Dr. Mark Mcgowan MD Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

4.5
  • 20 patient ratings
  • 5 comments

Last 12 months:

5.0 (+ 0.5)

5 Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    85%
  • Satisfied
    0%
  • Neutral
    0%
  • Dissatisfied
    5%
  • Highly Dissatisfied
    10%
  • Wait Time 10.8 minutes
  • Easy Appointments
  • Promptness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Bedside Manner
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup

Showing 1 - 5 reviews

5.0 of 5
February 22nd, 2017
My PCP for over 20 years
Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
I have had Dr. McGowan help me through almost every health crisis I may have encountered, with kindness, sincerity and caring. I've always felt he listens to me, and guides me in the right direction to better health.
Was this review helpful? Yes No

5.0 of 5
September 16th, 2014
patient
Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
professional. courteous. caring. the best!
Was this review helpful? Yes No

1.0 of 5
May 1st, 2013
Mis-diagnosed my colon cancer
Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
He mis-diagnosed my colon cancer. I went in complaining of symptoms of weakness and stool problems. The doctor's blood tests showed I was anemic; so he prescribed OTC iron tablets. I was not convinced I was cured of what was bothering me and asked and asked and asked for referral to gastrointestinal specialist. McGowan insisted I was fine as my new bloodwork came back with an improvement indicating I was no longer anemic. He sent me this statement in writing. So I saw another doctor, who got me into a GI guy who did a colonoscopy, woke me up and said "You have a tumor; it has to come out." (I later found out I was bleeding internally from a cancerous tumor in my colon. The iron pills simply masked this blood loss! The surgeon had to cut out half my colon, I did 6 months chemo and survived.) But I am not a letigitous person and decided to focus on rebuilding my health vs. suing this overworked doctor.)
Was this review helpful? Yes No

5.0 of 5
February 13th, 2012
Excellent, caring physician.
Wait time
20 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Dr. McGowan has been my family doctor for many years. Caring, intelligent, knowledgeable, excellent "bedside" manner, terrific follow-up. I treasure my relationship with Dr. McGowan, and consider us fortunate to have such a reliable and thorough physician.
Was this review helpful? Yes No

1.0 of 5
July 14th, 2009
Misdiagnosis cost me dearly
Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
I am in store for some major surgery because Dr. McGowan failed to refer me to a specialist, and instead misdiagnosed an injury as something much more minor than it was. Even when I complain of continuing pain, Dr. McGowan basically ignored my complaints, again failing to refer me to a qualified specialist. The treatment would have been minor if properly diagnosed in the first place. Now I'm in store for a huge surgery with major risks of complications, and the possibility I will never recover fully. If you are a patient of his, please don't trust him, demand to see a specialist. Don't end up like me.
Was this review helpful? Yes No

Nearby Doctors

Dr. Mark Mcgowan, MD is similar to these 3 Doctors near Santa Monica, CA.

Doctor

Dr. Robert Ashley

4.8 of 5

Doctor

Dr. George Labrot

45 years experience

4.1 of 5

Doctor

Dr. Gary Feldman

38 years experience

3.9 of 5