Vernon Cowell, FACS, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Critical Care Medicine, Board-certified; General Surgery, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    31 Ratings    17 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-General Surgery

25050 S.E. Stark St., Suite 265 Medical Office Building 4
Gresham, OR 97030
503-674-1520

About Me:

" I was born in Reading, PA, (home of the Reading Railroad, 5th Avenue candy bar and Luden's cough drops) where I lived across the street from a steel mill. We moved to Washington, DC when I was 8 and I lived there from elementary school through medical school. During my time in medical school and residency training I had the opportunity to learn from some of the pioneers in the field of surgery. I met my future wife during residency in Syracuse, NY. After finishing our fellowships in Connecticut, we looked for a place where we could establish a spiritual home and begin a family, which lead us to Portland. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, Portland Surgical Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Physician Executives. I have Board Certifications in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Public Health. Our philosophy is "Excellence in surgical patient care, one patient at a time." Hobbies include: Hiking, Spending time with my family, Reading, Music, Sports, Fitness, Fitness

Education:
Fellowship: University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Hartford Hospital
Masters: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Residency: State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
Internship: State University of New York - Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medcine, Washington DC
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     31 Ratings     17 Comments

Aug 16, 2018
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The visit was a good experience. Nice facilities! The only bad experience was waiting so long for transport back to the Marquis Centennial.

Aug 14, 2018
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I did not have to wait for my appt. and the doctor was very helpful.

Jul 24, 2018
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Dr. Cowell has a radiant heart that shines through the core of his being! An exceptional surgeon and physician, exhibiting stellar communication skills, connecting with his patient in a genuinely remarkable manner, with an exemplary bedside manner that is a blessing to experience firsthand. My medical case is complicated, which extends beyond the parameters of surgery. Still, Dr. Cowell continues to genuinely care for me until all medical issues are resolved. Thank you for being a blessing, Dr. Cowell! I appreciate you!

Jul 12, 2018
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From the time I was in the hospital I have received the BEST care possible. I have NO complaints of any of the care givers & or staff.

Jul 10, 2018
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Dr. Cowell and his staff are always great and I trust them all to always treat me with respect and Dr. Cowell is a great surgeon.

May 24, 2018
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From reception to my interaction with the doctor and intern every thing happened in a pleasant and relaxed fashion. The explanation of the process by Vernon Cowell was comprehensive and it was clear to me that he had executed this type of procedure many times.

May 22, 2018
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Dr Cowell did a minor surgery for me and I love his bedside manner, his staff is wonderful and he is a great Doctor in my opinion.

May 8, 2018
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overall very good visit for a first time visit. Have a condition that they didn't seem interested in, but it's chronic and is a part if me.

Apr 26, 2018
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blood work results week cholesterol?

Apr 5, 2018
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Dr. Cowell was a referral from my primary care Doctor, [name deleted], to perform a surgery [details deleted]. I am so pleased that Dr. Cowell did the operation. I have every confidence in him as a surgeon and was wonderfully taken care of by him and the hospital staff and his office staff. I am thankful for the whole experience.

Feb 27, 2018
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I was received with kindness and courtesy from Everyone I encountered. Thank You

Feb 15, 2018
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Excellent care - highly recommended

Feb 8, 2018
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I have always enjoyed my visits with Dr. Cowell. He makes me feel at ease when seeing him. The stuff are very pleasant too.

Feb 1, 2018
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I was referred to this general sugeon by my family care provider to check on my abdominal hernia that was becoming painful and the doctor examined me carefully and spoke to me about my options for treatment and prescribed additional tests for me as a follow up until our next visit. Everything went fine and I was very pleased with Dr Cowell and his nurses and clerks and everyone at the hospital.

Dec 14, 2017
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I have no comment except to say I have no complaint with ANYTHING. I would recommend this office to anyone.

Nov 30, 2017
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I had a great experience. every one is very kind and respectful.

Nov 28, 2017
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Surgeon consultation [date deleted] and surgery [date deleted] (Inguinal hernia) very impressed w/Dr. Cowell. Thanks.
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