Dr. Mark Mcgowan MD Patient Reviews

  • Pulmonary Disease Santa Monica, CA

Overall Rating

4.5
  • 20 patient ratings
  • 5 comments

Last 12 months:

5.0 (+ 0.5)

20 Patient Reviews

  • Excellent
    85%
  • Great
    0%
  • Good
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  • Poor
    5%
  • Bad
    10%
  • Friendly Staff
  • Promptness
  • Wait Time 10.8 minutes
  • Appropriate Followup
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Bedside Manner
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Easy Appointments

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5.0 of 5
February 22nd, 2017
My PCP for over 20 years
Wait time
15 minutes
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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.
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5.0 of 5
September 16th, 2014
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10 minutes
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professional. courteous. caring. the best!
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1.0 of 5
May 2nd, 2013
Mis-diagnosed my colon cancer
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15 minutes
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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.)
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5.0 of 5
February 13th, 2012
Excellent, caring physician.
Wait time
20.0 minutes
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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.
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1.0 of 5
July 15th, 2009
Misdiagnosis cost me dearly
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5.0 minutes
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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.
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5.0 of 5
February 9th, 2017
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December 28th, 2016
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October 2nd, 2015
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May 22nd, 2015

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November 30th, 2014
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October 28th, 2014
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September 22nd, 2014
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