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Robert McGowen, MD

4.6 out of 5 (232 Ratings)


Internal Medicine / Primary Care

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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


Robert practices 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.

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Patient Comments (38)

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.

  • Had no issues, everyone was polite and Covid precautions were observed

  • Everything very professional and courteous

  • Appointments were on time.

  • Dr. McGowen listens and talks through your issues. Not in a hurry. Always feel well cared for. True professional and has a great practice. Would recommend and have recommended to many friends.

  • Hi Dr.McGowen is very familiar with my medical history and a very caring doctor who has my best interests at hand and I really appreciate that. Thanks Doc[Name] [Name]

  • I always feel well cared for when I visit Dr. McGowen and his staff. I feel really good about it.

  • A very worthwhile phone call / connection. I was very pleased with my call.

  • It's extremely difficult right now to get any kind of appointments with any kind of primary care doctor. Everybody is terrified of covid, nobody wants to see patients, and the health care profession is seriously lacking right now.

  • everything went very well.

  • Have the office is always very professional. Listening to everything I have to say. Thank you.

  • Everyone was helpful and kind

  • My primary care is patient and kind. well knowledged about my personal health history and makes practical suggestions towards a method of care.

  • Always glad to see my primary Doctor Mcgowen. He's very diligent. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

  • Answered all my concerns

  • Dr. McGowen and [Name] are always OUTSTANDING--I love them both. The issues I have are NOT with my actual Dr's they are great-This system you have put in place that you have to leave..then call and make an appointment for lab work is a crock..Getting an appointment is very difficult..but the doctors themselves are always good

  • Right now it seems to working very good we all understand the world has changed which has made the way we operate change.

  • I have interacted with several Drs and health professionals over the past few years in three different hospitals. The PCP, NP and nurses that help me at Southcoast are professional, friendly and some of best providers I've seen.

  • Everything is always fine

  • Everyone was courteous and efficient. The doctor is very good and thorough.

  • Considering limitations caused by COVID-19, the virtual office visit with Dr McGown seemed quite similar to An in person appointment.

  • I was placed into an examination room promptly a n d scene by t h e doctor in a timely manner. Although the blood lab could not see me right away and I had to schedule later on in the afternoon or another day.

  • Dr McGowan is the best

  • I always get the best treatment and attention from Dr. McGowen and his staff.

  • For my annual physical, the facility and the practice was very well organized. Dr. McGowen was excellent, listens well, has good information and advice and was very comforting. Just what I'd like in a doctor and overall it was a very good experience.

  • I know that with pandemic things are different but I think Southcoast needs more qualified help to make appointments for patients more streamlined it was too hard to make an appointment and way too long a wait on phone not acceptable pandemic or not period.

  • While this tele-appointment went well, I would like at least 1 of my 2 appointments each year to be at the office.

  • Instructions were clearly given, prompt service, and all are friendly.

  • I was very pleased how this worked out being the first time doing telehealth

  • Felt comfortable start to finish. All questions answered. I feel this office up to date with the latest heslthcare knowledge available.

  • All was professional and great service.

  • The staff is always very kind and knowledgeable..I have been going to Southcoast Health for many years and have never had a bad experience..alway a perfect meeting.

  • I really like Dr McGowan. He always is so pleasant and easy to talk to. I hope he stays here a while.

  • Dr. Mcgowen is an excellent doctor, very informative, remembers everything about my health and me when I come in, and his staff is very pleasant and helpful.

  • everything was done very well.

  • Dr McGowen and staff continue to be the best !!

  • did a GOOD job

  • Dr. McGowen was very thoughtful and helpful with working out a plan of treating my symptoms

  • I like the convenience of the tele medicine format. I asked the doctor if I could use the same format for my next appointment as well.

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
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