Michael C. Bower, MD Providence Medical Group

Primary care physician; medical director, Gateway Medical Group
Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
Michael Bower, M.D., earned his medical degree in 1973, graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Providence Portland Medical Center.

"As a primary caregiver, I believe in treating the whole person," says Dr. Bower. "Medical conditions aren't always isolated problems. They may be the result of several factors in a person's life, and all of these factors may need to be addressed to restore health." Dr. Bower emphasizes prevention in his approach to medical care. In his free time, Dr. Bower enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School
1973
Providence Portland Medical Center
Internship
1974
Providence Portland Medical Center
Residency
1976
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (181 Ratings, 59 Comments)


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12/28/2017
I have had to call the office 2 times to get prescription refilled I usually have allowed 4 days for refills.
100

12/27/2017
always have a good health care conversation with Dr. Bower
100

12/27/2017
Dr. Bower is very professional and always answers any questions I may have.
100

12/21/2017
always listens and takes me seriously.
100

11/30/2017
like being able to email doctor
90

11/29/2017
Took to long to get an appointment with a dermatologist. It was 2 1/2 months the first time in appointment was made Through the dermatologists office but when Dr. Bower called, it was only three working days.
100

11/22/2017
No bad experiences, all my needs were met, much better than you would expect.
100

11/22/2017
Dr Bower is wonderful. and his staff also
100

11/22/2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Bower for 20 years and will miss him when he retires. He's an excellent doctor.
100

11/13/2017
DOCTOR MICHAEL BOWER IS ALWAYS VERY KIND AND ATTENTIVE TO MY NEEDS-I DO NOT THINK I MIGHT HAVE A BETTER FAMILY DOCTOR
100

11/08/2017
NO!Bad experience,Dr.Bauer his an excellent health provider.
100

10/20/2017
Always caring, little wait time, polite, competent.
100

10/05/2017
He examined me and sent me to the ER. Thank God!
100

09/14/2017
has been my primary Dr for many years.
100

09/13/2017
Always listens & answers my questions and concerns.
100

09/07/2017
Been seeing this Dr for about 25 years have always trusted him with my healthcare.
100

09/06/2017
it's all very good. a lot of paciants come through your different systems and I think you do a great job handling the work load. [...]
80

08/30/2017
My regular Primary Care MD, Dr. [...], now works only part-time. [...] was finally able to get an appt. with Dr. Bowen. I asked to have him as my primary, since it is so difficult to get appts. with Dr. [...]. He said I could do that, but does plan to retire in less than a year. I have been satisfied with Dr. [...] and was satisfied with Dr. B but now will consider other alternatives.
90

08/28/2017
everything is good
100

08/27/2017
the visit was fine. [...]
100

08/24/2017
it's always a pleasure to see Dr Bower.
100

08/24/2017
I love my doctor. He is kind and tries to have a good sense of humor. He is caring. [...] I accidently signed up for [...] this year and still come to see Dr. Bower in spite of having to pay. I will be able to go back [...] in October.
100

08/21/2017
well done dr bower .
100

08/14/2017
Dr. Bower was very forthcoming about my condition and to set up tests.
90

07/26/2017
Always listens and gives good advice
90

07/20/2017
Dr. Bower is a good listener and has always been helpful and given great advice.
100

07/19/2017
visits are always very prompt and helpful to my needs
100

07/19/2017
Dr. Bower is very knowledgeable, personable, engaging and not an alarmist. The best Primary Care physician I've ever had.
100

07/05/2017
Dr. Bower is terrific.
100

06/26/2017
always excelllent
90

06/15/2017
[...] revealed diagnosis via cell on bluetooth in car. had to have been obvious that I was driving. all passengers heard. she should have chosen her words more carefully
100

06/15/2017
Dr. Bower is an exceptional provider. He listens and suggests but also considers my thoughts and concerns. Ultimately it results in the best care I could ask for.
100

06/14/2017
dDr Bower is an asset to the Providence Medical Group Gateway. He will be hard to replace when his retirement comes!!
100

06/08/2017
I have been seeing Dr. Bower for about 30 years I trust him with my health care his referral to other drs an always being there for me.My health care over all has been pretty good I will be 78 this year at the top of this age group an feel I am in pretty good shape. Dr. Bower got me through the death of my son which was very hard experience for me.
100

06/07/2017
Experience with this provider was outstanding.
50

05/25/2017
Seemed scattered.
60

05/23/2017
Only issue was that I was told that approval for needed testing would take a week, when - I found out after a week and after calling both customer service and then the clinic - it would take two or more weeks. I was trying to arrange my schedule and that completely threw things off.
100

05/19/2017
Dr. Bower is the best possible doctor I have ever had. I have lived in many states and have had many different doctors. Dr. Bower is by far the best doctor I have ever had. Providence is great!
90

05/18/2017
As MyChart Health h Reminder states, I was told that I needed DTP immunization and shingles vaccine but not given during visit.
80

05/17/2017
Listens well, positive response to my requests.
100

05/17/2017
Always extremely pleased with Dr. Bower and his staff.
100

05/10/2017
As always, excellent, attentive, with humor - love it. My only complaint over anything, is use of the secondary Rx service - HATE IT!!
90

05/05/2017
Dr Bower always listens to what my concerns and explains his diagnosis in language that is easy for me to understand. He answers all the questions I have and does not rush through them.
100

04/17/2017
they were experiencing a loss of electric power the day of my appointment and they had also lost their generator back up, they were still able to see me thankfully, led me back carefully with flashlight and the medical receptionist had printed my medication list earlier in the orning, while I was in the room the power came back on. I was amazed the end tire staff had handled the tough situation with such professionalism and good attitudes, I was entirely comfortable with the way that tough day was handled.
100

04/15/2017
The last appointment I had, I came on time but the office wasn't even open. A few times prior, the receptionist forgot about me and I had to reschedule and come back!!
100

03/30/2017
Dr. Bower is great.
20

03/22/2017
receptionist was very rude. I brought an error on my prescription to their notice and they treated me with no respect. they said they talked to the doctor and the prescription was correct. I had to make an emergency appointment only to find that they docotor did in fact write the wrong prescription. the medical assistant treated me like a lesser human being and shouted in front of the whole lobby that I'm going to have to go see a psychiatrist if I need my dose changed. She even confirmed the dose with the doctor. they are both to blame but her attitude was one I've never seen before in a medical establishment. this place is uncompassionate, disorganized, unprofessional, and just down right the worst care I've ever received.
100

03/22/2017
Dr M Bower is the best provider I have ever gone to. I can trust him and appreciate his concern for me as his patient.
100

03/12/2017
went out of his way to be helpful
100

03/01/2017
dr bower is excellent
90

02/28/2017
MyChart is awesome, really convenient.
100

02/28/2017
my care provider is great,but the office tried to have me go to someone else for my wellness check up. I told them I wanted my provider. he knows me.
100

02/06/2017
All wonderful.
100

01/12/2017
Dr. Bowen is a wonderful doctor. He listens, observes & recommends.
90

01/03/2017
pROFESSIONAL, EMPATHETIC
100

12/21/2016
I love Dr. Bower. I always get excellent medical advice and counseling, he is the best doctor I have ever had in my life and I am 52 yr. old. He has a knack of figuring out precisely what I am trying to communicate and he pays the right amount of attention to what I am trying to address to him. He gives me easy to understand medical guidance and counseling. I just appreciate him so much! I trust him 100%
100

12/08/2016
I have always received excellent care with Michael Bower and his staff
90

12/07/2016
I find it frustrating to provide the same information electronically AND on paper. Plus, it is pretty clear to me that no one reads either the paper or electronic documents since I get asked the same questions in person or by phone.
90

11/25/2016
Excellent as usual!
 
Providence Medical Group-Gateway Internal Medicine
1321 Northeast 99th Avenue Suite 100
Portland, OR 97220
503-215-4255
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Portland Medical Center