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David B. Cowan, MD, ABFP
Family Medicine
 
4.7 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.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I have always received very good care - Most of all they have relieved my worries of not knowing what is wrong with me.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Cowan is the best doctor I have ever seen. He takes the time to explain anything I don't understand and always provides thoughtful care through collaboration with me.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I appreciate being able to sit and chat a little to become more familiar and relaxed before diving into the personal stuff.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
as usual, Dr Cowan listens well, discusses options clearly, and is very professional
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Cowan is a wonderful doctor. I feel he is really interested in my care. He got me up to date with my pneumonia shot, scheduled my overdue mammogram, and referred me to a cardiologist. I also feel it was my lucky day to have found such a great doctor. I know I am going to be getting the best care possible. My husband is going to be a new patient of Dr. Cowan, on my recommendation. Right now I am feeling like a very fortunate and thankful person.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. Cowan is extraordinary in his thoroughness, willingness to listen & take in put seriously research my issues as needed, take time to discuss issues & options.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
best doctor ever
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Cowan is a very personable yet professional care giver.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Awesome dr.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr David Cowan is a superior practitioner. He sets the bar for excellence.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Cowan looked up the parts needed for broken walker and assisted in my ordering the two important parts.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
always great care
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Willing to think outside the box regarding incidence of COVID-19 on Bainbridge Island.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I am always grateful for the thoughtful and informed care provided by Dr. Cowan. He represents the ideal mix of head and heart which makes a great doctor. He's one of the best I've encountered in 73 years!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Highest recommendations
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Best health care in my life!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Did not understand history of complaint but immediately chastised me for waiting to get treatment. Showed no "bedside manner" when telling me he was looking for brain tumor.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr Cowan has and is very concerned for his patients \
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Always listens....
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Cowan is very personable and explains everything very well. With the virtual care, he is able to "screen share" and allowed me to see what he sees,
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Drs Cowan and Brummell are superb!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
dr. Cowan is the best.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
excellent listener, knowledgeable, asks good questions and discusses options
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
*Dr. Cowan thoughtful, gentle, intellectually engaged with thinking through your health issues, giving good treatment options BALANCED INSIGHTS ON.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Physician was courteous, friendly and professional.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Dr. David Cowan is careful, thorough, concerned, and professional. He is an excellent general care, family doctor. He makes referrals when appropriate to seek specialized care.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Dr. Cowan listens & offers suggestions in a way that gives me confidence in his knowledge, experience, & concern for my well-being. He follows through & responds to my questions. I feel I'm in good hands with him as my doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Dr Cowan is a great doctor. His caring and thoroughness come through in telemedicine visits.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
seems to remember me well (personable) even though we see each other 1-2 per year.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
awesome
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
This dr. is excellent and very patient and always explains everything.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Cowan patiently listened to all of my health concerns. I am a relatively new patient, so having him know my medical history will take some time. His willingness to listen and absorb what I shared with him was critically important to me at this annual wellness visit. It is scary to be changing primary care doctors at my age!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
David has been my doctor since 2001. Very pleased with the care he provides.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Cowan was great, helpful & understanding!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr. Cowan does a great job and is very attentive.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
This is for Dr. Cowan. He is excellent.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I have great confidence in *Dr. Cowain's care. He is very intelligent and knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
This was my initial visit after bring a member of GHC/KP for over 40 years. I was extremely pleased with Dr Cowan's manner and competence.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Best doctor ever!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. was a bit distracted by outside events. I understand.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Cowan has provided me excellent care throughout my time as his patient; not only by getting me to the right professionals when I truly needed them, but also by providing guidance in managing, and mitigating the the effects of my chronic illnesses on the quality of my life.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I have recommended Dr. Cowan to many of my friends
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Cowan is very patient ---- we have a good conversation. He made a couple of recommendations (a flu shot and a change in blood pressure medication) and he explained the reasons for his recommendations. I followed his advice after hearing the reasons.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I trust Dr. Cowan's advice.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Was a good experience
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr Cowan, takes the time to listen
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Very responsive MD. Appears to be genuinely concerned about patient's well-being.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Cowan is thoughtful intelligent and intellectually engaged with the medical issues. Measured, balanced and clear with his analysis and treatment plan options. Personable, crisp, professional. A rare combination of attributes. Very impressive.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Professional - listened well.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
This was my "Est care" (initial) visit with Dr Cowan. I am very happy to have him as my PCP.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr Cowan is a wonderful Dr!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Excellent physician.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr Cowan is excellent, he listens, cares, and remembers patients from visit to visit
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Cowen is a well versed professional and I would recommend him highly to anyone.