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Robert McGowen, MD

4.8 out of 5 (283 Ratings)


Internal Medicine / Primary Care

About Robert McGowen

Dr. McGowen is the Chief, Primary Care Services, Wareham Region and a primary care physician at Southcoast Physicians Group’s internal and family medicine practice at Rosebrook.

Board certified in internal medicine, his interests include the management of acute and chronic medical conditions as well as preventive care.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. McGowen has experience in physician practice management, health care quality improvement and implementation of electronic medical records.

Dr. McGowen received his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y. He also received a master of science in public health from Harvard University in Boston and completed his internal medicine residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Internal Medicine

100 Rosebrook Way Suite 200
Wareham, MA 02571

P: 508-273-4950

Get Directions 41.775491 -70.73149790000002

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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (73)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Everyone listen to my problem and provide prompt and accurate information and appointments.

  • The experience was very good. The doctor was was very forward, tell me what - what had to be done, what was wrong, and it was a pretty good experience.

  • Absolutely love Dr McGowen and his staff. My Father was a patient of his in the past, that is how I first became familiar with him and all the members of his staff. The Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, are all great. Just top notch all around, 1,000% better than my last PCP's practice,)and they were also part of South Coast.) GO FIGURE!! I've never had any issues with anyone, within the South Coast system! All are great, especially this office. SUPERB!!

  • All ok

  • Doctor on time. [Name] the medical assistant wasVERY PROFESSIONAL. MY COMPLICATED CASE was reviewed in detail ..


  • This was my first visit with this doctor. I have high hopes for this doctor

  • I felt the doctor was very personable. I enjoyed my visit however, I didn't think he responded to some issues that I raised and he was rushed because he was running late. Thank you.

  • My first visit. Very good

  • everything was fine

  • Everyone from reception onwards was friendly, helpful, respectful and professional.

  • Dr Mcgowen was very personable and knowledgeable. He took the time to listen and address my concerns.

  • I feel blessed to have Dr. McGowan as my primary doctor.

  • Dr McGowen is super caring

  • This is the initial visit with Dr Mc Gowen. I liked his manner very much. Having suddenly lost the unexplained care by you people it has been a relief to have met the person I chose to most likely see me through my last years being 87. Surprising apparently to your organization this is far more important to me then how on time he maybe.

  • quicker human contact when calling in. Too many automated questions.

  • Everything went well, no improvements needed.

  • Dr McGowen is by far the most considerate doctor I have ever had. He listens to me and gives me the time to address all my issues

  • The staff is awesome I receive great and courteous service

  • Dr. McGowan is a 10. He cares. He's easy to talk with.Sandy is a 10, too.No need to improve anything with these two individuals.

  • Always a great caring visit with Dr McGowen

  • Today was a Wellness visit. It's very short.

  • Provided an immediate EKG test that I requested during my visit.

  • Dr McGowen gave me all the time needed for this visit - he did not rush or hurry to finish it.

  • Dr. McGowen is very attentive to and invested in my overall health. I am grateful.

  • Dr. Mcgowenu00A0is a genuine caring medical providerGrateful to have him in my corner

  • No need for improvement, visit was just as I hoped it would be.

  • Dr. McGowen is always respectful, pleasant and knowledgeable. I always look forward to his insights

  • Questions were asked and answered.

  • Very quick appointment, no waiting time.

  • Very happy with the services provided

  • First vist with Dr McGowan. Really enjoyed meeting with him and hope we have a long Dr-Patient relationship going forward. He'd read my medical record, discussed key topics and was an excellent listener and communicator.

  • Everyone is VERY nice!!!

  • very timely, excellent care.

  • Very professional and thorough

  • appointment started on time

  • took the time to talk to me

  • I follow Dr. Mcgowen from (INAUDABLE), he is wonderful treats you with respect, the staff was helpful and kind, and very caring. I have no complaints about the office what so ever.

  • Everyone was polite and efficient

  • Dr. McGowen has been and is always very attentive to my concerns and I trust him 100%

  • Dr. McGowen is my PCP. As an internalist medicine Provider I get the outmost excellent care. I am grateful to Southcoast for managing my Healthcare. Nothing more is neccesary.

  • Satisfied

  • This is the first time that I saw Dr. McGowan and I was surprised that he didn't examine me.

  • No improvement necessary. Visit was exactly how I hoped it would be.

  • Dr. McGowan was interested in my healthcare needs and didn't rush me. He really listened and left me feeling positive with the direction of my healthcare plan

  • Robert McGowan is has has been the best.

  • Super fast , in and out, but DR did not rush his time with me.

  • The doctor listens to me and helps me to understand and helps me to coordinate my own care.

  • I did not feel rushed and needed the extra time to talk with physician which was wonderful I left office with a good feeling about the future

  • My appointment was delayed by an hour, would have been nice to be updated by staff that MD is running late.

  • The provider made informed decisions and gave high quality medical advice.

  • Great caring doctor who really listens to you and explains things very well.

  • No complaints

  • Attention and interest of your questions and other detail you give.

  • Sandy and Dr McGowen both professionals, accommodating and responsive. Telehealth is a great option and my experience with it had been very positive.

  • Dr McGowen listened and gave me current data to help inform me of decisions related to my medical care. That is important to me.

  • All things went well.

  • Dr McGowen is very professional he is a asset to [Name]..

  • Dr. McGowen took time to explain my diagnosis in a way I can understand.

  • Dr. McGowen was fully briefed on my surgery on 11/22 and hospital stay until 12/1. Then my stay at [Name] Rehab until the 7th.listened carefully to my experience. Made immediate arrangements for VNA. Nurse came out and did a full assessment and taking both of my feet into consideration.

  • I was not happy that I waited 35 mins in the lobby before going in to an exam room.

  • I LOVE it!!!

  • Everyone was very nice. Was seen immediately. Doctor was concerned for my health. Was very helpful.

  • Hi, it was a very good Medicare Wellness visit and Dr. Mcgowen covered every subject and I even had notes and he really answered everything. Very, very well and professionally. Thank you.

  • The men & women at South Coast are pretty much always respectful & show kindness

  • Can't think of anything. Thanks

  • You were able to accommodate me to fit both appts on same day. ..2x's. Grateful for that.

  • Was seen and treated in timely and caring manner

  • Listening to me

  • Going to the Southcoast health care facility is pleasant. From the young lady at the door when you walk in, the ladies at check in, the nurse receptionist, the doctor or nurse practitioner, and ladies in check out. It is always excellent experience going there. Thank you

  • Dr. McGowan is knowledgeable, smart, realistic in his assessment and advice, and a caring provider. He is just the kind of Dr. I like to have. He is also a good thinker about the "policy" aspects of health care and willing to discuss his views. All in all just an excellent physician and great resource for me as well as for SouthCoast.

  • Having a bad experience with them trying to collect my disability insurance been waiting for paperwork

  • The registration.

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Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.