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Internal Medicine

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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58 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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December 21, 2017

Dr. Hower is an excellent GI specialist. I felt that all my concerns and questions were addressed and a road map for future care was decided upon.

December 07, 2017

Dr. Hower was so helpful, attentive, caring and interested in helping me take a new course of action for my health condition. It is so great to deal with a physician who shows you this type of positive attitude!

October 26, 2017

1st time visiting this dr. the office seems to be high tech but yet personal. I'm sure I will have a great experience with this dr and his staff

July 20, 2017

Very pleased with Dr. Hower and staff. He put me at ease.

June 29, 2017

was not happy with Dr. However what so ever. very unprofessional. did not take the time to even read my blood or text results before meeting with me. then thought he was treating me for Heartburn not EPI had to go back and look and my tests at that point. .

June 22, 2017

I am very pleased with the way he took care of me

May 11, 2017

First time to see Dr Hower. I feel confident he understands my health issues and is proceeding accordingly.

April 17, 2017

Since this was an initial consultation for a second opinion, much of this does not really apply. But overall, this was a very pleasant and professional experience.

April 17, 2017

DR. Hower was very nice and informative. A huge improvement from my doctor I had in North Carolina!

March 28, 2017

I'm very pleased with Dr. Hower and his staff.