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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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42 Patient
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Bayfront Digestive Disease
100 Peach St.
Suite 200
Erie, PA 16507
Office Phone:
(814) 877-7733


Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine


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

UPMC Mercy Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA

Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA

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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.

April 14, 2016

Dr. Hower is very professional and personable. He is thorough, goes over the medical information and answers questions. He takes the time to get all the information he needs to assess the medical plan for the patient.

April 14, 2016

staffisvery understanding when it comes to someone like me who blacks out they know just what to do.

February 18, 2016

Very please with Dr Hower and the staff.

February 04, 2016

My appointment was at 11am, Dr. Hower was in to see me before 11 and before the nurse was done with me. He was very attentive and shown much compassion with my issues. He listened and I was not rushed. He's a awesome Doctor and rating him as a 10 is an understatement.

January 28, 2016

Love this doctor and his office staff is the best