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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (49)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William Hovland is Excellent. Dr. Hovland has been reviewed by 180 patients who have provided 49 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 3.0
Bedside Manner 3.0
Spends Time with Me 3.0
Follows Up After Visit 2.3

Specialties & Research

Dr. William Hovland, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 2 areas:
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Bronchopneumonia (Aspiration Pneumonia)

Education & Awards

Dr. Hovland graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. He has 2 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Hovland has 11 hospital affiliations:

  • Sentara Careplex Hospital 
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital 


  • Arabic
  • French

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Additional Information
Dr. William N Hovland MD is a male Internist, has 37 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
Where does Dr. William N. Hovland practice?
Dr. William Hovland has 1 office location.
Dr. William Hovland practices Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine near Norfolk, VA.
See Norfolk Internists and Norfolk Geriatric Doctors.