Dr. William Nowlin, MD

Dr. William Nowlin, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. William Nowlin, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Fayetteville, AR and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1981 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, family medicine, and more.Read his story

3000 N Market Ave Ste D

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact Information

(479) 466-7764

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 92% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Nowlin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nowlin "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nowlin "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."

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

0 Sanctions

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

1 Board Action
  • Unknown (3/7/2014)
    Action Taken: Unknown
    Summary: Nowlin, William B MD: License # N-7223: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Unknown at this time. ACTION TAKEN: The Arkansas State Medical Board has issued a CONSENT ORDER on the physician’s medical license.
    State: Arkansas


  • Northeastern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Okla University Health Scis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Bapt Med Ctrs
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Okla University Health Scis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Lsu College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nowlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nowlin to family and friends
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nowlin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

He's old school. Actually takes time with his patients and cares about getting things better. he doesnt use surgery as the answer to everything. He talk with you about different ways to work on things and help you pick the one that works best for you.
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