Jeff Bowden, DO

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

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

  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.

  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

  Apr 12, 2023
Appreciated the promptness

  Apr 11, 2023
I love my Dr

  Apr 4, 2023
Dr. Bowden is always friendly and helpful. The office staff is very good.

  Apr 4, 2023
Not my regular provider but he quickly brought my case up to speed and handled it professionally.

  Apr 4, 2023
I find it easy to communicate with the Legacy staff, and in particular Dr.Bowden who listens intently and patiently to my questions and concerns

  Apr 3, 2023
The nurse administered a tetanus vaccination to me & when she pushed the vaccine into my arm there was a lot of air injected. I didn't appreciate this & I would have asked her to remove the excess air and I would have asked why the air way there in the first place. I did not see the syringe before she gave me the injection! I heard the air being injected!! Now I wonder if I received a correct DOSE!

  Mar 21, 2023
Dr Bowden is knowledgeable, personable and still direct. You feel listened to and respected. Gave recommended him to many family and friends

  Mar 7, 2023
There was a mixup in lab testing check in due to my name change due to marriage. This has now been resolved. Otherwise, everything was great!

  Feb 27, 2023
Dr. Bowden and his staff are excellent! He always has rime to listen and treat. I feel he k ows my name and issues. I would not want any other doctor! Thanks for the constant care.

  Feb 15, 2023
Dr Bowden is always very helpful and comfortable to talk with.

  Feb 15, 2023
Dr. Bowden shows concern kindness and respect answers questions explains health concerns well.

  Feb 14, 2023
It is unacceptable that this office does not have a blood pressure cuff that fits me - It's irresponsible. It's insulting. The MA's do not introduce themselves. That's not professional. When reviewing medications and allergies a written should be provided to PT. Verbally/auditory channel is not the dependable/reliable.

  Feb 13, 2023
Promptness of being seen. Receptionist, Nurse & Dr. Bowden all very professional.

  Feb 9, 2023
Dr. Bowden is an excellent primary care provider with a well rounded background and an open mind in regards to alternative medicine compliments to Western medicine. He listens to me and is very collaborative when it comes to my health care. He takes an amazing amount of time to review the chart and seems to remember everything about my health history. He's been with me through some tough times for at least 15 years. My only complaint is that maybe because he's so thorough (and it could just be me and my history), the wait at my appointments is very long.

  Feb 3, 2023
Really appreciate Dr. Jeff for his care for me. Very caring and informative.

  Feb 3, 2023
Dr. Bowden is a great doctor.

  Jan 31, 2023
My concerns are always taken seriously and discussed and answered to my satisfaction. I never feel hurried, and I feel Dr Bowden has my best interests in mind.

  Jan 31, 2023
I missed a appointment and they took really good care of me. I thought it was at a different time and I had to reschedule. I started to get a little upset and they stayed calm and very professional with me. They all are definitely keepers at this office. Thanks ladies

  Jan 30, 2023
Great listener, I felt heard. I agreed with the health plan moving forward.

  Jan 26, 2023
Dr Bowden and Alicia and staff are awesome...we've been seeing them for years and they never act anything but super attentive and kind

  Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Bowden is thoughtful, kind, and professional. I appreciate his style of care.

  Jan 13, 2023
All of the staff are very nice, friendly and helpful.

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

  Jan 10, 2023
Dr Bowden is a great doctor.

  Jan 5, 2023
Very pleasent

  Jan 4, 2023
Very straight shooting doctor. I like that. I'm experiencing multiple medical issues that he isn't directly treating. Dr. Bowden is my primary so he interfaces with the back surgeon, migraine doctor, and urologist.

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

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

  Dec 21, 2022
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

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

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

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