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David B. Cowan, MD, ABFP
David B. Cowan, MD, ABFP
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

300 Patient Ratings
89 Comments

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Departments
Family Medicine
Primary Care

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center

Phone

Bainbridge Island Medical Center  (206) 842-5632

Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1995

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.6 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.

June 2017
Very pleased with my provider.

June 2017
I feel "Dr Dave" has my best interests in mind and did not feel rushed to complete my exam.

June 2017
I really like Dr. Cowan and feel he does a good job helping me manage my care.

May 2017
My care provider Dr. David Cowan is one of the best doctors I have ever had.

May 2017
Dr. Cowan is awesome. He really conveys a sense of genuine concern for everyone in my family.

May 2017
Dr. Cowan is very good

May 2017
As Dr. Cowen has suggested, I may need to see someone with more current expertise in treating diabetes. If that is the case, I will miss seeing Dr. Cowen.

May 2017
Great experience!

May 2017
Dr. Cowan was very careful to make sure I am fully informed regarding medications, and the relationship to medicare. Further, he has done an excellent job over the years in referring me to VM colleagues to assist with various health issues.

May 2017
Dr. Cowan is professional, friendly, courteous & listens to his patients!

May 2017
Dr Cowan is an exceptional doctor who pays attention to the details of how interconnected out bodies our, how one condition is going to affect another condition and so in treatment, both would need to be considered.

May 2017
Dr. Cowan seems to be current on latest study data and best practices; if not advanced compared to other providers.

April 2017
I am extremely pleased with the care and caring demeaner that Dr. Cowan brings to me as a patient.

April 2017
Dr. Cowan is very professional in his manner and seems to enjoy keeping up on latest issues - yet he is always open to new questions and ideas. He thinks through ideas in front of me, which I enjoy. He always seems to remember me, even though he sees me only once a year.

April 2017
Dr Cown called me when Harborview sent him information from an ICU stay over the weekend and he gave guidance and recommendations. He also made room for me on a fully scheduled week when finding I needed a pre surgical visit to one of the VM surgeons.

April 2017
Doctor Cowan is top notch!

March 2017
Dr. Cowan is excellent GP.

March 2017
Dr Cowan is simply, the best! He has been our PCP for the past 18 years-and even though we moved 45 minutes away, he is worth the extra time and effort! Cannot give him enough praise: he´s professional, very smart, truly caring-and even funny, at appropriate times!

March 2017
Dr. Cowan has consistently provided a very high level of care.

March 2017
Although we haven´t gotten to that point yet with the medical reason for this visit, I do appreciate how Dr. Cowan shares data on drug regimens or prostate risk and lets you participate in the decision

March 2017
Dr. Cowan made me feel at ease and I have total trust in him and his recommendations.

March 2017
Dr. Cowan has always been exceptionally conscientious about addressing all my questions, explaining the implications of test results, and describing the various options available for dealing with my medical conditions. His concerted efforts to include me in all decisions about my treatment have led me to consider him the best family doctor I have ever had. I recently recommended him to another person, who will have her first appointment with him shortly.

March 2017
Dr. Cowan is more concerned about me than I am.

March 2017
We are lucky to have Dr. Cowan.

February 2017
Dr. Cowan is knowledgeable, genuinely caring, patient, and very good at interacting with our two year old daughter. we trust him inherently for our medical care.

February 2017
Dr. Cowan is an excellent care provider, very professional and competent, polite and concerned with overall patient health and happiness.

January 2017
I never feel rushed when dealing with Dr. Cowan.

January 2017
Dr. Cowan is the only reason I drive to BI. He is a fantastic doctor, and more important a fantastic man who I know and trust. I can not say or should I have to say any more about Dr. Cowan he has my trust 100 %. If you wish you can contact me by phone for more about how much I like him.

January 2017
Dr. Cowan is a superb physician and super bedside manner

January 2017
Dr, Cowan is excellent, never have had anything but super service, care.

January 2017
Dr. Cowan and his staff have always been excellent.

January 2017
I felt almost instant rapport & confidence. "Small talk" quite enjoyable. Dr. Cowan is very engaging & straight, - forward & not "in change."

December 2016
Dr. Cowan has deep and broad knowledge of medical issues I bring to our appointments. Kindness and humor are other strong assets.

December 2016
It has always been a pleasure to visit with Dr. Cowan. We enjoy each other in conversation. And then we deal with medical concerns.

December 2016
I have a tremendous respect for Dr Cowan and his knowledge and care for my health needs.

December 2016
Good experience so far. Just started with him. He seems quite knowledgeable, easy to speak with, which is what I wanted. A quality, caring experience.

December 2016
Dr. Cowan has been my provider for many years. He is very thorough, understanding and extremely aware of concerns. He takes the time to research and learn about what may be a problem. He has saved my life several times and I am very grateful to him. He is an excellent provider!

December 2016
professional, courteous, kind

December 2016
Dr. Cowan - friendly, accessible, shared more information than he needed to - really helpful. Excellent with teenage son.

November 2016
David Cowan is excellent he is a real credit to your organization

November 2016
He knew my background, understood the present and has a plan for the future.

October 2016
In addition to describing the nature of my syndrome Dr. Cowan provided good discussion of possible treatments, downside risks, alternatives, issues associated with delaying treatment and whether there would be any downside, and also provided a link to medical information regarding my condition. VERY HELPFUL.

October 2016
Dr. Cowan is great; we share similar interest in cars and sometimes get sidetracked. I´m 61, never had a doctor that I could feel 100% comfortable with -

September 2016
I lost my long time primary physician and Dr. Cowan looks to be a good replacement.

September 2016
Dr Cowan is simply the best! Although I recently moved off the island-I would never think of changing my PCP!

September 2016
Dr & I see eye-to-eye on care. He gets it that I can read medical research and understand the analysis. He has a broad-spectrum view of healthcare that starts with diet & lifestyle.

September 2016
If required to identify or recommend an outstanding primary care provider it would be Dr David Cowan

September 2016
A+.

August 2016
David Cowan is a great physician.

August 2016
I have been with Dr. Cowan since he arrived at Virginia Mason. His diagnostics abilities far exceed any other practitioner I have worked with at the Bainbridge Clinic, and in fact most other medical facilities. Sharp mind, good listener, thorough.

August 2016
I am very happy Dr. Cowan is my DR. He´s excellent.

August 2016
DR COWAN IS THE BEST!!!

August 2016
Dr. Cowan followed up later that day on information regarding a more healthy nutritional shake that we might want to consider; appreciated the time to get the information and pass it along.

August 2016
I like Dr. Cowan. He is open to alternative care which makes a good balance. All drs. should use him as an example.

July 2016
Dr. Cowan is one of the best and most thoughtful doctors I have dealt with in the last 30 to 40 years.

July 2016
Dr Cowan is an excellent care provider. He shows confidence and caring during my visits. He also show interest in me as a person. Hi marks go to Dr Cowan.

July 2016
I really like Dr Cowan. He is so smart, down to earth, and efficient.

July 2016
Dr. Cowan gave me a lot of information about the medication he prescribed and why he prescribed it instead of similar, popular over the counter drugs and the dangers of self-prescribing.

July 2016
Dr. Cowan has been my care provider for years - I could not be happier with the care I´ve gotten during that time.

July 2016
good

July 2016
dr. cowan is an outstanding physician; a perfect balance of intelligence and compassion.

July 2016
Dr. Cowan is an exceptionally great doctor in whom I have complete trust

July 2016
Dr Cowan is the best doctors I have ever dealt with

June 2016
I think highly of Dr Cowan´s knowledge and guidance, and always choose to see him when my primary care doctor is not available.

June 2016
I appreciate the care I have always received at Winslow Clinic.

June 2016
Extremely pleased with Dr. Cowan´s care and professionalism.

June 2016
Excellent

May 2016
Dr. Cowen seems to be very competent. He followed through exactly as he said he would.

May 2016
Dr. Cowan is a great doc! Very easy to communicate with. Couldn´t be better.

April 2016
Dr. Cowan is great!

April 2016
Dr Cowan and his crew have done a great job helping me manage my diabetes.

April 2016
Not my regular provided, but very helpful

March 2016
Outstanding care! Thanks!

March 2016
Dr. Cowan is one of the best general doctors I have had, need to continually support him.

March 2016
Dr. Cowen has been caring for me for 20 years and has kept me alive for 15 years longer than Inexpected to live. A fine doctor.

March 2016
Dr. David Cowan is the BEST!

February 2016
I trust Dr. Cowan with my life. Enough said!

February 2016
EXCELLENT

January 2016
Excellent providers

January 2016
David Cowan has consistently impressed me both with his clinical awareness of issues I faced and his real concern for my well-being and comfort. Over the course of a decade I believe we have become friends. Visits with him have always been a great mix of information and laughter. I´m most grateful for the care he´s given me.

December 2015
Dr. Lowan is the best doctor I could have. He goes above and beyond, and also gives me key referrals for issues outside his bounds.

December 2015
Physician provider was more enthusiastic to talk sports then about patient aches & complaints.

November 2015
Dr. Cowan provides an excellent balance of sensitivity, focus and attention to the patient´s needs and concerns while at the same time being very direct, positive and encouraging while cutting to the chase and prioritizing health issues, necessary labs, tests, referrals and procedures, as well as providing a calming confidence. Highly Recommended.

November 2015
This physician has been my primary care provider for many years. He knows me, my family and my health. I trust him completely and feel that he makes conscientious, cautious and excellent diagnosis and has kept me healthy. I trust him explicitely!!

November 2015
Dr Cowan is an excellent thoughtful and respected clinician. He had an open mind to my suggestions and needs on exam and screenings and went out of his way to ensure that I was getting the outcome desired. He has been a trusted provider for many years. I value his good consul and his desire to always search out relevant data and studies as they pertain to my care.

November 2015
I have been very pleased with my relationship with my provider to keep me healthy. I would recommend him to all.

October 2015
Dr. Cowan is very caring, well-informed, and honest about representing what is known about various medical issues, and what are the pros & cons of particular drugs and procedures.

October 2015
Excellent relationship.

July 2015
Doctor Cowan has been very helpful and understanding with my issues this year and has been on top of any questions I´ve asked

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Special Interest(s)
Preventive medicine and preventive cardiology, management of lipid disorders, nutrition and fitness, child nutrition

Education
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1988

Residency
Family Practice, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, 1991

Personal Information
Dr. Cowan is a founding member of Healthier Kids Bainbridge, a group currently focused on improving food and health education in the schools.
Dr. Cowan and his family enjoy theater, music, winter sports and cooking. Dr. Cowan works on vintage Volvos for fun.

On Patients
"Ultimately, patients make the choices that affect their health. I strive to provide accurate information and to help patients make the right choices for themselves."

On Specialty
"I enjoy caring for patients of all ages and family units. I am especially interested in prevention."

On Virginia Mason
"I am delighted to be a part of the outstanding team at Virginia Mason.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American and Washington Academies of Family Practice