Jeff Bowden, DO

Primary Care
My Specialties: Family Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5     213 Ratings     116 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Salmon Creek Family Medicine

2101 N.E. 139th St., Suite 450 MOB B
Vancouver, WA 98686
360-487-4848

About Me:

Dr. Bowden is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. He cares for a full spectrum of family medicine with an emphasis on pediatrics, sports medicine, and preventative care. Outside of work, Dr. Bowden enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with my family, sports and gardening.

Education:
Residency: National Capital Consortium Andrews Air Force Base
Internship: National Capital Consortium Andrews Air Force Base
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Year I Started Practice: 2002
Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     213 Ratings     116 Comments

Aug 28, 2018
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Dr Bowden is a very kind and compassionate physician. He is great at explaining and listening. I am very happy to be under his care. I have referred several people to him.

Aug 27, 2018
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The phone staff in appointments are rude, not friendly or accomadating for days and times. The check in lady was not helpful, slow and saked questions she didn't need. I personaly dont like this set up compared to the old Battle Ground location. Wish you kept the same girls and call system. But Dr. Bowden still gives the same great attention and care!

Aug 27, 2018
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great dr very compassionate

Aug 2, 2018
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Very pleasant, informative & helpful doctor & staff. Impressive first visit.

Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is a very good listener and was helpful in his explanation of possible next steps related to my back issues.

Jul 24, 2018
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Dr. Bowden seems to have a good grasp of understanding more than just that delivered to him by Big Pharma.

Jul 23, 2018
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Jeff Bowden is an excellent provider.

Jul 16, 2018
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Dr Bowden quickly discovered that I had a serious issue with my heart and took immediate action to assure my safety. I believe he may have saved my life. I am very grateful.

Jul 13, 2018
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I love Dr. Bowden and highly recommend him to others along with the Legacy Medical Group.

Jul 10, 2018
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Every time I see Dr. Bowden he ALWAYS makes me feel like he has all the time in the world for me. I know he's busy, but I NEVER feel rushed. He knows my husband and I through being our Dr., but he asks how we're doing like we're best friends. He is an OUTSTANDING Dr. who should be recognized. I'm 48 and I've never had a Dr. as personable, professional and knowledgeable as Dr. Bowden. THANK YOU DR. BOWDEN and your staff!!! You're the BEST!

Jul 6, 2018
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Thank you!

Jul 2, 2018
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it was good. Dr. Jeff B makes me feel relaxed.

Jun 28, 2018
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this was my first visit, but I am sure to go back as I would like to have Dr Bowden to be my primary care physician

Jun 25, 2018
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I'm sorry you closed the Battle Ground clinic.

Jun 8, 2018
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location close to my and love that medical center is next door

Jun 8, 2018
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concerns were answered

Jun 5, 2018
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I had sudden onset abdominal pain. I elected not to go to ER. I called Dr. Bowden's office and got a scheduled appointment within (1) hr. of initial call.

Jun 5, 2018
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I like that my doctor is closer now (instead of Battle Ground), but there are some stark differences between the two offices. At the clinic in BG, it was more relaxed and accessible. No locked doors between reception and the exam area. It was more relaxed. At SC, I feel like I'm just another number. And apparently there's a "glitch" in the system when it comes to letting my doctor's assistant know that I'm checked in? So this last appointment was really short. I barely had 15 min. with my doctor before he had to leave for his next appointment. I didn't have a chance to talk about things I really needed to talk about. I feel cheated because of your "glitch". First, the excuse was that he was new to their system. I've had problems making appointments and now I'm stuck waiting because of another part of your system? And then my appointment gets shortened. NOT cool! I realize its a bigger office with more medical personnel, but it just feels so "cold".

Jun 1, 2018
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very nice at check in dr was easy to talk to

May 31, 2018
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family medicine team always helpful , very appreciate their professionalism

May 24, 2018
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blood pressure moniter seem to give false readings and latest info seemed to be outdated.

May 23, 2018
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Dr. Bowden was delightful. He took the time to listen.I felt he was genuinely concerned with my ailment and was will to help find a solution.

May 22, 2018
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Mr Bowden was easy to communicate with. very nice provider and office.

May 21, 2018
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Dr. Bowden and his staff do a great job. I am very happy with the work they do. Tell him I said thanks.

May 15, 2018
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Dr. Bowden & his nurse & receptionist are really on the ball I love to go to them, very pleased with my care!

May 14, 2018
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I really liked Dr Bowden, he was very thorough and helpful.

May 11, 2018
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Dr. Bowden acts as my primary care physician. I see many specialists and he is always informed of my health condition and needs.

May 11, 2018
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I have always had excellent care with you.

May 11, 2018
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I am so thankful to finally find a physician that did not dismiss me but really listened to me and my struggles. He is seeking ways to help. Feeling very blessed.

May 10, 2018
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I received 2 prescriptions which I had filled at BG Fred Meyer. That site did not have one of the prescriptions. I called Walgreens in BG to make sure they had the meds, then called the Legacy office to see if the prescription could be transferred. The response was positive and I picked up my prescription within an hour. I REALLY appreciate the competent staff that took care of this! They even called to make sure I received the meds. Thank you!

May 7, 2018
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Good experience (they always are)

May 7, 2018
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it was not discovered what was causing my pain

May 3, 2018
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I'm very angry. I am in excruciating pain 3 months after my 4th back surgery and Dr. Bowden is unwilling to help me with my pain. Due to Dr Bowden's notes, my pain management Dr. is reluctant to help me as well. I feel that the notes depict only a negative picture rather than a full, complete and accurate picture of my health needs.

May 3, 2018
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Dr Bowden is a very knowledgeable physician. in his care of me, he sees me as a person, not just a diagnosis. I have newly diagnosed breast cancer. He had read all the reports from other providers. He treats me like a person not a diagnosis. I felt supported by him on this difficult journey. I now call him my "coach"!

Apr 20, 2018
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This was my first time seeing Dr. Bowden, and I was a new patient with an urgent medical situation. He got me right in, and was wonderful in demeanor. He took time to listen to me. Excellent doctor.

Apr 20, 2018
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this was my first visit with Legacy. I have left TVC. I felt that Dr. Bowden has a great and caring demeanor

Apr 19, 2018
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I was very pleased with the quality of my visit with Dr. Bowden.

Apr 17, 2018
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This was my first visit to legacy and Dr Bowden.

Apr 13, 2018
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He is very kind, knowledgeable and patient.

Apr 13, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is the best. I'm glad we didn't loose him when they closed battle ground!

Apr 12, 2018
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I came from a small community and this is the best medical experience I have had in a long time. Thank you Dr. Bowden and Legacy Medical Group.

Apr 12, 2018
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I'm always pleasantly amazed when I ask Doctor Bowden about a new health issue how he generally knows about it and has such a way of explaining it so I can understand. Excellent doctor!!

Apr 12, 2018
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Routine visit in a new location, all went well.

Apr 9, 2018
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I have never had a Dr. show more interest in myself and my health than Dr. Bowden, I had my wife with me to see Dr. Bowden so she could express her concerns, he was very interested in her viewpoint. I surely appreciate having Dr. Bowden as my primary care giver!

Apr 9, 2018
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Dr.Bowden is always very kind and answers all my questions! hes a great doctor who seems to really care about his patients and their needs! I would definitely refer him to any one that needs a new doctor !

Apr 5, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is a great physician who provides excellent diagnoses after listening carefully to me. I am delighted that he is my PCP.

Mar 30, 2018
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Sad that they are closing the Battle Ground Clinic....Dr. Bowden is awesome and very understanding

Mar 28, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is the best primary care physician I have ever had in my life. He always takes the time to listen to my problems and never makes me feel like I'm complaining or wasting his time. Conversely, he does not waste my time by ordering additional unnecessary tests or requiring follow ups when email communication is sufficient. he always gets to the root of the problem right away and respects me and my thoughts about my health and care needed. I am sad that the Legacy Battle Ground Clinic is closing but an very happy that he is staying in the Legacy family. I willl drive the extra miles to have him continue to take such excellent care of me.

Mar 21, 2018
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totally enjoyable

Mar 15, 2018
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Dr Jeffery Bowden is a great dr and he always explains everything to me that I ask.......

Mar 9, 2018
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always treated with respect and kindness when at Dr. Bowdens office. (no complaints)

Mar 6, 2018
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dr Bowden has been our health care provider for quite some time..we think he is the best ever. we are sorry the legacy clinic is leaving battleground, but are so happy he will be at salmon creek. we trust him, and we feel he is honest, up to date in all medicines and he always has time for us. I like that he tries to find souloutions to problems in a healthy way and he always covers all the bases when making a diagnosis. he is absoutely terrific.

Mar 5, 2018
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excellent

Mar 2, 2018
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excellent experience

Mar 1, 2018
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After leaving [location deleted], I looked for a new GP/PCP. I saw (and interviewed) three, who didn't meet my expectations, so I continued to use the [location deleted] GP/PCP. Then someone recommended Jeff Bowden @ Legacy. I made an appointment with him and, well, the rest is history. I have had dealings with two medical assistants at Legacy; they too have been excellent.

Feb 22, 2018
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Went in to confirm that my illness was a cold and not a more serious illness. Great service as always. I'm disappointed that Legacy is closing the Battle Ground medical clinic but will transfer to Salmon Creek to remain a patient of Dr. Bowden's

Feb 14, 2018
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Good experience- I am a medicare patient, asked for provider taking new medicare patients, received an appointment for the next day. I am on a prescription that needs blood test monitoring, Legacy needs an order from primary care Doctor for the lab tests, Dr Bowden did an excellent job of getting my required test done same day as appointment.

Feb 12, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is in my opinion the best doctor I have had in my lifetime. He is always friendly, attentive and very clear in his responses. I really appreciate the fact that he does not over medicate for an issue. I am following him to the Salmon Creek clinic in April and am looking forward to having him as my doctor for as long as I can.

Feb 8, 2018
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Dr. Jeff Bowden has always shown courtesy and repsect and a caring professionalism during my visits. He's a wonderful doctor and we will follow him to his next assignment w/Legacy. Have been his patient FOR NEAR 20 YEARS.

Feb 7, 2018
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all questions were answerd

Jan 31, 2018
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Receptionists, nurses, and Dr. Bowden have ALWAYS helped our dr visits to be a wonderful experience. Thank you for EVERYTHING.

Jan 31, 2018
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Stellar care provided by Dr. Bowden, nurse, and receptionist, as usual, thank you all!

Jan 30, 2018
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Nothing that I can complain of. Hope that it will always be this perfect sevice I will get. 100% perfect!!!!

Jan 30, 2018
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great staff, helpful.Dr. Bowden was attentive, explained things well, reassuring.

Jan 26, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is very good & patient. He'll handle the condition & if he thinks a specialist is needed he sends me on. (Hate the move from BG.)

Jan 26, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is amazing. I wouldn't change a thing!

Jan 25, 2018
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We are very satisfied w the medical care we get from Legacy through Dr Bowden.

Jan 25, 2018
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a+

Jan 25, 2018
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I have never had a bad experience duringmy appointments with Dr. Bowden. He hasalways been very professional, showing much compassion.compassion

Jan 22, 2018
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great doctor

Jan 22, 2018
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Dr Bowden is the best doctor I have ever been able to see. He's a very good doctor.

Jan 22, 2018
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I have been seeing doctor Bowden for many years. He is always very professional, cares for my medical needs very well, and cares about me as a person - as a patient. Great doctor! AND...I love Legacy Medical Group.

Jan 17, 2018
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Most of the answers are impacted by the # of issues (medical) that I have, not possible for a GP to be knowledgeable about each.

Jan 17, 2018
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we love Dr Bowden and the Battle Ground Legacy, we are disappointed with the decision to closes this location. Battle Ground is a growing area and legacy is missing a huge opportunity

Jan 15, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is one of the best doctors I have had the opportunity to treat with. When my needs are simple he answers the question(s) and moves along. When my needs are more complex he takes sufficient time to provide comprehensive advice, including various treatment options and their positive and negative effects. Dr. Bowden will be moving from Battle Ground and we anticipate treating with him at the Salmon Creek office when the need for medical treatment arises.

Jan 15, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is probably one of the best family doctors I have ever had. He listens to everything and talks through all the problems. it is very nice to have a doctor that cares this much.

Jan 15, 2018
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Jeff was compassionate & willing to spend all the time we needed.

Jan 15, 2018
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Dr. Bowden and all the staff are always friendly and helpful with my concerns. I am sorry to se that the Battle Ground office will be closing. It is a very convenient location for my wife and I.

Jan 12, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is very patient, understanding, and has options for me when I have health concerns.

Jan 12, 2018
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All good, very sad that they are closing this facility.... Dr Bowden is an excellent thorough doctor.... he takes the time to listen and he truly cares for his patients

Jan 10, 2018
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nurse, Allicia was always very helpful and kind ,as well as efficient.

Jan 9, 2018
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Dr. Bowden is an excellent MD and I hope he stays with Legacy after the battleground clinic closes I trust and like him

Jan 8, 2018
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Jeff always listen to me and help me to make god health goals.

Dec 29, 2017
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Love my doctor. Always helpful!

Dec 28, 2017
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Dr. Bowden spent the appropriate time with me and answered questions to my satisfaction.

Dec 22, 2017
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Dr. Bowden is very easy to talk to. I never feel rushed. He is just like talking to a friend. He is interested in what you have to say and listens very carefully. He is an excellent doctor.

Dec 20, 2017
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I wonder if Dr's realize how high priced some prescriptions are?

Dec 19, 2017
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Experiences are always good. I am deeply disappointed that this clinic is closing, forcing a commute or choice of another provider

Dec 14, 2017
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I maintained my providers integrity by consulting prior to repeating my current medications.

Dec 12, 2017
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Dr. Bowden is a kind, patient, knowledgeable, genuinely concerned physician. I feel fortunate to have him as my physician.

Dec 11, 2017
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I'm very pleased with Dr. Bowden. He's very personable, listens well, well informed and attentive to current and relevant research.

Dec 11, 2017
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This was my first visit to this clinic. The experience was very good. I am very nervous about medical visits. The personnel in this clinic were very comforting to talk with. I am pleased.

Dec 8, 2017
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The clerk at the desk, Kelly always seems to know that I am having an appointment and what I am there for. She is always, friendly courteous and kind. The intake nurse (I am not sure if that is the proper title) who took my weight, blood pressure, etc. was very nice and professional. She seemed to care about my needs and wanted to make sure that I had a good experience. She took time to listen and empathize while she was performing her duties. Dr. Bowden is the consummate professional. He projects an aura of confidence, knowledge and approachability. He is always a good listener and more than willing to explain anything I don't understand or have concerns about. I have always been pleased with Legacy Clinic Battle Ground. I feel lucky to be one of their patients.

Dec 7, 2017
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I want to know where Dr bowden will be practicing since the battle ground office is closing. the front office staff appear to be more concerned with talking among themselves than in helping patients.

Dec 4, 2017
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As long as I need a doctor I hope Dr. Jefferey Bowden can be there for me. I rate him the highest! I've let family & friends know of him & some are his patients also. He's serious when need be & friendly all the way.

Nov 22, 2017
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Dr. Bowden is appreciated by me and my wife because he takes a very measured approach to diagnosis and treatment. He provides detailed information and although we know he is busy we never feel that he needs to hurry to the next patient.

Nov 20, 2017
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very good visit but had to wait 35 minutes past my scheduled time to see the doctor

Nov 16, 2017
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Always good.

Nov 13, 2017
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I am very pleased to have found Dr Bowden for my new PCP, since moving to Wa.

Nov 2, 2017
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A+

Oct 30, 2017
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Dr. Bowden does a great job. He is the best doctor I have had.

Oct 30, 2017
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the wait was more than 1/2 hour

Oct 27, 2017
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He is a wonderful doctor. i Have full confidence in him.

Oct 27, 2017
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I had an amazing first visit at the Legacy Clinic in Battle Ground. The woman who helped me check in was friendly and helpful. The office was large, clean, and bright. Dr. Bowden was exceptional! I have been looking for a quality doctor and clinic for the past two years and I have finally found it Here!Dr. Bowden spent a long time with me and never made me feel like he needed to get to his next patient. He listened attentively and showed real compassion. I feel so thankful for my new clinic and doctor!

Oct 26, 2017
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I saw Jeff Bowden after looking - unsuccessfully - for a new primary care physician. I met with three who didn't pass the muster, as it were, and the search was discouraging and annoying. I was impressed with Jeff Bowden and am pleased to have him as my new primary care physician and be part of Legacy.

Oct 26, 2017
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doctor Bowden is always caring and professional

Oct 24, 2017
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The provider took time to discuss my problem with me.

Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Bowden was unwilling to treat me for my severe back pain that I am going to need surgery on to alleviate the pain. The neurosurgeon said that I am going to need a fusion after looking at the MRI. Dr. Bowden knows that I am in severe pain but was still unwilling to help me because of things that he wrote in my chart that I believe are inaccurate. He believes that they are accurate, but he was not fully hearing what I was trying to say to him and he assumed the worst. He also said that "they" are really cracking down on opiates and he did not want to lose his license. I have really been suffering for a couple of months and it has affected my job performance, my marriage, my parenting - every aspect of my life in a negative way. I will probably keep Dr. Bowden as my primary care physician because I believe that he is a good doctor. I am, however, very disappointed in the way that I think he treated me and assumed the worst instead of listening to what I was really saying to him.

Oct 20, 2017
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due to a change in insurance i had to find a new Dr. Dr Bowden came highly recommended. He is defdinately my new primary provider.

Oct 18, 2017
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Kelley is always so caring and helpful when I call to make an appointment or when I'm in the office.

Oct 17, 2017
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I feel I have a very caring doctor with a wonderful loving staff.

Oct 13, 2017
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the doctor I saw was awesome. he will for sure be my new doctor

Sep 29, 2017
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the wellness visit seems like kinda a waste

Sep 28, 2017
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great experience

Sep 27, 2017
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Can't think of any thing else

Sep 27, 2017
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I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE EXPERIENCES i HAVE HAD WITH THIS INSTITUTION .
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