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About Dr. Gail E Sowa

Dr. Gail E Sowa, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Sowa is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital, Palomar Medical Center Poway and Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gail E Sowa is Good. Dr. Gail E Sowa has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gail E Sowa is 2.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo

15004 Innovation Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
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Specialties

Dr. Gail E Sowa has the following 1 specialty

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gail E Sowa has the following 13 expertise

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  • Menstrual Pain
  • C-section
  • Gynecology
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Child Birth
  • Birth Control
  • Fertility
  • Women's Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Pap Smear
  • Infertility
  • Menopause

Dr. Gail E Sowa has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Gail E Sowa is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Two Stars

dr sowa was 30 minutes late to appointment. i had her scheduled for preconception counseling as i am planning on becoming pregnant. she neglected to tell me to stop taking 2 prescription medications that are teratogenic. at the end of the appointment i asked her about the medications and she said "good thing you brought those up, i forgot to tell you those medications cause birth defects and you should stop taking them". !!!! is she "forgets" such simple things and these medications were clearly listed on my forms i cant trust her to handle complex patients if she forgets simple things like telling a patient to stop taking teratogenic medications before getting pregnant. what an idiot!!!!

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just business..worst dr. n xperience

I will never recommend her, she shows no care, emphaty, spends no time with ( always in a hurry to get out of the room). Didn't make me feel cared for. No compassion. I was young then when I had her but never forgot my experience. She waited darn too long to deliver my baby because of that big damage was done to her and our family. She is n will not ve the Dr.

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Five Stars

I don't understand where are all the complaints are coming from but I want to advise all that have made negative remarks about Dr. Sowa that you are way off base. She saved my life and my daughter's life. I was pregnant in 1996. I had preterm labor with my first child, a girl. She was responsive and quick to make sure that I was taken care of during this ordeal. I had immediate medical attention and she monitored my progress on a weekly basis until the birth of my daughter. During delivery, my daughter was not going throught my birth canal. My daughter was is distress, and so was I. The nurse was not monitoring me very well and Dr. Sowa walked into the room, threw on the lights, and told the nurse that she had been monitoring my vitals and the babies vitals during the stages of my labor. She was very professional, excused the nurse, explained to me that there was complications and rushed me to emergency surgery. It is the doctors like Dr. Sowa that you should be drawn to. Next time you complain about bedside manner and darn she didn't talk about the roses I planted yesterday, think long and hard. Do I want a doctor that will be there to save my life and my unborn childs life, or do I want a doctor to tell my that coffee grounds are great for acidic plants. Your life is in her hands, she is fantastic. Shame on you.

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One Star

I left the appointment thinking I'd never go back to Dr. Sowa but not completely sure why. Reading the other reviews after my appointment helped me identify how I felt: talked down to, not really listened to...intimidated to ask questions etc. there was lack of empathy. Going to a OB/GYN isn't easy to begin with so it's important to go to someone I can feel comfortable around & she definitely wasn't that person.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Sowa is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science

    Graduated in 1983

  • United States Naval Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gail E Sowa accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo, 15004 Innovation Dr, San Diego, CA

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