“All of my patients are somebody’s mother, somebody’s daughter, so I treat every one of my patients the way I would want my mother or daughter treated.”
He is an active member in his church and choir. He is also enjoys movies, food and good music. He also enjoys spending time with his family, five children and seven grandchildren!
The loss of a child inspired Dr. Fowler to become a physician and enter the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Fowler was working as a nuclear reactor operator on a U.S. Navy submarine in Groton, Conn., when he and his wife lost their first child at 20 weeks.
“There was a very strong voice that came to my head that said, ‘you can do what these doctors do, and you can do it with a little more compassion,’” he said.
He applied to medical school and earned his degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Armed Medical Center National Consortium in 2000.
When asked what his favorite part of his job is, Dr. Fowler says he enjoys providing care for expectant mothers.
“I get to share the best day that people ever have, over and over again,” he said.
Before coming to Fort Smith, Dr. Fowler practiced at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Ark. He also once served as the Department Head of OB/GYN at a Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. In addition to a medical degree, Dr. Fowler also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and an Associate’s Degree in Nuclear Science.