Jeff Bowden, DO

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Family Medicine, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine

Languages:

English, Interpreters available for other languages

Gender:

Male

Affiliations:

Salmon Creek Medical Center

Where I see patients

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     205 Ratings     89 Comments

Jan 12, 2023
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I always have a good experience with this provider. Dr. Bowden is very easy to talk to and explains things very well.

Jan 5, 2023
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Very pleasent

Jan 4, 2023
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He was very understanding in explaining my situation

Jan 3, 2023
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Always a professional and courteous experience. That's why I keep returning here!

Dec 21, 2022
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Dr Bowden has been taking care me for a long time...we have mutual respect and he's always been very kind

Dec 12, 2022
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Good.

Dec 12, 2022
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No bad experiences. Received referral to hand specialist regarding trigger finger problems.

Dec 7, 2022
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Outstanding service was rendered by both staff and doctor. Thank you!

Dec 7, 2022
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He always does a great job, that's why I go see him when I have a problem.

Dec 1, 2022
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Everything went smoothly

Nov 29, 2022
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Our family has been with Dr Bowden for over 10 yrs. We hope he remains our PCP for yrs to come.

Nov 21, 2022
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Very personable and informed professional. Laughs at my jokes!

Nov 16, 2022
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Only dr. I have ever seen that sends me to someone else for all medical concerns.

Nov 15, 2022
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Dr. Bowden is always good about explaining things and spends plenty of time, I never feel rushed. He's a good listener as well and respects me

Nov 15, 2022
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Dr Bowden's professionalism, communication and care is second to none. As usually we respectfully discussed my ailments and a thoughtful strategy was put in place to address my medical needs. In my opinion Dr Bowden is the best.

Nov 15, 2022
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Always friendly, attentive, professional and effective.

Nov 7, 2022
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I had UTI and was able to get in right away for a prescription to relieve the pain.

Oct 25, 2022
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All experiences with Dr Bowden have always been exceptional

Oct 17, 2022
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Dr. Bowden is always nice to see. He has been my and my two now-adult children family practitioner for years now!

Oct 13, 2022
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I'm happy with the promptness and the level of health care I'm getting from all of the Legacy Doctors and Nurses.

Oct 13, 2022
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Dr. Bowden consistently provides knowledge and insight whenever I have questions or concerns regarding my health. In doing so, I always feel reassured and at ease after having an appointment.

Oct 6, 2022
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I'm pleased with my new primary, Dr. Bowden.

Oct 6, 2022
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Dr Bowden was personable and a good listener and provided what I needed.

Sep 29, 2022
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Just referred to a doctor that was not accepting new patients. Emailed for another doctor but have not heard back yet.

Sep 28, 2022
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I've been to other providers closer to where I live or when I'm out of state, but I always end up going back to Dr. Bowden. The legacy team is phenomenal and I really feel like Dr. Bowden listens to what I have to say and cares about his patients. I appreciate how he always explains the disease process, all the options, and why he selects the treatment he does.

Sep 27, 2022
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Great communication

Sep 27, 2022
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Dr. Bowden is very personal and informative with my care

Sep 22, 2022
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Great experience

Sep 20, 2022
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Dr. Bowden always concerned about my health, he answers question I ask and gives different options I listen and confident in his answers.

Sep 15, 2022
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Dr Bowden is always informative and helpful. Always a pleasant visit when I need to see him.

Sep 13, 2022
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Dr. Bowden is professional, kind & compassionate. The very best PCP I have ever worked with.

Sep 13, 2022
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Dr Bowden is very professional and respectful person.

Sep 9, 2022
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Good service

Sep 6, 2022
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He is excellent

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.
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