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David B. Cowan, MD, ABFP
Family Medicine
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Preventive medicine and preventive cardiology, management of lipid disorders, nutrition and fitness, child nutrition
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.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1988
Residency
Family Practice, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, 1991
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American and Washington Academies of Family Practice
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.8 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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Dr. Cowan is an outstanding doctor and I am very happy to have him as my primary care provider.
June 2018
My experience with Dr. Cowan and nurses etc. has always been top notch.
June 2018
It is always a pleasure to see and be cared for by Dr Cowan.
June 2018
Dr Cowan is excellent (for me). We have a similar sense of humor which helps and the fact he asks about me and listens is important. I have a crazy schedule and he always fits me in (and responds to the occasional email I send). He also knows his stuff. We had a lengthy conversation on B12 for instance and he was up on all the latest research. Also, my shave biopsy was handled quickly and without incident. I feel comfortable with him and of course would recommend him but he has a lot of patients now. Also, Saturday morning hours are great.
June 2018
I have been with *Dr. Cowan many years. He is super! I trust him I like him a lot.
May 2018
*Dr. Cowan is the best!
May 2018
I believe that this physician is very thoughtful, extremely conscientious, and very professional. I feel fortunate to have him providing my care.
May 2018
He is my Guy and will always be!
May 2018
Dr. Cowan has been excellent for me.
May 2018
*Dr. Cowan is the most caring and competent doctor I´ve ever had. Please let him know how much he is appreciated.
April 2018
Listens/thoughtful/pleasant/thorough.
April 2018
Good man and I have great confidence.
April 2018
Every time I see this care provider I leave his office feeling diminished and that I must be a hypochondriac. He is very courteous.
April 2018
*Dr. Cowan was terrific; caring, focused, professional & effective.
April 2018
Dr Cowan is friendly, funny and very easy to talk with.
March 2018
dr Cowan is great. I did not see a radiologist on the earlier question.
March 2018
Excellent Doctor. Very caring. Thank you Dr. Cowan.
March 2018
again, I love VM
March 2018
Dr Cowan is an excellent physician: compassionate, knowledgeable and personable-along with being a great communicator. I find his sense of humor a bonus not often found in his profession...
March 2018
Dr Cowan is thorough, a good listener, and I like his approach to medicine and general health care.
March 2018
This was an appointment to establish care with Dr Cowan. I found him very interested in me as both a person and a patient. He answered all my questions, is current with the literature, and, form my experience, is taking a wholistic approach to my care.
February 2018
Dr. Cowan has been my provider since ´91 and I could not be happier
February 2018
Dr. Cowan took the time to review my questions, and provided information that was helpful. He is easy to talk to and has very good people skills. I feel that he is very knowledgeable.
January 2018
I´ve grown to very much admire David´s intelligence, his diligence in keeping abreast of developments across the many fields in which careful healing must inform itself. Further, we a have a relationship that feels mutually interesting - inspiring, even - and I always look forward to my visits with him.
January 2018
Dr. Cowen it very good.
January 2018
The professionalism, care, and concern of Dr. Cowan is above and beyond any other provider I have had in the past 30 years. Should he EVER leave VM I would follow him.
January 2018
Dr. Cowan has been my care provider for years and so have the utmost of confidence in him. He is very adept at explaining any medical issues affecting me and the medications he has prescribed.
January 2018
Dr Cowan, as in previous visits, is a very good listener and offers sound advice about my concerns.
January 2018
Dr. David Cowan provided me with one of the best medical appointments that I have ever experienced. His thoughtful, caring and contentious demeanor put me at ease, validated my concerns, and made me feel as if I was a partner in my own healthcare. He is clearly very knowledgeable but his focus on patient care is the true distinguishing factor. My experience with Dr. Cowan left me feeling revitalized and energized - not common feelings for me after leaving the doctor´s office. I felt empowered to take charge of my own health, and that Dr. Cowan was my advocate in taking responsibility for my health. He was quickly able to build rapport and trust with me, and did not once make me feel judged or dismissed. Instead, Dr. Cowan extended empathy and expertise to leave me feeling much more confident in taking charge of my own health. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
January 2018
Dr Cowan is an exceptional asset to your organization.
January 2018
I was very impressed with Dr. Cowan. He does his homework, engages with patients one and one like they are people. I was seeking care for my myself and also my daughter whom has a medical condition as past care hasnt been great or thorough. He´s sharp and on the ball
January 2018
Dr. Cowan has clear explanations, takes time to answer questions and has a evidence-based approach when making recommendations. He is a great doctor!
January 2018
Dr. Cowan has a good way with patients and he knows me pretty well. He is informed and through.
December 2017
Dr. Cowan is a complete professional and also has a great bed side manner. He was sensitive to my problem and discussed it with me at length before recommending a treatment. I have complete confidence in him as a physician and as a person.
December 2017
RE: Initial intake, but courteous & warm. I appreciated it - not fond of medical appointments in general.
November 2017
My appointment was to establish a new primary care provider. The doctor spent the time reading my file and asking me questions.
November 2017
dr Cowan is the best, very good care always,
November 2017
Great doctor -
November 2017
Cowan is good even though he is busy. I think that says a lot.
November 2017
Good Dr.
October 2017
I believe Dr. David Cowan is the BEST! I have and will continue to recommend him. I would LEAVE VW if he did!
October 2017
Dr. Cowen took an ample amount of time to spend with me to discuss and answer my questions. I was pleased and impressed.
October 2017
Provider was more concerned w/ lecturing them in listening to concerns; also kept us waiting for a simple wellness visit & shots.
September 2017
excellent in all categories
September 2017
Dr. Cowan immediately ordered a test for flu. Quick and well done.
September 2017
Dave was outstanding! He took the time to get to know me. I am very excited about working with him and as an island newcomer establishing my new relationship with Dave and Virginia Mason.
September 2017
Dr. Cowan is excellent.
September 2017
Dr Cowan is the best!
September 2017
Dr. Cowan has been my family physician for almost 20 years. He is an outstanding doctor and is always up to date on the latest treatments, effects etc. Obviously he does a lot of ongoing study.
September 2017
Have been with this doctor for several years and am very happy with the care he gives.
August 2017
excellent care with a good outcome
August 2017
I think Dr. Cowan is an EXCELLENT Doctor.
August 2017
I have chosen to remain with Virginia Mason and Dr Cowan. for my medical care. I have been a long time patient since moving to Washington in 1984 and moved to B.I 3 year´s ago and was able to continue my care with VM here as well.
August 2017
Dr. Cowan does a great job helping me manage my diabetes.
August 2017
dr Cowan: a consumate professional and a warm human being
August 2017
Excellent!
July 2017
Dr. Cowan has always been a fabulous doctor for my husband, myself and my daughter. I would highly recommend him as well as VA Mason BI Clinic to anyone seeking medical help.
July 2017
Dr. Cowan is an outstanding doctor; he listens carefully, is very knowledgeable and spent time with me, answering all my questions thoroughly.
July 2017
good
July 2017
My Doctor is friendly, knowledgeable and show a genuine care for my health.
July 2017
Dr. Cowan is one of the best doctors that I have had the privilege of knowing over my 65 years of life, period.
June 2017
Very pleased with my provider.
June 2017
Dr. Cowan is a fantastic GP. I trust him implicitly.
June 2017
I feel "Dr Dave" has my best interests in mind and did not feel rushed to complete my exam.
June 2017
Good.
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
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
Dr. Cowan is very good
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
Dr. Cowan made me feel at ease and I have total trust in him and his recommendations.
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 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."