Legacy Health Partners

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

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 216 RATINGS & 90 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Salmon Creek Family Medicine

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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     216 Ratings     90 Comments

Aug 17, 2022
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It took a long time to get my first appointment, but it was worth the wait. My wife called before my appointment to arrange that I pick up my son's physical when I was there, but then I wasn't on the list of people who could access his records. That was sort of annoying. I understand HIPPA and respect that they didn't share information to someone who was not authorized, but it would have been great had they communicated that with my wife when she called and asked to have them give me the physical.

Aug 16, 2022
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Dr. Bowden is always knowledgeable and thorough and trustworthy. I would highly recommend him to others and am grateful for his services.

Aug 16, 2022
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Dr Bowden is probably the best doc i've ever had. And i'm old! He is able to figure out what i'm trying to say quickly. He makes sure he gets everything he needs out. And I'm always satisfied that he has. No small feat for someone like me. Thank you Dr Bowden!

Aug 12, 2022
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Dr. Bowden is always up on my condition and always tries to help me whether it is medical or mental.

Aug 1, 2022
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This was my 1st visit with this doctor.My company just switched health care plans from Asuris and he is my new Cigna doctor.

Jul 27, 2022
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Dr. Bowden always gives me good advice which I do my best to follow.

Jul 27, 2022
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Always a good experience when I go. Dr. Bowden has addresses my problems and is not rushed to get out.

Jul 25, 2022
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Good visit. Glad I went

Jul 21, 2022
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Dr Bowden always does a great job......he has been my dr for a long time and thats why.

Jul 11, 2022
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Dr Bowden and his staff are excellent providers. Very kind compassionate and knowledgeable.

Jul 6, 2022
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Great doctor & staff. Keep up the good work - Thank you.

Jul 6, 2022
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This was my first appointment with Dr Bowden, he was fantastic and we had excellent dialogue. I am so happy with Dr Jeffrey Bowden.

Jun 30, 2022
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The online functions are a great assest from booking appointment, prepay copay and ability to complete all questionnaires beforehand. I also appreciate the team treating me like a patient. I have had a few experiences at other providers before moving to [location removed] that made an appointment feel like a time slot versus an important medical visit.

Jun 22, 2022
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Dr Bowden was great.

Jun 21, 2022
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Continue to have excellent care from Dr. Bowden and his staff

Jun 7, 2022
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Good all personnel were interested, kind & checked to see if I had any questions.

Jun 1, 2022
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It was a follow up after an E.R. Visit and the doctor did way more for me then the doctor I seen in the emergency room

May 31, 2022
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He always listens, is respectful, and helpful.

May 24, 2022
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Jeff is knowledgeable, listens, and explains in a very easy to understand way.

May 24, 2022
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Staff had problems coordinating provider visit and blood work on the same day. Told me I could come in on a different day for blood draw. Like most people I don't want to take an extra day off for blood work. We finally got it worked out but it shouldn't be that hard. If going for a physical the staff should check with the doctor to see if blood work is needed and schedule both.

May 23, 2022
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Dr Bowden is a good listener and has a calming demeanor

May 23, 2022
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Dr. Bowden and his staff have always given me excellent care since day one. Dr. Bowden goes the extra mile to ensure the best care for me.

May 19, 2022
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Wonderful, wonderful doctor

May 19, 2022
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Never a bad experience. Doctor and staff are pleasant and professional.

May 19, 2022
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Dr. Bowden is amazing doctor.

May 13, 2022
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Dr. Bowden is a GREAT DR.

May 11, 2022
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I admit I'm giving Dr. Bowden a bit of benefit of the doubt as I've only seen him once, but everything about my first visit with him was great.

May 4, 2022
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It was difficult to get a call back when I had questions about the perscription

May 3, 2022
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Dr is awesome

May 3, 2022
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Completely great experience for it being a doctors appointment. Dr Bowden and all of his staff were easy to work with and communicated very well.

May 2, 2022
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Dr.Bowden has been my PC for the last 12 years. Have complete confidence in him.

Apr 28, 2022
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Dr Bowden was so happy and friendly he seems like a friend.

Apr 15, 2022
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Very comfortable visit. Dr. Bowden is great!

Apr 12, 2022
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No issues.

Apr 12, 2022
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Long storymy new pharmacy would not refill my script for Levothyroxine and instructed me to call my physician. When I called I was told I needed to come in for a face to face visit before my prescription would be filled. Fortunately, I was able to get an appointment same day. When I told Dr Bowden the reason for my visit he said a face to face was not needed and their new computer system had made an error. I did, however need to have a blood test done and this now needs to be done every 3 months which had previously not been discussed with me. Dr Bowden sent me down to the lab for the blood draw but, because I didn't have an appointment they treated me as a walk in. I checked back at front desk during my nearly 2 hour wait and finally they processed my "paperwork". Apparently, I should have been given a blue sheet to move through the process quickly. So not only was a face to face not needed but, I spent an excessive amount of time sitting in the lab waiting room during which time I could have been exposed to Covid or another respiratory infection. I do not fault Dr Bowden with this less than desirable situation but, it does seem like a disconnect in the Legacy system. I finally was able to pick up my prescription after spending 1/2 day waiting, on my Birthday no less. I have always been tremendously happy with Dr Bowden and his assistants in the past.

Apr 5, 2022
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This was the first time I saw this doctor as my primary doctor is retiring.

Apr 5, 2022
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This was first visit with Dr. Bowden. My previous primary physician is retiring and l requested Dr. Bowden as my new primary physician. I am extremely happy about this decision after meeting with him yesterday. We had a very comfortable and informative conversation about my health issues.

Apr 1, 2022
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Super doctor and staff always!

Mar 31, 2022
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He always does a good job, very impressed with him

Mar 29, 2022
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The best ever.

Mar 28, 2022
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Dr. Bowden listen to me and explains things I address in a way I can understand. His crew are always nice and listens to what I say. 10's all around

Mar 21, 2022
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Dr. Bowden wanted a blood draw for this appointment, so I did like I usually do. Send a message about a week before my appointment to remind him to order the blood draw. The message got stopped twice by different MAs. It never reached his desk. I feel like its near impossible to get a message directly to my doctor. It's very frustrating. My blood draw had to be done after my appointment which means we weren't able to discuss it at the appointment like we usually do. He sent me a letter and said everything looked stable. I'm glad but it's still not the same, you know?

Mar 15, 2022
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Dr Bowden is very easy to talk about my health Issues, I trust him for his advise

Mar 14, 2022
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Great staff and amazing doctor. Thanks!

Mar 11, 2022
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Has dismissed some of my concerns about health issues and makes o attempts to dig further in many issues

Mar 10, 2022
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Every thing was done extremely well

Mar 7, 2022
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Very atinative listens well. Shows compassion

Mar 3, 2022
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Dr Bowden is very professional, kind and a Compassionate, understanding listener. I appreciate that immensely.

Mar 3, 2022
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Best doctors visit I have had to date. Dr. Bowden was easy to talk to, comprehensive, and excellent bedside manner. Facility was clean and everyone was super helpful!

Mar 2, 2022
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Everyone was professional and promptly helpful. It reminded me what a doctor's office visit should be like after having spent the last several years at other medical groups where I felt like I was treated poorly.

Feb 24, 2022
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Most minor issues addressed, got good advice and prescription I'm looking forward to see work

Feb 23, 2022
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The Doctor was in great health & shape Very insightful about TRT showed Genuine concerned about my healthWas very up-to-date on all new studies in regards to TRT and HRT And inhibitorsLook forward to being pro active in my health with this Doctor

Feb 22, 2022
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My 1st visit to this clinic. I liked the experience a lot.

Feb 15, 2022
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Did a procedure that was excellent that I would not have thot of

Feb 15, 2022
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Dr Bowden always is interested in listening to my issues.

Feb 8, 2022
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It was very evident my provider read my medical record before I came in. This was a new provider to me and I was establishing care as well as discussing a couple of ongoing concern. He was clearly familiar with a surgery I had two years ago and the potential ongoing issues I might have from it. I was just impressed that he took the time to read my chart before I came in for my visit. He also had a very pleasant bedside manner, he let me speak and listened I did not feel he was rushed at any point. I felt like he was truly concerned about providing the best care possible and he let me know he was available anytime I needed. Wish we had more providers like this!

Feb 7, 2022
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Waiting for referral to allergenist.

Feb 1, 2022
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I've been a patient of provider for years. He and his staff are always good see as they treat me as if family.

Jan 31, 2022
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Always courteous, professional & helpful.

Jan 26, 2022
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My first appointment with Dr Bowden. He is great! So glad he's my doctor!

Jan 25, 2022
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Dr, Jeffery Bowden has always been extremely helpful, understanding, and easy to understand, I have never had a problem explaining my health needs, or not getting the help I needed. I only have compliments for Dr. Jeffery, his staff, and the personnel at Legacy. Thank you all for being there during this horrible pandemic.

Jan 21, 2022
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It was a good first visit with Dr. Bowden. (prev. Dr. Retired) Waiting for blood work review by phone. Discussed current meds and supplements. Planned to meet with a specialist on skin issue.

Jan 20, 2022
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Excellent doctor and staff. I feel very good about my medical care with Legacy and Dr. Bowden.

Jan 18, 2022
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EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTH

Jan 13, 2022
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I honestly don't even know where to start. The moment he walked in to the appointment room, he asked me "How are you?", to which I replied, "I'm fine." And he replied with, "No you're not." And then he laughed. I tried to explain the new and worsening symptoms I have been having for about 2 weeks and he seemed to pretty much have his mind made up on a diagnosis before I even had a chance to fully explain what I'm experiencing. He told me, in his words, that what Im experiencing is a "psychosomatic pain episode." And that while my symptoms may be real to me, they aren't actually attributed to any organic condition. I tried to give a little health history, to which he didn't even listen or seem to care about hearing. He sarcastically mentioned me having "trigger words" and just proceeded to give me a medication to try for a month. When I asked about the medication, he was dismissive. He wrote In his chart note that I was anxious and depressed during my appointment, which I absolutely wasn't. I was calm and quiet and I couldn't even barely get a word in. He also put some other man's notes as a part of my chart note, stating I'm taking medications I've never even heard of and referring to me as "he" in the note. This is the 3rd appointment I've had with him, where he has been very rude, dismissive, and unwilling to hear anything I have to say. I've left in tears several times. I've never been treated this way by a medical professional in my whole life.

Jan 13, 2022
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Experiences were all very good as usual with Dr. Bowden and Legacy.

Jan 12, 2022
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In and out quickly, follow up over the phone was also easy.

Jan 12, 2022
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You are angels

Jan 10, 2022
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When I have called to ask a question about tests and or meds etc. I usually have to make a second call to a response.

Jan 4, 2022
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I am very happy with both the care from the office personnel and doctor. I would highly recommend this office to anyone needing primary care.

Jan 4, 2022
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Dr Bowden is easy to talk to and explains things without trying to go over my head, which would be easy to do. And he had obviously reviewed my history prior to seeing me. The Nurse who checked me in is also very good, she puts me at ease which is very nice in a medical setting.

Jan 3, 2022
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Dr. Bowden has been the best doctor I have ever dealt with

Dec 27, 2021
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Dr. Bowden was very friendly. Listen to me I felt like he was very understanding and spent time with me and I didn't feel rushed. Great bedside manner and sent in a prescription for me when I wasn't feeling well to get me back on the path to return to work. Grateful Thank you!!!

Dec 23, 2021
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This was a very good visit, I learned a lot about my health.

Dec 20, 2021
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Dr. Bowden does a fabulous job of explaining why he is recommending whatever it is he is recommending. In this visit he couldn't solve for my issue- but instead will need to refer me to a specialist, but he did a great job of explaining why and what I can try in the meantime while I'm waiting to see that doctor.

Nov 30, 2021
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Dr. Bowden is easy to talk to; listens to everything you have to say. Really cares about you. Really like him.

Nov 17, 2021
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Visits are too short to really ask about other problems.

Nov 16, 2021
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I like my new primary care physician very much

Nov 12, 2021
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Dr. Bowden is always respectful, kind, answers my questions, provides clear explanations, listens and is thoughtful.

Nov 2, 2021
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He is vary open to my needs and I felt relaxed and comfortable at his office

Nov 1, 2021
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My PCP is fine for an annual physical. But I would not recommend LMG to a friend or family member due to the fact that physicians are restricted to FDA approved formulary for Covid-19 treatment.

Nov 1, 2021
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Dr Bowden and his MA responded almost immediately when I used MyChart accompanied by a photo. They made an appointment that very afternoon. I was so grateful as the original medication was not working. I was flying to [location removed] and it was a relief to know I wouldn't have to deal with this there! Caring, compassionate medical care providers!

Oct 28, 2021
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Dr. Bowden is a compassionate man. He listens and really cares about his patients. I feel very comfortable trusting him with my care.

Oct 19, 2021
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The Dr and his staff were very thoughtful, professional, and thorough

Oct 18, 2021
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Dr. Bowden is a wonderful, caring, and attentive doctor. He takes all the time I need to answer my questions and never makes me feel rushed. He makes me feel like he genuinely cares.

Oct 13, 2021
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Wonderful provider! Very caring, compassionate and provides excellent care.

Oct 7, 2021
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Good

Oct 6, 2021
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My only negative was I was sent to the first floor for bloodwork and was there waiting over 1hr 1/2 then get in and the lab tech told me I should have been sent to the second floor to get my labs done would have been faster

Oct 5, 2021
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My doctor is so good at his job my daughter wants him for her Kaiser doctor but he is my great doctor.

Oct 5, 2021
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Always a pleasure.
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