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Stephen J. Rockower, MD grew up outside Philadelphia and graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He received his MD from Temple University in Philadelphia, and did his Internship and Residency in Orthopaedics at George Washington University, finishing his Chief Residency at George Washington and the Washington Hospital Center.
He specializes in Joint Replacements, including Partial Knee Replacements (or UniCondylar Replacements) and Reconstructive Surgery, and treats injuries of all age groups. His practice started in Silver Spring, and has migrated to Rockville by way of Bethesda.
He was President of the Montgomery County Medical Society from 2006 to 2007, again from 2014 to 2015, and still serves on their Executive Board. He is now a Board Member of MedChi, the Medical Society of the State of Maryland, and has served in numerous capacities on the State level, including Treasurer, Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee, Chair of the Computer Committee, and Co-Chair of the Operations Council. He has also served as Chair of Orthopaedics at Suburban Hospital, and as Chair of the Emergency Room Committee at Holy Cross Hospital.
Dr. Rockower recently celebrated his 41st wedding anniversary to Ann Sablosky, an attorney specializing in commercial real estate transactions. They have 3 children: a graduate in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California, formerly living in India (now in DC and elsewhere around the world), a nurse at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and a graduate of the College of Charleston, now going to medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a multiple Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctor" and a nationally recognized "Top Doctor".
Verified Patient Reviews
Very pleasant and understood my issues. I have visited several doctors for the same issue, and Dr. Rockower was the first doctor to patiently listen to my issues and provide me with wonderful advice and recommendations. Very nice experience and professional greeting from the front desk to checking out.
Friendly and knowledgeable
Good , knowledgeable doctor! He answered all my questions and the treatment is right on? ??
Dr. Rockower was very patient and professional. He took time with me and asked alot of questions to help evaluate my problem. He is genuinely concerned about my care and how I will heal. He recommended options to hasten my recovery. I feel very comfortable and confident that he will do his best to help me recover.
Excellent. Answered all my questions. Listened and took the time to explain everything. Made sure I had the info I needed to make my decisions. Very patient oriented.
I got there really early so I waited longer, however if I had gotten there at the appointed time my wait would have been right away. The people there were very nice. Dr. Rockower was nice and answered all my questions. He was very complete in his evaluation of my condition and gave me several options to try before jumping in and saying that I needed to have surgery. I have a follow-up appointment to gage my progress.
I had hip replacement surgery, and the result has been perfect restoral of the hip. I like the way Dr. Rockower conducts his business - always quick and willing to explain things.
Nice staff, professional and effective
It went very well. I would highly recommend Dr. Rockower. He was very friendly, pleasant, and "laid back".
I have absolutely no complaints with my office visit today with Dr. Rockower. He has been my surgeon for over 25+ years and I always know what to expect with my treatment and care. He takes his time with his patients and listens to what they tell him about their cases. He's spot on with diagnosing the problems and the care is excellent.
excellent. I will be using their services again
Efficient and productive, and personable on top
very nice doctor. very knowledgeable. thank you!
If you add an information about parking fees and it will be perfect, because the fact of parking payment was un unpleasant suprise for us.
He was alright .Very nice doctor
confrontational/condescending waited over an hour
This online system is very convenience. Most paper work can be taken before first visting, that's also excellent. Office is very clean and staffs are kind.
Very unprofessional. Made inappropriate joke that intimidated me. He prescribed me a cast that I could not even wear for 5 minutes due to the nature of my injury. I was very disappointed with this visit, with the doctor, and the money I paid basically for nothing + for the very bad sense of humor.
Well, I don't like how the office insisted I have x-ray for my knee before even seeing the doctor. I felt it was unnecessary radiation. If the Dr. had seen me first, and talked to me, he wouldn't not of ordered x-ray. Not only that, I didn't even get to see the x-ray with any explanation. The Dr. suggested physical therapy and to go back later if I still have pain and then he may ordered an MRI. Dr. was nice.
My visit with the Dr. was excellent. I did not have to wait a long time in the waiting room and was seen right away. The Dr. listened to to what my concerns where and was very attentive. I will defifintly go visit him again.
Dr. Rockower is always professional and courteous. He is the best when it comes to knowing his area of expertise.
I was very pleased with the news that my partial knee replacement is doing great after the 1 year anniversary of the surgery.
Dr. Rockower is always friendly and professional and there is no second guessing when it comes to him diagnosing an injury. I came away feeling better knowing that I did not have to have surgery at this time.
I was offended by the way he treated me.
Outstanding doctor. Very knowledgeable. Excellent bedside manner.
He is really professional. He figured out the problem right away, and knows what the best way is.
Timely, thorough exam of my knee by Dr. Rockower. Listened to my pain issue, my concerns and recommended a great action plan for recovery.
I am happy to have found such a wonderful doctor!
professional, but personable made the diagnosis right away
I was extremely pleased with my visit with Dr. Rockower.
he is an excellent physician, very pleasant and knowledgeable
I liked the office. Dr. Rockower was very personable. I was satisfied with the explanation of my diagnosis. He is a bit pricey, but if you're frustrated with other doctor's, he is worth it.
Dr. Rockower is always professional and courteous to his patients, as well as his attention to details has always been excellent. My recovery has been a smooth one and the reason for this is because Dr. Rockower took the time to sit down with me and explain everything about my condition and what he would be doing during the surgery and what to expect during recovery.
The staff and Dr. Rockower are always courteous and professional. Dr. Rockower has and is an excellent surgeon.
He did not like the fact I had Medicaid and asked me for my condition because I had Medicare also.
Dr. Rockower is the best! He has always been honest and upfront in providing me the best care possible.
I am a return patient and have nothing but the utmost respect for Dr. Rockower. I always know that I am in good hands when he performs surgery on me. I alway arrive early so that no one has to wait on me to come into the office. The staff is outstanding!
Very nice thank you!
Good rapport, felt good about diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Love the new online appointment system, and Dr. Rockower was excellent!!!