Jeff Bowden, DO

Not accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Family Medicine, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

Where I see patients

Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group–Salmon Creek Family Medicine

A department of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

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.

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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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Mar 28, 2024
I was the first appointment of the morning, I waited in the lobby to be called for 35 minutes because there was a substitute medical assistant and he never called on me, so I went to the desk and told them I had been waiting for 35 minutes and then he was told to call me Inside. I was not happy, had nothing to do with my was the substitute medical assistants problem.

  Mar 18, 2024
God only gets a 10

  Mar 18, 2024
Discussed medications to be sent to pharmacy to treat this illness. Pharmacy never received prescriptions. Called clinic office and was told I had indicated to the Dr I did not want the medications. That is not true. When the Dr and I parted company I commented I would wait to hear from the pharmacy when the medications were ready to be picked up and he responded "yes." So I had to call the office this morning to figure out what was going on. Have had difficulties recently communicating with this Dr for refills. It took over a week for him to respond to a refill request. He has been a wonderful Dr until recently. Thinking of looking for a different physician.

  Mar 15, 2024
Dr. Bowden is always very thoughtful and informative. Our whole family enjoys working with him.

  Mar 12, 2024
Dr Bowden and staff are attentive, efficient and friendly. Dr Bowden listens to, answers and addresses my health concerns.

  Mar 12, 2024
Dr Jeff Bowden is amazing and listened to my concerns. I'm definitely glad he is my doctor.

  Mar 7, 2024
Provider was courteous and explained conditions he felt were applicable to me.Ordered tests, but (so far) has not followed up to explain results.I don't know if my results are improved, or worse, compared to those from last year.

  Feb 16, 2024
Dr. Bowden diagnosed my daughter with pneumonia and treated her promptly and correctly. What could have gotten much worse, got better promptly due to his excellent care! Thankyou, Dr. Bowden!!

  Feb 14, 2024
My experience in being able to communicate with the legacy system has been exceptional especially as compared to the Vanvouver Clinic

  Feb 9, 2024
Online and phone appointment setting was very poor - long hold on phone, multiple transfers; online too many choices and clicks to set a simple appointment (over 167 reason choices in list on linecrazy!!).

  Jan 30, 2024
The dr and front desk staff were very helpful

  Jan 23, 2024
Dr Bowden and Alicia are both so kind and attentive to our needs. They are the best on our team

  Jan 15, 2024
Love the Legacy team and facilities.

  Jan 10, 2024
Very knowledgeable

  Dec 14, 2023
I'm now using either a manual wheelchair or an electric wheelchair. The exam rooms are really tight. Since there is already a bench in the room, why do you need the extra chair? It takes up valuable space.

  Dec 12, 2023
Couldn't have been a better experience!

  Dec 11, 2023
We are very pleased with our provider, his staff and recommend then to others frequently

  Dec 7, 2023
All good

  Dec 7, 2023
Thank you so much for squeezing me in. I really needed to be seen and your office made that happen. Thank you!

  Dec 1, 2023
Dr.Bowden listens and is wise and caring!

  Nov 29, 2023
I have actually recommended this provider to friends and family when they have asked.

  Nov 27, 2023
My doctor is very concerned about my health problems and always listens to my consurns.i couldn't ask for a better doctor . .

  Nov 27, 2023
All staff and providers were courteous, professional, and friendly.

  Nov 21, 2023
Dr Bowden treats me as an intelligent patient who likes to go with the least treatment as possible and only escalate to further treatment and tests if the condition worsens or does not improve.

  Nov 9, 2023
Always professional and personal service from doctor and staff

  Nov 3, 2023
I'm fortunate to have a care provider so close to home. My health concerns and questions are always addressed quickly. Dr Bowden and his staff are very efficient, attentive and kind.

  Nov 2, 2023
Dr. Bowden is kind and professional. I appreciate his approach to health care.

  Oct 31, 2023
Dr Bowden is excellent in all he does for me. He explains very plainly my medical problems and answers my questions clearly. He is awesome and a great person.

  Oct 31, 2023
All good thanks

  Oct 23, 2023
Doctor asked questions and asked 2x if there were any health concerns I had. Excellent care.

  Oct 12, 2023
All good

  Oct 11, 2023
Dr Bowden and his staff are excellent. So kind and attentive.

  Oct 10, 2023
Always good.

  Oct 2, 2023
Dr Bowden was amazing, as usual! Glad he's my provider!

  Sep 29, 2023
I hope I have Dr Bowden for my doctor for the rest of my life.

  Sep 28, 2023
There were no bad experiences with my Dr, he always does a good job. I have had Dr J. Bowden for over 15 years now and I have no intentions of changing dr's.

  Sep 22, 2023
I have had a history of lower back strains, pain, and spasms which usually lasts for about a week. However, my latest back injury which has been going for 2 weeks now with new and increasing symptoms is not being taken seriously by my provider. Upon the conclusion of my appointment, I was instructed by him to contact the office if my symptoms persisted or got worse. I both texted him through the MyHealth app and called the office both of which yielded no response from my doctor. I don't know what to do and I'm unable to work due to this recent injury. I'm beginning to lose trust in my provider.

  Sep 22, 2023
I requested refills on two prescriptions that I needed to be sent to a pharmacy in another city as I was out of one and the other would run out the following day. It appears no action was taken on my request and I did not receive any explanation or reasoning from staff as to why there had been no follow-through. Thus I ran out of the medicines and missed my weekly Saturday steroid injection.

  Sep 19, 2023
Very pleased with my visit

  Sep 14, 2023
Friendly, personable and in-depth

  Sep 14, 2023
MA set up for me to go to suite 275 for blood draw which is really nice but my appointment was at 11:30, Dr. Arrived at 11:50 and suite 275 closes for lunch from Noon to 12:30. I did make it because suite 275 nurse stayed a couple minutes. And Dr. Being late could have been someone who needed more help than myself, I have been in that situation myself.

  Sep 14, 2023
Easy to get care, Dr and assistant were great.

  Sep 14, 2023
Dr. Was attentive & caring. After close examination, he referred me to a dermatologist at Vancouver Clinic.

  Sep 14, 2023

  Sep 6, 2023
The stairway in the medical building is VERY dirty. Legacy Salmon Creek also needs to have their own urgent care. Dr. Bowden is great.

  Sep 5, 2023

  Aug 31, 2023
My appointment time was 9:40. I saw the doctor at 10:20. I understand everyone is short on personnel but I would've rather come in closer to see the doctor time.I've had Dr Bowden for years. He's my Doc and is excellent In all aspects of his profession. I'm greatly satisfied with his service. He's simply the best.

  Aug 30, 2023
Dr. Bowden has been my family physician for several years. We are practically family. His nurse and medical assistant are the very best. This team is the very best my wife and I have ever had.

  Aug 28, 2023
Everyone at this clinic is amazing. They are all always very helpful and kind, as well as quick to responding to our needs and concerns. Dr.Bowden is an outstanding doctor, that we are constantly recommending to our friends or anyone that is inquiring about needing to find a primary care provider.

  Aug 22, 2023
I am very happy with the service, people very nice all the time.

  Aug 21, 2023
Dr Bowden is our favorite PCP. My wife and I travel almost three hours to see him.

  Aug 14, 2023
Dr Bowden is great!

  Jul 25, 2023
Very genuine professional and thorough

  Jul 20, 2023
Dr Bowden and Alicia are top notch professionals!!

  Jun 23, 2023
Very good

  Jun 19, 2023
Alway provides excellent care and information. Joy to deal with.

  Jun 12, 2023
Pleasant experience

  Jun 5, 2023
Dr Bowden is probably the best provider I have seen. I'm [age removed] and have never received as good as care and felt that I really mattered from anyone like I do Dr. Bowden. Thank you Dr. I really appreciate your help.

  Jun 5, 2023
Dr. Bowden is excellent in attentiveness and care. Top of my list of best providers.

  Jun 1, 2023
I went on-line to make my appt., which In thought was going to be my Annual Health Assessment. As it turned out, they thought this was a routine medical visit, thus not enough time was scheduled. Apparently Annuals are/can/should be only done by phone. The Dr fudged on the time, which I was grateful, so I didn't need to make another trip back.It was good that I had brought my blood test results so he could review and discuss. Plus Dr. Bowden took the extra time to discuss the other questions or problems I was experiencing.The reason the Dr. Had not yet reviewed my test results prior, was because everyone thought my visit was a medical visit, not an Annual.Something needs to be incorporated into the on-line appointment scheduling process so Annuals are a separate line item selection.

  May 31, 2023
Delay in seeing provider due to nurse doing a flu test on me at check in. Took longer than expected

  May 26, 2023
Dr Bowden is a great listener, very smart, and an excellent physician!

  May 22, 2023
Dr. Bowden had reviewed my file prior to my visit and was courteous and professional and respectful of my concerns. I felt heard and understood.

  May 19, 2023
Excellent patient care

  May 9, 2023
Dr. Bowden and MA Alyssa should be considered for sainthood.

  May 8, 2023
Outstanding health care as usual!

  May 4, 2023
Dr Bowden is the best. His staff is just as awesome. They never make us feel, "old".

  Apr 28, 2023
I truly appreciate the speedy lab results and MyChart follow up by the clinic staff and Dr. Bowden. This is especially noteworthy given the current staffing resource challenges.

  Apr 27, 2023
Dr. Bowden provided excellent, insightful, well-rounded wisdom on every question I brought to my annual physical. He is also an exceptionally good listener. He is by far the best doctor I have had. Thanks Dr. Bowden for being such a great health partner!!

  Apr 26, 2023
Always a good experience at this office.

  Apr 25, 2023
The doctor and the staff are very kind, professional and do an amazing job. Thanks for that!

  Apr 24, 2023
I have no friends or family nearby