Philip G McDowell Jr. M.D.

Joint Replacement, Joint Revision, Knee, Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder, Sports Medicine
5
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (34 patient reviews and ratings)
Professional Office Building F
1926 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
11440 Parkside Dr
Knoxville, TN 37934

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. McDowell.

“Dr. McDowell has been the best professional ever. He has been very supportive of my needs in caring for me and has answered all my questions and taken the time I've needed with him at each visit. After my surgery, he also took time with my family to explain what he did. Thank you so much.”
– Carol C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“As usual, my appointment is always very punctual and efficient. Starting with the front desk, the nurse and Dr. McDowell, himself, were very professional. I continue to recommend this practice.”
– Sylvia L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. McDowell was not the first Doctor I saw at your office. The first was Dr. Schamberg. He saved my right foot from a nasty infection. Dr. Smith gave me back movement in both my. Hands with carpal tunnel surgery. I could hardly move them before now I have no problems. Dr. Holt put my right foot back together when it fell apart. Dr. McDowell has done surgery on my right knee to repair it and has followed up with care to the knee. He has also helped me regain movement with my right shoulder. At almost 66 years old, your office has cared for me for the past nineteen years with five-star care. Also, Dr. Seaworth has cared for my right foot since she has come to this office and after Dr. Beaver left. Who I was sad to see leave I liked him but understood his need to be near family in Texas. He's missed. If I missed a doctor, I Am sorry, as a whole your office a wonderful and caring office. Thank you to everyone. God Bless you all from the informative and friendly office staff to the nurses to the Doctors.”
– Leota P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“A great experience does. Great job would highly recommend.”
– Chad B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Staff was excellent, and the service was on time and through.”
– William K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“It has been a great experience. The doctor is a great surgeon as well as a person. My recovery was better than expected, as well as the outcome of the surgery. I am much better than I have been in many years thanks to Dr. McDowell, he changed my life for the better.”
– Richard S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I tell practically everyone I meet about my excellent orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Philip McDowell. He always takes time to talk when I have an appointment with him, and he is so encouraging about my progress, too. He has now replaced my right shoulder and left knee. My hairstylist said her husband had "the best orthopedic surgeon, who completely repaired his hand after a motorcycle accident." It turned out, Dr. McDowell was her husband's surgeon, also!”
– Evelyn M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. McDowell is wonderful! On my first visit, he explained the options I had for treatment of my shoulder pain: Cortisone injection plus physical therapy or MRI and possible surgery. When I chose the less invasive alternative, Dr. McDowell thought that was a wise decision. It impressed me that he didn't immediately push for operation. Although the injection and PT initially relieved my discomfort, it only lasted for a few months. When I went back the second time, he again gave me options, another injection, or an MRI. Although I knew the dose would provide relief, I felt there was a more serious problem that needed to get diagnosed. Again, he confirmed that this was a wise course of action. An MRI showed a torn rotator cuff, a slightly torn bicep tendon, and significant osteoarthritis; he told me my best option was a total reverse shoulder replacement. It was the only solution for all presenting issues. He did not push for immediate surgery but told me he would make the same recommendation anytime in the future. I did choose to go ahead with the operation and am currently working on rehab with PT. The surgery went better than Dr. McDowell was expecting, and my therapist tells me I am making an excellent recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. McDowell and would trust his care and advice again.”
– Donna J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Doctor McDowell is compassionate and caring for his patients. He listened to me and was understanding of the issues I was having. He explained in depth of what course of treatment we were about to embark upon together.”
– Barry F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. McDowell is amiable and explains in detail when answering my questions. Knee surgery went well, and I am back in the gym. I can walk a half-mile and hope to increase my walk to a mile by next week. I am so ready to get back to living, and now I can with my new knee.”
– Evelyn M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I found Dr. McDowell to be an exceptional provider. He took time to explain his findings and possible treatments clearly and in a fashion where I did not feel I was being spoken down. He listened to my questions and concerns and allowed me to be a part of the decision-making process regarding my treatment.”
– Tammy C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. McDowell was very thorough in explaining what happened to my knee and why it happened in terms that I could understand. He put my mind at ease by patiently addressing any concerns about my knee replacement surgery, assuring me that he would take good care of me and that I would be fine.”
– Vickie M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone was friendly and helpful. Dr. McDowell was attentive and answered my questions and concerns. He informed me of what I need to do for my knees to hurt less and take pressure off of them.”
– Donna H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. McDowell and staff were very prompt at honoring the appointment schedules. Everyone was friendly and extremely helpful. Dr. McDowell has always been available to discuss all questions or concerns.”
– Johnny B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have been to the University Orthopaedic Surgeons and Turkey Creek offices the staff are friendly, helpful just great care. Dr. McDowell has done a total knee replacement and fixing to do a shoulder replacement. Dr. McCollum did a complete replacement on both my hips. Dr. Smith set my trigger thumb. All wonderful doctors. My treatment before and after surgery I was very pleased.”
– Vanda F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My experience has been great I like Dr. McDowell, and I love Dana his PA they were very friendly and helpful I would recommend this office to anyone!”
– Mary D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The best.”
– Sandra K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. McDowell has been an outstanding physician and surgeon who helped me feel in control and an active part of my care. He is a great communicator and makes an empathetic connection with his patients. He is a genuinely skilled surgeon, and my surgery outcome was excellent.”
– Jill W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone in the office from the office staff, nurses and Dr. McDowell were charming. Very friendly and knowledgable. I would recommend others to this office.”
– Heather L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Informative and caring.”
– Robert F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. McDowell is very professional and courteous. He does not make you feel rushed by breezing in and out. The doctor listens to you and lets you know your options. He allows you to decide and answers any questions he has. He makes you feel like your feeling and concerns matter to him. I like his input and makes you feel like you matter. I appreciate this above all.”
– Barbara C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very well pleased before/hospital and after surgery visits. Surgery was a great success.”
– Vanda F.
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Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had a badly broken wrist that Dr. McDowell repaired for me. I was 59 at the time. I had a plate and seven screws put in my wrist and thumb area, and I have been pleased with my recovery, and approx 6-inch incision/scar has healed very well. Because of my satisfaction, I referred my husband to Dr. McDowell for his rotator cuff repair. Surgery went very well although we are still only five weeks post surgery and my husband has a long six-month physical therapy program to get him to full use again of his arm/shoulder. Would recommend Dr. McDowell not only for his surgery experience but his personality and bedside manner makes for an enjoyable experience.”
– Barbara J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have only praise for Dr. McDowell and his staff. They all do a super job of caring for me . I’ve been a patient for over ten years. His nurse Michelle is very caring and thoughtful ( the best). I've always had complete confidence in Dr. Mcdowell. I highly recommend him.”
– Kevin L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very professional. He has a beautiful bedside manner. He answered all my questions.”
– Claudia B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Courteous, reassuring about treatment and very efficient. I will probably be back in to discuss shoulder.”
– Roma R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent care!”
– Tiffany P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very knowledgeable and professional gentlemen. The office staff was accommodating and caring.”
– Stephen A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“A considerate and relatable physician. With his encouragement, the rehab phase went better than planned, and I was back on the golf course within four weeks of a quadriceps tendon repair.”
– Peter C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had problems with my left shoulder for months and went to my primary care doctor, and he had no idea what the problem was. So my brother suggested Dr. McDowell. I saw him, and he had me do simple movements and then asked me if I ever had of frozen shoulder? That's what I had. I suffered for months until I found Dr. McDowell. He suggested physical therapy, and it helped some. I did that for several months and had more movement, but it still wasn't 100 percent. So I would see Dr. McDowell, and he said I wouldn't get any better, so he suggested surgery. I had surgery, and I could tell the difference in a week. Now I can raise my shoulder and put my hand behind my back without any problems. I liked Dr. McDowell because he didn't rush into surgery it was the last option. I would highly recommend him to anyone with orthopedic issues. He was caring and had the best bedside manners!”
– Suzanne W.
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Patient rating: 5 stars
“My experience with Dr. McDowell was excellent. I don't feel that I could be treated any better period.”
– Lloyd R.
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Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent.”
– Jack N.
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Patient rating: 5 stars