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John Podkowa, Jr., DO

4.9 out of 5 (567 Ratings)


Internal Medicine / Primary Care

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About John Podkowa

Dr. Podkowa completed a residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as chief resident.
He earned his medical degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. He was a National Health Corps scholar and was a member of the Osteopathic Honors Fraternity at Lake Erie College of Medicine. 

Dr. Podkowa is board certified in internal medicine. 

His clinical interests include smoking cessation, weight loss, heart disease, diabetes and preventive medicine.


John practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Internal Medicine

208 Mill Road Pod C/D - Buttonwood
Fairhaven , MA 02719

P: 508-996-1800

Get Directions 41.6545118 -70.88430519999997

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Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (28)

  • Staff and Dr Podkowa are always super friendly, personable, and professional. Always an enjoyable experience.

  • You guys always answer my questions

  • Spent an exception amount of time reviewing and discussing my health.

  • Everyone was extremely pleasant and told me exactly what I needed to know. Test result were very quick, too

  • Second to none I am very happy and lucky to have. Found Dr Podkowa and staff

  • Prompt and respectful of time; Dr. P spends as much time as needed talking to me about any concerns I may have and addresses them very clearly. Staff is always polite as well. I know I can plan my other tasks/errands/responsibilities as I won't be stuck in the office for 2 hours which is much appreciated.

  • Dr. Podkawa is an excellent PCP.

  • My doctor listened to my questions and concerns providing me with helpful answers.

  • you did just fine

  • Get fantastic doctors like Dr. Podkowa. He is the best doctor I've ever had. Thank you Southcoast, and thank you Dr. P

  • South coast was exceptional as usual. Dr. Podkowa and his office staff were phenomenal as usual. Thank you for this facility.

  • Dr. Podkowa is a breath of fresh air. He is courteous, caring, professional in all he says and does.

  • Ive always had no problems with any visits at Southcoast in Fairhaven. The stuff is always friendly and helpful and the doctors are always at their best to do what they can.

  • Dr.took time with me and was interested in my problems

  • Dr. Podkowa always kind, caring, and knowledgeable. I feel fortunate to have him overseeing my care.

  • Dr. Podkowa and [Name] are always so caring and professional.

  • Prompt appointment, short waiting, nice job

  • I was asked many questions about my health and medications and how I was feeling. He listened to my chest for my breathing. He also was concerned about my weight. I will be back in about 6 months.

  • Dr. Podkowa and his staff are always very helpful and nice!

  • My experience was definitely a good experience. I arrived was checked in may have spent 10 minutes in waiting area before being seen, which I thought was great. My exam was thorough with all my concerns being answered. If all appoints can be attended to in this timely fashion all clients i assume would be happy. Even my blood work was done in a timely fashion.

  • Always professional and pleasant. Very knowledgeable.

  • Everyone was knowledgeable and pleasant.

  • I can not begin to express the magnitude of quality service I received from Dr. Podkowa and his staff. They were professional, compassionate, caring and understanding ; everything you look for in a person and office dispatched in helping me stay healthy. I wonder recommend Dr.Podkowa and his stsaff to any and all of my friends and am fortunate that he is my primary care physician.

  • Everything done well. I like feeling confident that my health care is with a Dr. whom I have 100% confidence in, in all matters.

  • Dr. Podkowa is a kind, considerate and sympathetic person, who is also a fantastic doctor. He listens intently, then gives genuine and helpful suggestions on what medical steps to take in order to resolve any issues present at the time of exam.

  • This is the most efficient medical office I have encountered. It's always a pleasure to deal with the staff here.

  • Dr. Podkowka and his staff inspire confidence that I am receiving the best healthcare possible by their concern and care. They listen, answer questions to my satisfaction, and involve me in creating a preventative healthcare plan. I feel fortunate to have his office as my primary care provider.

  • Dr Pokdowa is amazing! I wish ALL southcoast providers were as personable and caring as he is!

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