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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Gastroenterology

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


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.5 Stars
60 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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March 02, 2017

Good experience but this was my first time at this office so many of the above questions do not apply to me.

March 02, 2017

Put our worries at ease due to his knowledge and expertise in his field.

March 02, 2017

Dr. Hower was very knowledgeable. Dr. Hower is very supportive and is willing to go above and beyond to correct the problem.

December 22, 2016

I don't feel I had adequite time to express the reasons for my pain.

December 01, 2016

Dr. Hower did what so many Doctors fail yo do. HE LISTENED. He made a genuine effort to understand my situation which does not fit into any nice, neat little box. Dr. Hower recognized that his goal - our goal together - is to find the best possible way to manage my very uncomfortable, difficult situation. But most of all - HE LISTENED - and then tried to figure out the best solution.

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.