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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Horizon

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.5 Stars
51 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

Bayfront Digestive Disease
100 Peach St.
Suite 200
Erie, PA 16507
Office Phone:
(814) 877-7733
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education:

DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA

Residency:
UPMC Mercy Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA


Fellowships:
Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA



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November 03, 2016

Dr Robert Hower Jr. is vary friendy and polite and listens to what your concerns are

October 27, 2016

My concerns about privacy and sensitivity all related to the fact that I felt like the doctor was speaking in a very high tone of voice b/c he was trying to stress the importance of colonoscopies, despite the fact that I agree with him on the importance, but still had reservations about the prep. I was getting worried that everyone outside the room was also getting the same talk.

October 27, 2016

I feel Dr. Robert Hower Jr., is one of the best doctors! He found out I had Cirrhosis of the liver, also three ulcer's, and diabetes. Other Doctor's sent me to Dr. Robert Hower Jr., they didn't know what was wrong with me! By the way, I never drank. Thank goodness for Dr. Robert Hower Jr.

October 06, 2016

When Dr. Hower told me to follow him, I didn't realize my appointment was over until he led me to "Check Out". He did not ask if I had any other concerns BEFORE we left the exam room. (I did have a couple of questions I wanted to ask) . I do believe he was in a hurry because Doctors are now expected to see a certain number of patients per hour, IRREGARDLESS of their condition or needs. Not all patients are alike.

September 22, 2016

Everyone was very friendly and made my office visit quite enjoyable.

August 03, 2016

First time we met He was great

May 23, 2016

Showed a lot of concern about my problem.

May 19, 2016

Dr Hower and his staff were all exceptionally helpful, courteous, prompt, respectful and friendly. It was a very pleasant experience. Did not have to wait at all once I arrived at the office.

May 19, 2016

This was first visit. Very impressed.

April 28, 2016

This was my first appointment and Dr. Hower was wonderful to me. He took the time to discuss my concerns and reassured me. I was sincerely impressed with his bed side manner, kindness, and ability to provide the reassurance I needed to proceed with necessary testing. what an amazing physician. I am grateful.