I have used Dr. Catherine Cowart for two separate surgeries. One in 2007 & one this year - 2014. The most recent were a Laparotomy & Hysteroscopy.
From my experiences with Dr. Cowart, I believe that she is a smart, skilled and detailed doctor who cares for her patients and the work that she performs. She took the time to educate myself and my husband on the plans for each surgery. I felt that her staff did what they could to schedule me as soon as possible - within a week. I explained to the staff that I had pain and went for an ultrasound that showed a large mass. (It was possibly a pedunculated fibroid.)
After my exams etc, we were able to schedule my surgery at St. Joseph's hospital in Tampa within about a month. Prior to surgery, she visited with myself, my mom and my husband. After the surgery, she spoke to my mom and husband to give them a brief explanation of what she had found which was a 16 x 10.5 x 10 cm pedunculated fibroid as predicted. It was also wrapped up in my colon so she had consulted with another doctor who specialized in that area. After removing the big fibroid, she also went into the uterine cavity to remove about 4 smaller fibroids. (Her attitude is - if you are already doing surgery--you mind as well get them all out. I agree.) I stayed over night for observation at St. Joseph's women's hospital. Very nice facility and staff.
At my two week follow-up appointment, she was very thorough and made sure to explain with photos all that she had found. She also explained what I should expect to feel from the incision area. The incision was cut horizontally just below the swim suit line and about 5 1/2 inches long. Dr. Cowart is concerned for her patients and wants them to have a great result. She is not quick to do a Hysterectomy which is impressive and important to me. My surgery was about 7 months ago. All is healing up as she had described.
I would recommend Dr. Catherine Cowart for her skills and expertise in a heart beat!
I don't normally write reviews but I had a great experience with Dr. Cowart. As a healthcare professional myself, I have a lot of questions and expect thorough explanations Dr. Cowart answered all of my questions and addressed concerns that many physicians have brushed off in the past. Her office staff were also extremely helpful, had a good understanding of my insurance plan, and provided assistance to a level I've rarely experienced at other offices.
Dr. Cowart is extremely professional and caring her staff is fantastic you will not find someone as knowledgeable as Dr. Cowart is.
Dr. Cowart and her staff are great. My husband and I have been going to her for over a year. She has helped through 2 surgeries and several miscarriages. She will take her time answering any questions you have but will be honest. They won't rush you because of other appointments and you can always get a hold of them. I appreciate her sharing her own experiences with me and showing a genuine concern. I truly trust her!
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CATHERINE L. COWART, M.D., FACOG