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Richard Dowd, MD, MS

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About Richard Dowd

Dr. Richard Dowd earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. He then went on to earn both his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation and his Doctor of Medicine from the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City, New York.  

He completed his Residency at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and a fellowship of Neurosurgical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. 

His philosophy of care is believing that care is a partnership between a doctor and patient. He believes that as a doctor, it is his job to help patients understand the problem at hand. Together they review all options and decide on what they feel is the best path to take. 

When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, hiking, and playing guitar.  


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

    714 Aquidneck Avenue
    Middletown, RI 02842

    P: 508-993-3555

    Get Directions 41.5071294 -71.28256099999999
  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

    235 Hanover Street, #2
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-7782

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  3. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

    480 Hawthorn Street
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-9150

    Get Directions 41.625282 -70.9559079
  4. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

    534 Prospect Street
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-993-3555

    Get Directions 41.7084945 -71.14504160000001
  5. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

    100 Rosebrook Way 2nd floor
    Wareham, MA 02571

    P: 508-273-4950

    Get Directions 41.77422380000001 -70.73153839999998

Insurances Accepted

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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