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About Dr. Richard A Bowers

Dr. Richard A Bowers, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sewickley, PA, with other offices in Mc Kees Rocks, PA and Monaca, PA . He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Bowers is affiliated with Ohio Valley General Hospital and Heritage Valley Sewickley. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard A Bowers is Good. Dr. Richard A Bowers has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard A Bowers is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sewickley Eye Center Ltd

400 Broad St Ste 2020
Sewickley, PA 15143
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Ohio Valley Eye Center

27 Heckel Rd Ste 211
Mc Kees Rocks, PA 15136
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Beaver Valley Eye Center

95 Golfview Dr
Monaca, PA 15061
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Specialties

Dr. Richard A Bowers has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Lasik Surgery
  • Blindness
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Exam
  • Cataract
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures

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Reviews

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Three Stars

The doctor may know his craft, however, he has an arrogant attitude. He spends a few minutes with you after you have made your "rounds" to all these other staff members. Sometimes he does not remember was he suggested at the previous visit and changes his recommendations. Don't call him on it. NO, NO! Wait time is ridiculous. I have been there anywhere from 2 - 4 hours awaiting my appointment. The staff is also rude at times. I do plan to find another doctor in the near future. Another thing. It seems that since he has this new office, he is prescribing many more tests - probably to help pay for the equipment. Such a shame for a doctor with such excellent skills.

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Great Dr.

Knowledgeable, and explainers everything so clearly . Great "bedside" manner. Can't recommend him highly enough. Great doctor.

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Three Stars

Knowledgeable, but have heard him being rude to senior citizens with questions. Has been fine with me personally, however, I will be switching doctors because I am tired of waiting in the office for my appointment for 2-3 hours. My time is valuable too.

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Excellent eye care, extremely knowledgeable and competent.

Extremely knowledgeable and competent. Direct , concise, and straight forward. Explained, answered questions, and instilled utmost confidence in his abilities and skills, what I look for in an individual who is going to operate on me. Excellent outcome after cataract surgery (his forte). Two years later returned with a different problem. He accurately diagnosed my condition and referred me to a specialist in that field, again what I would expect and appreciate. I am an airline pilot and my vision is quite important to my livelihood. I seek outcome related care and received no less. I only gave 4 stars on "promptness" , but that is indirectly an attribute as to the quality of care. If it takes extra time so be it, an extra 30 minutes when it pertains to my vision, as well as the previous patient's, is inconsequential.

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surgical skill vs. patient skill

Dr. attempts to put on a pleasant demeanor but is very demanding of his staff and his patients. He is short tempered with patients who have questions and does a poor job about answering said questions. His typical answer to all questions is that he is an expert so stop asking questions. He puts on an initial front of "sappy," overdone sweetness but it is readily seen through and his staff privately confirm to me that he is demanding and, potentially, difficult to work with. I am willing to trust to his experience and allow him to treat me but I could never feel like I am valued or that my need to understand what is happening to my body is of the least importance to him. I have had prior care givers treat my chronic corneal disease who never wasted time and were efficient at moving through their schedules while still being sure to teach me everything I needed to know in order to understand what was happening to my body and what procedures being scheduled were meant to do, or why they were indicated. He wastes all that potential bonding and teaching time berating patients about their temerity in questioning his decisions. He obsesses about being an expert and to the expertese of his staff to the point that he refuses to explain why he is recommending that you see another member of the practice because, he is committed to a political treatment and interstaff relationship. If I want to know why I am sent from him to another staff member for specialized treatment, that specialist will have to do the explaining except that they, also, cannot explain anything that touches on the matter of my corneal health since that is a different doctor's perview. Ultimately, it is virtually impossible to get a straight answer out of him.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Drexel University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Fairview University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard A Bowers 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
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark KeystoneBlue
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Partner Network Plans
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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