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About Dr. James Cowan Jr

Dr. James Cowan Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ridgewood, NJ. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Cowan is affiliated with St. James Hospital Cathedral, Cathedral Healthcare System-St Michael's and Saint Michael's Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Cowan Jr is Good. Dr. James Cowan Jr has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Cowan Jr is 2.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

James R Cowan Jr MD

572 W Saddle River Rd
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Dr. James Cowan Jr has the following 2 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders


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This doctor is prescribing LARGE amounts of drugs (much more than ANY human should be prescribed) to my family member and friends. He doesnt care about his patients, he would rather get them hooked on pills so they keep returning. I now have a family member who won't do anything but sleep and can't manage to function anymore. PLEASE DO NOT SEE THIS DOCTOR! It is not worth your life!

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20 minutes
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This doctor does not have his patients best interests in mind. I would strongly suggest you reconsider before using this doctor. A shame to the hippocratic oath.

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45 minutes
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It was very difficult to get in touch with the office for much needed follow-ups and refills on medications. The doctor no longer accepts any insurance.I was not told that the doctor did not accept my insurance and was allowed to keep coming in, building a huge bill without my knowledge. It was only when I called a year later to ask doctor Cowan to send my medical records to my primary that I was told of a very large debt that if I did not pay, the doctor would not give me my medical records. This is illegal, and I have had to seek legal council. Do yourself a favor and seek out a doctor who cares enough about his/her patients to follow up on how they are doing, and to tell them if there is a change in the status of their insurance coverage.

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20.0 minutes
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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • St. James Hospital Cathedral
  • Cathedral Healthcare System-St Michael's
  • Saint Michael's Medical Center
  • East Orange General Hospital
  • Columbus Hospital
  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • Meharry Medical College

    Graduated in 1970

  • Harlem Hospital Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James Cowan Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

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James R Cowan Jr MD, 572 W Saddle River Rd, Ridgewood, NJ
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