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Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD

Ophthalmology*
4.7 (40)
Map Pin Small Grand Rapids, MI
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD

Dr. Thomas Cowden, MD is an Ophthalmologist in Grand Rapids, MI. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 32 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Trinity Health Grand Rapids Hospital and Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital. Dr. Cowden, completed a residency at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Patients rated Dr. Cowden an average 4.7 star rating.

Dr. Cowden works at Practice in Grand Rapids, MI. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Cowden's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Orthopaedic Associates of Grand Rapids PC
    80 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (616) 949-2600
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    750 E Beltline Ave NE Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (616) 949-2600
  3. 3
    Walker Surgical Center LLC
    3300 WALKER VW NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (616) 949-2600

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  • Trinity Health Grand Rapids Hospital
  • Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital

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    4.7
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    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    • 32 years of experience
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    • 1346245313
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of Minnesota Medical Center
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    Residency
    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
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    • St John Hospital and Medical Center
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    Medical Education
    • Wayne State University School of Medicine
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    • Ophthalmology
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