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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
67 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave.
Suite 1103
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 692-4400


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab


MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago,
Chicago, IL

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February 02, 2017

Dr. Sowa is a sensitive,smart and caring physician.Her willingness to listen and respond to my concerns is noteworthy. She is special.

December 20, 2016

Dr. Gwen Sowa and her fine staff are outstanding and a true credit and representation of the fine UPMC care!!

October 04, 2016

Dr. Sowa is an excellent doctor. She always is very attentive and very professional in every way possible.

September 08, 2016

Excellent care - remarkable in my experience.

August 25, 2016

This provider is an outstanding listener, an astute observer and a sensitive care provider. She inspires confidence and I feel well cared for.

August 02, 2016

This physician was extremely sensitive to my needs,went into great detail of concerns for my current health situations. Our discussion concerned possible remedies of my condition, suggestions as to the direction of physical conditioning that might be applicable to my concerns, as well as how these practices could provide improved physical and emotional conditions.

July 19, 2016

Dr. Sowa is always very pleasant and professional. She cares about her patients and is excellent and knowledgeable about what she does.

July 14, 2016

Dr Sowa listens and makes recommendations accordingly. I feel like I have choices in my care.

June 16, 2016

Dr Sowa and staff are very professional and friendly.

May 26, 2016

Dr Sowa is an excellent back doctor.