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Robert McGowen, MD

4.7 out of 5 (216 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:

  1. 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

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff

Patient Comments (48)

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.

  • Great staff. Easy to talk to

  • Dr. McGowen and the other nurse practitioners in the office have always treated me with the utmost respect. They also care about what happens to you and they take the time to talk to you and explain things or try to have options available for you. A lot of doctors don't do that. I will never switch from this doctor ever. I absolutely love the office and I recommend them 100%.

  • Dr. McGowen listens to me and provides me with the care I need.

  • Everyone is always been helpful.

  • Dr. McGowen has always been extremely professional and friendly in all the time I have been his patient. He has always offered great advice regarding my health issues when I have asked about surgical procedures and recovery. I have all the confidence in him as my primary doctor. His staff have also been extremely helpful in assisting me with appointments, and in helping me with my temporary disable placard. Great professionals. Thanks to them all !

  • Very good medical experience. The front desk staff were competent and quick and the nurse who did the pre-eval was very competent. Dr. McGowen was his usual knowledgeable, honest, caring self. He runs a high quality, high-care practice. I'm happy to be part of it.

  • Dr. McGowen and his staff have always been a great team to work with. They are wonderful listener and answer all my questions. They seem very concern about my health. I am very grateful to have them as part of my health care.

  • I actually enjoyed my visit with Dr. Mcgowen today. He explained everything to me which I understood fully. I have to say it was a pleasant visit

  • DR. McGowan,Was thorough and informative in our wellness visit today

  • Great communications with patient and family. Really listens to concerns.

  • Dr. listened and provided me with info about hip replacement surgery.

  • Good experience, change nothing

  • The overall staff are extremely friendly,professional, make you feel good and comfortable and the doctors, you know, very punctual, and concerned and an excellent overall experience.

  • All staff very kind, considerate and professional.Can't see the need for improvement.

  • I loved how he is interested and very thorough for my medical health

  • Unfortunately, today's health care system asks its doctors to see as many patients as possible, resulting in a form of piece work. This is the reality, but there are times when patients need extra attention, and doctors are pressured to choose between good medicine and corporate profits. Today, my doctor took extra time to discuss what may be a serious issue, but I knew it was disrupting his schedule and may have shortened his lunch or required him to work later in the day.

  • Caring, listening , knowledgeable and never feeling rushed…… always! Worth coming off the Cape to see these doctors!

  • I appreciate the telehealth visits for my simple issues that may be resolved quickly via a phone conversation

  • Dr. McGowen is excellent. He listens to everything I have to say and always ask questions on how I am feeling.

  • Dr McGowan took the time to talk with me and gather information before deciding on the outcome. He also knew my history and other medications for possible interactions.

  • Very caring and understanding.u00A0

  • I was treated with respect for my privacy & received excellent care & attention and the time needed to address my current health concerns. I had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss options for health interventions. I appreciate this opportunity to provide this feedback. Thank you.

  • Nothing to improve. Dr McGowen is excellent in every regard.

  • Dr. McGowen spent quite a bit of time with me and I was very comfortable talking to him about my health and any issues related to health. There were no negative aspects to this visit.

  • I just love Southcoast I always have a good visit and feel I am in good caring hands. I so love Dr McGowen , he listens carefully and I really feel he cares about me as a patient .I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • I needed to be seen and Dr. McGowen was able to see me the same day. Dr. McGowen was caring, thoughtful, and kind.

  • Very knowledgeable and empathetic

  • Terrific visit with staff and physician,from start to finish. No suggestions.

  • Dr. Mcgowen was awesome. He listen to everything that I had to say. He told me things that I needed to do and help me out. I wish I could have him as my primary thank you. He's awesome give me 10.

  • Things were well

  • Dr McGowen's appointment was a follow up appointment. Went over all my issues and concerns. He pays attention to all I have to say. Very pleased with dr McGowen

  • I really like Dr McGowen. That's why when my last PCP switched to Hawthorn Medical, from Southcoast. I sent a note through MyChart to ask him if he'd take me on as a new patient. He listens, is attentive, caring, very though. I couldn't ask for a better PCP. However, you can never get in for an appointment! Either with him or with one of the NP's.My only complaint/concern.

  • u00A0very friendly and cordial. And they all seem to be putting forth their best efforts and that's very important to patients who are patient and looking forward a good time at the facility. Thank you.

  • Dr.Mcgowen and the NP have helped me tremendously during a difficult time in my life where my mental health has take control and I appreciate their efforts to put me first and listen to exactly how my anxiety depression and panic attacks effect my life daily.

  • Dr. Mcgowen has taken care of me for a numerous year and he always listen to my concerns and he always sends me to the best Specialist and those Specialist have been wonderful. He makes wonderful recommendations about my health and how my health can be improved... improved and he's just been a wonderful physician and I do recommend him highly to other people and I, and I have. I have as well and I just want to thank him.

  • Dr Bob is an excellent PCP; caring, informed, and compassionate. His follow thru is exemplary

  • Sometimes, a bit hard to hear

  • Dr. McGowen is an excellent primary care physician. He takes the time to listen to all of my concerns. He provides important and useful feedback re: my overall health. I'm grateful to have him as my provider.

  • Dr McGowen on time caring and interested in my well being. No complaints. If and when I have to call he is very responsive to all my need's

  • No improvement needed . Keep up the. Good work ... Thank you. For all you do !!!

  • He was excellent.

  • Always patient. Never rushed and very compassionate

  • The team did not rush my time during the appointment. I was able to ask questing and in return I was professionally informed regarding my health. Dr. McGowen and his team do a great job.

  • Everything was done well. No improvement needed.

  • Everything went well. I am totally satisfied

  • Everything is always easy & Great!!! All the People are really nice!!!!

  • Very smooth, friendly, professional visit from start to finish

  • All Good. I'm in generally good health. We'll see how South Coast does when I need more intensive and frequent care. Hopefully, not for many years.

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