About Dr. Ashwin A Gowda

Dr. Ashwin A Gowda, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Neurology. He speaks English.

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6 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ashwin A Gowda is Poor. Dr. Ashwin A Gowda has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ashwin A Gowda is 1.6 of 5.0 stars.

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1221 W Ben White Blvd Ste 100A
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 440-5757

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Dr. Ashwin A Gowda has the following 6 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Ashwin A Gowda has the following 7 expertise

  • Depression
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia

Board Certifications

Dr. Ashwin A Gowda is Board Certified in 5 specialties

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This guy is not a doctor, he is a sales rep for cpap machines. If you operate under that principle, then you can manage expectations as to what you'll get when you visit him and his incompetent staff

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Disinterest in patient wellbeing

I have been with Texas Sleep Medicine (Dr. Ashin Gowda) for several years. Far too long. The absolute lack of response from him and his staff is atrocious. I have restless leg syndrom and cannot go extended periods without medication. A real physicain would know that and have compassion. Almost never does he refill a prescription for more than 60 days without requiring a 'follow-up' office visit. Nothing new comes form it as I have been on the same medicine for years. It's more a form of extortion than anything. I'm finally getting off my lazy butt and looking for a doctor whose interest is in the patient's wellbeing rather than lining his pockets. Oh, and by the way, his office staff seem to think the patients are an essentil nuisance

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In it for the money not patient care

Dr Gowda stuck a tong depressor half way down my throat then incorrectly said I had a gag reflex because my throat was too small. He failed to notice I did not have any tonsils. His staff failed to tell me Dr Gowda was not there for a scheduled follow-up appointment wasting my time showing up at his office. His staff also did not send me my sleep study after numerous requests. I wanted to look it over before my follow-up appointment. Dr Gowda incorrectly interpreted the results of the sleep study. He said I had high apnea when the study showed mild apnea. He mentioned nothing about low oxygen levels. He was only interested in selling me one of his CPAP machines and mask he keeps in stock.

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  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Touro University College Of Osteopathic Medicine Henderson

    Graduated in 1996

  • University Of Texas Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ashwin A Gowda accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Scott and White
    • Scott and White PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Ashwin A Gowda

Ashwin Gowda , MD is a native of Chicago and has been in practice in Austin since 2002. He is a Psychiatrist who specializes exclusively in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. He completed his Psychiatric training at the Mayo Clinic and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York . He has conducted research in narcolepsy/Cataplexy, evaluation of daytime sleepiness, and sleep apnea in children and has presented his research at national sleep conferences.

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TEXAS SLEEP MEDICINE, 1221 W Ben White Blvd Ste 100A, Austin, TX
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