Alpana Gowda

Pain management specialist

4.5 out of 5
79 Patient Ratings
28 Patient Comments

Pain Management Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion A, 1st Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6238
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Pain Management Center at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (2009)
  • Internship: Mount Carmel Medical Center (2002) OH
  • Residency: Ohio State University (2005) OH
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2006) CA
  • Medical Education: Wright State University (2000) OH
4.8

Friendliness

4.5

Explanations

4.5

Listens

4.5

Includes you in decisions

4.6

Clear Communication

4.5

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Recommended to others

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Educated unrewarded genius with a smile.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Good!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Of all the doctors I've seen in my 52 years, Dr. Gowda is the best. I am never rushed. She is beyond thorough. She really listens and makes me feel heard. Our appointment isn't limited to my symptoms, but looking beyond to see if there are other areas of my life that may be affected. She gives me more information to learn from (articles, websites, etc) and she gives me homework to explore different options that may help my condition. I am always amazed by the care and concern that I receive during my appointment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Best experience I have ever had for a nerve test. She was gentle, explained the process before she started and made sure that it was not a painful experience. I highly recommend her and she is a true example of experience and compassion to patients. She should mentor other providers to teach them about the true meaning of C-I-CARE.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

One of the best appts. I've ever had. Very thorough, not rushed, very informative.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Gowda shows true empathy for my pain and concerns!

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Very well informed & spoke in terms that were very easy to understand.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Gowda is great. Treats me like a queen. She is very warm and encouraging. She informs me re: my condition and wrote a pres. for swim therapy. I "ALWAYS" look forward to seeing Dr. Gowda. She is the BEST!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

The actual Dr. didn't spend much time and relied on the conversation with the other 2 fellowship students gave her. Considering the seriousness of my sickness and the attention to my situation, I didn't receive the care I expected from Stanford. I didn't get any definite result out of my visit and it didn't help me as much. Still in a lot of pain. They referred me back to my general Dr., whom I'm not happy with anyway. They also said they will send a note, but there were not any, when I called! Saying we don't know and that is all we can do, is not something you would expect from a brand name like Stanford Care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

awesome. only way to describe Dr Jacob Evans. he stayed well past office hours to assist me in completing State Disability claim form and doing an EKG.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Couldn't explain to my satisfaction why I needed an injection since the surgeon needed to operate & could fix the problem.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. told me I would experience tingling when in fact the testing caused great pain to the point of causing me to cry. She offered nothing except to finish up hurriedly & leave the room no one came back for 10 minutes so I left - very upset.

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4.5 out of 5
79 Patient Ratings
28 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Educated unrewarded genius with a smile.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Good!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Of all the doctors I've seen in my 52 years, Dr. Gowda is the best. I am never rushed. She is beyond thorough. She really listens and makes me feel heard. Our appointment isn't limited to my symptoms, but looking beyond to see if there are other areas of my life that may be affected. She gives me more information to learn from (articles, websites, etc) and she gives me homework to explore different options that may help my condition. I am always amazed by the care and concern that I receive during my appointment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Best experience I have ever had for a nerve test. She was gentle, explained the process before she started and made sure that it was not a painful experience. I highly recommend her and she is a true example of experience and compassion to patients. She should mentor other providers to teach them about the true meaning of C-I-CARE.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

One of the best appts. I've ever had. Very thorough, not rushed, very informative.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Gowda shows true empathy for my pain and concerns!

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Very well informed & spoke in terms that were very easy to understand.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Gowda is great. Treats me like a queen. She is very warm and encouraging. She informs me re: my condition and wrote a pres. for swim therapy. I "ALWAYS" look forward to seeing Dr. Gowda. She is the BEST!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

The actual Dr. didn't spend much time and relied on the conversation with the other 2 fellowship students gave her. Considering the seriousness of my sickness and the attention to my situation, I didn't receive the care I expected from Stanford. I didn't get any definite result out of my visit and it didn't help me as much. Still in a lot of pain. They referred me back to my general Dr., whom I'm not happy with anyway. They also said they will send a note, but there were not any, when I called! Saying we don't know and that is all we can do, is not something you would expect from a brand name like Stanford Care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

awesome. only way to describe Dr Jacob Evans. he stayed well past office hours to assist me in completing State Disability claim form and doing an EKG.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Couldn't explain to my satisfaction why I needed an injection since the surgeon needed to operate & could fix the problem.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. told me I would experience tingling when in fact the testing caused great pain to the point of causing me to cry. She offered nothing except to finish up hurriedly & leave the room no one came back for 10 minutes so I left - very upset.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Doctor did not reply to 2 memos regard my pain issues.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Very satisfied with my doctors, I feel like they truly want to help me and my situation.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Provider has failed to respond to an important, time-sensitive follow up request sent through MyHealth two weeks ago and again last week.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Never prepared me for the painful electrical taser applied to my body. Never explained the volts of electricity going through my body. VERY disappointed and upset with this procedure.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

She was kind, professional and made me feel confident in her abilities.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

It seemed that Dr Gowda needed to talk to my cardiologist about certain treatment which I thought should have been done already!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Perhaps this was a busy day or some medical providers were absent but this provider was curt and would not answer questions I had about the EMG I received.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Gowda was thorough and scholarly in her exam. Very impressed.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Expected & pre appt info said to expect long office visit - Barely got 15 min.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I'm once again happy with service; just didn't have good amount of time to get my point across or questions, I was cut short, requested to stop my expression. (Needed more compassion & comfortable expression & response.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

First time dr. visits (new) good experience, caring & concerning my health & wellness care & treatments.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Will never return to the doctor or clinic again. Doctor very short with me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Awesome-

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

We received satisfactory care from me pain management clinic.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

The doctor was not well prepared. The MRI reports had already been given but the doctors did not take the effort to ask his assistant for it. When I question the assistant, she gave me the copy.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

She (dr.) was outstanding; very easy to understand & compassionate.