest Arkansas and has been an actively outspoken advocate for protecting patient's rights for quality medical care and access to the physician of their choice.
He enjoys spending his time off fishing, spending time with friends or piddling on his mother's farm. Dr. Nowlin has recently developed a fascination with all types of cooking. He has shared his love of life with his wife Dawn and two daughters, Nicole and Katy.