Ratings for Dr. Stephen P. Cowley
Dr. Cowley violated one of the first tenants of HIPAA by leaving my exam door open during the entire exam. He did not allow me to ask questions, stated he was the expert and if I knew what to do I wouldn't be here. I have bilateral tibial plateau fractures, a fracture to my left fibula, and a fracture to my right femur. He explained a procedure where they could drill into my femur, deposit a substance that over time would cause bone remodeling. He wanted a bone scan first. The second visit, again he left the door open and stood in the doorway talking to me telling me I have an intertrochanic fracture to my right hip. He berated me for not bringing the film's, then told me he will turf me off to another surgeon because he is not familiar with the surgeries I require. Incompetent boob.
I was referred to Dr Cowley by my primary doctor after having foot pain and swelling for 6 weeks. I also had a knee problem that had been ongoing for a few years. He was rude, and condescending. He pressed behind my knee and asked if it hurt. I said yes, and he didn't mention my knee again. He said my X-ray of my foot didn't show anything and told me to wear tennis shoes and take aleve. I walked out of his office crying. This was all after I waited 2 hours to see him. The following Tuesday I went to AFC, they sent me for an MRI and my foot is actually broken. I agree with another reviewer, I wouldn't take my dog to see this man. What a joke.
I visited this doctor as a referral from American Family Care. I had injured my ankle and foot at home over the weekend and had an x-ray at AFC who referred me to Lemak Sports Medicine for a fractured foot and ankle. I carried my x-rays with me. Dr. Cowley was rude and abrupt after I had waited over an hour to see him. He told me my foot and ankle were not fractured just sprained then stomped out of the office without offering me any advice on how to manage my ankle and foot, that are swollen bruised and painful. He didn't offer me a return to work or make any suggestions whatsoever for care of my ankle. I wouldn't take my dog to see this doctor. Rudest doctor with worst bedside manner I might have ever seen.
Dr. Cowley performed a left TKA and after weeks of being unable to get good flexibility, I told him that something was wrong with the knee and he asked me what I had done. I asked him what could be done and he said that he would have to put in a new knee. I told him that I wanted a 2nd opinion, knowing that there was no way that his man would ever do surgery on me! When the other surgeon redid the knee, he found that not only had the PCL become unattached, Dr. Cowley put in a knee that was far too large for me. After the 2nd surgery, I was told that I would probably never walk right, without limping, because of the muscular damage. This is a true story.
Dr. Stephen P. Cowley's Credentials
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- University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine (Grad. 1977)
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