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Robert McGowen, MD

4.7 out of 5 (248 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 (46)

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.

  • 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.

  • Very detailed telephone follow up visit.

  • FaceTime worked out very well during the Coronavirus situation!

  • Everything was great only confusion was they called me and not my wife’s cell phone who had the tele appointment but I think it is squared away now.

  • This was a video call as all the doctors have done with South Coast. So I really couldn't answer anything, but normally everything is fine.

  • Get more drs like Robert McGowen!! He’s a wonderful dr and has a great bed side manner and he really cares for this patients??? Thank you Dr McGowen for being a great human being ??????

  • Everything was very well done. And I never have complaints at all.

  • My Primary care physician listened to my personal medical concerns and provided feedback. I am thankful for his help.

  • This was a tele-health visit that went perfectly. From the check in call earlier to the face to face with Dr McGowan, it was pleasant and efficient.

  • Dr. McGowen is the best doctor. He listens to you without judgment. He goes out of his way to help his patients. His staff is always supportive, concerned, and informative. This is, by far, my favorite practice.

  • You made it easy to get through all the red tape and a very quick response to my problem

  • Given the circumstances I appreciated the time and effort the doctor and the staff took to check up on my on going health issues as well as advice about the corona virus

  • Was good to talk to actual dr or nurse practitioner...I hear horror stories from other centers...never had a problem with getting help or answers.

  • He kept me waiting for quite a long time, but his assistant nurse did let me know he was running behind. However he did listen to all of my concerns and I felt heard, like he listened to me, which I value. He's overall a good person and a knowledgeable doctor.

  • Love Southcoast

  • I’m so grateful for everyone in the office, especially during this difficult time. I’m so thankful for dr McGowen taking the time to meet with me. Thank you all for what you’re doing.

  • Everything was great!!

  • The staff at Southcoast are always friendly and helpful, and Dr. McGowan is very easy to talk to and makes me feel at ease.

  • I just recommend Dr. McGowen in [Name] over at because they just they just listen well, and they're they're compassionate and they seem like they care a lot about you know, my wife. 

  • made me feel comfortable people smiled always.

  • Dr. Went over bloodwork and we had a discussion of how we could lower cholesterol without medication.very happy with my physician.

  • Dr. McGowan was excellent.

  • Great practice....knowledgeable,caring staff....never feel rushed during an appointment.

  • The front desk and the end desk, when I signed out, were both very pleasant. Nurse was lovely and Dr. McGowen, I cannot say enough about. I think he's a fantastic doctor and a wonderful person, and I am very happy to be his patient. Thank you.

  • It is always a good experience

  • Very throw thank u

  • Everything done wellMD on timeNo wait

  • Appointment right on time, no waiting

  • Dr McGowen answered all my questions in a VERY understandable way. Did a much better job describing my shoulder discomfort than my orthopedist and ordered physical therapy to help me. Discussed my medications and suggested a more current alternative to my 2 blood pressure meds. All in all a very comfortable and informative appointment.

  • My doctor is great your facility needs help, especially with answering phones, for instance trying to call when you breakdown on Hwy and want them to know your coming! And also some of your receptionist are working above and beyond their jobs I believe your amount of time given to patients is limited and doesn’t give your physicians the ability to breathe otherwise I find your staff very attentive and pleasant!!!

  • Great Doctor, excellent facility and got me in right away.

  • Alerted me to the fact that the Dr. was running one patient behind. Asked me pertinent questions.

  • All participating employees were professional. I was very happy with the conversation I had with my primary care physician. He addressed my needs thoroughly and I do believe what his suggestions were will work out fine. Thank you. Have a great night.

  • everything on time and very satisfactory.

  • No Need to improve. The front office, Medical Assistant and my provider Dr. McGowen were exceptional as always.

  • Dr. McGowen is top notch. Feel very fortunate to have him as my physician. No recommendations for improvement.

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